The Alabama Department of Public Health leaders said Alabama hospitals have been admitting significantly more COVID-19 patients recently, including patients who are younger, sicker and unvaccinated. As a result, emergency rooms are being overwhelmed.
Isolated rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible east of Interstate 65 through sunset tonight, skies will be partly cloudy with lows dropping into the middle 60s. More sunshine is in the forecast for Thursday with temps warming into the upper 80s, very spotty rain will be possible during the afternoon.
Wednesday will look like a typical school day inside Madison County Schools. Although masks won’t be required, Superintendent Allen Perkins said the district is taking its cleaning efforts seriously, setting aside $200,000 to sanitize classrooms, buses and other high touch areas daily.
Huntsville City Schools was the first school district to mandate masks for the upcoming school year in the Tennessee Valley. But the decision brought those out to a school board meeting who are dead set against it.