Coronavirus

MPS Serving Breakfast and Lunch at 16 Locations During Coronavirus School Closure

The Montgomery Public Schools Child Nutrition Program has designated 16 schools located throughout Montgomery County as locations where both breakfast and lunch will be available for pickup starting Monday, March 23. The schools will be open 7 to 9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m to 1 p.m. for lunch. The meals will be available for anyone 18 and under…

CVS Announces Plans to Hire 50,000 More Workers

CVS Health has announced plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country. In a news release, CVS says jobs include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and member/customer service professionals. The company says it will use a technology-enabled hiring process that includes virtual job fairs, virtual interviews and virtual job tryouts. Click here…

Governor Ivey Extends Deadline to File State Income Taxes to July 15

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Revenue announced Monday that the state income tax filing due date is extended from April 15, to July 15.   Taxpayers can also defer state income tax payments due on April 15, to July 15, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals,…

Baptist Health Opens New Coronavirus Care Clinic in Prattville

Baptist Health has announced the opening of a new Drive-up Coronavirus Care Clinic in Prattville. The clinic will be located at 350 County Road 4 West in Prattville. Baptist Health opened a Coronavirus Care Clinic in Montgomery last week. Just like the location in Montgomery, they will provide drive up coronavirus tests for those who have symptoms or have came…

Dollar General Announces Plans to Hire 50,000 New Workers

Dollar General has announced plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.  This is response to the public’s needs during the coronavirus pandemic. “We believe our customers are relying on us now more than ever to provide an affordable, convenient retail option,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s senior vice…

Businesses Hiring More Staff During Coronavirus Pandemic

With the coronavirus shutting down businesses, people everywhere are losing their jobs. But some companies are hiring and are desperate for workers. Grocery stores continue to see a rush of customers and many are now looking for help. “If somebody is temporarily out of work, we would like to offer them a job,” says Christy Lara, director of public relations…

FEMA Working to Stop Coronavirus Rumors

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working to stop rumors concerning coronavirus from spreading over social media and elsewhere. It has launched a web page that will address many of the rumors concerning the severity of the situation in the U.S. and what possible action may take place. One myth that FEMA is addressing is the widespread concern that…

Should Coronavirus Stop You from Going to a Community Tornado Shelter?

Tornado shelter in Tuscaloosa – AP Photo Spring is peak severe weather season in Alabama and elsewhere across the South. But as we are being told to avoid public gatherings to stop the spread of coronavirus, should that keep you from going to a tornado shelter? National Weather Service experts in Alabama put that question to the Alabama Department of…

FUMC Pastor Shares Message of Hope During Coronavirus Outbreak

With social distancing in effect, local church leaders are moving services completely online. The platform change is allowing them to spread a message of hope to a larger audience. “We’re praying for all of Montgomery to be safe and to be healthy and be smart,” Pastor Jay Cooper of Montgomery’s First United Methodist Church said. Cooper said the Coronavirus pandemic…

Macon County EMA Officials Issue Coronavirus Scam Warning

The Macon County EMA is warning residents about a scam. People are going door to door claiming to perform authorized testing for the coronavirus. Once inside the victim’s home, the scammer performs a fake test and then charges the homeowner for the test and in some cases, even robbing them. If someone like this comes to your door do not…