Coronavirus

More Than 6.6 Million Applied for Unemployment Help Last Week

More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. A Labor Department report shows that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk…

Montgomery County Officials Address COVID-19 in the Region: “I think it’s not resonating because people don’t see loved ones and neighbors dying right next to them.”

Mayors Steven Reed and Gordon Stone, along with other city officials held a briefing Wednesday addressing the latest on COVID-19 in the region. Both Reed and Stone pleaded with the community to abide by the guidelines for social distancing and cleanliness. Reed addressed his concerns about others not taking the pandemic seriously and enforcing the curfew. Montgomery Police Chief Ernest…

Tuskegee Officials to Enact Curfew Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

  Tuskegee city leaders have voted to enact a curfew as a way of helping limit the spread of the coronavirus. The curfew will take effect Friday, April 3 and continue indefinitely. The curfew will run from 10 pm to 5 am , seven days a week. Mayor Tony Haygood and other city leaders will make a formal later this…

Air Travel Down Nearly 80% at Montgomery Regional Airport

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, travel is down nearly 80 percent at Montgomery Regional Airport. Officials urge people to stay at home and not travel unless it is absolutely essential. The airport does have outgoing flights for those that must travel. In March the airport was deep cleaned and disinfected twice as a precaution. Right now flights to D.C. have…

Coronavirus Home Testing to Help People Avoid Trips to the Emergency Room

Telemedicine is becoming very popular in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. One company is now bringing COVID-19 testing to your home. The goal is to provide urgent care immediately and help patients avoid trips to the emergency room. Katrina Ward has had a cough, a fever, and other symptoms of COVID-19. “I’ve been losing like my taste buds. I…

ADPH Prepares for Increase of COVID-19 Patients

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Alabama has surpassed 1,000. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says that between 120 and 130 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients are in hospitals currently and half of those patients are in intensive care units. “We have very large number of patients who are on ventilators, much more than we would expect for…

Troy Business Owner Helps Give to Needy Families During Coronavirus Pandemic

Giving to those in need: A Pike County business owner partnered with the Montgomery Rescue Mission Wednesday morning to help feed people struggling from the coronavirus pandemic. One by one, dozens of cars lined up Highway 231 in Troy, waiting to get into Paradise Home Sales. “It means a whole lots to us in the time that we are going…

Gov. Ivey: Census 2020 Now More Important Than Ever

Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday stressed the ongoing importance of the 2020 Census, which is currently under way and available for immediate online, phone or mail response.    “It is an unprecedented time in Alabama; however, we must remain committed to Census participation,” said Gov. Ivey. “The COVID-19 pandemic shows the importance of state representation on a national level. If…

Montgomery Law Firm Delivers Over 500 Meals to Montgomery Nurses

Unprecedented times call for communities to come together in ways we never thought necessary. Beasley Allen staff member Mary Causey brought her idea of feeding the nurses at Montgomery hospitals to Beasley Allen Managing attorney Tom Methvin after she provided pizza for a shift of ER nurses and received an incredible response. “When I sent over pizza for the Baptist…

Apply Now for the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund

The Central Alabama Community Foundation and River Region United Way are collaborating to address the most vital needs of people across the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass.  Jointly, we announced a $200,000 Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund to support nonprofit emergency response and recovery efforts in the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass. The Community COVID-19…