Coronavirus

Gov. Ivey Rescinds Mask Mandate, Issues new “Safer Apart” Order

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her twenty-sixth supplemental emergency proclamation transitioning the state from an amended Safer at Home Order to a new Safer Apart Order, the third phase of COVID-19 pandemic health orders. Ivey cites the increase in vaccinations, and the down trending number of new cases in the state. Masks will no longer be mandated statewide, but…

Montgomery City Council Approves 30-Day Face Mask Extension

Tonight, the Montgomery City Council unanimously approved a face mask ordinance that Mayor Steven Reed proposed. It will keep a face mask mandate intact for 30 days, taking effect when the statewide face mask order expires on Friday at 5 p.m. Gov. Kay Ivey has previously said she would not extend the statewide order any further. The Montgomery ordinance requires…

Alabama Department of Human Resources Announces Second Round of Grants for Child Care Providers

The Alabama Department of Human Resources on April 7 will begin accepting applications for a second round of grants supporting licensed child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Temporary Assistance for Stabilizing Child Care – Round 2 (TASCC-2) grant program provides financial relief to help stabilize the number of child care providers that are open by offsetting some costs…

Pike Road Schools Holds Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic for Staff, Family Members at Pike Road Elementary

1/5IMG_6710 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5IMG_6694 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5IMG_6705 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5IMG_6700 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5IMG_6702 Show Caption Hide Caption On Monday, April 5, Pike Road Schools Staff and their family members were offered their 1st round of the Pfizer vaccine. A drive-thru clinic was set after school in the rear of Pike Road Elementary….

Updated Dashboard Shows 236 COVID-19 Cases in Alabama Public Schools

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released an updated school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of April 2. The latest report shows several systems did not report due to spring break. School systems such as Montgomery Public Schools have been all-virtual, but are giving the students the option of returning to in-person classes starting Monday, April 5. ADPH says…

Pike Road Schools Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Staff, Family of Staff on April 5

Pike Road Schools has been able to work out a partnership with the Center For Pain (Dr. Herrick) who happens to have extra COVID-19 vaccines. They will be providing shots to PRS staff and adult family members of PRS staff who are interested this Monday, April 5 at 3:45 at the Pike Road Elementary School campus located at 500 Avenue…

Gov. Ivey Announces All People Age 16 and Up Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that starting Monday, April 5, all Alabamians ages 16+ will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. She made the announcement while attending the Alabama National Guard’s free vaccination clinic in her hometown of Camden. Ivey says the state is on the path forward in recovering from the pandemic. She says she believes the vaccine…

AUM Offering Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Urges Community Members to Schedule Appointment

Auburn University at Montgomery is making Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines available to eligible community members. Community members meeting the eligibility requirements outlined by the Alabama Department of Public Health can receive the vaccine. Those looking to receive the vaccine at AUM must register online for an appointment. The dates for appointments will be Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9 at…

Alabama to Begin Vaccinating Prison Inmates

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system says it will begin vaccinating inmates for COVID-19 after previously only making vaccines available to prison officers and staff. The Alabama Department of Corrections announced that on April 12 it will begin vaccinating inmates who want to receive the vaccine. The prison system on Thursday estimated that it will initially have 6,000…

Bell Toll Ceremony to Mark Montgomery’s COVID-19 Deaths

St. John’s Episcopal Church will hold a bell toll ceremony Thursday to remember the lives lost in Montgomery to COVID-19. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean and Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone are scheduled to attend the ceremony on April 1 at 4 p.m. The bells of St. John’s will toll 500 times to collectively mourn…