State health officer closing certain types of businesses statewide to help combat spread of COVID-19

WINSTON COUNTY - With the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus-2019 or COVID-19 increasing it seems by the minute within Alabama, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris put out a new health order effective Saturday, March 28, at 5 p.m. for the following types of "non-essential" businesses to be closed to non-employees:

Public access to some portions of recreation areas in the Bankhead Forest temporarily closed

BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - Effective immediately, public access to developed campgrounds, day use areas and dispersed recreation area restrooms in the following locations in the Bankhead National Forest are temporarily yet indefinitely suspended, for the health and safety of visitors and staff due to the Coronavirus-2019, or COVID-19 pandemic.

Areas affected are:

Houston Day Use Area;

Brushy Lake Campground;

Sipsey Trailhead (restroom only);

Natural Bridge Day Use Area (located near Moreland);