Coronavirus

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…

City of Troy Announces Closures

The city of Troy has announced several coronavirus-related closures. City Hall will remain open, but residents are urged to use online or phone services first. Pay utility bills online at www.troyal.gov Pay over the phone using an automated system (866) 236-8031 Pay over the phone by calling 311 or (334) 566-0177 Use the drive-through service Place check or money order…

Elmore County: What You Need to Know to Get Tested for COVID-19

In Elmore County, officials discussed how they’re working to limit the spread of the Coronavirus of there. Mike Bruce with Ivy Creek Healthcare explained what people need to do to get tested in Elmore County. They say first, call the Alabama Department of Health or Elmore Community Hospital. You can reach ADPH at 888-264-2256 and the hospital at 334-514-3713. When…

Macon County to Start Testing for Coronavirus Soon

Macon County is expecting its first shipment of COVID-19 test supplies within the next 3 days. During the next Macon County Healthcare Authority (MCHA) board meeting, a briefing will be conducted by Dr. Deanah Maxwell to inform public health officials concerning the number of tests that will be available and the logistics for testing. MCHA board chairwoman, Bernice Frazier says, ““We have been…

Attorney General Issues Opinion on Postponing Alabama’s March 31 Runoff

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has issued a lengthy opinion regarding whether the state can legally delay the March 31 runoffs because of coronavirus.  Secretary of State John Merrill had sought Marshall’s opinion after several groups called on the runoffs to be delayed to keep voters and poll workers away from each other. Marshall says Gov. Kay Ivey has the…

Montgomery County Offices Closed to Public Until March 31

Effective Wednesday, March 18, Montgomery County Offices will be closed to the public. In an abundance of caution, the Montgomery County Commission voted to close county offices through Tuesday, March 31, to protect both employees and residents. Although offices are physically closed, county services are still readily available. “We are passionate about what is going on in our county and…

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Gives Federal Coronavirus Update

Congresswoman Terri Sewell joined state health and emergency officials Tuesday to talk about the latest in Washington, regarding the Coronavirus. “We wanted to make sure that the stakeholders in Alabama understood what resources are available from Washington,” Sewell said. Sewell said it was important for residents to continue following guidelines from the ADPH and other agencies- to slow down the…

Four Brooklyn Nets Players Test Positive for Coronavirus, Brings Number of Confirmed NBA Cases to 7

The Brooklyn Nets say four of their players have tested positive for the new coronavirus. That brings the total to seven known positive tests in the NBA. The team announced Tuesday that one player is exhibiting symptoms while the other three are asymptomatic. All four players have been isolated and are under the care of team physicians. The Nets added…

ADPH: More Closings and Restrictions as More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

The Alabama Department of Public Health is announcing new guidelines and closures, as officials confirmed that 36 Alabamians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of Tuesday Morning. At an ADPH press conference, state health officer Dr. Scott Harris announced that the list of mandated school closures now includes all private schools, Pre-K and most day cares – with the exception…