Can I leave my house to exercise outdoors?
Yes. Exercise outdoors, including jogging, biking and walking, is permitted so long as six feet of social distance can be maintained. However, public parks in the City of Tuscaloosa have been closed. The Riverwalk is open at this time.
- Go to work at an essential business
- Visit essential businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies
- Provide care for others
- Retrieve to-go orders from restaurants
- Attend doctor’s appointments
- Exercise outdoors
How do I know if my business is essential or not?
The executive order issued by Mayor Walt Maddox on March 26 includes a list of non-essential businesses. Any business on this list must close. Others may remain open as long as they practice social distancing guidelines issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Can non-essential business still do curbside pick-up or local delivery?
No. Delivery is only permitted through mail.
Where do I report a non-essential business that is still operating?
If you believe a non-essential business is still open during the curfew, please call Tuscaloosa 311.
What do I do if my business is on the non-essential business list, but I believe we are providing an essential good or service?
If you believe that your business is providing an essential good or service, you can complete an appeal process. Please call 311 and they will direct you to a member of the Urban Development team to begin this process.
How is the curfew being enforced?
The Tuscaloosa Police Department is in charge of enforcing the curfew.
If I work for an essential business, do I need to keep proof in my car in case I get pulled over while traveling for work?
While not required, some proof of employment at an essential business could speed up any potential traffic stops. Examples include: a uniform, an ID badge, a business card, a paycheck stub, or a letter from your employer.
How long will the extended curfew last?
The executive order issued by Mayor Maddox on March 26 will be re-evaluated on April 11. However, Governor Ivey has also issued a state-wide order that will be in effect until April 17.
Will local businesses that are closed during this time get any aid from the City?
The City is working to review a potential aid package for local businesses in the next few weeks. The City Council will vote on any proposed package.
What can I leave my house for during the curfew?
Residents may only leave their house or place or residence during the curfew to:
Can I leave my house to visit family?
Not unless you are providing care for a family member.