Florence may consider masking policy in city buildings

Officials in Lauderdale County held a news conference on Monday about the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Jun 29, 2020 9:56 AM
Updated: Jun 29, 2020 11:33 AM

Officials in Lauderdale County held a news conference on Monday about the coronavirus pandemic.

We heard from Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health, EMA Director George Grabryan, Florence Mayor Steve Holt and Florence City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jimmy Shaw.

Landers said the state’s contact tracing app will start with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and should be ready for beta testing this summer.

Officials urged to people to wear face masks.

Right now, Florence city employees are not mandated to wear masks, but the mayor said they’d possibly reconsider the option in the future of enforcing the public to wear masks if they come into city buildings.

You can watch the briefing below.

Find more coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.

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