Coronavirus

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…

Delta Air Lines to Stop Blocking Middle Seats in May

  FILE  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) Delta Air Lines will stop blocking middle seats in May, meaning that no more U.S. airlines will limit capacity on flights to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Delta’s announcement reverses a policy that had been in place since last April. At one time, several other airlines including Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue had also…

CDC Tracking COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

More than 40 million Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As with other vaccines, there can be side effects. The CDC is tracking those side effects, even launching a new app so people can check in after receiving the vaccine. Common symptoms can include pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site. Some skin rashes have also been reported. Doctors…

Winn-Dixie Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Availability to More Alabama Stores

Winn-Dixie has announced that it will begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine in more of its Alabama stores. It will start offering an additional 2,200 Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccines in 34 Alabama Winn-Dixie stores, while supplies last. It had already announced that it would offer 1,170 Pfizer two-dose vaccines in 12 stores, including some in our area. With the latest…