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CDC Information About Masks

August 11, 2020

ATLANTA, GA-COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (e.g., while shouting, chanting, or singing). These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies show that a significant portion of […]

The Carp are Jumping!

August 11, 2020

  TENNESSEE VALLEY-Asian silver carp — known for jumping in large schools when stimulated by watercraft vibrations — can multiply quickly and disrupt river ecosystems. The invasive species is already established in Kentucky and Pickwick reservoirs. TVA and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S Geological Survey, and several other […]

Senator Doug Jones Statement on President Trump’s Recently Announced Executive Orders

August 10, 2020

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. Senator Doug Jones of Alabama has released the following statement on the news that President Donald Trump has signed a series of executive orders in lieu of continuing to pursue a bipartisan legislative COVID relief package: “While the President is attempting to give the appearance that he is leading the cavalry coming to the […]

Aderholt Leads Fight for Alabama CARES Fund Flexibility to Improve Rural Broadband

August 9, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released the following statement after leading a bipartisan Congressional letter with Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) to House and Senate leadership urging them to take immediate and necessary actions regarding rural broadband funding from the CARES Act. “The Coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on the unacceptable reality […]

Attendance at high school football games likely will be significantly reduced. Fans at sports venues cautioned to social distance, practice respiratory hygiene, and wear face coverings

August 9, 2020

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health notes that a memo issued Thursday by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) says spectators will be allowed to attend football games and other athletic events, but attendance likely will be significantly reduced. Under the state’s current Safer at Home public health order: ·        “Players, […]

Governor Ivey Announces $100 Million of CARES Act Funding to Nursing Homes and Hospitals

August 9, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday awarded $100 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund to support two grant programs of up to $50 million each for nursing homes and hospitals for the purpose of responding to and mitigating the COVID-19 public health emergency. “While there are many aspects of COVID-19 that we still don’t know, […]

Updated: TVA Rescinds Previous Decision to Lay Off IT Workers

August 8, 2020

KNOXVILLE, TN― The Tennessee Valley Authority is immediately rescinding a decision to lay off Information Technology (IT) workers as part of the restructuring process announced earlier this year. On Thursday, interim TVA Board Chair John Ryder and TVA President and CEO Jeff Lyash met White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and White House Counsel […]

Liz Hurley Ribbon Run Goes Virtual For 2020

August 8, 2020

HUNTSVILLE – North Alabama’s largest 5K race is going virtual for 2020. The annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5K has boasted a sell-out crowd of 6,500 runners in recent years, and now anyone can safely participate from their neighborhood, favorite trail or a treadmill thanks to the new format. Here’s how it will work: Residents can […]

VIDEO: Governor Ivey Gives Call to Action on Mask Wearing

August 8, 2020

MONTGOMERY-Governor Ivey issues a call to action to Alabamians to wear a face covering when in public and in close contact with other people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alabama’s current Safer at Home Order includes a statewide mask requirement: Transcript of Governor Ivey’s Video Message:  Today we are at war with an invisible enemy. Not […]

Alabama State Parks – New Online Campground Reservation System

August 7, 2020

Please be aware that gift cards cannot be used, accepted or purchased during the blackout period (August 2 – 11) while we transition to a new online camping reservation system at the beginning of August 2020.  MONTGOMERY-Alabama State Parks is excited to announce we will begin the transition to a new camping reservation system at […]

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