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Mask Up Huntsville: Staying Safe This Labor Day Weekend

Published on September 2, 2020

With Labor Day weekend approaching, the City of Huntsville wants to remind citizens to separate, sanitize and wear a face covering to prevent another surge in COVID-19 cases.

Labor Day is a popular time for families and friends to come together to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. As you make plans this holiday weekend, don’t forget to take precautions to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Doing so could save a life – including your own.

“We’ve done a great job getting our COVID-19 numbers back down after the most recent jump from the Fourth of July,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “This holiday weekend, let’s look back at the lessons learned from our last spike and make smart choices while having fun.”

Resisting COVID-19 fatigue

After months of wearing masks, washing hands, disinfecting surfaces and social distancing, many people are struggling with the effects of COVID-19 fatigue.

The good news is – you’re not alone.

“As we work to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe, you might be ready to throw in the towel,” said Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Birdwell. “While we’re all anxious to get past this virus, we still have a ways to go. Let’s keep doing what we’re doing to slow – and eventually stop – the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

How you can help

Residents can help combat COVID-19 by doing the following:

  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer often.
  • Wear a face covering in public, especially in situations where you can’t guarantee 6 feet of separation. Click here for an easy DIY tutorial.
  • Avoid crowds of 10 or more people.
  • Cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away.
  • If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into upper sleeve.
  • Stay home if sick.
  • Get a flu shot.

To read the Alabama Department of Public Health’s latest Safer at Home Health Order and informational sheets, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/COVID19.


Click HERE for a video PSA with Huntsville-Madison County EMA Director Jeff Birdwell about staying safe this Labor Day weekend.