As of March 5, 2021 - What's New
HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES
Subject to reasonable restrictions, patients and residents will be allowed visits from as many as two caregivers (up from one) or as many as two visitors (up from one) at a time.
SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS
Programs other than congregate meals may resume, but only outdoors and subject to guidelines by the Alabama Department of Senior Services. Meals still available by curbside pick-up or delivery.
RESTAURANTS, BARS AND BREWERIES
Still may open, but with no limit on party size at tables. Still required: Partitions or 6 feet between tables and additional sanitation rules and guidelines.
Still may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines. The social-distancing requirement was changed to mirror the one used for schools.
Masks are still required through April 9, 2021.
City of Opelika COVID-19 Press Releases
Mayor Fuller Executive Order Opens City Facilities and Resume City Events
City of Opelika Changes Per Gov. Ivey’s Amended Safer At Home Order May 22 (PDF)
Executive Order 01-20 Amendment - Retail open to 50% capacity per Mayor Fuller (PDF)
Executive Order 04-20 Amendment 3 (PDF)
Executive Order 04-20 Amendment 2 (PDF)
Opelika Municipal Court Extends Emergency Order Until May 15 (PDF)
OPS Extends Waiver of Late Fees Until June 15 (PDF)
Mayor Fuller Amends Parks & Recreation Facilities & Location Excecutive Order 02-20 (PDF)
Mayor Fuller Responds to Gov. Ivey Safer At Home Order for April 30 (PDF)
Governor Ivey Issues New Safer At Home Order Effective April 30-5PM (PDF)
Info Sheet from Gov. Ivey Safer At Home Order (PDF)
Execuitive Order 04-20 All City Buildings and Facilities Closure Extended (Mayor Gary Fuller) (PDF)
Executive Order 02-20 Closing Parks & Recreation Facilities & Locations (Mayor Gary Fuller) (PDF)
Executive Order 01-20 Limiting Numbers in Retail and Grocery Stores (Mayor Gary Fuller) (PDF)
Opelika Municipal Court Order Extended Until April 30 (PDF)
City Buildings Closed Until April 17; Mayor Issues Other Concerns 3-30-20 (PDF)
Mayor Fuller Responds to Gov. Kay Ivey’s Press Conference - 3-27-20 (PDF)
Recycling Centers and Commercial Cardboard Routes Temporarily Closed 3-25-20 (PDF)
City Closes Buildings To Public and Offers Businesses Relief 3-20-20
Emergency Ordinance Concerning COVID-19 Approved 3-17-20 (PDF)
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)
City of Opelika Department Phone Numbers
Opelika Power Services Billing & Services Information
Opelika Power Services (OPS) continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation to make decisions that protect the health and well-being of our customers and employees. We will be opening our lobby for APPOINTMENTS ONLY beginning June 22, 2020. Appointments can be made for the following type services: application for new services, transfer of services, discussion of payment arrangements, or other similar situations. Only one person will be allowed in the building per account. Exceptions may be requested when calling to schedule the appointment. Please call (334) 705-5170 option 3 to speak with a Customer Service Representative to discuss your need and schedule an appointment if necessary. Many items can be handled by phone and will not require an appointment.
All payments are to be made through the drive-thru window. Our drive-thru window is open for payments between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
OPS offers several ways to make payment that do not require using the drive-thru window. We offer bank draft, online bill pay at our website www.opelikapower.com (requires an account be set up by calling us), pay by phone at (334) 705-5170 option 2, by mail, or night drop box.
As a reminder, OPS resumed adding late fees and nonpayment fees to bills that were due by 4:30 p.m. on or after June 10, 2020. All past due amounts need to be paid by the delinquent date shown on your bill to avoid late fees on the outstanding balance and payment must be received by the nonpayment date to keep power from being disconnected. If you need a little more time to catch up your payments, please call us to make payment arrangements at (334) 705-5170 option 3.
Governor Ivey Issues Statement on Statewide Public Health Order
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. For COVID-19 testing sites and hours of operation, call the ADPH 24-hour hotline at 1-888-264-2256
For the most recent information from the Opelika Chamber of Commerce. Restaurants Open; Shops & Businesses Open
For the most recent information from EAMC, visit https://www.eamc.org/patient-and-guests/coronavirus-covid-19-update.
AO Tourism Information on Restaurants and Businesses: https://www.aotourism.com/page/lovelocal?fbclid=IwAR1xoSrZmJD8OEU9xaEAy6R7WbyW3wvLy7Zp7jhh3B3YSlLyfKs2fWLrZLY
COVID-19-Related Emergency Actions of Alabama State Agencies: http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/legal/orders.html
Department of Labor Unemployment Benefits FAQ: https://www.labor.alabama.gov/Coronavirus%20Unemployment%20Benefits%20FAQ.pdf
Alabama workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits: https://www.labor.alabama.gov/COVID-19%20UC%20Changes%20March%2016%202020%20News%20Release.pdf
Disaster Loan Assistance (Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters): https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Small Business Administration (SBA) Alabama District Office: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/al/birmingham
CDC – Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
CDC – What to do if you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
CDC – How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
White House Coronavirus Guidelines for America: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf
FEMA Rumor Control Website: https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control.
A free guide at HighSpeedInternet.net to help families stay online, by listing all of the service providers offering crisis assistance: https://www.highspeedinternet.net/covid-internet-assistance/
Lee-Russell Council of Governments - April Newsletter http://www.lrcog.com/LRCOG%20AT%20WORK%20NewsletterApril2020.pdf If you need to contact LRCG, please call 334-749-5264.