Coronavirus

President Trump Says He Took Coronavirus Test and Is Awaiting Results

President Trump says he has taken a coronavirus test and is awaiting results. “I also took the test last night. I decided I should based on the press conference last night,” Mr. Trump said. The president was repeatedly questioned about whether he had taken a test during a press conference Friday. Mr. Trump also praised members of the task force,…

U.S. House Passes Coronavirus Aid Package; Heads to Senate

The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation overnight to give direct relief to Americans impacted by the spreading coronavirus. Features of the aid package include free testing and sick pay guarantees for Americans affected. The legislation offers three months of paid family and medical leave.  Small and mid-sized employers would be reimbursed through tax credits. MORE COVERAGE FROM CBS NEWS The…

Alabama Nursing Home Association Announces Visitation Restriction Guidelines

With the threat the coronavirus poses to the elderly, the Alabama Nursing Home Association has issued restriction guidelines it wishes Alabama nursing homes will follow. Alabama Nursing Home Association President & CEO Brandon Farmer has issued this statement regarding visitation restrictions at nursing homes: “With a national state of emergency declared by the President, the Alabama Nursing Home Association is…

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…