Huntsville officials extend local State of Emergency until April 27

Updated: Apr. 6, 2020 at 11:45 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Madison county leaders issued an update from Huntsville City Hall on Monday including extending the current State of Emergency until April 27.

Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers recognized all people giving time and effort to help during the pandemic.

“It is an amazing sight seeing all those cars and flashers outside the hospital at shift change.”

“We have 11 in-patients and Crestwood has 3 in-patients related to COVID-19” said Spillers.

“There are many models out there to look at the data. They vary quite a bit.”

“This makes it very difficult to plan.”

“I continue to believe they don’t have all the negative test numbers that we have completed in Madison county.”

“We are in much better shape today testing wise than we were two weeks ago.”

“We are meeting all of the demand at our Flu and Fever clinic at this time.”

“Our financials don’t look good over the next three months.”

“We are being financially rated this week and will know more soon.”

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle recounted the State of Emergency passed three weeks ago.

“We have asked our council president to come today to talk about our State of Emergency.”

Huntsville City Council President Devyn Keith spoke briefly about the State of Emergency as well.

“Our council members have been working hard during this pandemic” said Keith. “We couldn’t do this without our citizens.”

“I hereby notify of you of my decision to extend the State of Emergency until April 27.”

See the above video for the full remarks from Monday’s briefing.

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