Alabama Healthcare News

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…

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…

In an interview with a reporter for CBS42, Alabama State Senator President pro tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) commented on the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state saying, “I’m not as concerned as much as the number of cases, in fact quite honestly, I want…

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…

The past few days for the United States of America have been very worrisome, to say the least. On May 20th, Tedros Adhanom-Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, announced that more cases of COVID-19 had been reported to the organization over the past 24 hours…

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…

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…

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…

Kay Ivey

At a press conference on Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced that the current Stay-At-Home order will expire on April 30th at 5 p.m. “On April 30th, our current stay-at-home order will expire,” Governor Ivey stated. Ivey also said, “All businesses are essential…no matter the…

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)…