covid

Vaccination Clinic & Food Giveaway Held Together in Linden

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Three non-profit organizations get together in Marengo County — to put COVID vaccine in people’s arms — and food in people’s bellies. The Moore Wright Group and the United Christian Community Association partner to distribute food to people in Marengo County — to help them feed their families during the COVID pandemic. “We’re part of…

Medical Breakthroughs: Children Testing Positive+ Minorities and Covid+ Alcohol Irregular Heartbeat

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association report more than 200,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 the second week of January. That’s the largest weekly increase yet. So far, 2 and a half million children in the United States have caught the virus. A UK study finds people with Black and Asian backgrounds are much more likely…

Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee Goes Virtual & Global in 2021

From the West Alabama News Network– Preparations for the Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee are underway in Selma. And organizers say this year’s Jubilee — will be a global event. “And it’s going to take place in a totally virtual format. That is due to wanting to fight COVID and keep as many people safe as possible, while at the same…

First Pfizer Vaccine Doses Administered in Montgomery

  Just one day after Baptist South saw its highest COVID-19 hospitalizations, the first three Pfizer vaccines were administered in Montgomery. Three healthcare employees (Pulmonologist Dr. David Thrasher, Lab team member, Amy Bohannon, and RN/emergency department Jared Knighting,) met the requirements for the vaccine. All were included in Phase 1A, were eligible and were interested in taking the vaccine. All…

Health Officials Recommend Steps for Healthy Holiday Travel

If you are planning to travel for the holiday season, might as well do it safely right? The Alabama Department of Public Health is asking Alabamians to either get tested or self-monitor yourself for any possible symptoms. These are the best ways to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, officials say. The ADPH recommend the ‘GuideSafe’ app to help monitor…

Should MPS Students Return After Thanksgiving Break?

In Tuesday’s school board meeting, MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore suggested that students return from Thanksgiving break on Dec. 7. Several parents and teachers disagree with Moore and believe students shouldn’t return until after Christmas break. MPS Board President, Clare Weil, says there are pros and cons to both suggestions. The board will meet on Thursday to discuss and…

Health Officials Give Recommendations for Safe Halloween

With Halloween just a few days away and the pandemic still among us, most parents are wondering “is it safe for my child to trick-or-treat?” Though several annual events like, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and haunted houses have been cancelled, health officials say there are still ways to enjoy your Halloween. “Wearing a face mask, goof hygiene, good sanitation,” says Dr….

Thousands Vote Absentee in Dallas Co. Amid COVID-19

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Election day is just about a week away — but thousands of people in Dallas County — have already cast their votes. “I came up here to vote because I don’t, I’m not able to go to the polls and vote and stuff. I can’t stand long.” Corine Ingram of Minter is one of more…

Montgomery County Courthouse Reserves Parking for Absentee Voters

With less than a month to request an absentee ballot, Montgomery County officials have prepared the courthouse for voting. The courthouse has been under several renovations in the last month and included parking for absentee voters and directions to vote. Absentee Election Manager, Gina Ishman, says “Coming in person allows the voter to meet all the requirements in one stop….

Elmore County Schools Confirm Third COVID-19 Case Among Athletic Teams

Elmore County High School suspended its football season for a week after three players tested positive for Coronavirus. This is the third COVID-19 case Elmore County Schools involving athletic teams has seen in the last two weeks. Wetumpka High Schools football team and Elmore County’s volleyball team had to reschedule and forfeit games last week due to the pandemic. Elmore…