covid19

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…

Hyundai Supplying 10,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR Tests in Montgomery

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) today announced its support to increase COVID-19 testing in Montgomery and surrounding counties. The collaborative effort between HMMA and Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed will help the fight against the novel coronavirus. HMMA is coordinating an in-kind donation of 10,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests developed by Seegene, a South Korea-based global leader in multiplex molecular diagnostics. Seegene’s…

Coronavirus Pandemic Leading Americans to Drink More

The coronavirus pandemic has led to Americans buying more booze. Market research company Nielsen said U.S. alcohol sales were up 22% during the last week of March compared to the same time in 2019. What are people buying? Within the spirits category, Nielsen says premixed, ready-to-drink cocktails and Tequila are seeing the largest sales growth compared to this time last…

Hyundai Donating Free Lunches to Montgomery-area Healthcare Workers

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