Birmingham City Council To Consider Extending Face Covering Requirement

The Birmingham City Council will vote Friday on whether to extend the city's face covering ordinance.


Alabama’s Absentee Ballot Rules Draw Increased Scrutiny Amid Pandemic

Criticisms of Alabama’s absentee ballot requirements are intensifying. Legal challenges to the law call for greater accessibility, especially to the state's most vulnerable populations -- black residents, the elderly and those with disabilities.

Jefferson County Encourages More Coronavirus Testing As Cases Jump Statewide

The number of new coronavirus cases is rising in Alabama. Meanwhile, Jefferson County’s Health Department says some asymptomatic people should get checked.

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Birmingham Will Allow Mask Rule To Expire Friday

Birmingham will allow its face covering ordinance to expire Friday, May 29.

Jefferson County Commission Considers Higher Rent For Polling Places

Polling places in Jefferson County could be in line to receive more money to host elections, according to a new report.

Amid Statewide Reopening, Jefferson County Keeps Entertainment Venues Closed

Entertainment venues across Alabama reopened Friday, but not in the state’s most populous county.


How To Handle A Summer With COVID-19

The Memorial Day weekend is here, but the coronavirus hasn't gone away. What to consider when thinking about the summer ahead.

Alabama Reopening Continues Amid Shaky Coronavirus Progress

Alabama's safer-at-home order was extended Thursday until early July. This comes as the state's coronavirus cases continue to rise.

Families & Advocates Want More Data On COVID19 In Alabama Nursing Homes

More than half of Alabama's nursing homes have reported coronavirus cases. But families and advocates say they don’t have a clear picture of what’s happening inside these places because state health officials don’t disclose information on individual facilities.

Jefferson County Commission Considers More COVID-19 Relief For Businesses

The Jefferson County Commission is considering a resolution that would seek up to $1.15 million in supplemental funds for the county’s revolving loan fund grant from the state’s Economic Development Administration.

Beef, Poultry Farm Operations Hit By Coronavirus, But Peaches Are On Their Way

Pricing and processing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic have made a direct hit on the Alabama cattle and poultry industries.

Birmingham Extends Face-Covering Requirement Through May 29

The Birmingham City Council issued another extension to its face covering ordinance. It's now set to expire on May 29.