Baldwin County Commission declares local state of emergency


Baldwin County will be holding an update briefing Monday at 10:30 AM. You can watch it LIVE on WKRG and


BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — As Baldwin County Commission’s special meeting convened Saturday evening important decisions were made regarding coronavirus concerns.

The first order of business was the declaration of a local state of emergency, consequently leading to the decision of all Baldwin County Commission owned nonessential facilities to close.

Despite the closing of those facilities, people will still work. However, there will be no public-facing functions; e.g. tag renewals, probate, etc.

Additionally, Baldwin County residents are encouraged to avoid large groups.

The Baldwin County Commission plans to meet again on Tuesday, March 31st.

The full meeting from Saturday evening can be viewed below:

Unedited release from Baldwin County Commission

Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:15 p.m. Baldwin County Emergency Operations Center Operations Room 23100 McAuliffe Drive, Robertsdale, AL

The purpose for the Emergency Special Meeting is to:

[1] Discuss Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which may pose a hazard to the safety and welfare of the general public; and

[2] Consider and/or adopt an instrument declaring a local state of emergency; and

[3] Consider and/or authorize the closure of certain county facilities by direction of the Chairman of the Baldwin County Commission or by adoption of a resolution or other instrument; and

[4] Consider and/or authorize any other actions related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; and

[5] Consider and/or authorize the cancellation and/or rescheduling of any Baldwin County Commission meetings as necessary.


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