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Before they go to work, dozens of Miami International Airport employees have been put to the sniff test from a pair of specially trained dogs that can detect COVID-19.
For anyone hoping to see light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel over the next three to six months, scientists have some bad news: Brace for more of what we’ve already been through.
COVID-19 vaccines work so well that most people don’t yet need a booster, an all-star panel of scientists from around the world said in a review that’s likely to fuel the debate over whether to use them.
The event will take place at 12 p.m. Sept. 7 to remember those who have died and honor those who are currently afflicted with the virus. Organizers are encouraging all Alabamians to participate wherever they are that day.
The bill says parents can opt their children out of mask requirements in K-12 public schools by notifying the school or the local board of education in writing.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, is a condition where different body parts become inflamed.
Even though the number of vaccines administered was only 30, Dr. Mary Burgess-Parker with Quality of Life Health Services, a health care provider in 18 counties of east Alabama, was optimistic.
Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases the Cleburne County Board of Education has issued a temporary mask mandate for all students and employees until Sept. 17.
Justin Roberts, an Anniston Fire Department lieutenant who was placed on a ventilator after contracting the COVID-19 virus, has died, City Manager Steven Folks told The Anniston Star on Thursday night.
Regional Medical Center in Anniston has reopened its third COVID-19 unit with more than 45 people hospitalized with the virus. More than 80 percent of patients were not vaccinated.
Beginning Wednesday morning visitors at any Anniston-owned building and city workers will be required to wear masks due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.
The Alabama Department of Public Health is recommending individuals with weakened immune systems get a third COVID-19 shot to protect against serious illness.
Randolph Park Elementary School has sent home 130 students and a teacher to quarantine for 10 days due to COVID-19 exposure.
Federal officials have authorized an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine for certain Americans whose immune systems are compromised — an estimated 7 million people.