Tuscaloosa shelter-at-home order goes into effect Sunday

Mar 27, 2020

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Life will change for residents of Tuscaloosa as of Sunday night. The city of Tuscaloosa has issued a nightly curfew, and shelter-at-home order, that officially begins this weekend. City leaders in Birmingham told residents to stay at home on Wednesday. The order was amended to include staying at home Thursday evening. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox says if things do not change, there could be some serious problems. “We know, that in late April, without any change in the dynamic, Tuscaloosa County’s healthcare system could be overwhelmed. We also know, the more we stay home, for ourselves, for our families, for our community, we will all be safer," he said. The curfew runs from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. It will continue until April 11, and will then be reviewed.  Maddox said they will monitor the effectiveness of the curfew daily.