Coronavirus

Alabama Teachers Against COVID-19 Pushing for All Schools Systems to Go Virtual for Fall Semester

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Selma Non-Profit Conducts Free Food & Book Giveaway in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Hundreds of people turned out for a drive-thru food giveaway Wednesday morning in Selma. Twenty pound boxes of fresh produce were handed out to people who came through. Free books were also given away to school age children at the event. The giveaway was sponsored by the North Star Beloved Community Organization. “We have two…

Montgomery Public Schools Will Go Virtual for First 9 Weeks

The Montgomery Public School system has announced it will go completely virtual for the first nine weeks of the school year. MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore made the announcement Wednesday during a news conference that aired live on Alabama News Network. Dr. Moore says that all students will be able to check out devices. She says the district is…

Alabama Inmate Serving Life without Parole for Marengo County Murder Dies from COVID-19

Wilson Roosevelt Conner, a 47-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Marengo County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, passed away on July 17. Conner, who suffered from multiple underlying conditions including end-stage renal disease, was tested for COVID-19 on July 13 and subsequently transferred to a…

Governor Ivey Announces $170 Million for Health Care and Remote Learning in Alabama Public Schools

Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $70 million to support the Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) Education Health and Wellness Grant Program and $100 million to support the Educational Remote Learning Devices Grant Program. “COVID-19 greatly impacted delivery of instruction within our public schools and, in many cases, exposed our weakest areas of remote learning capabilities,” Governor Kay Ivey…

Review Shows Alabama School District Plans Lack Details of Closure Caused by Outbreak

A review of Alabama school districts’ plans for reopening during the coronavirus outbreak finds that few districts provide clear guidance about what would force them to close again. Reports say the plans instead refer to guidance from local and state health officials. Other reports say more than half of the state’s 138 districts have unveiled plans for how to start…

Alabama U.S. Attorneys Warn Citizens of Misleading Information Regarding Face Masks Exemptions

The three United States Attorneys in Alabama join together to warn citizens that cards and other documents bearing the Department of Justice seal and claiming that individuals are exempt from face mask requirements are fraudulent. Inaccurate flyers or other postings have been circulating on the web and via social media channels regarding the use of face masks and the Americans…

Update on the Coronavirus Cases in Alabama

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (APDH), there have been nearly 20-thousand new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the last two weeks. Medical professionals in Alabama say they are witnessing two starkly different realities: Inside the hospitals, they attend to patients fighting for their lives in overcrowded intensive care units. Outside the medical centers’ doors, they see a…

Doctor Who Survived COVID-19 Bewildered by Public Disregard

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Medical professionals in Alabama are witnessing two starkly different realities: Inside the hospitals, they attend to patients fighting for their lives in overcrowded intensive care units. Outside the medical centers’ doors, they see a society that appears to be blithely ignoring the safety precautions that experts have recommended to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Dr….

Trenholm State Community College Releases Plan to Reopening School

With the safety of students, faculty, and staff as a top priority, Trenholm State Community College (TSCC) has released a plan to reopen August 14, and return to normal operations with some modifications. The Fall Reopening Plan, a 17-page document, outlines health and safety protocols in compliance with the Alabama Community College System, the Alabama Department of Public Health, and…