Below are your daily updates pertaining to the COVID-19 situation in Hale County and in the state of Alabama.
As of this morning, there is 1 confirmed Coronavirus case in Hale County and HCH has tested 24 people with 13 tests resulting negative and the remainder of the results still pending. An additional important city-wide update is that the city of Greensboro now has a mandatory curfew from 10pm-6am. Residents will be asked to remain in their home or place of residence during these hours. You may only be out if you are essential personnel traveling to or from work. We also want to remind you to continue practicing the following behaviors:
- Wash hands for 20 seconds at least every hour with antibacterial soap. Also be sure to wash your hands before eating, after coming into contact with communal surfaces, after visiting public places, etc.
- Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of that tissue
- Do not touch your face, especially nose, eyes, and mouth
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least 3 times a day
- Avoid non-essential travel. When you do travel for essential reasons (e.g. grocery shopping), use available disinfectant wipes on your carts/baskets, and sanitize your hands and any personal belongings.
- Stay home if sick and self-quarantine to protect others who may live with you
- Social distancing; avoid large crowds (e.g. supermarkets, churches, restaurants)--the official government guidelines restrict group gatherings to no more than 10 people. Note that young people are not immune to this--even if you are young and healthy, you may be affected by the coronavirus, and you may still carry and pass it on to the more vulnerable members of your community. This is a time for everyone to do their part in protecting the broader community.
- In the past few days, we have received several inquiries about obtaining items like gloves and masks. The reality is that the U.S. at large, and specifically hospitals and healthcare institutions, are facing incredible shortages of these materials, and these are the facilities that need them the most. According to CDC guidelines, healthy individuals do not need to be wearing masks. Therefore, unless you are ill or caring for someone who is ill and unable to wear a mask, it is unnecessary for you to wear one when going out in public. On that note, the hospital is in short supply of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and is accepting donations--if anyone has gowns, surgical masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes or other disinfectant products, and/or gloves that they are willing to donate, we would be extremely grateful for any such donations.
Via this link you can find the statewide COVID-19 numbers from the ADPH. More info can also be found there.
More relevant community updates are listed below:
- Hale County 911 is not currently accepting any employment applications
- Moundville City Hall is closed to the public
- The Sheriff's Office is not issuing any new pistol permits
- People's Bank of Greensboro is currently drive-through only, though appointments can be made if you need to visit the bank in person
- Citizen's Bank of Greensboro is currently drive-through only
- All restaurants in Greensboro are carry-out or drive-through only
- Hale County Clerk's Office has limited public access. For further assistance, call (334) 624-4257, option 1
- The Courthouse is closed until April 6th
- The City of Greensboro has issued a mandatory curfew between 10 PM and 6 AM. Residents will be asked to remain in their home or place of residence during these hours. You may only be out if you are essential personnel traveling to or from work.
RESOURCES AND FILES
Courthouse reopening procedures - click here
Courthouse closure extended UPDATED - click here
Curfew order extended - click here