covid19

Governor Ivey Amends Safer-At-Home Order, Barbershops & Salons Can Reopen Monday

1/2Updates to COVID-19 Safer Orders Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Amended Safer-At-Home Order Show Caption Hide Caption Governor Kay Ivey has amended the Safer-At-Home Order. The new order removes the 10 person limit on non-work gatherings. Close contact services (barbershops, salons, etc.), restaurants (with limited table seating), & gyms will all be reopened with strict guidelines. And there is no limit…

Alabama Sheriff Not Enforcing COVID-19 Protection Orders

A rural Alabama sheriff says his department won’t enforce state guidelines limiting public activities during the coronavirus pandemic. Reports say that Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon says he has instructed deputies not to stop businesses or churches that violate state restrictions. Moon says he isn’t defying Gov. Kay Ivey. He says he just can’t punish someone who is trying to…

Baptist Health Updates Policies in Response to Safer-at-Home Order

As we continue to navigate through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendations continue to evolve, Baptist Health remains focused on protecting patients, medical providers, team members, and the local community. Based on Governor Kay Ivey’s recent Safer at Home order and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American College of Surgeons (ACS), Alabama Department of Public…

Montgomery Curfew Remains in Effect with New “Safer-at-Home” Order

Friday, May 1, marks the first full day of the state’s new Safer at Home public health order and follows one of Montgomery’s most active weeks of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases. In accordance with state guidelines and the reality of public health data, Montgomery’s citywide curfew will remain in effect. “As our state eases COVID-19 restrictions, we must be deliberate…

Larry Puckett Chevrolet, River Bank & Trust Donate N100 Masks to Jackson Hospital

Tuesday, April 28, Jackson Hospital health workers received N100 masks to help protect against COVID-19. Larry Puckett Chevrolet and River Bank & Trust voluntarily purchased and donated 52 reusable masks. The hospital hopes to obtain more masks for its medical and cleaning staff throughout Montgomery. One out of every five COVID-19 cases require health care from Montgomery health professionals. They…

City of Montgomery Sanitation Worker Positive for COVID-19

A City of Montgomery Sanitation Department employee tested positive for COVID-19. The City was informed late Monday and only able to verify the positive results today. The employee has been self-quarantined for more than a week. The employee did not come in contact with the virus in the course of his job.  The source of the infection has been tracked…

Huntingdon College Adding 17 Additional Classes to Summer Semester

Huntingdon College interim vice president for academic affairs Dr. Tom Perrin announced Tuesday the addition of 17 courses to the College’s summer offerings, bringing the total number of classes available during summer 2020 to 40. All of the classes are offered online. “Summer enrollments have grown exponentially during the past two years,” says Perrin. “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Huntingdon’s…

Andalusia PD: Woman Coughs on Officers, Arrested for Violating Social Distancing Order

An Andalusia woman faces multiple charges after hosting a party while Alabama is under an order from the state health officer limiting gatherings. Chief Paul Hudson said the Andalusia Police Department received a complaint Monday night of loud music on Brewton Street. “When officers arrived, they found a party of about 40 to 50 people,” Hudson said. “They also smelled…

Governor Ivey: “Alabamians Don’t Let Your Guard Down”

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says people to not let their guard down on anti-coronavirus measures and was noncommittal on whether closures would have to extend through May. Ivey spoke at a news conference, saying Tuesday that she wants to reopen the state economy as soon as possible. But she suggested that may take a piecemeal approach when it does. The…

Number of Positive COVID-19 Cases at Camden Nursing Home Continue to Rise

As we reported earlier this month, Camden Nursing Facility, Inc has had residents and staff test positive to the COVID-19. As of Tuesday, April 14, there are thirteen staff members and four residents positive for COVID-19. The residents are receiving appropriate medical care as directed by their physician. The staff members are on home quarantine and are receiving appropriate medical…