How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?
The best way to prevent infection is to stay home as much as possible. If you need to leave the house for work or another essential purpose, the CDC recommends washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, and keeping six feet of space between yourself and anyone who does not live in your house.
Is Tuscaloosa following the State Health Officer’s “Safer at Home” Order?
Yes. As of May 11, the City of Tuscaloosa is abiding by the State Health Officer’s “Safer at Home” Order, which can be found on the Alabama Department of Public Health website.
Where can I find meals for my children while school is canceled?
Please visit the Tuscaloosa City Schools website to find meal distribution information.
Will the City’s tornado shelters be open in the case of a weather event?
Yes. In the case of a weather event requiring shelters, the City will open tornado shelters. The City will do its best to maintain 6 feet of space between people inside of the shelters.
Is City Hall closed?
Yes, City Hall is closed to the public until Monday, June 1. Members of the public who need to conduct business at City Hall should contact 311 for more information.
What do I do if I start experiencing symptoms?
If you suspect you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
How will the City of Tuscaloosa provide updates?
Providing clear and concise updates to our citizens is a top priority for the City of Tuscaloosa. The city will continue to provide frequent updates through press conferences, social media and updates to our website tuscaloosa.com/covid19
Who is at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19?
Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. People who fall in these categories should take extra precautions to avoid infection.
Are PARA-sponsored events and sports leagues canceled?
Please visit PARA’s website for the most up-to-date information about parks, activity centers, and sports leagues.
Are we in a state of emergency?
Mayor Maddox signed an emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. Signing an emergency declaration empowers elected officials to act more urgently during times of crisis to meet community needs and protect communities from further harm.
How is the City of Tuscaloosa monitoring the COVID-19 situation?
City officials are continuously monitoring the situation, including consulting sources such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Department of State, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alabama Public Health.