Coronavirus

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…

Jackson Hospital Visitation Policies

Jackson Hospital in Montgomery has released revised visitation policies in the wake of the coronavirus. Visitor Restrictions are limited to one person per patient. There will be no swapping out this visiting privilege to multiple visitors throughout the patient’s hospital stay. The person must meet the below criteria: Over the age of 18 Has not traveled on a plane or been on…

All Career Center Locations Will Close to the Public; Services Still Available by Phone or Email

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Tuesday that beginning Wednesday, March 18, all of Alabama’s 51 Career Centers will close to the public in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  This closure will be in effect until further notice. Alabamians in need of Career Center services will still be able to receive them via telephone calls with their local staff, or…

Baptist Health Updates Coronavirus Visitation Policy

In an effort to protect patients, team members, and the local community during the immediate season of COVID-19 activity in the United States, Baptist Health is further streamlining hospital visitor policies. Effective immediately and until further notice, the following updates apply at all Baptist Health hospitals [Baptist Medical Center East, Baptist Medical Center South, Prattville Baptist Hospital and Crossbridge :…

ALEA Modifies Driver License Division’s Statewide Operations in Response to COVID-19

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is modifying its Driver License Division’s statewide operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor said, “ALEA is dedicated to providing public safety to the state and its citizens and will continue. When Governor Ivey declared this state of emergency in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we and other state agencies…

Alabama ABC Board Closing Some Stores Due to Coronavirus

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will be temporarily closing some ABC stores statewide as a way to protect customers and employees from the coronavirus. Stores that are scheduled to close will be closing at the end of business Tuesday, March 17. Workers at those stores will be temporarily re-assigned to stores that remain open in their area.  All ABC…