Coronavirus Updates

Two people at South Lincoln Elementary test positive for COVID-19

  Huntsville officials talk latest on COVID-19

Alabama awards $100M in grants to support hospitals, nursing homes

  Governor Kay Ivey wants Alabama to ‘Mask Up!’

Huntsville Hospital updates COVID-19 drive-through testing schedule

COVID-19 in Alabama: State sees 1,425 new positive cases in 24 hours

Continued Coverage

  Jackson County Schools starting back today

  Huntsville Botanical Gardens starting to see more wedding, special event bookings

Schools nurses will be on the frontlines of COVID-19 during the school year

  Survey: More than 500 families need help finding child supervision before school year begins

Demand surges for convalescent plasma, donations sought

Huntsville COVID-19 testing sites cut back hours due to demand

  Redstone Federal Credit Union members seeking assistance

Redstone Federal Credit Union senior executive vice president Wayne Sisco says about 4,000 members have reached out for some kind of assistance.

  ‘Ya’ll we’ve got to get through this thing and we will together': Gov. Ivey on COVID-19, masks and testing

Governor Ivey, speaking with WBRC FOX6 News anchor Jonathan Hardison, said she and state health leaders will have to watch the numbers as we get closer into September to see if she needs to extend that statewide mask ordinance.

  Fiddler’s convention in Athens canceled

The event draws 10,000 musicians and music lovers to Athens every fall.

Education, health officials discuss factors in potentially closing schools

Health experts say schools shouldn't use just one piece of data to determine whether or not to keep schools open this fall.

  Huntsville Hospital: Expect a week to get COVID-19 testing results

Counselor recommends 3 things for parents to do for young students

  UNA changes visitation policy for residence halls

  UAB, ADPH launch “largest-scale higher education testing initiative” in country

  Students in UA system must use virus assessment tool to report symptoms

AHSAA in need of football officials as season inches closer

  Huntsville officials talk COVID-19 on Wednesday

The latest coronavirus data from Huntsville

Albertville City School system pushes back start date one week

On Wednesday morning, the school board approved a revision to the 2020-2021 calendar that puts the first day of class at August 24th. Previously, it was the 17th.

  Clorox: Expect shortages to last into 2021

CEO Benno Dorer told Reuters on Monday that the company is struggling to meet an overwhelming demand that hasn’t subsided yet.

  Local Alabama freshman prepares to start school during COVID-19 pandemic

UAB and ADPH are working to prevent any school stoppages though, with their new app GuideSafe.

  College students react to mandatory testing for COVID-19

Before your student steps foot on a college campus, they're now being required to hand over a negative COVID-19 test result first.

  US Space & Rocket Center grateful for community support

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center reached its minimum fundraising goal in one week but are still welcoming doatios.

  Fort Payne officials make COVID-19 preparations for municipal voting

On Aug. 25, municipal elections will be held across Alabama.

Here’s how to make safe disinfectant wipes at home

Here’s how to make safe disinfectant wipes at home.

  34 more Ala. nursing homes to receive rapid COVID-19 test machines

34 more nursing homes in Alabama are set to receive point-of-care or rapid COVID-19 testing machines.

  Huntsville Utilities launches fund to help pay customers’ bills

Keeping the lights on has not been easy for many people these past few months.

  AHA: Mask order could be a factor in stabilizing hospitalizations in some areas

Some of Alabama's hospitals are slowly stabilizing following the Independence Day surge. According to Dr. Don Williamson, M.D., Executive Director of the Alabama Hospital Association, the state's overall inpatient capacity is shifting.

  Alabama provides safety guidelines for if someone is sick at school

ADPH encouraged schools to have seating charts for school buses and inside classrooms. That seating chart would then be sent to ADPH to help contact trace.

  UAB doctor says data about the effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women is limited

Doctors at UAB said there’s still a lot they don’t know about COVID’s effects on pregnancy.

  GuideSafe testing for college students underway in Alabama

Thirteen testing sites opened Tuesday.

  Alabama state health officer believes mask mandate is working

Alabama has seen a decline in the daily average of new coronavirus cases over the last week.

North Alabama work release employee tests positive for COVID-19

ADOC says the individual is self-quarantining.

  John Hunt Park testing site moving to AAMU Wednesday, Thursday

The testing site at John Hunt Park will move to Louis Crews Stadium on the Alabama A&M University campus on Wednesday and Thursday.

Coronavirus cases in Alabama dip below 1,000

The number of new coronavirus cases in Alabama dipped below 1,000 today, the smallest increase since 888 was posted on July 7.

  Fayetteville High Principal gets creative to help teacher feel safe

For some teachers, like Mrs. Tiffany Roberts at Fayetteville High School, the possibility of getting COVID-19 is even more dangerous than usual.

  Highland Medical Centers provide training to schools to prevent COVID-19

They discussed cleaning procedures, how to use products and how the virus can live on surfaces for five days.

What constitutes a recovery from COVID-19 in Alabama?

We are expected to reach 90,000 cases of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alabama this week.

  Health leaders seeing positive signs regarding COVID-19 cases

Some of the confirmed positive numbers are slowing down, but hospitalizations continue to be a concern.

  Students at the University of Alabama face new requirements due to coronavirus

The University of Alabama told students they have to take a new medical test before returning to campus for fall classes.

  First day of school for students in Lincoln County

Both the Lincoln County School System and Fayetteville City School system have their first day of in-person classes.

  More workers returning to Marshall Space Flight Center

Monday marks the shift from Phase 4 to Phase 3, of the NASA framework for return to on-site work.

  Former Alabama AD Bill Battle in hospital with coronavirus

Battle is 78 years old, he played on Bear Bryant’s first national championship team back in 1961.

  Saturday marks first night of earlier last call at Alabama bars

The Alabama Beverage Control Board approved an emergency order to restrict alcohol sales in an effort to curb COVID-19 cases on Monday.

  John Hunt Park testing site in Huntsville is on the move

If you have been exposed to someone with coronavirus, but do not have symptoms the John Hunt Park testing site is the place to go in Huntsville.

19% of COVID-19 tests in Alabama are positive

In Alabama, 687,000 people have been tested according to state health data, and of those folks, 19% were found to have COVID-19.

  Birmingham mom couldn’t hold newborn for a month after COVID-19 diagnosis

Sasha Jackson says it was a nightmare, to be seperated from her tiny newborn for such a long time.

UAB Police Sgt. Parnell Guyton dies following months long battle against COVID-19

After a months-long fight against COVID-19, UAB Police Sergeant Parnell Guyton has died.

Test surge overwhelms Alabama’s ability to give quick COVID-19 results

The Alabama Department of Public Health warned Friday that a surge of COVID-19 tests has “overwhelmed” its ability to give results in two or three days.

  Looking at COVID-19 trends with creator of the BamaTracker website

David Marconnet is a Huntsville software developer and runs BamaTracker on the side, he helps break down all the COVID-19 data.

  Madison county leaders issue COVID-19 update

The latest from Huntsville on Friday

  5,200 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19

5,200 healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19 in Alabama alone, thousands more nationally.

Coronavirus claims life of Troy Univ.‘s first Black drum major

Members of Troy University are mourning the death of a man who made history for the school’s marching band.

  ADPH: Please don’t retest multiple times for COVID-19

An ADPH spokesperson says employers who demand COVID-19 patients return to work after two negative tests are not following protocol from the Centers for Disease Control.

  COVID-19 cases trending down at Athens-Limestone Hospital

Athens-Limestone Hospital currently has 10 COVID-19 patients, but none of them are in the ICU at this time.

  12 COVID-19 cases reported at ‘Tut’ Fann State Veterans Home

A spokesman for the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs said three residents and nine employees have tested positive for the virus.

Alabama principal goes viral with humorous COVID-19 video

An Alabama high school principal’s COVID-19 YouTube video has gone viral.

  Marshall County officials discuss latest COVID-19 issues

The latest from Marshall County on Thursday

  UAB doctor calls viral video claiming hydroxychloroquine is a cure ‘despicable’

A viral video about a drug called hydroxychloroquine was seen by millions of people before social media companies removed it from their platforms.

  Madison County health leaders optimistic with decline in cases

Dr. Pam Hudson with Crestwood Medical Center said there have been seven straight days of a decline in cases.

  Dublin Park pool temporarily closed following COVID-19 case

Dublin Park’s outdoor pool is closed to the public until Aug. 3.

  Local school districts react to Gov. Ivey’s mask order

It doesn't matter if you go to a public school or private school all school aged children from second grade and up must always have a face covering on in the school.

  Muscle Shoals athletics postponed

Fall sports at Muscle Shoals schools are being postponed.

  Nurses at Morgan County Schools prepare for return to classroom

Brenda Caudle is the Director of Health Services for Morgan County Schools, she said her and her nurses are ready to go.

  Local tutor sees increase in business during pandemic

She and a team of teachers work with all age levels and more than 80 students in total.

  Gov. Kay Ivey extends mask ordinance through August 31

The latest from Montgomery on Wednesday

  Huntsville officials issue COVID-19 update on Wednesday

The latest from Huntsville on Wednesday

Hockey could return to Huntsville in December

The Huntsville Havoc and hockey fans across the Tennessee Valley received some good news Tuesday.

  Morgan County Sheriff’s Office works to keep deputies, inmates safe from COVID-19

Protecting the community while also protecting themselves. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has had to make a lot of changes because of COVID-19, especially after multiple deputies tested positive.

  3 north Alabamians suing governor, state health officer over mask mandate

Three people in Jackson County are suing Gov. Kay Ivey and state health officer Scott Harris.

  Man working to become astronaut says Space Camp changed his life

A college student donated $100 to the Save Space Camp campaign. He says he would not be where he is today without what he learned there.

  Marshall County medical centers see steady COVID-19 cases

Currently, there are 22 patients with COVID-19 at both Marshall Medical Centers hospitals.

  Home healthcare challenging during pandemic

Healthcare providers are not able to go into the homes of those they care for as often as they'd like, instead communicating digitally.

  ER wait times grow longer during COVID-19 pandemic

ER wait times grow longer during COVID-19 pandemic

  Alabama hospitals remain stressed with COVID-19 patients

That number is approaching 10,000 statewide putting the hospitals under stress to continue to meet services.