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Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier shuts down municipal buildings in wake of COVID-19 spikes

The town of Dauphin Island is taking proactive measures in the midst of a COVID-19 spike, says Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Collier announced all municipal building lobbies would be closed to the public, which included the town hall, public works, police department and welcome center.

Collier told Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Wednesday none of his staff had been infected and that he hoped those measures would “keep it that way.”

“What we decided is to try to be proactive, hopefully,” he said. “We have our EMS, and I met with him. He’s been kind of handling all of our COVID protocol throughout the pandemic to date and made some good decisions throughout that time period. I met with him Monday, and he just made the recommendation that we move to close public access to the lobbies of our municipal buildings because of the increase in infections that are not only occurring in our area but throughout the country.”

“We haven’t had any effects just yet within our staff,” Collier added. “And we would like to keep it that way. We’re hoping by making these changes, we can help prevent further spread.”

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.