Coronavirus

ADPH: New Coronavirus Guidelines for Hardest Hit Area of State

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH ) has issued updated guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus. For Jefferson and surrounding counties –Tuscaloosa, Walker, Blount, St. Clair and Shelby — ADPH recommends against gatherings of 25 persons or more where a six-foot distance cannot be maintained. Restaurants, bars, breweries and Category 3 food service establishments in those counties…

Dollar General Creating Time for Seniors to Shop

  Starting today, Dollar General is devoting part of its shopping day for seniors to shop. Health experts have said that seniors are at risk of serious complications due to coronavirus. Dollar General will dedicate the first hour of the day to senior shoppers. The company says it wants to provide these at-risk customers with the chance to purchase items…

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Reschedules, Cancels Events Through May 15

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is rescheduling or canceling events through May 15 due to the coronavirus. In addition, chamber facilities will be closed until March 30 to allow staff to work remotely. Larger chamber gatherings and events have been either postponed or cancelled include: March 24 – Conversation: The Power of Leadership with Susan Taylor –POSTPONED, Date TBD March 25…

Baptist Health Opens Coronavirus Care Clinic

Baptist Health has announced the opening of a Coronavirus Care Clinic in Montgomery. The Clinic will provide drive up coronavirus test for those who have symptoms or have came into contact with the virus. The clinic is located at 2936 Marti Ln, just off Southern Blvd.  and is open from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week. Screenings are by…

Alabamians Unable to Work Due to Coronavirus Can Get Unemployment Benefits

The Alabama Department of Labor has announced that workers who aren’t able to work due to coronavirus will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. The department says it is modifying its rules to accommodate these workers who are affected in any of the following way: Quarantined by a medical professional or government agency Laid off or sent home without…

McDonalds to Close Seating Areas, Play Areas in Response to Coronavirus

McDonald’s has announced that after today, its company-owned restaurants will close seating areas, self-serve beverage fountains, kiosks and PlayPlaces at all of its U.S. locations. This is in response to the coronavirus. While these changes are only mandatory at company-owned restaurants, McDonald’s is asking its franchise owners to follow the same rules. McDonald’s will shift its focus to serving customers…

Despite Coronavirus, Meals on Wheels Continuing to Feed Elderly, Home-Bound

The Montgomery Area Council on Aging says it’s working vigilantly to make sure Covid-19 doesn’t stop its much needed service: Meals on Wheels. Executive Director Donna Marietta said volunteers travel to roughly 400 elderly and home-bound residents in the River Region each day to deliver hot meals and companionship. She said now, they’re ramping up disinfecting efforts. Volunteers are also…

Prattville Issues Coronavirus Action Plan

The city of Prattville has issued an action plan to protect against the spread of the coronavirus: Public access to city offices will be limited. Use online services, www.prattvilleal.gov, or phone services, 334.595.0100.  Public Meetings Update:  o City Council Meeting March 17: On schedule for 6:00 pm.  (limited public access) o Planning Commission Meeting March 19: Postponed until further notice….

MPD Announces Changes to Traffic Pattern at E. South Blvd. and Marti Lane Intersection Due to Coronavirus Care Center

The Montgomery Police Department is advising the public on a change in the traffic pattern at the intersection of the E. South Blvd. and Marti Lane. Due to the implementation of the Coronavirus testing clinic located at 2936 Marti Lane, the following changes will be made to the traffic patterns at that location. Motorists responding to the testing location are…