Coronavirus

AG Steve Marshall Warns Against Price Gouging During State Public Health Emergency

Attorney General Steve Marshall warns those who would seek to illegally profit from the current public health emergency that Alabama’s price gouging law has been activated. On March 13, Governor Kay Ivey declared a State Public Health Emergency in Alabama relating to the appearance of the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.  Alabama’s price gouging law comes into effect when…

Butler County Declares State of Emergency, Closing All Offices to the Public Until April 6

Butler County Commissioners have approved a resolution to declare a State of Emergency. The Courthouse and other County offices will be closed to the General Public starting Friday, March 20, at 4:00pm till Monday April 6. The general public can still call, email, fax, or mail to the courthouse and other county offices. Phone numbers: 334-382-3521 Circuit Clerk 334-382-3512 Probate…

Statewide Health Order Impacts Beaches and Restaurants

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama’s efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Statewide through April 5: All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited. This Order shall apply…

Group Calls for Release of Inmates to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Jails and Prisons

Earlier this week county jail inmates with bonds under $5,000 were ordered released in Autauga, Elmore and Chilton Counties, as long as the sheriffs and wardens sign off on it. Mobile County announced today it would release certain pre-trial inmates. These actions were taken due to fears of the spread of COVID-19. This action comes after Alabamians for Fair Justice urged the Alabama Department of…

ASU Postpones Spring Graduation Ceremony in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

In accordance with the latest reports and guidelines from the federal government and health organizations, the University is postponing its spring graduation ceremony, which was scheduled for May 1. The University will continue to monitor all situations related to COVID-19 and inform its graduates of any future plans. “Alabama State University views its Commencement Convocation as one of the most important…

Elmore County Teacher Tests Positive for COVID-19

A teacher in the Elmore County School system has tested positive for the coronavirus. Superintendent Richard Dennis has confirmed the teacher’s positive test. Dennis says the teacher works with small number of students across multiple schools. The schools are Wetumpka Elementary, Middle, & High Schools, Redland Elementary, Eclectic Elementary, and Elmore County High School. The teacher works individually with specific…

Montgomery YMCA Offering Childcare to Medical Workers and First Responders

The YMCA of Greater Montgomery is offering Essential Childcare for Medical and First Responders in the area. With schools and day cares closing, child care is in need. The YMCA Goodtimes Center location at 2325 Millridge Drive will be where childcare will be provided. The program is $25 daily (Members and Non-Members) and a $100 weekly (Members and Non-Members). Categories:…

Lowndes County Public School System Providing Free Meals to Students Due to Coronovirus Closures

As school systems in Alabama are closed due to the coronavirus, school systems are stepping up. They are making sure kids are fed during the closure of the schools. The Lowndes County Public School System is the next school system to joing schools systems providing free meals to students. They will be providing grab and go breakfasts and lunches to…

Winn-Dixie Hiring 5,000 Workers Displaced by Closures, Adding Senior Shopping Hour

Winn-Dixie has announced that due to the impact of coronavirus on the hospitality and restaurant industries, it will be looking to hire 5,000 people whose working hours have been affected by mandated store and restaurant closures. Its parent company Southeastern Grocers will be hiring throughout the Southeast. For more information, click on www.segrocers.com/careers. In addition, Winn-Dixie is offering seniors and high-risk…