covid19

Camden Nursing Home Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

A Camden Nursing Facility employee tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning of the test results on March 31, the facility implemented additional precautions for its residents and staff. On April 2, the facility was notified that three additional employees tested positive for COVID-19. They are receiving appropriate medical care and have not worked since exhibiting symptoms. At this time, no…

Gov. Ivey Launches New COVID-19 Search Engine Tool

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the launch of a COVID-19 search engine tool that enhances the state’s official resource site, altogetheralabama.org. Through a public-private partnership between Yext and the state of Alabama, this innovative platform will provide real-time answers to questions about everything from the virus itself, through a symptom checker that was developed at UAB, to upcoming COVID-19 testing…

Salvation Army Shelters Open 24/7 Due to Stay-at-Home Order

Due to the statewide Stay-at-Home order, all Salvation Army shelters in Alabama will be operating 24/7. All social services will still be provided, by appointment, to practice a safe social distancing. Thrift stores will remain closed until the order is lifted. The Salvation Army of Montgomery currently has 19 residents. The shelter serves three meals a day and only has…

Maxwell Air Force Base to Require Wearing of Face Coverings

Beginning Friday, April 10, wearing a cloth face covering will be mandatory in the Maxwell-Gunter commissaries, AAFES facilities, clinic, customer service offices, operating food establishments and any academic settings where faculty and students are unable to maintain six feet of physical distancing. The CDC has said a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who…

Parents Concerned COVID-19 Related School Shutdowns Leave Disabled Students Behind

Schools across the U.S. are scrambling to find new ways to provide remote instruction to students with disabilities as instruction moves online amid the coronavirus pandemic. Schools are creating online lessons and looking for ways to provide physical therapy over video conference. But some schools say parents ultimately will have to play a big part in their children’s schooling. The…

Organizations Call for Access to COVID-19 Information in Multiple Languages

The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ), Hispanic Outreach Leadership and Action (HOLA), Adelante Alabama Worker Center, AIDS Alabama, Alabama Arise, Children’s Policy Cooperative (CPC), Alabama Institute for Social Justice, AshaKiran, Birmingham Islamic Society, GASP, Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM), and the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA), are calling on the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office…