Coronavirus

Schools Finalize Delivery Methods for Remainder of School Year

School systems across Alabama are finalizing their plans for alternative methods of instruction. Friday April 3, is the deadline State Superintendent Eric Mackey gave superintendents to submit their plans. Lesson plans range from online, to cell phones, and physical lesson packets. In many school districts, teachers have been advised to set up home office spaces to maintain office hours, tutoring…

Montgomery County Commission, Town of Pike Road Announce County-wide Curfew

Mayor Gordon Stone of the Town of Pike Road, Chairman Elton Dean of the Montgomery County Commission and Sheriff Derrick Cunningham of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Thursday announced a curfew for both the incorporated area of the Town of Pike Road and the unincorporated area of Montgomery County. The curfew will be from 10pm until 5am seven days a…

Montgomery Co. Received Over 5,000 Unusable Dry-Rotted Medical Masks from National Stockpile

More than 5,000 medical masks that Montgomery County received from the national stockpile were rotted. Emergency Management Director Christi Thornton says the shipment of 5,880 procedure masks received last week were unusable because of dry rot. The county received a replacement shipment Wednesday. Alabama has more than 1,100 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Alabama Sen. Doug Jones said Thursday he believes…

Publix Offering Contactless Pay Starting April 4

Publix announced today it’s rolling out contactless pay to all its stores, including GreenWise Market. The rollout is expected to be completed by Saturday, April 4. This is one more measure Publix is taking to protect the health and well-being of its customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic.     A contactless payment is made by placing a smartphone or…

City of Greenville Imposes Curfew Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, the Greenville City Council has imposed a curfew for the City of Greenville to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases. Resolution 2020-10 establishes a city-wide curfew beginning Friday, April 3, from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., seven days a week until further notice. Failure to comply with this order is punishable by a fine…

Sen. Doug Jones: ‘Alabama should issue stay-home order’

Democratic Senator Doug Jones says he believes Alabama should issue a statewide stay-home order, to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Other states have already issued the order. There has been 17 coronavirus-related deaths in Alabama. The state reported that it received nearly 75,000 unemployment claims in one week related to the virus. Montgomery County disclosed that more than 5,000…

6 Alexander City Assisted Living Patients Getting COVID-19 Treatment

Alabama News Network received reports of patients at an Alex City nursing home were positive for COVID-19. Lake Martin Community Hospital confirms they are treating six COVID-19 patients from the Chapman Healthcare Center in Alexander City. All patients are in stable condition. if any patients need higher acuity such as ICU, we will transfer to the appropriate facility. This information…

UAB to Test Possible COVID-19 Vaccine

More than a dozen companies in the U.S. are working on possible COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. One of them is turning to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for assistance. UAB has been selected to perform pre-clinical testing of a possible vaccine called ADCOVID, developed by Altimmune Inc. 6 UAB labs will collaborate with Altimmune Inc. to test the immune…

Governor’s Office: ‘Shelter-in-place’ order not needed yet

A spokeswoman says Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is not ready to issue a shelter-in-place order, but the state has taken other actions to reduce spread. Republican governors in Florida, Mississippi and Georgia on Wednesday reversed course and issued stay-home directives after previously resisting such a statewide order. Alabama now has more than 1,100 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The Alabama…

Costco Makes Changes to Limit Crowds

Costco has announced it is making changes as it responds to safety needs because of the coronavirus outbreak. Starting Friday, April 3, Costco will allow no more than two people to enter the warehouse with each membership card. The Costco in Montgomery is open these hours: Monday-Friday: 10AM to 6:30PM Saturday: 9:30AM-6PM Sunday: 10AM-6PM Open on Good Friday, Closed on…