Coronavirus

Local Businesses Are Finding Ways to Survive During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, some small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. David Lamb is the owner of the Frutta Bowls restaurants in Montgomery and Auburn. He is experiencing first-hand the affects the virus is having on business. “It’s been brutal. Our business is one quarter of what it normally is, ” Lamb said. Lamb says has had to make some…

City of Prattville Implements Curfew amid COVID-19

The City of Prattville is implementing a curfew starting Saturday, April 4th. The curfew is from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. The mayor’s office released this statement: Due to ongoing efforts to combat and control the spread of COVID-19 and per the presidential ordered National State of Emergency and local State of Emergency, the Prattville City Council voted last night…

Alabama’s Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Now in Effect

In a news conference from the Alabama Capitol that was aired live on Alabama News Network Friday afternoon, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide stay-at-home order. The order takes effect at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and will run through 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. The governor says people will still be able to go to grocery stores,…

Eastdale Mall to Close Saturday

The owner of Eastdale Mall in Montgomery has announced that the mall will be closed by the end of the business day today. Namdar Realty Group says that it will heed the stay-at-home order that Gov. Kay Ivey issued on Friday. That order goes into effect today at 5 p.m. statewide. It will last until 5 p.m. on April 30….

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statewide Stay-at-home Order

  In a news conference from the Alabama Capitol that was aired live on Alabama News Network on Friday afternoon, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide stay-at-home order. The order takes effect at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and will run through 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. The governor says people will still be able to go to…

AG Steve Marshall Says the City of Montgomery’s ’10 Persons or Less in Businesses’ is Unenforceable

According to Attorney General Steve Marshall: Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the following statement today based on multiple inquiries received by his office regarding the legality of an order imposed on local businesses by the Mayor of the City of Montgomery: “The City of Montgomery has notified local business owners that ‘any businesses lawfully open to the public must limit…

Hyundai Officials Say Worker at Montgomery Plant Has Died of Coronavirus

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant in Montgomery Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama has announced that an employee has died of coronavirus. In a statement, Montgomery plant spokesman Robert Burns said, “Our Hyundai community is united in sending thoughts, prayers and sincerest condolences to the family and friends who are grieving. We’ve notified any employees who may have been in contact with…

City of Montgomery to Limit Large Retailer Occupancy

1/2 Publix on Zelda Road (Source: Alabama News Network) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Wal-Mart on Ann St./Source: Alabama News Network Show Caption Hide Caption Starting Friday, the City of Montgomery is limiting how many customers can be inside a store at once. The directive allows up to 50 customers inside at once and includes large retailers like Wal-Mart, Target,…

Schools Finalize Delivery Methods for Remainder of School Year

School systems across Alabama are finalizing their plans for alternative methods of instruction. Friday April 3, is the deadline State Superintendent Eric Mackey gave superintendents to submit their plans. Lesson plans range from online, to cell phones, and physical lesson packets. In many school districts, teachers have been advised to set up home office spaces to maintain office hours, tutoring…