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Mayor of Huntsville explains plan to enforce amended coronavirus Safer at Home order

The mayor has the city's legal department working to determine where the complaints should go.

Posted: May 11, 2020 6:28 PM
Updated: May 12, 2020 7:46 AM

WAAY 31 learned about enforcement of the amended Safer at Home order in Huntsville from Mayor Tommy Battle.

At City Hall on Monday, he said as the city reopens, he's looking for personal responsibility from everyone. Battle said if you enter a business and don't feel safe or that safety guidelines are not being followed, he suggests you leave and then contact the city.

The mayor said social distancing is still important and it’s best to wear masks around other people. He explained there is a pronged approach to answering complaints. The complaints normally come to his office and then the legal department, which determines if the complaint should go to Natural Resources or the police department.

Battle said the number of complaints they've received over the last few weeks has decreased, but he expects that to change.

"Through the last eight weeks, we have had daily reports through Natural Resources. We started off with 10-15 reports or complaints a day. We have worked down to where we are at one or two a day. I expect that to spike up a little bit as we open up, especially personal contact places and restaurants," he said.

Huntsville police handle complaints from customers about businesses possibly violating the health order.

Natural Resources handles complaints from employees about employers possibly violating the health order. The city explained the Natural Resources department normally performs some inspections and has an understanding of OSHA compliance.

The mayor's office is asking anyone with concerns or who believes a business is violating the health order to contact them at contact@huntsvilleal.gov.

The city said it will follow up on complaints, but is not doing any surprise visits to businesses who have not been complained about.

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