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Two Opp City Schools To Return To Full-Time Instruction

Two Opp City schools will return to full-time instruction after Labor Day. The Opp City Board of Education says Opp Elementary and Opp Middle School students will head back to the classroom on Tuesday, September 8. The board cites the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Back to School Toolkit and Covington County’s continued status as “Low Risk” on the ADPH…

Alabama reports highest number of daily virus cases at 1,700

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama reported more than 1,700 new confirmed Coronavirus cases – the highest number yet for a single day – as doctors and health officials expressed concern about further spread during the holiday weekend. The state on Thursday surpassed the previous high water mark for the most infections reported in a 24-hour period, while the number of…

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Donates $500,000 to ADPH, Gets High Praise from Gov. Ivey

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) have announced a $500,000 donation to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to assist with testing and equipment in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the donation, Governor Ivey stated: “I commend the Poarch Creek Indians for their generosity during this time. These funds will save lives and greatly…

Andalusia Rehab Center Confirms Staff Member Tested Positive for COVID-19

A spokesperson for an Andalusia rehabilitation center has confirmed that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The spokesperson says the staffer is receiving appropriate medical care and is not working. They say they notified the Covington County Health Department and Alabama Department of Public Health of the positive test. Residents and their families also have been notified. The…

Alabama Healthcare Volunteers Needed

As governors in some of the states hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak are calling on doctors and nurses from other states to help fill their desperate need for healthcare workers, Alabama is now calling on front-line volunteers too. As confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 1,800 over the weekend, The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services (GOVS), also known as Alabama Serves, …

State Health Officials Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Alabama Department of Public Health is going from county to county — testing people for COVID-19. A mobile test site was set up in the parking lot of the Dallas County Health Department in Selma — Wednesday. Tests were available to people who had a doctor’s order for the test. As well as to…

COVID-19 Cases in Alabama Hit 1,000

COVID-19 cases in Alabama have now hit the century mark. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, there are now 1,000 cases in the state. Of those cases, ADPH says there are 24 reported deaths related to the Coronavirus. So far, only 17 deaths have been confirmed by state health officials. To get updated information regarding COVID-19, click here….

Gov. Ivey Releases Statement on First Covid-19 Related Death

Governor Kay Ivey released a statement addressing the first confirmed death related to the Coronavirus outbreak: “It is with profound sadness that I confirm that one of our citizens has passed away from the COVID-19 virus. I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones during these extraordinary circumstances. I continue to urge everyone that this…

Over 200 Confirmed Cases of the Coronavirus in Alabama

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Alabama continue to rise. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website, Alabama now has over 200 confirmed cases with 215 cases. Twenty-five of the 67 counties now have confirmed cases. Jefferson County has the most cases with 90 confirmed cases. The ages on confirmed coronavirus cases range from 2 to 97,…

Restaurant Owner Shares Concerns About CoronaVirus Effects

A state-wide health order update is now in effect— as state officials try to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Restrictions include prohibiting gatherings of 25 people or more, and the closing of beaches and schools. Local restaurants are also under strict orders, which is affecting their income. Eastchase’s Full Moon Bar-B-Que is just one restaurant in the Capital City…