Association Protests Plan to Put Recovering COVID-19 Patients in Nursing Homes
04-1-2020

The Alabama Nursing Home Association opposes a decision by Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson to place patients who are recovering from COVID-19 in nursing homes.

Jefferson County Commission Sets Up $1 Million Virus Fund, Extends County Closings Through April
04-1-2020

The Jefferson County Commission used its second emergency meeting of the COVID-19 pandemic to extend the closure of county facilities until April 30 and set up a $1 million COVID-19 fund to handle needs as they arise.

Lawyers: Set Parole Hearings, Prevent Virus Spread in Alabama’s Crowded Prisons
03-31-2020

A group of law school faculty members and former prosecutors has written Gov. Kay Ivey urging her to have the state Board of Pardons and Paroles hold expedited hearings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to Alabama’s prison population.

No Need to Worry About Drinking Water During the COVID-19 Crisis, ADEM Director Says
03-31-2020

Public drinking water is safe, according to the director of the Alabama Department of Environment.

UAB to Test Potential COVID-19 Vaccine
03-30-2020

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the biopharmaceutical company Altimmune Inc. will test a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the university announced today.

World Awaits Results of COVID-19 Drug Treatment Developed at UAB Center
03-29-2020

In the search for a drug treatment for COVID-19, prime interest has centered on Remdesivir, a compound produced by Gilead Sciences that has its roots in a National Institutes of Health-funded center based at UAB.

Layoffs, Job Losses — COVID-19 Impact Expected to Play Out Over Months
03-26-2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused layoffs and job loss across the country. Now Alabamians are figuring out how to cope with a new normal.

Jackson County Reports Alabama’s First Coronavirus Death
03-26-2020

An employee at the Jackson County Courthouse has died from the coronavirus, according to County Commission Chairman Tim Guffey, which could be Alabama’s first death from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Puts Focus on Preppers
03-25-2020

Preppers — those who stockpile food and other supplies — are getting a lot of attention lately given the public’s concerns over Coronavirus and the fear of some kind of societal breakdown.

Alabama Reports its First Case of Coronavirus
03-13-2020

Alabama officials announced the state’s first case of COVID-19.