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City of Fairhope COVID-19 Precautions and Updates

Post Date:03/16/2020 3:55 PM

CLOSINGS

- All city buildings are closed to the public until further notice. The City Hall drive-through and drop box are available for utilization.

CANCELLATIONS

- Municipal court has canceled all sessions until May 5, 2020.

- The Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival has been canceled for 2020.

- The Easter Bunny at the Welcome Center has been canceled for 2020.

- Earth Day Mobile Bay 2020 . 

POSTPONEMENTS

- The start of the Fairhope Farmers Market has been postponed until further notice.

- The City of Fairhope volunteer dinner, originally set for April 16th, has been postponed until further notice.

 INFORMATION

- To get notifications from the City of Fairhope, please sign up at www.FairhopeAL.gov/Everbridge

- Credit card payments for city services will be accepted over the phone during this time.

- Customer service numbers at the City include:

  • City Hall, 251-928-2136
  • Public Works, 251-928-8003

- Please visit https://www.youtube.com/user/cityoffairhope to view all public meetings that may occur during this time.

- Residents may also use the Facebook’s direct-messaging app to contact the City of Fairhope.

- Our Facebook page is available here: https://www.facebook.com/CityofFairhope/

- All city facilities have WiFi available with no password; this can be utilized outside of the facility as well during this time of closures.

- City parks are open for unorganized usage, including the Mike Ford Tennis Center and Quail Creek Golf Club.

- The 2020 Census is live and available online at www.2020Census.gov. Please complete your Census so we can all be counted!

- For information on COVID-19, please visit www.AlabamaPublicHealth.gov and www.cdc.gov.

- For information specific to COVID-10 as it relates to Fairhope, please email killcorona@fairhopeal.gov

- If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your physician. Do not go to the hospital. If you do not have a healthcare provider, please call 1-888-264-2256; in the event the line is busy, please try to call again: www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/cov-testing.html

- Thomas Hospital has restricted all visitors.

- The City of Fairhope encourages all residents to continue to buy local whenever possible, including through gift certificates and gift cards that can be used at a later date.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

- In this time of temporary closures throughout the City, the James P. Nix Center, in cooperation with city leaders, will continue to serve the community through the City’s existing Neighborhood Bridges network.

Nix Center members as well as others can email Ari.Tillman@FairhopeAL.gov with needs that will then be posted on https://www.neighborhoodbridges.org/community/fairhope-al. This is an effort to connect seniors with citizens able to meet those needs by bridging kindness in our community.

Neighborhood Bridges Fairhope was started in December 2019. The online platform offers residents an easy opportunity to fill unmet needs with the kindness that abounds in the community. Needs are posted by trusted advocates within the community and published on www.neighborhoodbridges.org/community/fairhope-al. Interested citizens can claim and fill those needs and drop off at a local drop-off location. The filled needs will then be distributed. Residents can subscribe to the newsletter at the website to be notified of needs as they are posted.

Families First Coronavirus Bill

- Details on the First Families Coronavirus Bill: HERE

- Massive Economic Stimulus Package Bill passed to help families affected by COVID-19.

  • Guarantee sick leave for workers and their families affected by the coronavirus (includes self-employed)
  • Bolster food aid for needy families and seniors
  • Inject funds into state unemployment coffers
  • Guarantee free testing for people suspected of being infected.

 

 

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