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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Flomaton Public Library closed

Town hall lobby closed as mayor issues orders in wake of increased numbers of COVID-19

 

July 2, 2020

Bondurant

As new cases of COVID-19 increase across the state of Alabama and in Escambia County, Gov. Kay Ivey has extended her 'Safer at Home' order and the town of Flomaton has implemented changes that include closing the lobby at town hall and temporally shutting down the Flomaton Public Library.

Statistics from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Escambia County Health Care Authority show the state had an increase of 6,651 confirmed cases of the coronavirus from June 23 to June 30. Escambia County had an increase of 90 cases during that week. Deaths due to COVID-19 increased by 74 statewide. Escambia County remained at six confirmed deaths.

In an order by Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., the lobby at town hall is closed and customers are asked to use the drive-thru window. People who want to pay town utility bills can either use the drive-thru, deposit payments in a box next to the drive-thru window or pay online at https://nexbillpay.net/flomatonutilities.

The lobby had been previously open with restrictions to allow only two people in at the same time, with social distancing of 6-feet enforced.

Library

The library was closed Wednesday afternoon as a precaution due to the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Bondurant said library employees would be reassigned to town hall. He also said that the library's WiFi will remain up and running and people can park out front and access the internet.

Employees

To protect employees and the public, employees who show up for work in Flomaton who exhibit symptoms will be sent home and shall not return to work until the symptoms end or the employee has a negative test for COVID-19.

All town employees will be required to have their temperature checked and recorded at the beginning of their shift. Any temperature reading more than 100.3 degrees will require the employee to go home.

Welcome center

The Alabama Welcome Center and Flomaton Railroad Museum is closed to the public. Employees at that location will continue to assist the SAIL center to continue serving senior citizens. The community center, which houses the SAIL center, is closed to the public. Homebound meals will continue to be delivered. Others utilizing the SAIL center will be able to pick up meals curbside at the center.

"We must all remain vigilant during this pandemic," Mayor Bondurant wrote to employees outlining the new guidelines. "We have a small group of outstanding employees who strive to make our little town a better place for everyone and I really appreciate that. Please stick together, work together, and remind each other about safety precautions that they may not be doing."

 
 

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