Covid 19 Info

Fire Chief Mike Minchew serves as the local EMA Director for the City of Bay Minette. 

City of Bay Minette Emergency and Severe Weather Manual 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Public Health issued "stay-at-home" orders effective 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4. A copy of the full order can be found here.

Under the order, every person is ordered to stay at his or her place of residence except as necessary to perform "essential activities" such as to obtain necessary supplies and services, work, take care of others, engage in outdoor activities (with limitations), seek shelter, travel as required by law, etc. Anyone leaviving place of residence should take reasonable steps to maintain 6-feet of separation from other persons.

 

 

Gov. Kay Ivey issues a Fifth Supplemental State of Emergency: Coronavirus (COVID-19). This new order can be found here

 

Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health updated the "non-essential" businesses, venues, and activities that shall NOT take place effective 5 p.m. March 28 through April 17.
She also announced that non-business related gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited during this time and strongly encouraged residents to take all precautions and to stay home whenever possible. These orders serve to reduce the spread of #COVID-19. The list of affected businesses and activities will be posted in her order on her website and can also be viewed here

 

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a Supplemental State of Emergency: Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday, March 26, in regard to school closures. Gov. Ivey has announced that students will not return to the traditional classroom setting for the remainder of this school term. After April 6, school systems across the state will be offering alternative learning options. This also means the end of sports and extracurricular activities for this school year. This school year is expected to be concluded by June 6 and the hope is that graduation ceremonies and prom may be able to held later. 

 

Gov. Ivey issues statement to update public health order (Friday, March 20, 2020). 

 

Alabama Department of Public Health held a press conference Thursday, March 19, 2020 on Covid-19. Among the announcements:

• All beaches to close at 5 p.m. Thursday (3/19) at either publicly or privately owned.
• Pre-schools and childcare centers to be closed effective end of business Thursday (3/19)
• Any restaurant, bar, brewery shall not allow on-premises consumption of food or drink. (drive through and carry-out only).
ADPH stressed that this is a very serious issue but that "you have the power to protect yourself and your family." They also addressed the availability of testing kits.
Click here to watch the full press conference.

To read the full order issued by Gov. Kay Ivey, click on this link

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions: The Alabama Department of Public Health FAQ page provides answers to your most-asked questions about the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Alabama Public Health posts daily updates to this dashboard. This dashboard includes confirmed cases, reported death, and died from illness are reported in real time. The total tested and testing site are updated once a day. 

Baldwin County EMA has a new notification and alert tools. Text the keywords “alertbaldwin” and “baldwincovid” to 888777 and get in on the information and notifications from Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency. 

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS UPDATE: information about Alabama public schools and COVID-19 can be found at www.alsde.edu/covid-19. You can also email covid19parents@alsde.edu and covid19schools@alsde.edu for answers.

Baldwin County Public Schools update from Superintendent Eddie Tyler (March 30, 2020): Baldwin County Board of Education wants to make sure its students have either Wi-Fi access at home or they are assigned to a non-digital distance learning curriculum. If your family does NOT have Wi-Fi access at home, please use the link below to complete the information so we BCBE either provide you a hotspot device at no cost to your family to complete this school year or provide you with an alternative non-digital distance learning program. Again, only those families who do NOT have Wi-Fi at home should complete this form. To complete the form, please visit www.bcbe.org/wifi.

Only one device will be issued per family. There is a limited number of devices, so not everyone will be able to get Wi-Fi at home and some families will be given an equivalent non-wifi distance learning program. Devices will be issued based on several priorities including: grade level, location, number of students in household and financial necessity. Signing up is not a guarantee, but it is the first necessary step toward your family beginning the process.

 

Other Helpful Links: 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama Department of Public Health 

Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency

Baldwin County Public Schools 

 

Bay Minette Mayor Bob Wills enourages residents to help do their part to flatten the curve in this video address. The City continues to monitor updates from local, state and federal agencies and health officials about COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) in the U.S. We have established a Covid-19 updates page on this website  where we are sharing that information.
As a preventative measure, The City has closed all city facilities to the public. These departments are still fully-staffed and will continue to operate with alternate forms of customer service. Should you have any questions or concerns, you can reach each of these departments by phone at 251-580-1619. Garbage and Trash services are not affected and will continue to operate normally throughout the city as will our First Responders including our police and fire departments.

 

The Alabama Department of Revenue has issued an updated deadline for Motor Vehicle Renewals and Registration of new vehicles for the months of March and April. You can read the full declaration here. Tags can still be renewed online and vehicles purchased in Alabama can be registered at any time here

Small Business Administration: Do you need assistance completing SBA's Forms for your Business Disaster Loan? Visit the Aabama Small Business Development Center website for forms and FREE webinar on how to apply.

 

INFIRMARY HEALTH: Infirmary Health is still accepting calls via its hotline for potential COVID-19 testing. If symptomatic, Mobile and Baldwin County residents can call 251-341-CV19 (2819) to speak with a registered nurse. 

Symptoms include but are not limited too
 Fever > 100.4
 Chills
 Muscle Aches
 Runny nose
 Sore throat
 Cough
 Shortness of breath

🔹 Appointment Qualifiers:
1. Mobile or Baldwin County residents only. Must have valid ID and be over the age of 18.
2. If the patient meets the CDC criteria to be tested, they will receive an appointment location and time.
3. The test will be administered in the car. REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE.
4. A clinician will assess symptoms and administer test if needed.
5. Once swabbed, the patient will receive clear next steps from the medical provider.

🚗 If you have an appointment scheduled for today please adhere to the following:
1. Please arrive to your appointment on time and REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE.
2. The test will be administered in the car. REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE.
3. A clinician will assess symptoms and will administer the test if needed.
4. Once swabbed, the patient will receive clear next steps from the medical provider.

 

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Revenue announced March 23, 2020 that the state income tax filing due date is extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer state income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers. Click here to read the full article. 

 

Kindergarten Registration Available Online: Parents of young children are encouraged to go online now to Baldwin County Board of Education’s website www.bcbe.org/ and follow the directory to “2021 new to Baldwin County” to get registered for kindergarten.

 

Tax Deadline Extension: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Friday, March 20, 2020 that the Trump administration will move the tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15. 

 

Coastal Alabama Community College announced March 20, 2020 that it had moved the Summer 2020 registration to April 6. In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Registration and Advising for Summer will still be conducted online. For more information about Summer Registration, visit www.coastalalabama.edu/summerIf you have any questions, please fill out the form at https://bit.ly/2xTeNHv, or send the college a message on Facebook!

 

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced she is closing the state’s public beaches as of 5 p.m. March 19, 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. To learn more about her decision, read this al.com article

 

Baldwin County Commission voted March 19, 2020 to close public access to Fort Morgan Beach area. Earlier in the morning, Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Kraft closed access to the public beaches in that city. You can watch the County Commission special meeting here

 

Governor Kay Ivey announced March 19, 2020 that the Primary Runoff Election would be held on July 14, 2020 due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. For more information including deadlines for registering to vote and absentee voting visit http://ow.ly/6v0U50yP2tr

 

North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is working in partnership with the City of Bay Minette to help businesses provide creative solutions to curb the economic impact that will be felt by our local businesses. The Chamber has compiled a Social Distance Dining tab on the its website to view restaurants, their contact information, current hours of operation along with services they're offering -- including carry out, curbside or delivery.  The Chamber is also working to compile a list of local retailers and businesses and their current operations status that will also be added to its website soon. For more information, you can also contact the Chamber at 251-937-5665.

 

DO YOUR PART: Dr. Jerome Adams, the U.S. surgeon general, shared March 19, 2020 about the 15 Days to Slow the Spread initiative urging people to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel, saying, “if we can get all America to pitch in for the next 15 days, we can flatten the curve.” For more information on the Initiative, watch this video

 

Baldwin County Leadership Response held a press conference at noon Wednesday, March 18, to share updates on the Covid -19. The press converence included representatives from the Baldwin County Commission, Baldwin Emergency Management Agency, Baldwin County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Department of Public Health, Baldwn County Chamber Coalition and others. You can watch the press conference here

In North Baldwin, if you have a concern or question, the Call Center number is 251-937-9561.
Included in the conference was Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health. She offered these these basic guidelines:
1. Limit travel as much as possible.
2. Work from home if you can.
3. Follow "social distancing" of up to 6 feet.
4. Practice "respiratory hygiene" which includes washing your hands and covering your cough/sneeze.
5. Stay at home if you are sick.

 

The United Way of Baldwin County has established a Community Crisis Fund to help increase access to food, basic needs (rent, utilities) and distressed nonprofit support during for Baldwin County. 100 percent of your donation will go to help Baldwin County residents and our community recover from the COVID-19 outbreak. To make a donation, click on this link

 

Free Resources: Visit the Bay Minette Public Library's website at www.bayminettepubliclibrary.org for a listing of free educational resources including virtual field trips, drawing classes, etc. The library staff will continue to update this free resource as information is collection. 

 

Bay Minette Counts: While you're stuck at home in the next couple of weeks, don't forget to check your mailbox for the 2020 Census! The Census can be mailed back in, taken by phone or completed online! Click the link below to fill it out & for more information!

COMPLETING THE CENSUS IS CRUCIAL TO OUR CITY, COUNTY & STATE!! You can complete the information online through this link. 

https://my2020census.gov/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALDWIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY has added a COVID-19 page to its #BaldwinCountyEMA App. 

Visit the App Store to download and stay informed with up-to-date and accurate information. You can also follow Baldwin Emergency Management Agency on Facebook.

Follow Alabama Public Health on Facebook or visit its website at alabamapublichealth.gov.

 

Public Notices

In our efforts to best prevent the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Bay Minette will be closing all offices to the general public, until further notice. This includes Bay Minette City Hall, Bay Minette Public Library, Bay Minette Area Senior Center, Bay Minette Recreation Department, Strike City Lanes, Holly Hills Municipal Golf Course, Bay Minette Municipal Court and Magistrate, Bay Minette Public Parks restrooms, Bay Minette Police and Bay Minette Fire departments.

All public services including police and fire protection, trash and limb service and other administrative services will continue.

At its March 16, 2020 meeting, the Bay Minette City Council approved Resolution 0320-09 to declare a local State of Emergency related to the COVID-19.  

The Bay Minette Public Library is closed to the public until further notice. The book drop is open for returns! The courier service will not run during this time, so all holds have been suspended. Visit our website at www.bayminettepubliclibrary.org to access our digital libraries – Axis 360 and Overdrive. Free wi-fi is available 24/7 in our parking lot and courtyard area. Our Children’s Librarian will offer a Virtual Storytime via Facebook Live @ 10 a.m. everyday!

The City Finance Department is still available to serve you via telephone and email.  Specific contacts are as follows:

Business License Applications and Sales Tax Return Forms can be found by visiting www.cityofbayminette.org/Finance-Department or you can contact:

Pam Wade at pwade@ci.bay-minette.al.us or 251-580-1697

Accounts Payable and Facility Rentals: Kim Curry at kcurry@ci.bay-minette.al.us or 251-937-0384

Accounts Receivable, Cash Receipts and Cemetery: Lynn Quinley at lquinley@ci.bay-minette.al.us or 251-580-1654

General Questions or for City department directory assistance please call or main line at 251-580-1619. 

The Planning & Development Department will require the use of online and telephone contact for answers to issues or questions. Building Permit applications and Zoning forms can be found online at: www.cityofbayminette.org/Planning--Development-Services-Department. 

We can be reached by email for online submittals of permits and questions at:

Building Permit requests - buildingofficial@ci.bay-minette.al.us

Planning & Zoning requests - COBM_Planning@ci.bay-minette.al.us

Inspections may be scheduled by calling the department at (251) 580-1610. Permit applications may be dropped off in the appropriate drop box outside of City Hall. Payments can be made in the form of check, credit card or cashier’s check; please do not leave cash.

Clair Dorough, City Planner, (251) 580-1632 clair.dorough@ci.bay-minette.al.us       

Patrick Robinson, Building Official, (251) 580-1610 buildingofficial@ci.bay-minette.al.us

The City of Bay Minette Municipal Court has canceled the following court dates:

March 16, 2020                    March 30, 2020       April 6, 2020

Please contact the Municipal Court about your rescheduled court dates. Phone Number: 251-580-2558. If you are on a payment plan you may make payments by mailing the Municipal Court a Cashiers check or Money Order made out to: City of Bay Minette and mailed to City of Bay Minette Municipal Court, 300 N. Hoyle Avenue, Bay Minette, AL 36507.

NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

DEFENDANTS NAME OR CASE NUMBER OR TICKET NUMBER MUST BE ON THE MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHECK

Payments may also be made by phone at: 251-580-6553 or online at www.bayminetteal/govtportal.com.

Bay Minette Recreation Department and Strike City Lanes will be closed to the public until further notice. Online registration will continue for upcoming programs including the Kelly’s Kids Summer Camp. Online registration is available at teamsideline.com/bayminette.

Bay Minette Area Senior Center will be closed until further notice.

Carol Hodgson Arena will be closed until further notice.

Holly Hills Municipal Golf Course will be closed until further notice.

All public park restrooms will be closed until further notice.

The City of Bay Minette Municipal Court has canceled the following court dates: March 16, 2020; March 30, 2020; and April 6, 2020. Please contact the Municipal Court about your rescheduled court dates. Phone Number: 251-580-2558. 

If you are on a payment plan you may make payments by mailing the Municipal Court a Cashiers check or Money Order made out to:  City of Bay Minette. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. DEFENDANTS NAME OR CASE NUMBER OR TICKET NUMBER MUST BE ON THE MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHECK.

Mail to:  City of Bay Minette Municipal Court, 300 North Hoyle Ave., Bay Minette, AL 36507. Payments may be made by phone at: 251-580-6553 or online 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

The Alabama Department of Public Health held a press conference Thursday, March 19, 2020 on Covid-19. Among the announcements:
• All beaches to close at 5 p.m. Thursday (3/19) at either publicly or privately owned.
• Pre-schools and childcare centers to be closed effective end of business Thursday (3/19)
• Any restaurant, bar, brewery shall not allow on-premises consumption of food or drink. (drive through and carry-out only).
ADPH stressed that this is a very serious issue but that "you have the power to protect yourself and your family." They also addressed the availability of testing kits.
Click here to watch the full press conference.
To read the full order issued by Gov. Kay Ivey, click on this link