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Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Sept. 13-17

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health is recognizing the important role direct support professionals play in supporting individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities by highlighting Sept. 13-17, 2021 as Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. The annual celebration provides an opportunity to...

    Cullman City Schools Sept. 14 COVID-19 case update

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools system has a total of 22 students currently absent due to reported positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, September 14, according to the latest school attendance data.Cullman High School reported eight positive student cases, Cullman City...

    Monoclonal antibody products are available for some high-risk COVID-19 patients and some who have been exposed, but are not a replacement for vaccination

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 helps those at high risk for serious illness by building rapid immunity to the virus and preventing hospitalization, though these products are only for those at high risk for serious illness, individuals who have recently tested...

    Laura Crandall Brown Foundation announces 9th Annual ‘A State of Teal’ Awareness Campaign and 12th Annual ‘Head Over Teal’ 5K/10K race

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - This September, in recognition of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) will initiate its 9th annual A State of Teal Awareness Campaign and host its 12th annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K.     LCBF’s A State of Teal Awareness Campaign...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall warns healthcare providers to cease unlawful use of state immunization registry

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall today warned Alabama’s healthcare providers to cease any unlawful use of the state immunization registry, known as ImmPRINT.      The State of Alabama has long maintained an immunization registry for healthcare providers known as ImmPRINT to avoid unnecessary vaccinations for patients...

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health, its community partners and other mental health organizations join forces to recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year’s theme, #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message, which educates about what we can...

    Vinemont Middle School recognizes heroes on staff

    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont Middle School made a huge shoutout to Nurse Paige Collett and Nurse Aide Michael Marotz this week on social media. The post offered a huge thank you to Nurse Collett and Mr. Marotz for taking care of the students each...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Sept. 8

    Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level of community transmission. Cullman Regional Current Situation ·         80 COVID positive patients, 15 of whom are on a ventilator ·         Continue to be vigilant in mask wearing and social distancing.  Everyone should continue to follow precautions to...

    Ivermectin for animals not safe for people

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Farm supply and feed stores cannot keep a livestock deworming medication on the shelves because social media posts are calling it a cure for COVID-19. A veterinarian with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System warns people should not buy animal ivermectin products to...

    Cullman City Schools COVID-19 case update

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools system has a total of 36 students absent due to reported positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, September 7, according to the latest school attendance data.West Elementary School reported 13 positive student cases, Cullman High School...