I wanted to reach out today to reassure our citizens that the City of Opelika is prepared for the ever-changing coronavirus COVID-19 situation. City officials are working closely with East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika City Schools, local business and industry to ensure that we have plans in place to maintain essential city services. This includes but not limited to police, fire, EMT, power, solid waste and wastewater collection. In addition, we are in communication with Opelika Utilities and they are also prepared.
We will be constantly monitoring the situation and provide updates via the city website (www.opelika-al.gov); social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram); and communicated through the local media.
I encourage you to continue your daily routine while using social distancing as you can. Use common sense and wash your hands. Our local businesses are open and need your support. I know that our community is one who rallies together when challenging situations occur. Be calm and patient as we all work through this together.
For any questions or guidance regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 please refer to the CDC website (travel warnings) for the most updated information https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
The Alabama Department of Public Health updates can be found at http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html.