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During a time when so many need employment, West Alabama Works stepped up – hosting two virtual hiring events in June that drew over 600 people to apply for jobs in the healthcare and automotive industries.

Physical distance doesn’t mean giving up social and emotional closeness, but it’s natural to miss our friends (and most children are used to spending the entire school day with their buddies)! Of course, children may also be disappointed about cancelled plans such as preschool graduations or birthday parties. You can tell your child that you miss your friends, too. Explain that everyone’s finding new ways to stay close, and that you’ll help them do the same. Consider these tips:

To help the community meet the requirements of the face coverings ordinance, the City will continue to distribute free face coverings to residents. Distributions will be held:

  • Monday, July 13: Oakdale Elementary, 7 - 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 15: Skyland Elementary, 7 - 10 a.m.
  • Friday, July 17: Tall Pines Golf Club, 7 - 10 a.m.
  • Monday, July 20: Northridge Middle School, 7 - 10 a.m. 

Signs will be posted outside of each distribution site to direct traffic. For more information on the face coverings ordinance, please visit Tuscaloosa.com/FaceCoverings.

On Tuesday, June 30, the Tuscaloosa City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance requiring face coverings to be worn while interacting in public places in the City of Tuscaloosa. To help the community meet the requirements of the face coverings ordinance, the City will be distributing free face coverings to residents on Tuesday, July 7, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 

This week's Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week is Webber. 

Leadership Tuscaloosa, West Alabama’s premier leadership program, is now accepting applications for the class of 2020-21. The program is designed to shape the positive direction of individuals inclined toward making our community a better place to live, work, and play. 

When a parent, caregiver, or other loved one becomes ill with COVID-19, the whole family struggles. But there are ways to comfort and reassure children, to offer clear, honest explanations, and to stay connected to the loved one who is sick.

A new monument that honors veterans of all wars has been installed at the Tuscaloosa Memorial Veterans Park (1701 McFarland Blvd.).

Members of the Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to enact a citywide ordinance that requires residents to wear face coverings in any public place. The ordinance, which goes into effect on Monday, July 6, will be in effect for 30 days.

The Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground Project (TAPP) has a mission to build a playground in Sokol Park that is both accessible and inclusive for children and families of all ages and abilities. Now, that mission is one step closer to reality, thanks to a generous in-kind donation.

Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

 

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