Huntsville officials gear up for ‘Safer-at-Home’ phase

Updated: Apr. 30, 2020 at 11:52 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Huntsville and Madison county leaders held a coronavirus update at noon on Thursday.

Dr. Pam Hudson of Crestwood Medical Center said things will start getting back to a new normal tomorrow.

“The hospitals will welcome back elective cases tomorrow in some cases. Most of them by next week.”

“What did not change with this order...unless it is a specific kind of visit, we are still limiting how many visitors come in and out.”

“We are doing everything we can to help our patients communicate with their loved ones when they can’t be in the hospital with them.”

Madison Mayor Paul Finley is happy to see everyone working together.

“I start with our community. We are having a great partnership with our residents and our city council.”

“The Madison State of Emergency was extended until May 18.”

“We have only ever needed this three times in the past.”

“Our sales tax was up to where it needed to be in the latest report.”

“Full service restaurants are down 40%. Lodging is down 40% as well.”

“Overall, we held our own but that is mainly because of grocery stores and big box stores.”

“Wearing a mask gives everyone the best opportunity to not spread the virus.”

See the above video for everything said on Thursday.

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