DECATUR, Ala —
Officials in the City of Decatur met Wednesday morning for their daily COVID-19 news briefing.
They say their COVID-19 task force, made up of 20 local organizations, is taking a look at possible plans to reopen the Morgan County economy.
Officials are reminding locals to check in on their neighbors, especially if they’re elderly, and offer to run errands for them in order to lower the need for them to go out in public spaces.
The task force wants to remind you to protect yourself anytime you need to leave your home.
Eddie Hicks, the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency Director, says, “We still need to take it seriously. We still don’t need to be going to the store for fun. Let’s go and buy groceries because we need them. Wear a mask-- that protects the workers, it also protects us.”
Morgan County officials are in need of more masks. Volunteers have already sewn and donated about 2,000 masks for essential workers.
If you’re interested in helping, you can contact the Volunteer Center of Morgan County at (256) 355-8628, or click here.