face masks

CDC: Many Americans Can Now Go Outside Without a Mask

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And unvaccinated people can drop face coverings in some cases, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the updated guidance Tuesday. Previously the CDC had been advising that people should wear…

Ivey: Alabama Face Mask Mandate Will End April 9 Despite Biden Request

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state’s mask mandate will end April 9 despite the president’s request for states to reinstate them. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said Monday that we are moving towards personal responsibility and not government mandates. President Joe Biden and a top health official on Monday appealed for mask requirements and other restrictions to…

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Gather Without Masks or Distancing

The Centers for Disease Control says people fully vaccinated from COVID-19 can gather with those at low risk for the coronavirus without masks but should still cover their faces in public. The long-awaited guidance from the CDC begins the process of providing clarity to Americans as more become vaccinated. Under the guidelines, fully vaccinated people could gather in groups without…

Gov. Kay Ivey to Hold News Conference Today at 11 to Update Alabama’s COVID-19 Plan

(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File) Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a news conference for Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery to provide an update on the state’s efforts to fight COVID-19. Alabama News Network plans to air the news conference live on CBS 8 and ABC 32, as well as on our mobile app and Facebook page….

ASU, Power of Life Foundation Giving Away 30,000 Free Masks Saturday

On Saturday, February 20, the public is invited to drive to the parking lot of Alabama State University’s Stadium to obtain free reusable cloth face masks to help protect them from COVID-19. The donations are part of a partnership between ASU and the Power of Life Foundation. The giveaway is open to the public. Because of COVID-19 considerations, volunteers will…

What the Tech? Check Out New Tech Face Masks

Face masks are part of the new normal at least for the next several years but despite the growth in sales, the technology behind masks hasn’t changed very much. At CES 2021, several companies introduced new masks to better protect and be more comfortable than the masks of just a year ago. MaskFone introduced a new connected mask in January…

Free COVID-19 Testing Held at Theo Ratliff Center in Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Free COVID-19 tests were given to people in Demopolis at a drive-thru test site at the Theo Ratliff Center. The Alabama Department of Public Health administered free COVID tests Friday — from 10 in the morning — to 2 in the afternoon. The Theo Ratliff Activity Center hosted the event. “We’ve been real concerned as…

Hyundai Donating 6,000 Face Masks to Selma Public Schools

Hyundai is doing their part in assisting with COVID-19 response. The manufacturing company has announced they will donate face masks to Selma Public Schools. Hyundai says they will be donating 6,000 masks to the school system. There will be 5,000 disposable masks and 1,000 reusable masks. Hyundai team members will donate the mask to Selma school officials on Tuesday, September…

Public Warned to Be On Guard Against Mask Scams

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson is warning the public — to be on-guard against scams during the pandemic. Jackson says scam artists are looking to take advantage of people. And he wants the public to be aware — and stay alert. “Be careful!” Jackson warns some scams involve face masks. “One of the things is…

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…