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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    Governor awards grants to aid victims in north Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a total of $214,500 to four agencies in north Alabama to continue providing services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims.    The grants will support the agencies as they serve victims in 11 counties.  “Domestic violence and sexual...

    Alabama providers asked to pause administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Out of an abundance of caution, the Alabama Department of Public Health has asked all health care providers in the state to pause administering the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine due to an investigation of reports of potentially dangerous blood...

    Order of the state health officer suspending certain public gatherings due to risk of infection by COVID-19

      WHEREAS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in Alabama;   WHEREAS the appearance of COVID-19 in the State poses the potential of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people;   WHEREAS the State Board of...

    Initial unemployment claims for week of March 21 – 27

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of March 21-27, 2021. In all, 18,710 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 14,285 of those claims are estimated to...

    Alabama PALS kicks off 2021 “Don’t Drop It on Alabama” Spring Cleanup

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The 2021 statewide “Don’t Drop It On Alabama” Spring Cleanup will be held during the entire month of April. The cleanup is held annually and coordinated by Alabama PALS (People Against a Littered State), which also coordinates and implements the Alabama...

    ADMH’s Hamerdinger recipient of Boyce Williams Award

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Stephen (Steve) Hamerdinger, director, Office of Deaf Services (ODS), Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) was announced recently as the recipient of the Boyce R. Williams Award, the highest award presented...

    State’s January unemployment rate is 4.3%, Cullman rate of 2.5% 3rd lowest

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Monday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted January 2021 unemployment rate is 4.3%, down from December 2020’s revised rate of 4.7%* and above January 2020’s rate of 2.7%.  January’s rate represents 97,726 unemployed persons,...

    Grants from Governor to assist domestic violence victims in north Alabama

    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $228,289 to assist the efforts of six specialized units and organizations that help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in north Alabama. “Domestic violence harms families and leaves lasting scars on victims and those close...

    Undetectable = Untransmittable: An effort to end the HIV epidemic

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has adopted the Prevention Access Campaign‘s Undetectable = Untransmittable(U=U), a national movement to dismantle HIV stigma, improve the lives of people with HIV and bring us closer to ending the HIV epidemic. Scientific findings...

    ALEA: Project Lifesaver bracelet assists in rescue of 77-year-old man

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – At approximately 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA’s) Aviation Unit received a request to assist the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office with a search and rescue mission. The sheriff’s office was in the process of searching for...