Alabama’s Stay-At-Home order has expired and we are now under a “Safer At Home” order. Retail stores are allowed to open with 50% occupancy. Beaches are open to the public, but groups may not have more than 10 people. Both elective and non-emergency medical procedures are also allowed to resume operations. However, Salons, barbershops, on-site restaurant dining and other businesses will remain closed until the new order is reviewed on May 15th.
While some people strongly agree with the new “Safer At Home” order, one local Mayor believes that “what’s good for one county or city, may not be fit for another.” Cleburne County has not seen a new COVID-19 case in the last 22-days. The City of Heflin’s Mayor Rudy Rooks, wrote a letter to Governor Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Doctor Scott Harris, asking for a waiver of restrictions on the new statewide order that went into effect today. The Trump administration has adv
The Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center held its second COVID-19 Collection this week in Calhoun County. Today, more than 30 patients were swabbed for the virus at the Oxford Civic Center. All tests will be sent to the Alabama Department of Public Health and results will be determined within the next several days. Low income areas, and people not feeling comfortable or not having transportation to testing at RMC were the main reasons for the establishment of the collect
The number of COVID-19 cases in the state have now surpassed the seven-thousandth mark. 7,068 people have been infected with COVID-19 and 272 have died. Etowah County has just recorded its 9th COVID-19 related death as the county reaches nearly 150 cases. Calhoun County has 93 confirmed cases.
With the “Safer At Home” order now in place, the Ken Joiner Calhoun County Administration Building, Calhoun County Courthouse and other County Facilities, with the exception of county community centers and parks, will reopen to the public on Monday, May 4. In compliance with the new “Safer at Home” order, the public must follow the requirements in order to enter the facilities shown on your screen. The facilities are only to be used if a person is conducting business transact
More than 400,000 Alabamians have filed for unemployment during the past six weeks as businesses were ordered to close during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Alabama Department of Labor says the latest numbers show 75,000 new claims were filed alone last week. The Alabama Department of Labor has announced its new free online jobs database. alabamaworks.alabama.gov has replaced the Alabama-Job-Link website. The new website will offer the same services in addition to some new, innov
The recent suspension of International mail has some people concerned about military personnel and other overseas voters concerned. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has confirmed that uniformed and overseas voters will still be able to vote through the use of the state’s electronic ballot delivery and return system. Due to COVID-19 related service disruptions, numerous international postal operators are temporarily unable to process or deliver mail originating from the
A popular fast food restaurant chain is making it easier for families staying home during the pandemic.Chick-Fil-A has a new meal kit for customers to buy and reheat at home. The choices are chicken parmesan meals and a 30-count chicken nugget meal. Sides and drinks are included with the meals. Chick-Fil-A will start selling its new product at locations nationwide as soon as May 4th.
As the state’s “Stay At Home” order is set to expire tomorrow, and the “Safer At Home” order will take effect, remember that the battle against COVID-19 is far from over. The number of statewide cases continues to grow, now nearing the 7,000 mark. 6,904 cases have been confirmed throughout Alabama. More than 250 deaths have been reported, and nearly 1,000 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19.
First responders within the Oxford city limits could receive bonus payments for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the City Council’s pre-meeting work session Tuesday evening, Mayor Alton Craft proposed the idea to pay first responders an extra $250 and other city employees an extra $125. Those who could receive the supplemental pay include police officers, firefighters, library staff, and public works employees. Public Information Officer Taylor Sloan tells TV24