coronavirus

Dollar General Creating Time for Seniors to Shop

  Starting today, Dollar General is devoting part of its shopping day for seniors to shop. Health experts have said that seniors are at risk of serious complications due to coronavirus. Dollar General will dedicate the first hour of the day to senior shoppers. The company says it wants to provide these at-risk customers with the chance to purchase items…

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…

Baptist Health Opens Coronavirus Care Clinic

Baptist Health has announced the opening of a Coronavirus Care Clinic in Montgomery. The Clinic will provide drive up coronavirus test for those who have symptoms or have came into contact with the virus. The clinic is located at 2936 Marti Ln, just off Southern Blvd.  and is open from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week. Screenings are by…

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…

Despite Coronavirus, Meals on Wheels Continuing to Feed Elderly, Home-Bound

The Montgomery Area Council on Aging says it’s working vigilantly to make sure Covid-19 doesn’t stop its much needed service: Meals on Wheels. Executive Director Donna Marietta said volunteers travel to roughly 400 elderly and home-bound residents in the River Region each day to deliver hot meals and companionship. She said now, they’re ramping up disinfecting efforts. Volunteers are also…

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….

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)…

Trump Issues New Coronavirus Guidelines; Says Crisis Could Last Until July or August

President Trump, joined by other government leaders for a news conference this afternoon, has issued stricter guidelines in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. The new guidelines call on U.S. residents to avoid groups of more than 10 people, to avoid eating or drinking in restaurants, food courts and bars and encourages schools to close to allow students…

President Trump: U.S. May Be Heading Into a Recession

President Donald Trump says the United States “may be” headed toward a recession as the economy continues to be battered amid the coronavirus outbreak. Trump spoke to reporters Monday at a White House briefing as cases in the U.S. continue to spike. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down by almost 3,000 points today. The president says his administration’s focus…