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Alabama Adds More Than 5,000 Coronavirus Cases in the Last Two Weeks

Alabama has added more than 5,000 coronavirus cases over the last 14 days as the state began lifting restrictions. As of Wednesday, more than 15,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Alabama and 581 have died. State Health Officer Scott Harris said an increase in testing is behind part of the increase, but that doesn’t explain all of…

Gov. Kay Ivey, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris Speak Out about the Need for Montgomery Residents to Continue COVID-19 Precautions

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris want to remind people across Alabama, and in Montgomery especially, that they need to continue to protect themselves against COVID-19. Some reports say that Montgomery could become a national hot spot for cases. “Let me be abundantly clear: the threat of COVID-19 remains. Montgomery, Alabama has been identified as a…

ADPH: New Coronavirus Guidelines for Hardest Hit Area of State

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH ) has issued updated guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus. For Jefferson and surrounding counties –Tuscaloosa, Walker, Blount, St. Clair and Shelby — ADPH recommends against gatherings of 25 persons or more where a six-foot distance cannot be maintained. Restaurants, bars, breweries and Category 3 food service establishments in those counties…

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Reschedules, Cancels Events Through May 15

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is rescheduling or canceling events through May 15 due to the coronavirus. In addition, chamber facilities will be closed until March 30 to allow staff to work remotely. Larger chamber gatherings and events have been either postponed or cancelled include: March 24 – Conversation: The Power of Leadership with Susan Taylor –POSTPONED, Date TBD March 25…

Alabamians Unable to Work Due to Coronavirus Can Get Unemployment Benefits

The Alabama Department of Labor has announced that workers who aren’t able to work due to coronavirus will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. The department says it is modifying its rules to accommodate these workers who are affected in any of the following way: Quarantined by a medical professional or government agency Laid off or sent home without…

29 Coronavirus Cases in Alabama: 2 in Montgomery Co., 1 in Elmore Co., 1 in Lee Co.

This is the latest information from the Alabama Department of Public Health on the number of coronavirus cases in Alabama. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the CDC are providing updated information and guidance as it becomes available. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alabama Updated: March 16, 2020 4:25 p.m (CT)…

Alabama’s Coronavirus Cases Rise to 22

This is the latest on the coronavirus situation in Alabama from the Alabama Department of Public Health as of Sunday evening: In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory…

Update: Alabama Reports 12 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

The Alabama Department of Public Health has updated its number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. The following is the latest information: In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild…

Selma Mayor Darrio Melton Issues Coronavirus Statement

Source: City of Selma Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has released the following statement regarding the coronavirus: In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump has issued a National State of Emergency and Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency for Alabama. Taking proactive and preventative measures to protect residents, the City of Selma is:  – Suspending…

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…