Coronavirus

Alabama Courts: All In-Person Court Proceedings Suspended for 30 Days

The Alabama Supreme Court has issued the following order regarding court proceedings in the wake of the State of Emergency issued in the wake of the coronavirus: The local and state courts of the State of Alabama are open and will remain open under all circumstances, subject to the provisions of this order.  Under the constitutional, statutory, and inherent authority…

Update: State Health Officials Say Alabama Has Six Coronavirus Cases

The Alabama Department of Public Health says there are now six cases of coronavirus in Alabama. The first case was confirmed at 8 a.m. this morning in Montgomery County, according to State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris. It was later announced that the Montgomery case was that of a civilian employee at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. As the hours passed,…

Six Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Alabama

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency and closed public schools for two-and-a-half weeks as the state reported its first cases of coronavirus. The Alabama Department of Public Health recommends that people cancel or avoid large public gatherings with more than 500 people, excluding schools and workplaces. Alabama was one of the last states to report a case….

UPDATED: Closings & Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

  Alabama News Network has been getting a lot of closings and cancellations due to the coronavirus. We will be updating this list, so please keep checking it. The following days/hours on this list are subject to change. Check out What’s Open on the Alabama News Network website. State Coronavirus Call Center: (888) 264-2256 for information on testing and other…

All Alabama Public Schools Will Be Closed for More than Two Weeks Beginning March 18

State superintendent Eric Mackey has announced the closure of all K-12 public beginning on Wednesday, March 18. The closure will last for two and a half weeks. Mackey says he is giving parents time to get child care and other things in order due to school being closed. Mackey made the announcement in a joint press conference with Governor Kay…

Maxwell-Gunter Employee Identified as Montgomery County Resident with Positive Coronavirus Test

A civilian employee who works at Maxwell-Gunter is being treated and evaluated following a confirmed result for the coronavirus. The person had returned home from traveling to Illinois and reported not feeling well upon return. Off-base medical agencies are monitoring and treating the individual. “The civilian employee is the first confirmed case in the state of Alabama,” said Col. Patrick…

Alabama Community Colleges Temporarily Suspending On-Campus Classes at 23 Campuses

The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) will temporarily discontinue on-campus instruction at 23 institutions across the state for the period of March 17 – April 3. Many ACCS institutions have a scheduled Spring Break during this time and students may be asked to extend this break period. This will allow the colleges faculty, staff, and administration to develop a plan…

President Trump Declares National Emergency Due to Coronavirus

President Trump declares a National Emergency due to coronavirus outbreak. Declaring a national emergency will bolster funding for fighting virus outbreak. Officials are racing to slow the spread of the outbreak. Negotiations continue between the White House and Congress on an aid package, but there was no announcement of a breakthrough, as House Democrats prepare to vote on their own…

Donating Blood in Midst of Coronavirus Outbreak

As more warnings increase to avoid crowds because of the coronavirus, blood drives around the nation are being canceled. The Red Cross says it needs healthy, eligible people to donate so they don’t see shortages. The Red Cross says donations are vital now more than ever. As coronavirus worries rise, blood drives around the nation are being canceled, especially in…

Officials: All Montgomery City Events Cancelled

Montgomery County officials have announced the confirmed case of the coronavirus in Montgomery County. Montgomery Mayor Steven has announced that all City of Montgomery sponsored events now cancelled. Saturday’s Half Marathon and the annual SLE Rodeo are on the list of cancelled events. In additional to cancelling events, travel has been suspended for all city employees. All Montgomery events canceled…