Latest from Mayor Woody Jacobs – 3/23

Cullman Lions Club
Woody Jacobs (2016 file photo)

CULLMAN, Ala. — The City of Cullman continues to provide essential services – police, fire, emergency medical, water and sewer service, electricity– all operations deemed appropriate.

Closing down everything is simply not an option for local governments, according to Mayor Woody Jacobs. Conditions are different in every city and every community.  

You are going to see variations in policies throughout the Nation, state, counties and cities. The number of cases and the rapidly evolving knowledge about this virus and how it behaves will drive future decisions.

Significant business restrictions are in place statewide and all public gatherings and events are prohibited.

He said the city is “heeding all CDC and expert advice in the COVID-19 battle and is limiting people to people contact everywhere possible. We are taking every reasonable precaution.”

Recommendations include:

Social distancing – staying 6 feet apart

Washing hands

Disinfecting common areas

Closing public areas

Banning business travel

Limiting travel to food, medicine, medical care and other critical needs

Sheltering in place when possible

Preventing exposure potential where possible

And using common sense to protect yourselves are all encourage.

Medical officials stress to call the Cullman Regional hospital hot line at 256-735-5530 if you have questions.