Coronavirus

Alabama Stay-at Home Order Expires April 30; Safer-at-Home Order Becomes Effective until May 15

Governor Kay Ivey in a press conference with State Health Officer Scott Harris and other members of the Alabama COVID-19 task force, announced that the Stay-at-Home order will expire on April 30. A new Safer-at-Home Order will go into effect at 5 p.m. on April 30 until May 15. The governor says the state is taking gradual steps to get…

Larry Puckett Chevrolet, River Bank & Trust Donate N100 Masks to Jackson Hospital

Tuesday, April 28, Jackson Hospital health workers received N100 masks to help protect against COVID-19. Larry Puckett Chevrolet and River Bank & Trust voluntarily purchased and donated 52 reusable masks. The hospital hopes to obtain more masks for its medical and cleaning staff throughout Montgomery. One out of every five COVID-19 cases require health care from Montgomery health professionals. They…

Local Governments Urge Governor for “Flexibility” in Re-Opening Economy

Last week Elmore and Autauga County officials sent a letter to the Governors office asking that she leave some flexibility to local governments when it comes to re-opening economies. County and city leaders say they are optimistic that communities are capable of handling a balance between public health and re-opening businesses. Governor Ivey is expected to present guidelines for a…

One-Day Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Clinic Offered in Prattville on May 1

A one-day “drive-through” COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered by the Autauga County Health Department in Prattville to patients who meet the testing criteria and call for an appointment at  (334) 361-3743. The drive-through clinic is scheduled as follows: ·Friday, May 1, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Autauga County Health Department, 219 N. Court St., Prattville, AL  36067 To be tested,…

Local Caterer Adapts Services To Keep Business Afloat

You can often find Connie Floyd and her staff in the kitchen, whipping up a delicious meal or birthday cake. Floyd is the owner of Olde Enzor Lane, a catering company in the Troy. “Before the pandemic hit, we did private parties, baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties,” Floyd said. But Floyd’s services took a hit when the coronavirus pandemic…

Hyundai Factory Reopens on Volunteer Basis

Hyundai Manufactured opened its doors Monday, April 27 following a closures after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The opening was on a volunteer basis. Team Members who volunteered to work this week are helping the company make sure the new safety protocols are effective. The factory has been closed since March 23. Hyundai implemented the following safety measures to…

Governor Ivey to Announce Future of Alabama COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order

Governor Kay Ivey is expected to make an announcement regarding the future of state closure orders because of the coronavirus outbreak. Ivey and State Health Officer Scott Harris have scheduled a Tuesday morning news conference along with members of the governor’s coronavirus task force. Alabama is under a stay-home order through April 30. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said previously that…

ASU Hosting Virtual Senior Week for Spring 2020 Graduates

Alabama State University has announced plans to host a virtual senior week for the class of 2020 all this week through ASU’s virtual Commencement Ceremony, which takes place on Friday (May 1). The initiative includes a full slate of activities that are listed below to engage the senior class through various social media platforms. The weeklong event is a coordinated…

Retail Salespersons, Registered Nurses the Most Sought-After Employees in March

Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that the most online wanted ads were for registered nurses, retail salespersons, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives with 7,000 ads placed for those occupations in March. Total ads are down by 11.2% over the year. The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the…

SBA Begins Accepting Paycheck Protection Program Applications, Governor Ivey Urges Residents to Take Adavantage

The Small Business Administration began accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications Monday, April 27. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program TODAY: SBA will resume accepting #PaycheckProtectionProgram applications from participating lenders. Learn how to apply and find a lender near you. ▶️ https://t.co/HL8Y4ZtSSz — SBA (@SBAgov) April 27, 2020 Governor Ivey released the following statement, urging Alabama small businesses to take advantage of this critical tool:  “Alabama…