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    Cullman’s Jason McCollum receives heart/double lung transplant

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Hospitalized with COVID-19 in late July 2021, Cullman’s Jason McCollum, 49, overnight Friday and into Saturday received a double lung and...

    CDC offers new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator for the...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 have declined greatly in Alabama. However, it is unknown if the BA.2 subvariant or other...

    CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels help determine prevention steps

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html) is a new tool to help communities decide what...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Feb. 17

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Feb. 17, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Feb. 9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Feb. 9, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Feb. 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Feb. 2, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Jan. 26

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Jan. 26, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    Pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record high in Alabama, immediate measures...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Hospitalizations of children in Alabama due to COVID-19 are at a record high, and immediate measures should be taken to reduce...

    Paused monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 disease available again

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As of December 23, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had announced the temporary pause in allocations of some...

    COVID in Alabama: precautions, information to help stay up to date...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary “new normal.”...

    COVID-19 Halloween safety tips for 2021

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    COLUMBUS, OH - Recently, the Columbus Department of Health released a list of tips on how to make trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities safer...

    Reporting of COVID-19 deaths in Alabama appears to differ from other...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  - Death counts from COVID-19 appear to vary widely based on their reporting sources—the news media, hospitals and county health departments—and there...

    Monoclonal antibody products are available for some high-risk COVID-19 patients and...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 helps those at high risk for serious illness by building rapid immunity to the virus and...

    Ivermectin for animals not safe for people

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    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...

    COVID-19 surges in Alabama children, vaccination and other measures needed to...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health reports a significant increase in pediatric cases of COVID-19 at this time of year, compared...

    UAB announces delays in nonemergent surgeries due to rising COVID hospitalizations

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - University of Alabama in Birmingham Hospital is reducing in-patient surgical procedures due to the rising COVID demand within the hospital. With...

    Cullman City Schools gives COVID-19 case update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools has seen a total of 42 positive cases of COVID-19 among both students and school staff since the...

    Governor declares new state of emergency

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday declared a new state of emergency as COVID-related hospitalizations approached the peaks of the first wave...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH

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    On Aug. 11, Cullman Regional released the following update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk Category for overall level of community transmission. Cullman Regional Current Situation 47...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH Aug. 4

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    On Aug. 4 Cullman Regional released the below update.  Cullman County is in the High-Risk Category for overall level of community transmission.   Cullman Regional Current Situation  21...

    Update to mask guidance for 2021-2022 school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health has released guidelines for public schools as the start of the 2021-2022 school year draws...

    Lockers: A yes or no for the 2021-2022 school year?

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Due to the renewal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official guidelines for this school year, the option to...

    CDC issues guidance as transmission of contagious Delta COVID-19 variant surges,...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - More than 900 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Alabama, the largest number since February, and too few Alabama residents are vaccinated....

    NASA named best place to work, No. 1 for COVID-19 response

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    WASHINGTON - For the ninth consecutive year, the Partnership for Public Service has ranked NASA as the Best Place to Work in the Federal...

    Recent drop in lumber prices doesn’t tell full story

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – After a year of record-high lumber prices, headlines across the country are reporting a 40% plunge in prices since May....

    Cullman City Schools sets post-pandemic plan for 2021-2022 school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With vaccines roll outs and COVID-19 cases on the decline, Cullman City Schools is laying the framework for what the 2021-2022...

    Governor Ivey awards COVID-19 funds to north Alabama counties

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Friday, June 4, 2021, Governor Kay Ivey awarded almost $2.9 million in CARES Act CDBG-CV funds to five north Alabama...

    “He’s a miracle!” 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tuesday was a birthday Ron Mann will never forget. It’s a miracle, according to his doctors, that he is able to...

    COVID-19 – Then and now

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    With so many COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and more and more people being vaccinated, folks are finally able to return to their normal activities....

    Breaking News: Governor Kay Ivey announces end of participation in all...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June...

    Governor Ivey announces COVID-19 Public Health Order and State of Emergency...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order will end Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state...

    Wallace State to send $2 million to students in stimulus payments

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.--Wallace State Community College is distributing approximately $2 million to students taking college credit classes. Students who are enrolled in credit-bearing classes for...

    Cullman Regional continues to require masks for all entering the facility

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional Medical Center announced Friday, April 9 that they will continue to require anyone entering the medical center to wear...

    Cullman City Schools amend mask mandate, effective Monday, April 12

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Statement from Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff: "As Governor Ivey intends to remove the mask requirement from the public health order...

    Order of the state health officer suspending certain public gatherings due...

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      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...

    FEMA to reimburse families for funerals of loved ones who died...

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday FEMA announced it is setting up a program to help reimburse families funeral costs of loved who died from...

    CCBOE gives $500 supplement to full-time staff for efforts during pandemic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday approved a one-time $500 supplement to all of its full-time employees aside from...

    ‘It is God that kept them safe’

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- The residents of Woodland Haus in Cullman lined Main Street outside of their facility Friday afternoon to celebrate 365 days of being...

    ADPH expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people 55+, those with...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility...

    ADPH announces COVID-19 vaccine plan

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is being made available to the...

    Alabama agriculture feeling effects of COVID-19

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Practically every industry has been affected by COVID-19 in some fashion. Professionals from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn...