coronavirus

ADPH Releases New Guidelines As CoronaVirus Case Numbers Increase

There are now at least twenty nine confirmed Coronavirus cases in Alabama. That number includes Montgomery County’s second confirmed case, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website. The number is expected to rise as more tests take place. The ADPH has issued new guidelines to help protect residents from catching the disease. ADPH officials say they’re continuing to…

U.S. Air Force Cancels Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show

The “Beyond the Horizon Air and Space Show” scheduled for next month at Maxwell Air Force Base has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Air Force has suspended public outreach activities and support to community events through May 15. Because of the lead time required to reserve and schedule military aerial demonstration teams, such as the U.S….

Elmore Co. Child Nutrition Program Proving Free Meals During Coronovirus School Closure

Starting Tuesday, March 17, the Elmore County Child Nutrition Program will provide an opportunity for families to drive through multiple school sites and pick up meals for the children in their family. All children 18 years and under are eligible to receive meals at no charge. Meals will be served between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the parking lots…

Coronavirus Fears Fuel Spike in Gun, Ammo Sales

Just as grocery stores have been stripped bare by Americans panicked by coronavirus, guns and ammo have been flying off the shelves too. Retailers say the buying frenzy is being fueled by consumers who are worried that people are becoming desperate and unpredictable. One gun shop owner compared the activity to a “Twilight Zone” episode. Some of the purchases are…

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…

Equal Justice Initiative Closing Montgomery Sites Because of Coronavirus

The Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative has announced that it will be closing the Legacy Museum, National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Peace and Justice Memorial Center in response to the coronavirus. The closures became effective at 5 p.m. today. EJI says the sites will remain closed for the rest of the month. If you purchased tickets to visit…

Alabama’s Coronavirus Cases Rise to 22

This is the latest on the coronavirus situation in Alabama from the Alabama Department of Public Health as of Sunday evening: In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory…

Mayor Steven Reed Activates Montgomery Emergency Operations Center

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and public safety officials have activated the Montgomery Emergency Operations Center in response to the coronavirus. “As the tip of the spear for central Alabama, Montgomery is ready,” Mayor Reed said in a statement. “At this very moment, we are standing up our Emergency Operations Center and ready to take immediate action on any and all…

Wind Creek Extends Closing to March 30

Wind Creek announced Sunday that it will keep all Alabama properties closed until March 30. On Saturday, Wind Creek originally announced it will voluntarily close its properties for a 24-hour deep clean after a patron with COVID-19 visited the resort in Wetumpka. All properties were scheduled to reopen on Monday at 6 a.m. The company announced that there have been…

Cheap Fares Luring Travelers to Fly Despite Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic that’s caused many Americans to avoid airports has others booking spur-of-the moment trips at dirt-cheap ticket prices. The U.S. government has restricted travel from most of Europe as well as Iran and China. But there are no limits on flying within the U.S. or to and from other destinations abroad. Airlines have been slashing prices to cope…