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Alabama Lt. Governor Tests Positive For COVID-19

Brent Wilson | October 21, 2020
Will Ainsworth

Alabama’s Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth has released a statement confirming a positive test for COVID-19. Ainsworth says he was tested after a member of his Sunday school church group “had acquired the coronavirus” and that the test came back positive. You can read his entire...

Alabama State Senator Randy Price In ICU With COVID-19

Brent Wilson | July 12, 2020

This story is breaking and will be updated as more information is available. Alabama State Senator Randy Price (R-Opelika) has been hospitalized at East Alabama Medical Center and currently in the ICU with COVID-19. In a Facebook post on Price’s profile, Facebook user Bryant Whaley...

Gov. Ivey Breaks Silence On COVID-19, Says Very Little

Brent Wilson | June 17, 2020
Kay Ivey

Governor Kay Ivey broke her silence today with a tweet, stating that “COVID-19 is still a threat” and encouraging Alabamians to abide by the Safer At Home order that is in effect until July 3rd, 2020. Ivey has come under fire recently for staying silent...

A Drug UAB Helped Develop Will Now Be Used To Treat COVID-19 Patients

Brent Wilson | May 1, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. They note, “While there is limited information known about the safety and...

AL Democratic Congressional Candidates Urge Lawmakers to Expand Medicaid

Dakota Layton | April 29, 2020
Health Banknotes

On Wednesday, Alabama Democratic Congressional candidates, Phyliss Harvey-Hall (AL-02), Dr. Adia Winfrey (AL-03), and Rick Neighbors (AL-04) issued a joint statement urging state lawmakers to expand Medicaid. The candidates declared, “The accelerating spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a crisis that threatens the health...

Birmingham To Require Face Coverings Starting May 1

Brent Wilson | April 28, 2020

Mayor Randall L. Woodfin has proposed and the Birmingham City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance to require the wearing of a face-covering in public during the COVID-19 health emergency. The ordinance requires an item to cover the nose and mouth of a person to...

Rep. Garrett: Ivey Will Announce Reopening Plans Tomorrow

Dakota Layton | April 27, 2020

On Monday, Alabama State Rep. Danny Garrett tweeted that Governor Kay Ivey would an announcement tomorrow regarding her plans for reopening the state’s economy. “On a call w/ members of the Alabama Legislature this morning, Gov. Ivey said she would make an announcement tomorrow (4/28)...

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