covid19

Auburn is without 16 players due to Covid19 concerns

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn expects to return to practice Monday minus 16 players sidelined after positive COVID-19 tests. Coach Gus Malzahn said Sunday night that the Tigers had five positives early in the week and four more after additional testing Thursday. With contact tracing, seven others who had close contact with them face a mandatory 14-day quarantine. “We had…

UA President: “There is an Unacceptable Rise in Positive COVID Cases on Our Campus”

The president of the University of Alabama has issued a new statement on COVID-19 to everyone on campus. In a letter posted to the university’s Facebook page today, President Stuart Bell says there is an unacceptable rise in the number of cases on campus. He did not disclose the number of cases. Bell is imploring that students obey campus rules…

Macon County Offices Reopen After Closing Due to Multiple Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19

Acting Macon County Commission Chairman Miles Robinson Sr., Sheriff Andre Brunson and EMA / Homeland Security Director Frank H. Lee have deemed all Macon  County offices safe to reopen. The Courthouse and Annex were closed last week due to multiple employees testing positive for COVID-19. The Macon County Courthouse and Annex reopened Wednesday, July 29. All offices and court proceedings…

SWAC Postpones Fall sports to the Spring

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced the postponement of all scheduled fall contests along with SWAC championships due to continuing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The fall sports impacted include men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. The conference has started the process of formalizing plans to conduct a competitive schedule for the fall…

Alabama U.S. Attorneys Warn Citizens of Misleading Information Regarding Face Masks Exemptions

The three United States Attorneys in Alabama join together to warn citizens that cards and other documents bearing the Department of Justice seal and claiming that individuals are exempt from face mask requirements are fraudulent. Inaccurate flyers or other postings have been circulating on the web and via social media channels regarding the use of face masks and the Americans…

What’s Next for Students Planning Summer Internships?

Many students who planned on summer internships and the chance to build professional relationships saw those hopes dashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are new opportunities in virtual internships, and experts say the skill sets gained in these unusual times may come in handy for future jobs. Data from Glassdoor Economic Research shows one in two internship openings closed…

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Donates $500,000 to ADPH, Gets High Praise from Gov. Ivey

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) have announced a $500,000 donation to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to assist with testing and equipment in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the donation, Governor Ivey stated: “I commend the Poarch Creek Indians for their generosity during this time. These funds will save lives and greatly…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Some surgeries cancelled amid COVID-9 + Hepatitis-C infections + Depression & Pregnancy

New research estimates more than 28-million elective surgeries worldwide will be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The study in the British Journal of Surgery estimates more than 6-million orthopedic surgeries and more than 2-million cancer surgeries will be affected worldwide. New CDC research finds a high prevalence of Hepatitis-C infections among emergency room patients who don’t know they have…

Pike Road Schools Announces Its Graduation Plans

Pike Road Schools has announced its plans for graduation. Pike Road High School will hold its first graduation on Saturday, June 6, at 9:00 am in the PRHS Stadium. Each graduate will receive 4 tickets for family/spectators. Social distancing will be observed among family groups and everyone will be asked to wear masks, as recommended by the Governor’s Office and…

Customers Slowly Returning as Gov. Ivey Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

More Alabama businesses were allowed to re-open Monday now that Alabama’s Safer-At-Home order has been amended. Friday, May 8, Governor Kay Ivey announced the new list of guidelines businesses will have to follow to keep customers and employees safe. Those rules include crowd limitations, increased cleaning measures, and the use of face masks. Dine-in restaurants, bars, salons and gyms can…