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Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Alabama adds 5,000+ coronavirus cases over the last 14 days as the state began lifting restrictions


Alabama adds 5,000+ coronavirus cases over the last 14 days as the state began lifting restrictions


Article Excerpt: "... last two days we have maybe had our highest days so far. We know a little bit of that has to do with increased testing, but I don’t think that explains all of it,” State Health Officer Scott Harris said. The state this month lifted most of the restrictions that had been in place, allowing restaurants, hair salons, entertainment venues and other places to open with social distancing requirements. The Memorial Day weekend drew crowds to Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches..."


Reference: www.usnews.com

Bad state data hides coronavirus threat


Bad state data hides coronavirus threat


Article Excerpt: "... In at least a dozen states, health departments have inflated testing numbers or deflated death tallies by changing criteria for who counts as a coronavirus victim and what counts as a coronavirus test, according to reporting from POLITICO, other news outlets and the states' own admissions. Some states have shifted the metrics for a “safe” reopening; Arizona sought to clamp down on bad news at one point by simply shuttering its pandemic modeling. About a third of the states aren’t even reporting hospital admission..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Monday, May 25, 2020

These Federal Agencies Have Seen the Most COVID-19 Deaths


These Federal Agencies Have Seen the Most COVID-19 Deaths


Article Excerpt: "... U.S. Postal Service: The mailing agency has seen 60 postal workers die from symptoms related to COVID-19. About 2,400 have tested positive for coronavirus-related disease while a whopping 17,000—or 3% of the USPS workforce—have been sent home on quarantine..."


Reference: www.govexec.com

Yellowhammer Brewing temporarily closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus


Yellowhammer Brewing temporarily closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus


Article Excerpt: "... In a social media post, Yellowhammer Brewing said one of their office members tested positive for the virus, but did not state when the test occurred..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Alabama-Huntsville drops hockey, tennis programs in virus-related budget cuts


Alabama-Huntsville drops hockey, tennis programs in virus-related budget cuts


Article Excerpt: "...Alabama-Huntsville was one of the only southern schools to have a men's hockey varsity program. The Chargers won Division II national titles in 1996 and 1998 and were Division II runners-up in 1994 and 1997 before making the move to the Division I level for the 1998-99 season. Men's hockey had been the lone Division I sport for Alabama-Huntsville. It competes at the Division II level in all other sports..."


Reference: www.espn.com

Sunday, May 24, 2020

More Than 400 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In 24 Hours In Alabama


More Than 400 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In 24 Hours In Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... Between Saturday morning and Sunday morning, more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the state by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The state has now..."


Reference: yahoo.com

Friday, May 22, 2020

Alabama Is Packing Graduation Ceremonies and Overloading ICUs


Alabama Is Packing Graduation Ceremonies and Overloading ICUs


Article Excerpt: "... “There’s a relationship between what the curves are showing us and when the orders changed,” added Dionne-Odom, who noted that the first set of stay-at-home restrictions in early April mandated by the governor were loosened under a “safer-at-home” order on April 28. The “consistent, steady” uptick of daily case counts soon followed, she said. Montgomery County had 994 confirmed cases on Thursday, with 27 deaths. Mobile County had 1,822 confirmed cases, with 106 deaths..."


Reference: www.thedailybeast.com

President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


Article Excerpt: "... Two US astronauts on the Crew Dragon will take off May 27 from Kennedy Space Center with help from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. They are to dock at the International Space Station, which is currently housing two Russians and one American. Sanitary conditions are being carefully controlled as the United States continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic..."


Reference: yahoo.com

President said the US will not shut down again if a second wave of coronavirus infections emerges


President said the US will not shut down again if a second wave of coronavirus infections emerges


Article Excerpt: "... hammered the US economy in the past two months. “This is a country that’s meant to be open, not closed,” Trump said. “I want it open, and we’re going to open, and if there’s a fire, an ember, a flame someplace, we put it out.” Experts have warned that Southern states such as Alabama..."


Reference: nypost.com

Experts warn of second coronavirus wave in Dallas, Houston, Alabama


Experts warn of second coronavirus wave in Dallas, Houston, Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama city is out of intensive care beds. “Right now, if you’re from Montgomery, and you need an ICU bed, you’re in trouble,” Reed said at a news conference. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) allowed restaurants, bars, retail businesses, churches, gyms and salons to reopen this month, and is expected to outline further steps this week. Dallas, Houston, Southeast Florida’s Gold Coast, the entire state of Alabama..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Alabama loosens more coronavirus restrictions as cases climb


Alabama loosens more coronavirus restrictions as cases climb


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that the state would reopen theaters, child care facilities and summer camps, even as she conceded case counts in the state are "not as good as would hope..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Alabama rocket museum laying off workers amid pandemic


Alabama rocket museum laying off workers amid pandemic


Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville has laid off more than 100 of its 280 full-time employees, news outlets reported. Most of its remaining workers also are on furlough, said spokesperson Pat Ammons..."


Reference: www.sfgate.com

Monday, May 18, 2020

Alabama coronavirus cases rise by nearly 300


Alabama coronavirus cases rise by nearly 300


Article Excerpt: "... The Alabama Department of Public Health reported there have been more than 11,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and at least 485 deaths. That’s 12 more deaths than were reported Friday..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Friday, May 15, 2020

Rosie’s Cantina closes south Huntsville location after employee tests positive for COVID-19


Rosie’s Cantina closes south location after employee tests positive for COVID-19


Article Excerpt: "... Rosie’s Mexican Cantina has closed its South Memorial Parkway location after learning an employee tested positive for COVID-19..."


Reference: whnt.com

Thrive Alabama will provide drive-up COVID-19 testing


Thrive Alabama will provide drive-up COVID-19 testing


Article Excerpt: "... Thrive Alabama will provide drive-up COVID-19 testing to the public from 10 am - 1 pm at 600 St Clair Avenue:
Monday, May 18
Wednesday, May 20
Thursday, May 21

No physician order is required. If you have insurance, no co-pay is required. Insurance is not required.
Keep an eye on social media for updates on changes due to weather or test supply availability. ..."


Reference: www.facebook.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Alabama bankers: Apply for federal aid while money remains, paperwork is lighter


Alabama bankers: Apply for federal aid while money remains, paperwork is lighter


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama bankers say now is the time for small businesses to act if they haven’t yet received federal aid. The Paycheck Protection Program (or PPP) is federal COVID-19 pandemic relief designed to help ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Erring On The Side of Caution: Intelligent Huntsville Community Continues to Remain Home During Reopening


All’s quiet in Huntsville on Alabama’s grand reopening


Article Excerpt: "... On the day of Alabama’s grand reopening, Huntsville mostly took a pass. ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Friday, May 8, 2020

Guidance on Absentee Voting (Coronavirus Concerns) in Upcoming July 14 Primary Runoff Election

Alabama: Guidance on Absentee Voting (Coronavirus Concerns) in Upcoming July 14 Primary Runoff Election


application online
Article Excerpt: "... Amid coronavirus concerns, it is important to remember that Alabamians who are concerned about contracting or spreading an illness have the opportunity to avoid the polls on Election Day by casting an absentee ballot,” shared Secretary Merrill. “Alabamians can access the application online or by visiting or calling their local Absentee Election Manager’s office..."

Reference: www.sos.alabama.gov

Here are the rules for Alabama's amended Safer at Home order


Here are the rules for Alabama's amended Safer at Home order


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is extending the Safer at Home order and amending it with expanded openings. The amended Safer at Home order takes effect on May 11 at 5 p.m. and expires on May 22 at 5 p.m. The following businesses are allowed to reopen under the amended Safer at Home order:..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Alabama Gov.: 'last thing a business owner needs to worry about is a frivolous lawsuit'


Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issues two supplemental states of emergency


Article Excerpt: "... I want to do everything within my authority to protect businesses as Alabama’s economy gets up and running again. As we resume operations, the very last thing a business owner needs to worry about is a frivolous lawsuit from responding to COVID-19..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com