City of Opelika taking precautionary measures regarding COVID-19

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Special to the Opelika Observer

The City of Opelika is taking precautionary measures by listening to local, state and federal public health officials by evaluating city-hosted activities and events in two-week increments with the community’s well-being in mind.


To allow time for social distancing and to prevent the spread of illness in our community, all Opelika Parks and Recreation games, classes, activities and programs are canceled effective 9 p.m. on March 13 until re-evaluation on March 27. This includes all practices, games, group fitness classes and swim lessons.

The Opelika SportsPlex will remain open, but the SportsPlex basketball gym and pool, Denson Drive Recreation Center and Covington Recreation Center will be closed until re-evaluation on March 27. The Covington preschool will remain open until further notice.

As of March 13, Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library will maintain regular hours and is open for materials checkout and computer use. Cooper Library will also be cancelling all events and activities, including scheduled offsite programming, for the next two weeks. As always, their digital resources are available to use anytime at www.cooperlibrary.com.


All other city buildings remain open until further notice. For updates regarding City of Opelika hosted activities and news, sign up for city notifications https://www.opelika-al.gov/list.aspx.


For any questions or guidance regarding COVID-19 please refer to the Alabama Department of Public Health http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html.

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