Huntsville officials like what they see from local businesses as the reopen

Updated: May. 13, 2020 at 11:57 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Huntsville and Madison county leaders held a COVID-19 status update on Wednesday.

Huntsville Hospital’s David Spillers thinks the current numbers are promising for the area.

“Currently we have six patients in Madison county positive with COVID-19.”

“17 patients in north Alabama total.”

“We had six additional positives from our Flu and Fever clinic yesterday. We aren’t sure which counties each of those will be attributed to yet but those should come out in the coming days.”

“We hope that opening the economy will not result in a large influx of new inpatients.”

“The Governor’s order still limits the visitor policies at our hospitals. We don’t know if we will ever go back to the same way we did visitors in the past.”

“We are going to continue to follow all of the policies and continue to sanitize to help stop the spread of this virus.”

Madison Mayor Paul Finley was excited to be back at the press briefing.

“We know many people look forward to these updates.”

“People are slowly coming back into City Hall to take care of business.”

“I have witnessed what businesses are doing to help with social distancing. I am very impressed with the effort of these businesses.”

“As long as we respect masking and social distancing, we can keep opening more things in our communities.”

“Please respect our community and do the right thing.”

Judy Ryals of the Conventions and Visitors Bureau spoke last at the press briefing.

“Several museums and attractions have plans to open back up this month.”

“Our organization is working diligently to keep residents updated on things going on in our community.”

“We support our restaurants with our own website.”

See the above video for all of Wednesday’s remarks.

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