So far, so good: Madison county leaders urge residents to continue social distancing

Updated: Apr. 15, 2020 at 12:03 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Huntsville officials are scheduled to hold a COVID-19 update at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Huntsville-Madison EMA Director Jeff Birdwell led things off for Wednesday’s briefing.

“Currently there are 4,043 cases in Alabama and 191 in Madison county.”

“We continue to monitor that and respond accordingly.”

Dr. Pam Hudson of Crestwood Medical Center says social distancing is working.

“So far, so good. We are on solid track to flatten the curve.”

“The number of cases we are seeing is in line with what local hospitals can handle.”

“This helps the supply chain.”

“The state appears to be on track for a peak on April 23rd, just over one week away.”

“We are just one gathering away from things spiking. Please continue to social distance until we get new guidelines.”

“Universal source control - that is the new term to know.”

“If we all put a mask on, we will significantly reduce the amount this thing can spread.”

Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong is encouraged by social distancing efforts so far.

“Together we have almost flattened the curve, but we have not reached victory.”

“Our efforts are having a positive impact on Alabama.”

“I promise you - we would rather be holding press conferences about new and growing business.”

“But to get there we have to keep doing the right things for the right reasons.”

See the above video for the full remarks from Wednesday.

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