June 17 - Mayor Steven Reed issues Executive Order for Mask & Face Coverings that into effect June 19 at 5 p.m. and requires masks or face coverings in public places within the City of Montgomery to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read More | View Order
June 20 - Montgomery's 10PM to 5AM curfew is lifted.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Program
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As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe and across our state, city leaders have taken proactive steps, but we need the public to do their part by washing their hands, practicing social distancing, cancelling events where large crowds are expected and listening to the recommendations of the ADPH and CDC professionals. Our goal is to slow the spread of this virus so that our healthcare system is not overburdened. Please remain vigilant and make smart decisions as we tackle this together.
How do I protect myself and my family?
You should only leave your home for essential tasks, such as work (if you cannot work from home), getting groceries and supplies or essential medical care.
Try to use delivery services when possible.
Wash your hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds every time, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.
Clean and disinfect frequently any touched objects and surfaces with disposable wipes.
If you are an older adult or have any of the chronic health, avoid all unnecessary gatherings and events.
Watch for Symptoms
Symptoms of COVID-19 commonly include fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. Most people with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms and fully recover without complications. Less commonly, COVID-19 may lead to pneumonia, hospitalization or death.
People who are at most risk for severe illness are older adults or those who have chronic health conditions, such as
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath and may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure. If you have these symptoms, call your primary care provider first. Do not go to the doctor without calling first as you can put others at risk, especially those with compromised immune systems.
Mayor Reed issues executive order requiring face coverings or masks be worn in public
MONTGOMERY – Mayor Steven L. Reed has issued an executive order requiring masks or face coverings in public places with the City of Montgomery to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The order requires face coverings or masks to be worn at all times by people over the age of two years old and who can medically tolerate doing so when in public places with 10 or more people present in Montgomery. Similarly, face coverings or masks must be worn in outdoor public spaces by those older than 2-years-old in outdoor spaces when there are 10 or more people within six feet of one another. Face coverings or masks are not required for those exercising outdoors – specifically walking/jogging, in the privacy of one’s own home, in one’s own vehicle or when outdoors with less than 10 people. Other exemptions include those working in non-public office spaces, patient medical exam rooms or when wearing a mask poses a greater mental or physical health and safety risk.
Failure to comply with the order is punishable by a fine of $25. The order goes into effect June 19 at 5 p.m. and will continue until it is rescinded, superseded or amended.