coronavirus

Elmore County School Supt. Issues Statement on COVID-19 Cases

Elmore County School Superintendent Richard Dennis has issued a statement regarding COVID-19 cases in the school system. According to the latest dashboard report from the Alabama Department of Public Health,  there are 46 cases in the school district. Here is the statement from Dennis: As we end week 15 of the school year and prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, please be…

Clemson-Florida State Game Postponed Hours Before Kickoff

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP) The game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State has been postponed hours before kickoff. Medical personnel from both schools…

Spokesman: Trump’s eldest son tests positive for Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) – A spokesman says President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has been infected with the Coronavirus. The spokesman says the younger Trump learned his diagnosis earlier this week, has no symptoms and has been quarantining. Trump Jr. is the latest member of the president’s family to become infected with the virus. The president, the first lady…

Alabama School Coronavirus Dashboard for Nov. 20

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released the school dashboard of coronavirus cases for November 20. Overall, there are 2,261 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama’s public schools for this week. That is up from 1,592 last week. In the Montgomery metro area, here are the number of cases for the week: Montgomery Public Schools – 38 Autauga County Schools –…

New Orleans Cancels All Mardi Gras Parades

FILE – New Orleans (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) A New Orleans spokesman says there won’t be any parades on Mardi Gras or in the weeks leading up to it because they can’t fit within crowd restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Spokesman Beau Tidwell said Tuesday there’s just no way to hold traditional parades without violating a 250-person limit…

The City of Mobile Planning for 2021 Mardi Gras Despite Pandemic

FILE (AP Photo/Press-Register,Victor Calhoun) The city of Mobile is moving ahead with plans to hold Mardi Gras celebrations in early 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic. Some groups already have called off parades and balls over concerns about spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. But news outlets report Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s office has released a memo saying Mardi Gras isn’t being…

State Education Employees Quarantined Due to COVID-19 Issues

More than 50 Alabama State Department of Education employees are currently in quarantine because of COVID-19 cases and contact tracing. This was confirmed to Alabama News Network by Michael Sibley, Director of Communications with ALSDE. Sibley did not reveal the number of confirmed cases. The quarantined employees work in multiple sections of the department. Many people are working from home…

Troy Football Game with Coastal Carolina Postponed

Troy’s football game scheduled for tomorrow against No. 15 Coastal Carolina at Veterans Memorial Stadium has been postponed due to a combination of positive COVID-19 tests and injuries to a specific position group within the Troy football program. Troy, Coastal Carolina and the Sun Belt Conference are working together on a date to reschedule the game, which will be announced…

Alabama Running Out of Time to Spend Federal COVID-19 Relief Money

Alabama has about six weeks to spend almost $1 billion in remaining coronavirus relief funds or the money will revert to Washington, D.C. States have until Dec. 30 to spend their share of CARES Act dollars. The state so far has spent about $850 million of its $1.7 billion allocation, according to a dashboard maintained by the state Department of…