Alabaster implements curfew due to COVID-19
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor
ALABASTER – Following Gov. Kay Ivey’s stay-at-home order on Friday, April 3, the city of Alabaster implemented a curfew on Saturday, April 4, to aid in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus.
With Shelby County now having five deaths and close to 150 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Alabaster is hoping an 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for all non-work related activities will help flatten the curve.
“The City of Alabaster fully supports Governor Ivey and Dr. Harris’ recent amendment to the Health Order relating to COVID-19, which includes a “Stay at Home” order, effective April 4, 2020, at 5 p.m.,” read a release from the city. “We believe this deliberate and measured response is necessary to contain, or at least slow, the spread of this virus and save lives.”
The curfew will also help aid first responders throughout the city to performing their normal duties in addition to enforcing the state’s health order.
The city has asked that only those traveling for work be on the road during the curfew hours and that those working have a company sponsored letter according to the release.
“We ask our community to consider the seriousness of the virus, and support steps taken at the state and city level for the protection of those we love, healthcare workers, first responders and all those on the front line,” read the release.
In addition, the city said that all parks and city owned green spaces will be closed to the public with the exception of the Veteran’s Park walking and the Buck Creek trail and walking path, both of which are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
All questions can be submitted to the Report a Concern section on the city’s website or by calling City Hall at (205) 664-6800.