Public access to developed campgrounds, day use areas and dispersed recreation area restrooms throughout Alabama’s Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forests is suspended indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Alabama's death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic has risen to three, all residents of north Alabama, as officials prepared to announce new steps to limit the spread of the disease in the state.

The number of new unemployment claims has risen dramatically in Alabama this week as people who can't work due to COVID-19 become eligible to file for the benefits, and the state trend follows a record-setting number of jobless claims nationally.

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