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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Updates

COVID19 Spotlight

A Message From Mayor Gary Fuller

At the City of Opelika, we are not taking the COVID-19 situation lightly. We have a responsibility to our community, the people of Opelika and our employees to take all precautions necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy. We are working to limit employee exposure by decreasing in-person meetings when possible. We would also like to ask that if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, that you please do not enter city buildings. Please call and conduct business over the phone. We have allowed several employees with immune compromising issues to start working from home. Our goal is to continue providing essential services to our community – fire and police protection, power, solid waste and waste water collection and treatment. We understand that this is a most unusual situation, and ask that you remain calm and use good judgement when making decisions that affect you, your family and those closest to you.


City of Opelika COVID-19 Press Releases

COVID-19 City of Opelika Updates 3-17-20 (PDF)

Opelika Municipal Court Outlines Court Procedures - COVID19 (PDF)

Opelika Municipal Court - FULL ORDER (PDF)

COVID-19 City Departments Take Precautionary Measures 3-13-20 (PDF)

COVID-19 Mayor Fuller Statement 3-13-20 (PDF)


How You Can Do Your Part To Help Prevent The Spread

  • Do not gather in groups of more than 50 people
  • Maintain 6 feet -- social distancing
  • People age 60+ should not gather in groups of more than 10
  • Restaurants should limit to 50% of normal capacity and keep tables 6 feet apart
  • Limit exposure in public buildings
  • Do not travel out-of-state if it’s not essential
  • Wash your hands
  • Do not touch your face
  • Cover a cough or sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and doors as often as possible
  • Stay home if you are sick; call EAMC hotline at 334-528-SICK if you are exhibiting an symptoms


Opelika City School Information

The Opelika City Schools are committed to ensuring that students are fed a nutritious meal when schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Carver Primary School and Opelika High School will be serving lunch meals Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. beginning Monday, March 23. The meals will be provided for free to anyone 18 years old or younger regardless of which school they attend. No paperwork is required. Children must be present in order to receive the meal. Please note that the schools will be set up for pick up service only. No meals will be consumed on site. Directional signs will be posted at Carver Primary and Opelika High School.

The Opelika City Schools will be closed through April 3, 2020. This includes all school related activities. For ongoing information, visit the Opelika City Schools Facebook page and follow local media coverage.


Resources

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.



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