Coronavirus

Doug Jones: ‘We Don’t Want To Overrun This System.’

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones says everyone has to do their part to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Congress is working on relief packages to support the medical community and address the economic fallout.

Alabama COVID-19 Testing Rife With Delays And Uncertainty

Across Alabama, the demand for COVID-19 testing is growing, and labs are struggling to turn around test results quickly.

Alabama Health Department Expands COVID-19 Restrictions

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Tuesday it was expanding limits on restaurants and senior center gatherings in six counties. Jefferson County put its restrictions into effect Monday.

Uncertainty Around Coronavirus Hits The Travel Industry Hard

Usually this time of year, families are gearing up for spring break trips. But coronavirus has people canceling plans, putting significant pressure on the travel industry.

‘Drastic Efforts’ In Jeffco Aim To Curb The Spread Of Coronavirus

To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, health officials announced Tuesday a series of orders to limit public gatherings in Jefferson County.

Officials Tighten Restrictions On Gatherings As Coronavirus Cases Increase

The Alabama Department of Public Health issued new recommendations Monday as the city of Birmingham and the Jefferson County Commission declared states of emergency.

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How To Get Tested For COVID-19 In Alabama

Days after Alabama confirmed its first case of coronavirus, testing is ramping up across the state. There are a growing number of options to get screened and tested for the virus.

Fearing Coronavirus Spread, Many Area Schools Close Immediately

As concerns about the spread of coronavirus grow, more schools opt to close immediately.

Alabama Lawmakers Approve $5 Million For Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus grabbed the attention of state lawmakers this week. And bills related to the prison system and medical marijuana advanced.

Gov. Kay Ivey Declares State Of Emergency Due To Coronavirus

Alabama schools will close and a second coronavirus case is confirmed -- this one in Jefferson County.

Alabama Reports Its First Case Of Coronavirus

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

Alabama Still Has Not Detected Coronavirus. Health Officials Advise Acting Otherwise

Alabama remains one of a handful of states where the coronavirus has not been detected. Some say officials should be doing more to prepare and test for the disease.

Alabama Events Canceled, Attractions Close Amid Coronavirus Fears

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many closures and event cancellations across the state.

Universities Prepare For COVID-19 Ahead Of Spring Break

Samford and UAB are taking precautions in the event coronavirus spreads. There are currently no confirmed cases of the disease in Alabama.

Alabama Health Officials Issue Update On Coronavirus Testing

The Alabama Department of Health has tested fewer than 20 people for COVID-19, according to officials there. None has tested positive.

State Health Department Offers COVID-19 Testing

Alabama's state health agency now has the capability to test for COVID-19. They'll no longer have to send samples to the CDC for testing.

Jefferson County Department Of Health Prepared For Coronavirus

In a press conference, President Trump insisted the risk of Americans getting the coronavirus disease remains very low. But CDC officials say they expect COVID-19 to spread to more states across the U.S. and they’re preparing local health departments with specific guidelines for dealing with the disease.

Officials Say Anniston Facility Not Designed To Hold Coronavirus Patients

State and local leaders say they were justified in pushing back against a plan to bring Americans infected with the coronavirus disease to a facility in Anniston. They say there weren't enough details known.

Officials Seek Answers On Plan To House Coronavirus Patients In Anniston

Anniston is being considered a "back-up plan" to house some patients that have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Gov. Kay Ivey.

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