April 4, 2021
PELHAM, Ala. -- When Gov. Kay Ivey’s Safer at Home Order expires at the close of business Friday, April 9th, 2021, the City of Pelham will no longer require masks be worn inside city facilities, but it is highly encouraged.
“Like the governor, we prefer that patrons and visitors practice personal responsibility and wear a mask when proper social distancing cannot be maintained inside city buildings,” said City Manager Gretchen DiFante.
At the recommendation of the City’s EMS Director and Safety Officer, city employees will continue to wear masks when interacting with the public.
“We believe this is the safest protocol to follow for the time being,” explained EMS Director Matt Maples. “Because vaccine distribution opened to all people 16 and older just a few days ago, we want to ensure all city employees that want to get vaccinated have the opportunity to do so over the next month,” he added.
Businesses in the city may still require masks be worn. The City encourages everyone to be respectful of the policies implemented by individual businesses.
“Our businesses have been resilient over the last year,” DiFante said. “Because of their ability to navigate the global pandemic, Pelham’s economy remains strong.”
The City will continue to monitor information from the Alabama Department of Public Health and make necessary adjustments, as required.