Video Captures Tuscaloosa Police Department COVID-19 Enforcement on The Strip
Tuscaloosa Police Department Patrol Cars were captured on The Strip Sunday evening, presumably in response to the droves of students lining the streets in an attempt to seek entry into local bars.
Twitter user Kalynn Anderson shared the video Sunday, saying "TPD is not in the mood for your bid day shenanigans."
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox pledged Sunday that both the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service would step up their enforcement of State and City ordinances meant to mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey's "Safer at Home" order continues through August 31st, and the order includes a mask mandate.
Tuscaloosa remains under a State of Emergency as a result of the virus, requiring bars to end service at 9 p.m. nightly and reduce their capacity to 25%. Classes at the University begin Monday, August 17th, with University officials planning to distribute 60,000 face masks to students.