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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday March 22, 2020 ( 25 items )  

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces New Primary Runoff Election Date
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 19 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Primary Runoff Election would be held on July 14, 2020 due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. "Exercising my extraordinary powers under the Emergency Management Act, I am setting Alabama's Primary Runoff Election for July 14, 2020," said Governor Kay Ivey. "The ability to hold free and fair elections is an inherent right as cit  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Proclaims Confidence in Alabama Financial Institution Precautionary Measures
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 18 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday in cooperation with the Superintendent of Banking Mike Hill, emphasized measures taken by financial regulators to protect the financial system within the state. The Alabama Banking Department, which oversees operations of our banks, has partnered with its regulated banks to ensure those financial institutions are as prepared as possible for situations such as the COVID-19 (  more

Alabama Environmental Management Department Issues Public Notice Involving St. Clair County Proposed Title V Major Source Operating Permit
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 14 -- The Alabama Department of Environmental Management issued the following public notice for a proposed Title V major source operating permit in St. Clair County: FONTAINE SPECIALIZED, INC. DBA FONTAINE HEAYHAUL has applied for renewal of the Title V Major Source Operating Permit for the Springville facility located at 5398 US Highway 11, in Springville, Alabama. The facility is an existing manufacturer of platform trailers (SIC code 3715). The draft Major Source O  more

Alabama Gov. Ivey Issues Statement on Authorization of Alabama National Guard on as Needed Basis
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 21 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following statement: Governor Kay Ivey announced that she has given authorization to Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon with the Alabama National Guard to activate up to 100 guardsmen, should the need arise to combat COVID-19. There is no determined need for formal assistance at this time, nor is there a plan for the Guard to operate as any type of enforcement of public health orders. This action strictly serves as a preparednes  more

Alabama Gov. Ivey Issues Statement on Statewide Public Health Order
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 20 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following statement on March 19: Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama's efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Statewide through April 5: * All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited. This Order shall apply  more

Alabama Gov. Ivey Issues Statement on Updated Public Health Precautionary Guidelines
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 18 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following statement: Out of an abundance of caution, The Alabama Department of Public Health on Tuesday issued updated guidelines to aid in Alabama's efforts to flatten the curve during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. For Jefferson and surrounding counties (Tuscaloosa, Walker, Blount, St. Clair and Shelby), ADPH recommends against gatherings of 25 persons or more where a six-foot distance cannot be maintained. Additiona  more

Alabama Gov. Ivey Issues Statement on Updated Statewide Public Health Order
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 21 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following statement on March 20: Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday issued an update to the statewide health order to aid in Alabama's efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective today, all non-work related gatherings of 25 persons or more, or non-work related gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are   more

Alabama Power Poised to Maintain Reliable Electric Service
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 16 -- Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., issued the following news release: Alabama Power is closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is prepared to maintain reliable electric service. "Safety First is a core value of Alabama Power. We are focused on the safety and well-being of our employees and customers, while ensuring there is no impact to reliable service," said Mark Crosswhite, Alabama Power CEO. "Our company is actively implementin  more

Auburn University Transitioning to Alternate Operations Model Starting March 16
AUBURN, Alabama, March 17 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: As you all are aware, university leadership is in constant communication with state and federal officials as we continue to monitor developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Auburn remains committed to doing our part in ensuring the safety and health of the university community and takes seriously our responsibility to the broader local, state and national community. Based on the latest COVID-1  more

Calhoun Community College: Coronavirus Information
DECATUR, Alabama, March 15 -- Calhoun Community College issued the following news release: Guidance For Students The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority here at Calhoun Community College. We have taken numerous steps over the last two weeks to remain up-to-date on current developments with COVID-19. The College remains in daily contact with the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) who receives direction from the Governor's office as well as the Alabama  more

Gadsden State Community College to Transition to Alternative Instruction Delivery in Response to Coronavirus
GADSDEN, Alabama, March 17 -- Gadsden State Community College issued the following news: Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Martha Lavender announced that the College will transition to online or alternative instruction for all courses from March 17 through April 3 in response to COVID-19, an infectious coronavirus. Students enrolled in on-campus courses should not come to campus during this period of time. "There have been no reports of coronavirus on any of Gadsden State's five ca  more

Gadsden State Community College: Companies Offer Assistance for Students Transitioning to Online Courses
GADSDEN, Alabama, March 19 -- Gadsden State Community College issued the following news: Companies such as Barnes & Noble, Comcast, Spectrum and AT&T are providing services and waiving fees for K-12 and college students during the pandemic. The Gadsden State Community College Bookstore (operated by Barnes & Noble's educational division) is working with VitalSource and other publishers in providing free access to eTextbooks through the remainder of the spring semesters. Also, any students wh  more

Judson College: COVID-19 - Campus Operations Update
MARION, Alabama, March 19 -- Judson College issued the following news release: The campus operations of Judson College have been modified as follows: Academic Operations - Spring Break will continue through Tuesday, March 24. - Classes will resume Wednesday, March 25, with an online (distance instruction) delivery through the end of the Spring semester (April 29). Students will hear from their professors regarding requirements for their courses. Special provision for on-campus labs and resou  more

Judson College: COVID-19 Update From Offices of Development & Alumnae Relations
MARION, Alabama, March 19 -- Judson College issued the following news release: The Judson College Office of Development and the Office of Alumnae Relations released the following update regarding their regular operations during the COVID-19 crisis: "We hope you and your loved ones are staying well during this especially challenging time for all. Judson College wants to play a constructive role in addressing health concerns throughout the coronavirus outbreak. With that in mind, Dr. Tew has imp  more

Judson College: COVID-19 Update Regarding Post-Spring Break Plans
MARION, Alabama, March 19 -- Judson College issued the following news release: Judson College President W. Mark Tew has issued a letter on the College's plans through the end of the spring semester in light of the COVID-19 crisis. All Coronavirus updates will be posted as they are made at judson.edu/coronavirus. Dear Judson Community: In response to the rapidly changing circumstances related to the current public health crisis, Judson will make the following changes to its academic and employ  more

ServisFirst Bank Earns Exclusive Endorsement From Alabama Bankers Association From Alabama Bankers Association
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 20 -- ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, issued the following news: ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBS), earns exclusive statewide endorsement by Alabama Bankers Association (ABA) of the agent credit card program offered by ServisFirst Bank. ServisFirst Bank is a full-service correspondent provider and currently issues cards for over 90 community banks across the country, including many that have recent  more

Troy University: Resources for Students Transitioning to Online Learning
TROY, Alabama, March 19 -- Troy University issued the following news: As Troy University classes shift to online and alternative delivery methods in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, some students may be dealing with these learning environments for the first time. The John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success is providing guidance and a number of resources to help students as they navigate this unexpected transition. "I would say the first step for a student making this transition right   more

Tuskegee, City of Montgomery Partnership Addresses Food Insecurity, Community Revitalization
TUSKEGEE, Alabama, March 20 -- The Tuskegee University issued the following news: Tuskegee University's College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences is working with the City of Montgomery to address food security while also revitalizing a former downtown historic neighborhood. The Peacock Tract community will become home to the recently announced Urban Agriculture Innovation Center. The center, which broke ground in February in the vicinity of Mobile and Grady Street, will assist  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Coronavirus Affecting Nation's Blood Supply
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 17 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: America's blood supply, already limited, has been dramatically affected by the novel coronavirus epidemic. As part of recommended social distancing, many frequent or casual blood donors have curtailed their normal activities, including blood donation. Yet the need for blood products remains constant. As a result, blood supplies are rapidly running out. "The American Red Cross is urging hospi  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: COVID-19 - Do Not Forget Host in Treating This Disease
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 17 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Randy Cron, M.D., Ph.D., is an expert in a dangerous immune reaction to some infections, called cytokine storm syndrome. "Cytokines are inflammatory immunologic proteins that are there to fight off infections and ward off cancers," said Cron, a University of Alabama at Birmingham professor of pediatrics and medicine. "But when they are out of control, they can make you very ill." A cytokin  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: If You Feel Sick, are Worried About COVID-19, Call Your Doctor, Stay Home
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 19 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: You wake up with a sore throat or a cough and may immediately think the worst -- what if I have the novel coronavirus? Before you do anything, take a deep breath. Keep in mind that it is still flu and cold season in the United States, and seasonal allergies are beginning, too. Then remember the most important guideline you can follow: Call your doctor first, and do not go to the doctor's of  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Nonfatal Overdose is Common Among Veterans Who Experience Homelessness
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 19 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: A new study published in JAMA Network Open by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center shows that nonfatal overdose is common among veterans who experience homelessness. In a survey including more than 5,700 veterans nationwide who have experienced homelessness, 7.4 percent reported an overdose in the past th  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Sorting Out Symptoms of COVID-19, Influenza, Colds, Allergies
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 19 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: COVID-19 pandemic grows, many health care systems across the country are beginning to become overrun with patients experiencing symptoms that are common to many illnesses. To alleviate the pressure on health care workers, here is a guide from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to help you determine whether you have a cold, the flu or allergies or are indeed infected with COVID-19. COVID  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: To Stop Spread of COVID-19, 'Flattening the Curve' is Critical
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 19 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: With COVID-19 cases' continuing to rise in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the National Institutes of Health, has encouraged all to do their part to halt the spread of new infections by "flattening the curve." "By flattening the curve, you're essentially trying to challenge the health care system with the same number of cases but spread out ove  more

University of Alabama: Semester Completion Plan Announced
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, March 19 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: Message from Dr. Stuart R. Bell, UA President: Dear UA students, faculty and staff, As the COVID-19 pandemic affects our community and the world, our UA administration has been tirelessly consulting available resources and experts to make decisions that are in the best interests of the health and safety of our campus community. Given the latest directives from federal and state officials, I have signed an E  more