At least 20 people in Alabama have died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to state public health officials, and the virus that causes the disease has been found in at least 974 people so far. Read the full story
For the 1.75 million truck drivers — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — who move the nation’s commercial and industrial goods, working from home isn’t an option. And on the road, they are meeting with some of the same changes to daily life many Americans are encountering.
Rudy Rooks, Heflin’s mayor, told the council Tuesday evening that the plan is fluid and subject to change depending on unforeseen and changing circumstances related to the viral outbreak.
A fund has been created with more than $250,000 to help those affected by COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, according to a Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama announcement.
Dudley Miller, a Calhoun County deputy coroner, said they’ve drawn their plan from suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Alabama and National Funeral Directors Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Association.