Coronavirus Updates

  What happens after you get second COVID-19 dose?

What happens after you get second COVID-19 dose?

  State Health Officer update the latest on vaccination effort

  Alabama Housing Finance Authority: money to help renters, landlords is coming soon

  Alabama’s vaccine rollout compared to Tennessee

  Marshall County Health Department give out hundreds of vaccines at walk-in-clinic

  Student nurses getting first hand experience giving the COVID-19 vaccine

  Funeral homes still feeling effects of COVID-19

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Florence assisted living residents, staff get COVID-19 vaccine

  Can your workplace require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

  Free 2 Teach sees increase in demand as more return to class

  Guntersville City Council approves funding to hire more nurses

First COVID case in the US: One year later

Finding a free COVID test difficult in Cullman area

  Teachers, essential workers still waiting for the vaccine

Teachers part of the essential working waiting for the vaccine

  Family looking for answers after they say a 91-year-old cancer patient doesn’t get COVID-19 vaccine

A cancer patient whose family tells us had an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine shows up to be told they’re out.

  Drive-thru vaccine distribution in Rainsville

One by one, cars filled the inside of the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville.

  What do the new variants of the virus mean for the vaccine?

Our Kate Smith talked to a local doctor who said the virus hasn’t mutated enough to make the vaccine ineffective, but monitoring it will be crucial.

  ADPH addresses “disaster” in trying to make COVID-19 vaccination appointments

ADPH responds after 4 Alabama senators release letter on COVID-19 vaccine distribution issues

  Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

Huntsville officials discuss latest on COVID-19

  Madison County Commission Chairman calls out ADOC, ADOC Commissioner blames COVID-19 and federal court order

  500 people vaccinated, 300 had appointments at Madison Co. Health Dept.

  Decatur boy back home; beats COVID related illness

After ten days in the hospitalt, we're pleased to announce, Xyden has checked out.

  Morgan County Health Department administers vaccines to people ages 75+

The Morgan County Health Department administered hundreds of the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to people 75 and older.

Limestone County Health Department to distribute COVID vaccine

The Limestone County Health Department is one of few distributing the vaccine by appointment only to those 75 and older, as well as first responders.

  After fighting COVID-19 for 136 days, woman tells story of survival

Donnielle Green spent 136 days in the hospital. Ninety-one of those days were on a ventilator, but she never stopped fighting.

  COVID patients have persistent symptoms weeks or months after diagnoses

Even after you’re no longer COVID positive, there could still be lasting symptoms from the virus.

  “It’s not like everything’s getting better all of the sudden” Athens-Limestone doctor says in regards to low case numbers

Athens-Limestone Hospital case numbers are down but Dr. Matthew Hanserd says they are treating more critically ill patients now than ever before.

  UNA nursing students receive free COVID vaccines from Helen Keller Hospital

“I’m glad we can receive it to protect our patients and protect us as well.”

  Alabamians frustrated with vaccine sign up hotline; health dept. making improvements

Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health says the contractor was set up with 100 lines and 165 people to answer those calls, but she recognizes it’s not enough.

  Athens-Limestone Hospital COVID update post-holidays

Athens-Limestone Hospital's COVID case numbers are down, but they have had 9 deaths in January alone out of 55 total.

Decatur senior center residents receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Residents at a senior center in Decatur received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Helen Keller Hospital has waiting list for vaccine

Helen Keller Hospital has waiting list for vaccine

ADPH says no more COVID vaccine appointments available, but can still join waiting list

Although no appointments are currently available, the call center will continue to take your contact information and add it to a waiting list.

Huntsville officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Huntsville on Wednesday.

  Hope in the church continues through COVID-19

“My sense of hope is that through our hurt, through our pain, through our tears is that God is right there with us,” said Pastor Thompson.

  UNA sees spike in COVID-19 cases as students return; School leaders say it’s due to holiday gathering

UNA sees spike in COVID-19 cases as students return; says its because holiday gathering

  Huntsville Virtual Academy giving up flexibility for more structure

Huntsville Virtual Academy students will be getting more structure in their school day.

  Vaccines available to people 75 and older starting Jan. 18

People 75 and older can now make an appointment to receive both doses of the Moderna vaccine.

  New COVID-19 relief package brings much needed rent relief money

Sarah Taggart and Holly Ray are two local Huntsville attorneys on opposite sides of landlord-tenant law. Both said this money will go a long way to helping eviction issues across the country, but it won’t solve the problem completely.

COVID-19 energy assistance available for first-time recipients

The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama announce families in Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan County may qualify for a one-time $1,000 payment to their utility providers.

  DeKalb County Sheriff proud of department’s dedication during difficult time

It’s been a rough few weeks for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, but the department is powering through to keep our streets safe.

  5-year-old Decatur boy in ICU with COVID related illness

“This COVID stuff is real. It is real. And I’ll tell you now, I was the one taking it lightly at first. Once it got to the point it was attacking my baby’s heart and lungs and he cant help himself. That’s when I was like ok, people have to know about this.”

Huntsville Hospital opens waiting list, clinic for COVID-19 vaccine

The waiting list is for vaccination appointments at the HH vaccine clinic and can be accessed right from your computer or smart phone!

  Additional groups eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on January 18

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Friday more people will be able to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine this month.

  Muscle Shoals teacher excited for virtual students to return to the classroom

Twenty percent of the students at Muscle Shoals have been learning virtually. Moody has been teaching some of those students, and still teaching in the classroom, but in just a few short weeks all of her students will be back in the classroom.

Alabama Dept. of Labor begins issuing extra $300 for unemployed

The Alabama Department of Labor has started issuing the $300 dollars in added benefits that was approved by Congress.

  Arab City Schools Lead Nurse receives Moderna vaccine

Lead Nurse Venita Shirley has worked at Arab City Schools for 17 years. She was among several healthcare workers to get the Moderna vaccine at the Marshall County Health Department.

  Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling COVID-19 diagnosis update

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling gives WAFF an update after testing positive for COVID-19 and receiving the monoclonal antibody treatment.

Health Departments see an increase in more people getting flu vaccine

Marshall County hospitals have been dealing with COVID-19 patients for months.

Birmingham mayor released from hospital after treatment for COVID pneumonia

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin was released from a Birmingham hospital Wednesday after receiving treatment to address COVID pneumonia, according to city officials.

  MainStreet Family Care receives, dsitributes COVID-19 vaccine

Widespread vaccine distribution is going to take a huge effort across the globe, and Mainstreet Family Care Clinics around the state working to help.

Alabama has distributed 20% of vaccine allotment

Doctor Williamson said the numbers aren't doing as well as he was expecting but said things are going to get better.

  Lauderdale County remains at a high risk for the spread of COVID-19

More than 1,000 cases have been confirmed in the county within the last two weeks.

Small pharmacies will play a big role in vaccine distribution

Several facilities across North Alabama are working to help people get vaccinated, including Hazel Green Pharmacy.

Huntsville City Schools to stay on staggered schedule an additional week

Huntsville City School students will stay on a staggered learning schedule through the end of next week, January 15.

Track your vaccine eligibility in Tennessee with this online tool

The eligibility tool allows users to opt-in for updates and notifications about their vaccine phase.

UPDATE: JSU President Emeritus headed home after COVID-19 hospitalization

Dr. Meehan was recovering at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham.

Birmingham mayor hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia; in stable condition, showing improvement

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin was hospitalized Monday evening to address symptoms connected to COVID pneumonia, according to his doctor.

  BamaTracker creator talks vaccines and future of the site

David Marconnet created the site hoping to give Alabamians an easier way to view the spread of COVID-19 across the state, he never imagined it would get this big though.

Huntsville Hospital vaccinates over 6,400 healthcare professionals since Pfizer roll out

In less than three weeks, the Huntsville Hospital Health System has administered the Pfizer vaccine to over 6,400 front line healthcare workers.

  People waiting up to 2 hours for COVID test at Huntsville Fever & Flu Clinic

The director of the Fever and Flu Clinic Emily Lambert tells us, they are testing more than 200 people on average each day.

  DeKalb County Lieutenant dies from COVID-19

A DeKalb County Lieutenant has dued from COVID-19 complications, according to the Collinsville Police Department.

  Decatur Morgan Hospital’s COVID-19 death rate continues to rise

Decatur Morgan Hospital President Kelli Powers says the decrease in numbers is not because there are patients being released, but due to many deaths.

  ADPH Vaccine Allocation Plan now open to dental professionals

We are still in phase 1-A of the distribution plan.

  “Peace of Mind” COVID-19 test being offered at Huntsville Hospital

The program is designed for non-symptomatic individuals who want to know if they are carrying the COVID-19 virus.

City Hall, Fire stations temporarily close lobbies in Athens due to COVID-19 protocols

The City of Athens and Mayor Ronnie Marks announced changes to some city operations on Monday due to COVID-19.

  Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Decatur on Monday

  High risk Fayetteville teacher grateful to be able to continue teaching through pandemic

With the help of her "teacher screen", constant masking and the people around her, Mrs. Roberts has made it safely through the first semester and is getting ready for another.

  What we know about the new COVID-19 strain

Health officials are anticipating the numbers to continue to grow in the next several weeks, due to the holidays. But could a new strain of COVID-19 add to the pressure?

  Four generations get COVID-19 vaccine

Four generations get COVID-19 vaccine

  Distilleries, breweries that helped make hand sanitizer could now face a fee

During the pandemic a few of our local businesses stepped up to help. This list includes Yellowhammer Brewing and Irons Distillery who started making hand sanitizer during the pandemic.

  COVID-19 numbers at all time high in Lauderdale, Colbert county going into the new year

COVID-19 numbers at all time high in Lauderdale and Colbert county going into the new year

  State Health Dept. leaders urge Alabamians to celebrate the new year safely

We’re very close to 2021, but a new year won’t wipe the pandemic away. State health department officials are urging you to keep that in mind while celebrating the holiday this weekend.

Lincoln County Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 75 or older

On Jan. 2nd, the Lincoln County Health Department will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations to who is 75-years-old or older.

LifeSouth blood drives happening New Year’s Day

Life South Community Blood Centers want to get a head start on their supply in the new year.

MainStreet Family Care clinics offer COVID-19 vaccine to phase 1a patients

MainStreet Family care clinics have received shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

  Business owner says stimulus check, PPP loan can help local business

Business owner says stimulus check, PPP loan can help local business

  Shoals EMTs receive coronavirus vaccine

A Shoals EMT says for him, getting this vaccine is about the patients he comes in contact with every single day.

  Cullman Regional Hospital ICU at 180% of capacity; highest in the state

Nurses and doctors have their hands very full right now. Dr. William Smith tells me this is by far the most pressure they’ve felt throughout the entire pandemic.