Alabama Enacts Statewide Mask Requirement Effective July 16, 2020
From the Alabama Public Health Facebook Page...
Effective July 16, 2020 at 5 p.m., each person shall wear a mask or other facial covering that covers his or her nostrils and mouth at all times when within 6 feet of a person from another household in any of the following places: an indoor space open to the general public, a vehicle operated by a transportation service, or an outdoor public space where ten or more people are gathered.
Details and exceptions are outlined in today's emergency order from the State Health Officer which ends July 31 at 5:00 p.m. and is available on our website: go.usa.gov/xfbJX.
In cooperation with the Governor Kay Ivey, ADPH has created this info sheet: Mask Requirement Frequently Asked Questions: go.usa.gov/xfbJ5 related to the amended Safer at Home Order. Spanish version is coming soon.
Ardmore Veterans Museum Announces Temporary Closure Amid Covid Spike
Ken Crosson, President of the Ardmore Veterans Museum posted to the doors of the museum:
Due to the upswing of Covid-19 cases, the veterans museum will be closed until 31 July 2020.
The museum is located on Hamlett Street behind Piggly Wiggly on Main Street in Ardmore, Tennessee. It's normal hours of operation are Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM-4:00PM.
Summer Concert Series: Singing on the Square Makes Announcement Regarding July 17, 2020 Show
The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association, organizer of the Summer Concert Series: Singing on the Square, have been monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) public health crisis in Limestone County.
As with all decisions, weighing of the benefits against the harms including the well-being of our citizens – our friends, family and neighbors who are elderly, newborn, battling cancer, living with immune conditions, living with heart conditions or diabetes and other underlying health concerns; ...
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful Announces COVID-Related Cancellation For Upcoming Nature Walks
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful via Facebook
We just received word that due to COVID-19 numbers rising, TVA advised its employees against group activities. Due to this, our remaining three walks at Marbut Bend have been cancelled. We will reschedule for fall if and when COVID-19 numbers go down. All who have reserved space will have first choice for the fall walks. We are so sorry for this especially because we love meeting all of you.
ORDER OF THE STATE HEALTH OFFICER SUSPENDING CERTAIN PUBLIC GATHERINGS DUE TO RISK OF INFECTION BY COVID-19 (APPLICABLE STATEWIDE) AMENDED JUNE 30, 2020
WHEREAS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in Alabama;
WHEREAS the appearance of COVID-19 in the State poses the potential of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people;
WHEREAS the State Board of Health has designated COVID-19 to be a disease of epidemic potential, a threat to the health and welfare of the public, or otherwise of public health importance;
WHEREAS on March 13, 2020, on recommendation of the State Health Officer, Kay Ivey, Governor of the State of Alabama, declared a state public health emergency exists in the State of Alabama;
WHEREAS on March 16, 2020, the Jefferson County Health Officer, in response to a rapidly growing number of cases of COVID-19 being detected in Jefferson County, issued an order suspending certain public gatherings in that county;
WHEREAS on March 17, 2020, the State Health Officer issued a similar order for counties surrounding Jefferson, including Blount, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Walker Counties,
WHEREAS on March 19, 2020, the State Health Officer issued an order, and on March 20, 2020, March 27, 2020, April 3, 2020, April 28, 2020, May 8, 2020, and May 21, 2020, amended orders, of statewide application suspending certain public gatherings;
WHEREAS social-distancing and related measures remain necessary on a statewide basis to prevent the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS Ala. Code § 22-2-2 authorizes the State Health Officer, on behalf of the State Board of Health, to direct that conditions prejudicial to health in public places within the State be abated;
NOW THEREFORE, THESE PREMISES CONSIDERED, it is ordered that the following Safer at Home order be implemented statewide:
Health Advisory: COVID-19 Outbreak Reported at Ninja Athens
Taken from Facebook 06/12/2020
on Saturday day June 6th ninja on Athens location had an employee report the family member got tested positive for COVID-19. Soon we ask the employee to self quarantine. On Friday June 12 we learned the employee tested positive for COVID-19. As a safety matter we will be temporarily closed until June 19th. During this time we will extensively sanitize the facility. We will keep update for any further change. Everyone stay safe.
Athens Lions Club Cancels 2020 Kiddie Carnival
The Athens Lions Club has decided that due to COVID-19 it is in the best interest of the community, as well as our members and other volunteers, to not open the Kiddie Carnival for the summer of 2020. Our concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the necessary social distancing policies, sanitizing and attendance management factored into making the decision to cancel the 2020 Kiddie Carnival. Members of the Athens Lions club had a tough time making this decision because we know and appreciate what a tradition the Kiddie Carnival is for so many families.
Lion members each summer enjoy providing the community service that the carnival has offered for years - family entertainment geared toward toddlers and young children with nostalgic smaller carnival rides, bingo and on site concessions. We realize the decision to not have a 2020 Kiddie Carnival will be very disappointing to all those who have attended the carnival before and those planning to make their first visit this summer. The members of the Athens Lions Club are sad that the current circumstances of this pandemic have dictated that in the best interest of public health and safety, including the well-being of our members, we cancel this year’s carnival.
Ardmore High School Graduating Seniors of 2020 To March Through Town in Celebration
The Greater Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, The City of Ardmore, and The Town of Ardmore would like to invite the Community of Ardmore out to celebrate the 2020 Graduating Class of Ardmore High School for a Celebration Parade on Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 pm.
The Ardmore High School Class of 2020 will depart...
May 9th City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament Canceled
The City of Athens Relay for Life Team has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament on May 9. The team had concerns for the safety of boaters, and did not want to put anyone at risk.
In addition to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, TVA has issued a River Traffic Alert for May 8-10 at River MM 297.5 due to transmission line work.
TVA asks those who do enjoy the river this week to note: Transmission and helicopter personnel will be working during daylight hours. Safety patrol boats will be present and monitoring channels 16 and 13. For safety, watercraft should avoid the area or take extra safety precautions and go slowly.
From Eli's Block Party Care Show...
We have put a lot of thought into our new "Pandemic Policies and Procedures" for the car show May 16th 9-2 at Bethel Church of Christ, Capshaw Road, Athens, AL. Please, help us out by Pre-registering online. This will cut back on interactions as much as we can. We also ask that everyone wear a mask, maintain the 6-feet buffer, and keep their hands clean. Additional policies and protection measures can be found on our website: https://www.elisblockparty.org/register
Athens-Limestone County Tourism is providing a collection of press releases and information regarding closures, modified hours of operation, and other information about Covid-19 and its impacts via this blog.
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