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COVID-2019 Updates

12TH ANNUAL DELTA WOODS & WATERS EXPO CANCELEND
March 26, 2020

In light of the current recommendations from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and out of care and concern for the citizens of Baldwin County, the City of Spanish Fort and the Delta Woods & Waters Expo committee have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. We are so thankful for all our sponsors and supporters, and we look forward to seeing everyone at 2021’s Expo!

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CHANGES IN SPANISH FORT POST OFFICE HOURS
March 23, 2020

Effective Wednesday, March 25th, the Spanish Fort Post Office will be modifying their hours. To reduce the risks associated with COVID-19, they will be open from 10 am until 3 pm, Monday through Friday, until further notice. They will be closed on Saturdays. Access to PO Boxes will remain available 24/7.

This will not affect regular mail deliveries.

Click here to see the full announcement from the Spanish Fort Post Office.

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FREE WIFI AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE SPANISH FORT COMMUNITY CENTER
March 19, 2020

While the Spanish Fort Community Center, including the Spanish Fort Public Library, are closed, free WiFi is still available to use in your vehicle while in our parking lot area.

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THE CITY OF SPANISH FORT DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY
March 17, 2020

The City of Spanish Fort declared a State of Emergency related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective Monday, March 16th, at 6:20 p.m. All City facilities will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18th, at 8 a.m. until further notice. All City events, programs, rentals, and committee meetings are canceled, with the exception of City Council and Planning Commission meetings. In accordance with the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community and our employees, the City of Spanish Fort is making the following changes to our daily operations:

  • Municipal Court for March 26th is canceled, per administrative order from the Supreme Court of Alabama. Individuals and attorneys will be informed of their new court date. 

  • The Spanish Fort Public Library will be closed to the public. Drive-thru book drop-off is still available, and all late fees will be waived during this time. 

  • The Spanish Fort Police Department lobby will be closed to the public. Officers can still be reached via the non-emergency dispatch number (251-626-4914). In the event of an emergency, call 911.

  • The Spanish Fort Senior Center will be closed to the public, including the exercise facility.

  • While public gatherings are discouraged, public parks will be open to use at your own risk. Bathrooms located at these parks will be locked during this time to help prevent the spread of germs. 


The City of Spanish Fort staff will be available via telephone at 251-626-4884 to answer your questions. The direct numbers for each department can be found below.

  • Administration: 251-626-4884 

  • Building Department:  251-626-4993

  • Library: 251-410-7523

  • Magistrate: 251-626-4884

  • Senior Center: 251-410-6523 


For the most recent recommendations and news on the COVID-19 outbreak, we recommend the following resources: 


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SPANISH FORT MUNICIPAL COURT PROCEEDINGS POSTPONED
March 17, 2020


In compliance with the administrative order from the Alabama Supreme Court, all Spanish Fort Municipal Court proceedings are postponed until further notice.

Individuals and attorneys will be notified by US Mail of their new court date. Notifications will be sent to the last address provided to the court. Failure to update contact information will not excuse a defendant from missing court. Failure to appear could result in a warrant for your arrest.

If you need to update your address please put your request in writing by mailing it to 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL 36527 or by emailing it to magistrate@cityofspanishfort.com. We will not accept change of address request over the phone. Please contact the court directly for all other questions by calling 251-626-4884. 

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MICHAEL M. MCMILLAN
March 14, 2020

Regarding COVID-19

The Governor of the State of Alabama, Kay Ivey, on recommendation of the State Health Officer and pursuant to the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955, as amended, has declared that a state public health emergency exists in the State of Alabama based on the potential widespread exposure to  the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.  As a result, emergency action plans and procedures are being executed through the state as needed.  

I am issuing this statement regarding the City of Spanish Fort’s response to the COVID-19 virus.  We are in contact with and coordinating with the Governor’s office, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency and all other state and local agencies and officials.  

The Baldwin County Board of Education has announced that the last day of school in Baldwin County will be Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Baldwin County Public School students will be out of school starting March 19 through April 12 to include the regularly scheduled spring break.  As a result, all Alabama High School Athletic Association events have been cancelled for the next two and a half weeks.

Based on the foregoing, the City of Spanish Fort is taking the following actions.  City Hall will maintain normal business hours to conduct City business and assist the members of our community during this time.  All Spanish Fort youth league athletic events will be postponed until further notice, effective Wednesday, March 18.  All people are urged to listen to information issued by the appropriate agencies regarding protective measures and procedures to follow.  Price gouging and consumer fraud is illegal.  Please report any illegal conduct to the appropriate agencies.  We will provide updates as needed regarding actions taken by the City and services and events management.

We are blessed to live in this wonderful place and community of people.  While it is appropriate to take protective measures to keep separation between us until the threat of this virus has passed, it does not mean we are “separated” or alone.  Please take time to safely check on family, friends and neighbors.  In particular, call and check on the elderly and those who live alone.  

If you need us, we are here for you.  If you need assistance, please contact City Hall or the appropriate agency for help.  As stated above we will be providing updates as deemed necessary.  God Bless You!

Michael M. McMillan
Mayor