Elizabeth Hurley | Community Editor
Under the new safer at home order, all retail businesses are able to reopen at 50% capacity and should enforce social distancing guidelines at all times.
"I do have concerns right now for young people that might be stuck at home with family members that don’t support them or the LGBTQ community," said Chad Peacock, Pride on The Plains president. "But those young people just need to remember there is a community out here that loves and accepts them."
Beginning Monday, the Downtown Merchants Association began selling T-shirts featuring the hashtag slogan “Keep Auburn Rolling."
Because of the way the Constitution of Alabama is written, cities like Auburn are not able to implement a local stay-at-home order.
Alabama schools will move to online instruction for the remainder of the school year.
The Auburn City Council has taken further measures to assist small businesses, as the Council approved a resolution allowing the City to utilize municipal funds to help private businesses cover interest payments.
In a release Monday, the organization said the 2020 Pride on The Plains Weekend, which was scheduled June 5 through June 7, 2020, is postponed.
Auburn Mayor Ron Anders is encouraging residents to stay home as EAMC begins to fill its beds and its ICU's.
Opelika City Schools will begin providing free meals to students on Monday, March 23 for children 18 years old and under.
Those boxes included approximately 35 pounds of food intended to support the entire family, Auburn City Schools Superintendent Cristen Herring.