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City of Bessemer, Alabama

The city of Bessemer continues to monitor the developing situation involving the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 in the United States and Alabama.

I am asking all residents of Bessemer to take the necessary precautions as it relates to halting the spread of the virus. The Jefferson County Department of Health has outlined several steps individuals can take in response to the pandemic. An outline of those steps can be found at the following link:

The Jefferson County Department of Health has also recommended cancelling all public gatherings of 500 or more people, including church services.
I am announcing the following actions as it relates to the operations of the city of Bessemer:

- The Bessemer Recreation Center will close to the public until March 27th, at which time we will assess the situation prior to reopening. The decision to temporarily close the Recreation Center is based on the high number of seniors who use the facility. We feel this is in the best interest of our seniors and our youth.

- We encourage Bessemer Utilities customers, who have the ability, to use the distance bill pay services offeredby phone, mail or online service. The link for online bill pay is and the online pay number is (844) 549-0405.

- All out-of-town travel for city of Bessemer employees has been suspended until further notice.

- All city buildings will be thoroughly cleaned, especially high traffic areas.

We want to make sure our residents are safe during this challenging time so please remain vigilant and follow all precautionary steps:

• Wash hands constantly or use hand sanitizer if washing is not possible.

• Stay at least six (6) feet away from others if possible.

• Avoid shaking hands and make sure all coughing and sneezing is covered completely.

We will continue to monitor developments as it relates to COVID-19, but we ask everyone to use sound judgment and stay aware of developments.
For more information on how to take the necessary precautions related to COVID-19, visit the Jefferson County Department of Health website at the link posted above.