Alabama recorded one new COVID-19 case in Cleburne County and one new case in St. Clair County on Saturday as the state’s number of known cases rose to nearly 700. No new deaths were reported Saturday. Read the full story
Gov. Kay Ivey this morning announced the state-mandated closure of all “non-essential” retail businesses beginning Saturday as Alabama’s death toll from COVID-19 rises.
Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday ordered the state's schools to take up “alternate” means of instruction after the April 6 end of a school break that was intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
The legal authority for most recent health restrictions emanates not from the governor’s office but from the little-discussed State Board of Health and a sister organization, the State Committee of Public Health.
Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon presided over a mostly empty House chamber Thursday. With no quorum present, the House is now adjourned indefinitely amid the growing outbreak of the new coronavirus.
In the week ending March 21, 267 Calhoun County residents had filed new claims for unemployment. Cleburne’s count rise to nine, Talladega’s to 126 and St. Clair’s to 186.
The state hospital association's leader is concerned about shortages of beds, ventilators and other equipment, protective gear for medical professionals to shield them and others from COVID-19, and shortages in the medical staff itself.