I was just made aware that JCCEO has it's first positive case of the COVID-19 virus, from a staff member at the Festival Center. At this point, I will be shutting down the entire agency for the recommended 14 days as a precaution to stop the spread of the virus. I am urging everyone to get tested, remain at home and look out for possible symptoms. All staff is asked NOT to report to any facilities until further notice.
The giveaway on Monday and Tuesday will be rescheduled for a later date...
We will make it through this one day at a time!!!!
Sharon S. Myles
Published March 21st, 2020
WATCH: Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin discusses his proposed Shelter in Place Ordinance.
Birmingham City Council approves ‘shelter in place’ ordinance to slow COVID-19
The Birmingham City Council has approved a “shelter in place” ordinance to combat the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect immediately and runs until April 3.
Under the ordinance, residents will be asked to remain at home and only leave for essential purposes. Those purposes include work; visiting essential businesses like grocery stores, financial institutions and gas stations; retrieving curbside pickup from restaurants; attending doctor’s appointments; and exercising outside, including biking, hiking and running – as long as six feet of social distancing is used.
If a business or place of employment is not specifically listed as non-essential by the Jefferson County Health Department, then that organization is cleared to operate by practicing social distancing and health protocols as stated by the Jefferson County Health Department. In those cases, if businesses decide to continue offering services they should use their best judgment to keep their employees and patrons safe, which may include teleworking.
During a news conference on Tuesday, Mayor Randall Woodfin expressed concern about the exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 patients over the past several days. The University of Alabama at Birmingham has reported 45 confirmed cases so far, up from 17 cases one day prior.
View the ordinance and a list of non-essential businesses below.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced all nonessential businesses statewide are to be closed starting Saturday at 5 p.m.
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NEW COVID-19 TESTING SITE
The Jefferson County Department of Health and The University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered to open a new drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 Monday, March 23rd in downtown Birmingham. Church of the Highlands is NO LONGER testing for COVID-19. Tents and cones have been set up at the corner of University Avenue and 22nd Street South, on a lot that used to house offices for Southern Research. Patients WILL NEED to call for an appointment prior to arriving at the site. Only those with symptoms such as fever and shortness of breath will be eligible for testing. The site will have the capacity to test 250 people a day, said Jordan DeMoss, UAB Medicine vice president for clinical operations. Testing begins at 9 a.m. Monday. The phone line will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The number is (205) 975-1881.
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