From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
PINSON — Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders posted a video on Facebook, urging citizens to stay home in order to stop the spread of coronavirus.
“This is a very critical time in our city, our community, our state and our country,” said Sanders.
The mayor asked citizens to help limit exposure to others as much as possible. He said the city stands with the Jefferson County Health Department and other experts on recommendations.
“We urge you to stay at home as much as possible,” he said. “This means limiting or avoiding physical contact with friends, family and strangers where the transmission of COVID-19 could occur.”
Sanders encourages outdoor activity and physical exercise but says if it is necessary for a person to leave home, they must remember to stay at least 6 feet away from others and to wash their hands thoroughly after touching surfaces.
“As a reminder, COVID-19 can survive on surfaces,” he said. “For this reason, to protect city residents, the parks and other venues in the city of Pinson are closed.”
The Pinson Public Library has also been closed. Mayor Sanders said the city is working on e-resources for the library and its members.