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Mayors of Huntsville, Madison update public on coronavirus response

Both mayors are asking their city councils to declare states of emergency.

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 11:59 AM
Updated: Mar 16, 2020 1:59 PM

UPDATE: Hospitals have activated an emergency response plan and have procedures in place for first responders.

There are no confirmed cases in Madison County, but there are about 20 to 25 tests pending in the Huntsville Hospital system.

Health officials say they are trying to do business as normal as possible. They expect local testing sites to be set up later in the week.

City hall, sanitation and first responder organizations are still open, but you're asked to use online resources when possible. 

Madison County recreation centers have canceled classes and games. 

Officials say there will still be groceries at stores and urge the public to remain calm. They hope to set up a flu respiratory clinic at 120 Governors Drive by the end of the week.

The public is asked to follow guidance for social distancing and to wash your hands to prevent the spread. Restaurants are open but are advised to operate at 50% capacity.

Officials are not saying where the positive case in Limestone County was tested.

Fox Army Health Center says Redstone Arsenal is able to test active duty personnel, their dependents and other beneficiaries enrolled. It's unknown if any patients have been tested, but the center is working with local hospitals.

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FROM EARLIER:

The mayors of Huntsville and Madison city are holding a joint news conference to update the public on the coronavirus response in our community.

Both mayors are meeting at Huntsville Public Works. They are asking their city councils to declare states of emergency.

Mayor Tommy Battle is requesting a state of emergency in Huntsville and at 2 p.m., city council is expected to vote on it.

If passed, the mayor says this will allow the city to quickly take actions needed to protect the community against the spread of the virus.

Madison Mayor Paul Finley made the same request to his city council members, and they are also expected to take a vote at 2 p.m. Monday.

These requests are in addition to the state and national emergencies already declared.

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