Coronavirus

Update: Alabama Reports 12 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

The Alabama Department of Public Health has updated its number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. The following is the latest information: In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival to Suspend Performances and Events

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival has released the following statement regarding its events: In response to national, state and local state of emergency announcements related to COVID-19, ASF will cancel performances after Sunday’s Ruby, Alabama Story matinees; upcoming productions, camps also affected In the interest of public safety and in light of minute-by-minute changes related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, including…

Wind Creek will Close for “Intensive Deep Clean” after Patron with Coronavirus Visited

Wind Creek announced Saturday it will close all of its properties in Alabama for an intensive deep cleaning. Wind Creek says one person who has been diagnosed with coronavirus visited the Wind Creek Resort in Wetumpka in the third week of February. The closure is effective at 6 a.m. Sunday and will last through 6 a.m. Monday. Following the deep…

Alabama Churches Altering Worship Plans Amid Virus Outbreak

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Some Alabama churches are canceling services and moving worship online after confirmation of the first case of the new coronavirus in the state. The Episcopal bishop for Alabama has told all the denomination’s churches to cancel their usual services, meetings and even postpone funerals for the rest of March. The church has about 32,000 members and…

Selma Mayor Darrio Melton Issues Coronavirus Statement

Source: City of Selma Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has released the following statement regarding the coronavirus: In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump has issued a National State of Emergency and Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency for Alabama. Taking proactive and preventative measures to protect residents, the City of Selma is:  – Suspending…

Mayor Steven Reed Declares Local State of Emergency

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has declared a local State of Emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, Michael Briddell, Director of Public Information and External Affairs with the city said, “This step does not represent an escalation of the Coronavirus in our community, rather it is intended to ensure that the city of Montgomery is eligible for financial…

Eclectic Trade Days Kick-Off Continues Despite Coronavirus Cases

In the wake of Friday’s confirmed Coronavirus cases across the state, many city and county events are being put on hold or even canceled. But organizer s for one event didn’t let the news hinder their plans. The Town of Eclectic’s annual Trade Days kicked off Saturday morning on Main Street. “This is just a vendor’s market. We have local…

President Trump Says He Took Coronavirus Test and Is Awaiting Results

President Trump says he has taken a coronavirus test and is awaiting results. “I also took the test last night. I decided I should based on the press conference last night,” Mr. Trump said. The president was repeatedly questioned about whether he had taken a test during a press conference Friday. Mr. Trump also praised members of the task force,…

U.S. House Passes Coronavirus Aid Package; Heads to Senate

The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation overnight to give direct relief to Americans impacted by the spreading coronavirus. Features of the aid package include free testing and sick pay guarantees for Americans affected. The legislation offers three months of paid family and medical leave.  Small and mid-sized employers would be reimbursed through tax credits. MORE COVERAGE FROM CBS NEWS The…