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Kierstin Woods gets it, she says. She wants no one to get sick and die. But she had senior-year dreams. She had senior pranks to play. She had a senior skip day to enjoy. Read the full story
A partial list of cancellations, closures and postponements due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Alabama Public Health's count of positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday rose to 6,750. Calhoun County had 92 known cases, St. Clair County 70, Talladega 59, and Cleburne 12. Three patients had died in Calhoun County, two in Talladega and one in Cleburne.
Kierstin Woods gets it, she says. She wants no one to get sick and die. But she had senior-year dreams. She had senior pranks to play. She had a senior skip day to enjoy.
Like an athlete testing her leg after getting the cast taken off, folks were out and about Saturday seeing what they could do and how it felt doing it following the easing of restrictions in public activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just hours before Alabama once again loosened its safer-at-home policies Friday, state Department of Public Health officials said they were “reviewing additional ways” to bolster contact tracing, a process that may help slow the spread of COVID-19.
A fine sight is 2020 — the Class of 2020, that is, as its members spread themselves out and spread their wings in an assortment of venues across Calhoun County Thursday. Precautions against an epic pandemic prevented them from enjoying all the trappings of their senior spring, but thanks to determined school administrators, they would not be denied their ceremonial walk.
Alabama hospitals lost about $739 million in revenue from mid-March to the end of April because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to data collected by the Alabama Hospital Association.
Tourist attractions, theaters, racetracks and other entertainment venues in Alabama can reopen at half their normal occupancy Friday evening, under a new health order announced Thursday by Gov. Kay Ivey.
On Wednesday morning, Calhoun County didn't have a single patient hospitalized for COVID-19, and local officials said there are only 11 coronavirus cases in the county that they still consider active.