Coronavirus

Hyundai Manufacturing Closes Factory After Worker Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama has confirmed a case of COVID-19 among its workforce. The individual who tested positive is not currently on site at HMMA. HMMA has notified the Alabama Department of Public Health of this case. Other workers have been informed of the situation. HMMA is suspending production in all areas, for all shifts, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on…

Alabama Run-off Election Rescheduled for July 14

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Primary Runoff Election would be held on July 14, due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. “Exercising my extraordinary powers under the Emergency Management Act, I am setting Alabama’s Primary Runoff Election for July 14, 2020,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “The ability to hold free and fair elections is an inherent…

Target to Reduce Store Hours, Create Dedicated Shopping Hour for Vulnerable

To allow employees additional time for cleaning and restocking, Target announced Tuesday that the retail giant will reduce its store hours temporarily. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, all Target stores will close by 9PM local time daily. All stores will continue to open at their regularly scheduled times. In addition, the retailer announced that it will introduce a dedicated shopping hour,…

Tuskegee University Issues Updated Advisory for Students

Tuskegee University has issued this updated advisory for its students: Because of new cases of COVID-19 in Alabama and increasing community transmission of the coronavirus across the nation and world, Tuskegee University students should not return to campus following the university’s extended Spring Break on March 22, 2020, as they will continue their coursework via remote distance learning. Students may…

Montgomery City Employees to Begin Remote Work

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has begun a remote work policy for city employees. Staff in congested work areas in most city departments will work from home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Smaller departments that can operate safely in the office will continue to do so. All essential services, including public safety and sanitation, will be on a regular…

Coronavirus Testing Center Opens in Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center is now open in the city of Demopolis at Whitfield Regional Hospital. “Our sole purpose here is provide exceptional care to the citizens of Marengo County and the surrounding region,” said Whitfield CEO Doug Brewer. Hospital officials and community leaders announced the opening at a press conference Tuesday morning. The…

Public Safety Offices Change Protocol in Response to Coronavirus

By now most people are familiar with the Centers for Disease Control guidelines when it comes to limiting the spread of novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Social Distancing, hand washing, and avoiding sick people are at the top of the list. For public safety workers, public interaction is essential to their job. Now many departments have altered their policies to help…

Baptist Health Releases First-Day Stats from Coronavirus Care Clinic

Baptist Health has reported to Alabama News Network’s Andrew James the first numbers from its Coronavirus Care Clinic. During the clinic’s first day of operation yesterday, it received 680 calls. Those calls led to 65 patient visits and 20 swab tests performed. Those samples will be sent for testing, which is expected to take 24-72 hours. If you have coronavirus…

Alabama’s First Coronavirus Patient Released from Montgomery Hospital

Baptist Health confirms Montgomery’s first coronavirus patient has been released from the hospital and is doing well.  No other information about the person’s condition is being released. We do know that the person is a civilian employee who works at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. The person had returned home from traveling to Illinois and reported not feeling well upon return. The…