coronavirus response

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces “Ribbons of Hope” Campaign

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and First Baptist Church of Montgomery Pastor Rev. Jay Wolf tie a ribbon around a tree at the Alabama Capitol – Photo from The Office of the Governor Gov. Kay Ivey has launched her “Ribbons of Hope” campaign at a ceremony at the Alabama Capitol. Ivey is encouraging people to tie ribbons around a tree or…

Tuskegee University Issues Updated Advisory for Students

Tuskegee University has issued this updated advisory for its students: Because of new cases of COVID-19 in Alabama and increasing community transmission of the coronavirus across the nation and world, Tuskegee University students should not return to campus following the university’s extended Spring Break on March 22, 2020, as they will continue their coursework via remote distance learning. Students may…

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Gives Federal Coronavirus Update

Congresswoman Terri Sewell joined state health and emergency officials Tuesday to talk about the latest in Washington, regarding the Coronavirus. “We wanted to make sure that the stakeholders in Alabama understood what resources are available from Washington,” Sewell said. Sewell said it was important for residents to continue following guidelines from the ADPH and other agencies- to slow down the…

McDonalds to Close Seating Areas, Play Areas in Response to Coronavirus

McDonald’s has announced that after today, its company-owned restaurants will close seating areas, self-serve beverage fountains, kiosks and PlayPlaces at all of its U.S. locations. This is in response to the coronavirus. While these changes are only mandatory at company-owned restaurants, McDonald’s is asking its franchise owners to follow the same rules. McDonald’s will shift its focus to serving customers…

Prattville Issues Coronavirus Action Plan

The city of Prattville has issued an action plan to protect against the spread of the coronavirus: Public access to city offices will be limited. Use online services, www.prattvilleal.gov, or phone services, 334.595.0100.  Public Meetings Update:  o City Council Meeting March 17: On schedule for 6:00 pm.  (limited public access) o Planning Commission Meeting March 19: Postponed until further notice….

CDC: Events with 50 People or More Should Be Canceled for Eight Weeks

The Centers for Disease Control has issued a recommendation that is designed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here is the statement from the CDC: Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events…