The City of Montevallo is closely monitoring all information relevant to COVID-19 and we encourage you to do the same. Primary sources of reference are:
- The World Health Organization
- Center for Disease Control
- Alabama Public Health Department
- Shelby County EMA
We especially encourage all residents and visitors to take all precautions to prevent contracting this disease as well as any other diseases by following these CDC guidelines:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Follow these CDC recommended steps to protect others:
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- If you are sick: You should wear a face mask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a face mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a face mask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a face mask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a face mask). Face masks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter-tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, analert systemd sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Critical situation updates will be communicated to the public via our city website alert system and County Everbridge system. Click here to enroll in ShelbyALerts. The County Everbridge system (ShelbyALerts) also uses phone notifications so we encourage those of you who are reading this to help others without internet access and enroll in this system.
In addition, if it becomes necessary for schools to close, select city offices will follow suit (i.e. Parnell Memorial Library). Please understand we will do all that is possible to continue to provide high quality services to the community. Our first priority is public health and safety. First responders remain vigilant in educating and protecting themselves in order to serve you. Please direct all comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 665-2555 x 109.
Many people will find themselves out of work due to COVID-19. If you’re unemployed and looking for another job, many places (such as Aldi, Publix, Shipt, Door Dash, & Instacart) are experiencing a higher volume of business and are hiring. We cannot guarantee that they will have any positions available, but it’s worth looking at their local branches.
If you’re unemployed and looking to file a claim, go to the Alabama Department of Labor website.