coronavirus

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…

Montgomery City Employees to Begin Remote Work

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has begun a remote work policy for city employees. Staff in congested work areas in most city departments will work from home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Smaller departments that can operate safely in the office will continue to do so. All essential services, including public safety and sanitation, will be on a regular…

Coronavirus Testing Center Opens in Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center is now open in the city of Demopolis at Whitfield Regional Hospital. “Our sole purpose here is provide exceptional care to the citizens of Marengo County and the surrounding region,” said Whitfield CEO Doug Brewer. Hospital officials and community leaders announced the opening at a press conference Tuesday morning. The…

Public Safety Offices Change Protocol in Response to Coronavirus

By now most people are familiar with the Centers for Disease Control guidelines when it comes to limiting the spread of novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Social Distancing, hand washing, and avoiding sick people are at the top of the list. For public safety workers, public interaction is essential to their job. Now many departments have altered their policies to help…

Baptist Health Releases First-Day Stats from Coronavirus Care Clinic

Baptist Health has reported to Alabama News Network’s Andrew James the first numbers from its Coronavirus Care Clinic. During the clinic’s first day of operation yesterday, it received 680 calls. Those calls led to 65 patient visits and 20 swab tests performed. Those samples will be sent for testing, which is expected to take 24-72 hours. If you have coronavirus…

Alabama’s First Coronavirus Patient Released from Montgomery Hospital

Baptist Health confirms Montgomery’s first coronavirus patient has been released from the hospital and is doing well.  No other information about the person’s condition is being released. We do know that the person is a civilian employee who works at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. The person had returned home from traveling to Illinois and reported not feeling well upon return. The…

Elmore County: What You Need to Know to Get Tested for COVID-19

In Elmore County, officials discussed how they’re working to limit the spread of the Coronavirus of there. Mike Bruce with Ivy Creek Healthcare explained what people need to do to get tested in Elmore County. They say first, call the Alabama Department of Health or Elmore Community Hospital. You can reach ADPH at 888-264-2256 and the hospital at 334-514-3713. When…

Attorney General Issues Opinion on Postponing Alabama’s March 31 Runoff

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has issued a lengthy opinion regarding whether the state can legally delay the March 31 runoffs because of coronavirus.  Secretary of State John Merrill had sought Marshall’s opinion after several groups called on the runoffs to be delayed to keep voters and poll workers away from each other. Marshall says Gov. Kay Ivey has the…

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…

Alabama ABC Board Closing Some Stores Due to Coronavirus

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will be temporarily closing some ABC stores statewide as a way to protect customers and employees from the coronavirus. Stores that are scheduled to close will be closing at the end of business Tuesday, March 17. Workers at those stores will be temporarily re-assigned to stores that remain open in their area.  All ABC…