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Updated: March 16, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency Conditions for St. Clair County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 3, 2020
The St. Clair County Commission urges citizens to be diligent in their efforts to stay informed and to participate in mitigation activities to help reduce the exposure and spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus.
Among the most effective measures are consistently keeping your hands and face clean with sanitizer or frequent washing, covering your face when coughing or sneezing, staying home if you experience a fever or difficulty breathing, and checking on family members who are at risk of contracting the virus.
County officials are implementing plans for providing the public access to government resources and continuing those services essential to public health and safety. These meetings are ongoing and will continue.
“We are committed to continuing our service to the public as this situation moves forward,” said Paul Manning County Commission Chair. “The most important thing is that everyone in the community do their part to stay informed and to recognize that everyone in the community has a responsibility to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“Please be aware of your surroundings and your actions. Also, please take steps to frequently wash your hands and, if you have a fever, please stay home.”
Chairman Manning said any new information will be posted on the county’s website, and additional announcements will be made as new information becomes available. In the meantime, the Commission recommends that citizens utilize the following websites for the most up-to-date information.
Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) COVID-19: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html
National Association of Counties (NACo) COVID-19: https://www.naco.org/resources/coronavirus
International City-County Management Association (ICMA) COVID-19: https://icma.org/coronavirus-resources-plan-and-prepare-now-it-hits-your-community
National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) COVID-19: http://narc.org/coronavirus-2019/
HHS/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Community Mitigation Strategies Guide: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf