Houston County Commissioner urges residents to continue fight against COVID-19 as economy reopens


HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — With COVID-19 still affecting lives around the world, Houston County has taken a hit.

After facing a one million dollar loss in revenue, County Commissioner Mark Culver said some people are not doing their part to prevent the virus.

“Since the pandemic started we’ve been trying everything in conjunction with the city,” Culver said. “The mayor and I have been out there, the health department has been out there. We’ve been asking people to do their part.”

With a surge of cases of COVID-19 in Houston County, some commissioners are worried that residents are not taking the proper precautions to prevent the virus from spreading. However, as far as finances go, Culver said officials hope to recover in no time.

Meanwhile, Culver also urged residents to continue wearing their masks, practicing social distancing by staying six feet apart, and keeping their hands washed at all times.

“Please do what you have been encouraged to do,” Culver said. “When you go to the grocery stores, hardware stores, any public places, please wear a mask.”

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