The Elmore 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.
County officials are implementing plans for providing the public access to government resources and continuing those services essential to public health and safety. As announcements were being made at the national and state levels today regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), members of the Elmore County Commission were meeting with elected officials across the county to continue to coordinate readiness and response activities. Leadership of all eight municipalities, the Elmore County Board of Education, Tallassee Board of Education, various private schools, both local hospitals, and countywide elected officials shared protocols and plans in place to provide our citizens and public employees the best information and services possible during this time.
All local governments in our County are working closely together with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and local health officials to address concerns about COVID-19. Anyone with questions about COVID-19 testing, can contact ADPH at 1-888-264-2256. Although not finalized at the time of this release, local health officials are exploring ways to increase screening opportunities for our citizens.
Citizens are encouraged to follow the ADPH and Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations related to best practices to prevent and control the spread of this virus. Links to those resources can be found here:
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.
Currently, Elmore County Commission facilities are scheduled to remain open. While the county facilities are open, citizens are encouraged to utilize online county services or telephone communications to conduct as much business as possible. These requested actions are designed to enhance the safety of our citizens and public employees.
Regular County Commission meetings are currently planned to continue. If necessary, precautionary measures related to these meetings will be posted with the meeting notice. “We are committed to continuing our service to the public as this situation moves forward,” said Troy Stubbs, Elmore County Commission Chairman. “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.”
Citizens are encouraged to stay connected with their local governments. Elmore County citizens should continue monitoring county social media feeds along with the County website at www.elmoreco.org for the latest information. Any questions related to Elmore County operations, can be sent to Richie Beyer at email@example.com or by phone at 334-398-3325.