(LAKE MARTIN, AL; March 31, 2020) -- Russell Lands On Lake Martin announced today that the company is implementing additional COVID-19 protection measures in support of the March 27, 2020, order of the Alabama State Health Officer, Scott Harris, M.D.

According to Tom Lamberth, President and CEO, Russell Lands will begin installing signage on its islands and lakefront property with beaches to close access to those properties for the duration of the State Health Officer’s social distancing directives. “This is not a step we take lightly,” said Lamberth. “We have traditionally allowed day use of these properties while people enjoy the lake. We believe it makes sense to promote social distancing as a way to lessen the effects of COVID-19 on our community.” The identified properties will be considered as “No Trespassing” areas until the threat of COVID-19 has subsided.

Other measures that will be implemented include limiting access to businesses, based upon square footage, to enable social distancing of six feet; indicating six-foot spacing at cash registers to encourage proper social distancing; indicating six-foot spacing outside businesses for those waiting to enter; and encouraging customers to remain in boats while refueling at marinas. “We believe these additional measures help further Dr. Harris’ order and help protect our customers and employees,” said Lamberth.

Lamberth pointed out that several measures had already been implemented at Russell Lands businesses, including cleaning and disinfecting shopping carts and surfaces at regular intervals; encouraging the use of protective gloves; closure of all on-premises dining and limiting food service to curbside take out; working from home wherever practical; and closure of all pools and fitness centers.


About Russell Lands

In 1834, Russell family settlers from England fell in love with a tract of land in central Alabama. The Russells’ love for the land continued throughout the years. Nearly 100 years ago, news came of a huge new lake that would soon meander deep into their beloved forest. The Russells could envision the hundreds of miles of beautiful shoreline encompassing Lake Martin and today they continue to brag about the more than 40,000 acres of deep blue water that surrounds the old Russell Forest. That place is Russell Lands On Lake Martin ( The company is one of uncommon vision, diversity and commitment to community - whose endeavors go beyond creating fine lake homes and communities.  Willow Point Golf and Country Club (, owned and operated by Russell Lands, is one of the most revered private clubs in Alabama and considered to have the “most beautiful lakeside golf course” in the country.  Russell Crossroads, the new central town hub of Russell Lands On Lake Martin’s 25,000 acres of land holdings, is designed to reflect the agrarian era with period architecture of the 1920s promoting “walkability” of the town.  Today, the town consists of the Discovery Center, Catherine’s Market (, SpringHouse restaurant (, The Stables, and Kowaliga Restaurant.  Russell Marine ( offers boating enthusiasts world-class sales and service through four Lake Martin locations and has consistently been nationally ranked in the Top 100 Boat Dealers for many years.  Russell Do it Centers ( and Building Supply stores and Russell Home Décor Center in nine locations make it easier for homeowners to build and personalize the homes in which they live. In 1998, Russell Lands constructed the Lake Martin Amphitheater ( - a unique venue for celebrating culture and the creative arts. And the company continues to serve the community through Children's Harbor - the not-for-profit organization created by Russell Lands Chairman, Ben Russell - whose mission is to strengthen children and families through a variety of programs, services and good works.  For more information, go to .


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