SANTA FE, N.M. — Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak.
The Decatur area didn’t have stampedes of shoppers on Black Friday, but some stores still attracted lines of 50 to 200 patrons waiting for doors to open to kick off the traditional holiday shopping season.
Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties are all “high risk” for the spread of COVID-19, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama hospitals are bracing for a post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases since infections were already rising before Thanksgiving gatherings, hospital officials said.
MONTGOMERY — Preliminary reports indicate that more than 5,000 Alabama public school students haven't shown up for any sort of classes, virtual or in-person, said state Education Superintendent Eric Mackey.
Vivian Zayas can't keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table.
NEW YORK — Cleaning wipes are harder to find on store shelves, and businesses are reassuring customers with stepped up sanitation measures. In New York, the subway system is shut down nightly for disinfecting.
Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections that is overwhelming hospitals and dashing hopes for a quick economic recovery.
There is a tradition at Taylor University, a small NAIA school in Indiana, where the entire crowd sits in complete silence until the men’s basketball team scores its 10th point of the game and sets off a wild celebration.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccines will be optional in the state's K-12 public schools, once they become available.
Decatur Morgan Hospital opened a new COVID-19 unit at its Parkway campus Monday, and it was just in time because the hospital reached an all-time high of 58 inpatients presumed to have the virus.
MONTGOMERY — Doctors and health officials on Monday pleaded with people to take precautions during Thanksgiving — such as skipping large indoor gatherings — as the state and nation experiences an unchecked spread in COVID-19.
Decatur Morgan Hospital hit a new high with 58 patients presumed to have COVID-19, and one of every three patients in the facility has the virus, officials said today.
LONDON — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world.
Local restaurants appear to be recapturing some of the customers lost early in the pandemic, but owners and managers say business remains far below pre-COVID levels.