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City Of Opelika COVID-19 UPDATES - August 27, 2020

COVID19 Spotlight

A Message From Mayor Gary Fuller


City of Opelika COVID-19 Press Releases

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

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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

East Alabama Medical Center Update (October 1)

Visitor Restrictions 

LIMITED VISITATION TO BEGIN FRIDAY AT NOON*

On Wednesday, Governor Kay Ivey updated the Safer-at-Home orders for Alabama. Her announcement included a call for hospitals to allow one visitor or caregiver per patient starting October 2, subject to reasonable restrictions. EAMC has established color-coded levels that will be subject to change based on the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in Lee County and/or on the number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Based on those criteria, EAMC will begin visitation at 12 noon tomorrow using the “Orange Level” guidelines for non-COVID patients. 

“We’ve had a team working on visitor guidelines for about a couple of weeks now and planned to phase it in so as to help it go smoothly,” stated John Atkinson, EAMC spokesman. “However, the order Wednesday caused us to fast-track the guidelines. We asked that people please read our guidelines carefully so that they understand the restrictions under the current color and what will be required of them based on the area the patient is in. We also ask that people are patient with our staff members during the screening process.” Atkinson said updates will be provided over the next few days as the hospital works to safely re-start visitation protocols while still involved in the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that changes will likely take place until the process is running smoothly.

Referring to visitation of patients in the hospital, Atkinson said there are three things that visitors should remember that will speed the screening/check-in process. “A visitor must have a current photo ID so that we can scan them into the system and provide them with a visitor badge,” he said. “They must also wear a mask upon entry and throughout their visit. Lastly, the room number of the patient they will be visiting is needed during check-in, so knowing that ahead of time will help prevent a delay.”

Visitors are also reminded that they should not visit if they have any COVID-19 symptoms. These include: fever (must be less than 99.0 to visit), chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of small or taste, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. These symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure.

*These exact guidelines do not apply to long-term care facilities, but they do have a separate set of guidelines that allow for visitation.  Staff members at EAMC-Lanier Nursing Home, Oak Park Nursing Home and the EAMC Skilled Nursing Facility will be reaching out to resident sponsors directly on Friday with the guidelines.

Mask Reminder

As EAMC and area physicians begin to see more patients in person, we kindly ask that anyone entering a medical facility wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth.  The mask should remain on while you are inside the building unless a physician or staff member asks you to remove it. 

For confirmed Alabama COVID-19 cases by county, please visit this ADPH linkhttps://covid19.alabama.gov/#live-updates

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. 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.


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