coronavirus

New Dashboard Shows COVID-19 Cases Dropping in Alabama Schools

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released its newest school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of March 5. The latest report shows another drop in the number of cases. Keep in mind, some school systems such as Montgomery Public Schools, are all-virtual. Overall, there were 672 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama’s public schools for the week, down from 848 the…

ADPH Working Plan for National Guard to Administer Coronavirus Vaccines

In an effort to reach more rural areas and vulnerable locations in Alabama, ADPH is planning on enlisting the help of the Alabama National Guard for vaccinations. According to State Health Officer of Alabama, Dr. Scott Harris, initial plans are to have two mobile teams that would travel to the most vulnerable areas of the state, with a goal of…

Gov. Kay Ivey to Hold News Conference Today at 11 to Update Alabama’s COVID-19 Plan

(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File) Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a news conference for Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery to provide an update on the state’s efforts to fight COVID-19. Alabama News Network plans to air the news conference live on CBS 8 and ABC 32, as well as on our mobile app and Facebook page….

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth Again Calls for Statewide Face Mask Order to Be Lifted

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth/Source: State of Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth has once again called on Gov. Kay Ivey to lift the statewide face mask order. It is due to expire on Friday after Ivey has extended it numerous times. Ainsworth wants Alabama to follow Texas and Mississippi, which are both ending their statewide mask orders. He says COVID-19 cases…

Volunteers Needed for Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Montgomery

Volunteers are still needed to help with the second dose vaccine clinics that are being held next Monday through Friday, March 1-5, in Montgomery. The people needed would help with paperwork and organization. Others will be needed for the actual vaccines, and those folks must be licensed. The clinics are being held at Montgomery Fire Station 9, which is at…

New COVID-19 Alabama School Dashboard Released

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released an updated school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of February 26. The latest report shows another drop in the number of cases. Keep in mind, some school systems such as Montgomery Public Schools, are all-virtual. Overall, there were 848 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama’s public schools for the week, down from 981 the…

ADPH Asks Any Alabama Resident Who Has Tested Positive for COVID-19 to Complete Survey

Test tube with blood sample for COVID-19 test. Positive test. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is conducting an online survey designed to learn more about the spread of COVID-19 and to supplement ADPH investigation and contact tracing efforts. Any Alabama resident who has ever tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is asked to complete the…

American Family Care Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccine to Phase 1c Recipients

Select American Family Care locations are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people in Phase 1c. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) classifies 1c recipients as people over the age of 65, ages 16-64 with high risk medical conditions, or essential workers, such as transportation, food service, finance, and many more. Officials with the healthcare facility say that anyone interested in receiving…

MPS Releases School Reopening Plans

Students in Montgomery Public Schools will soon have the option to head back to the classroom. MPS officials announced Tuesday that starting March 29, all school employees will return to their school buildings. Students will remain virtual during the week of March 29. Face-to-face learning will resume on April 5. Officials say that all students will be provided with a…