The closing of schools, the canceling of events and the telecommuting of workers due to COVID-19 coronavirus concerns are putting a strain on individuals, families, small businesses and pretty much all of Alabama.

But Alabamians are stepping up to help fellow Alabamians deal with the crisis.

In keeping with its commitment to bring you “good news from home,” Alabama NewsCenter is looking to share as many examples as possible of Alabamians helping Alabamians during this time of crisis. You will see them show up below as our news team publishes them.

If you have an example of a business or organization doing something to help, let us know by sending an email to [email protected] with the subject “COVID Alabama.” If you are a restaurant or business changing how you operate, let us know so we can pass that along to your potential customers.

Auburn’s SiO2 facility plans $163M expansion to ramp up production of vaccine vials

The company’s patented technology won it a major government contract.

Special unit to treat Alabama nursing home patients with COVID-19

UAB and the Jefferson County Commission are creating the 25-bed unit.

Songstress Sherri Brown takes center stage, even in pandemic

She’s doing virtual performances but misses a live audience.

Cook Museum, home to world’s most endangered sea turtle species, reopens July 8

The turtle, named Kale, was transferred to his forever home at the Cook Museum in June.

Catfish and Cole Slaw at Ezell’s among 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

They’ve been doing it right for decades at this Lavaca landmark.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey: ‘Our views can change and broaden as we talk and learn from each other’

The governor calls on Alabamians to ‘make the most of this moment’ this Independence Day.

Alabama Power Foundation’s community impact gets national attention in new handbook

The philanthropic organization is looking for investing opportunities that ‘move the needle.’

UAB health expert gives tips for a safe family vacation

Use these tips to stay safe and well on vacation.

Alabama governor extends COVID-19 Safer at Home order to the end of July

Gov. Kay Ivey urges public to heed call for precautions.

South Alabama manufacturers rally to support local health care amid COVID-19 pandemic

Some of the biggest names in Alabama industry are aiding the effort.

Birmingham-area May home sales down from one year ago as pandemic hits market

The area’s median sales price increased 3.8% in May from one year ago.

Alabama governor announces COVID-19 testing, safety programs for higher ed

Testing for Alabama and Stay Safe Together implemented by UAB and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Alabama’s Dominique Verville is Distinguished Young Women second runner-up

The Montgomery student who will attend Auburn University this year wins $12,000 in scholarships.

UAB doctor shares her experience treating coronavirus patients in New York City

Dr. Gretchen Winter sheds blood, sweat, tears fighting COVID-19 in NYC.

Cameron Sankey copes with COVID by playing music, talking tech

He’s making music at home after tour dates around the world were canceled.

University of Alabama Theatre and Dance releases online performances, lessons

Each week brings two virtual performances and a mini-masterclass.

Kenneth Rembert plays virtual jam sessions on the keys

The live-music standby is staying busy online and in the studio.

Auburn professor says opportunities exist for businesses during economic downturns

Franz Lohrke has advice for those venturing into the marketplace.

Alabama’s most populous county to require face coverings indoors in most public spaces

Jefferson County health officer’s order goes into effect June 29.

Emefa Butler is an Alabama Bright Light shining by CHOICE

She is working to make a difference in Uniontown.

Most colleges moving ahead with plans for football season … for now

Economies of sports programs and university towns are a consideration.

Montgomery ballerina is ‘en pointe’ to represent Alabama in Distinguished Young Women competition June 25-27

Dominique Verville is Alabama’s Distinguished Young Woman.

Alabama Power retiree Marrene Wilson finds joy during pandemic by painting mural

Mural beautifies Lay Lake storm shelter.

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Health Advisors lend skills to aid communities during crisis

Volunteers in Alabama and Mississippi are making hundreds of masks.

Cameron ‘DJ KC’ Childress putting a spin on social media

Virtual gigs help the entertainer keep food on the table.

University of Alabama’s Pandemic Public Nights allows for digital stargazing on three continents

Get your space fix at home courtesy of the UA Observatory.

Alabama Power Foundation’s Elevate Conference to be virtual

The June 22-26 series of seminars is designed to help nonprofits weather the impact of COVID-19.

Recent racial injustice, protests spur interest in Juneteenth

June 19 commemorates the end of U.S. slavery in 1865.

Bacon and Turkey Sandwich one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

The Spot Coffee Shop in Fort Payne is a perfect mix of flavors.

Talladega Superspeedway hosts successful Convoy of Hope donation event

The relief effort provided food and supplies to hundreds of families.

Blood supply suffers as coronavirus pandemic continues

Hospitals must have suitable reserves for those patients who need a transfusion.

UAB featured in Harry Connick Jr. CBS television special on heroes of COVID-19

The show, featuring UAB’s Environmental Services department will air Sunday, June 21, at 7 p.m.

Alabama Gang’s Red Farmer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. named to 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame

The 87-year-old Farmer is still active on the track.

How to stay healthy while working out during the coronavirus pandemic

Work out safely at your gym with advice from a UAB health expert.

Auburn University research to give voice to rural communities in COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers will examine data on both public health and social media.

Alabama health care officials urge public precautions as COVID-19 cases spike

Rise in cases has coincided with reopening of the economy.

UAB sleuths find drug candidate against COVID-19

UAB found a potential drug to treat COVID-19.

Auburn’s Harbert College of Business creates Department of Supply Chain Management

The decision builds on Auburn’s nationally recognized leadership in supply chain education.

Woodlawn Street Market goes virtual this Saturday, June 13

The market, which suspended in-person events in response to COVID-19, will showcase both new and long-time vendors.

Chandra Brown of Lifelines Mobile is an Alabama Bright Light in the darkest hours

The need for services has climbed with COVID-19 and civil unrest.

Jock Allen, NHRA mechanic who inspired many during COVID-19 battle, discharged from UAB Hospital

Allen hopes to influence other young adults to take the virus seriously.

Survey seeks to find gaps in Alabama broadband internet speeds and access

Information will be used in the state’s plans to expand service.

Alabama artists creating mural of unity during COVID-19 and protests

The mural is taking shape on the side of a Birmingham building with completion expected on June 15.

University of Alabama space team still out there during COVID-19 pandemic

From online space-centered lessons to work on NASA satellite project, UASpace is active.

SUVs and trucks driving the U.S. auto market recovery

Larger vehicles like many of those built in Alabama dominate sales.

Cullman’s JELCO adds new dimension with health care PPE production

The company has hired more workers to produce gowns and masks.

Limited fans to be allowed for GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway June 21

NASCAR to allow up to 5,000 grandstand guests and 44 overnight outside camping spots for race on Father’s Day.

AFLAC donates 10,000 face shields to Montgomery County EMA

The donation originated with a comment from a doctor to her husband at Alabama Power.

Alabama Power Foundation grant makes ‘virtual learning’ a reality for rural Greene County students

The technology will be put to use immediately for summer learning programs.

With first virtual Birmingham Heart Walk days away, organizers are pleased with progress

The changes brought on by COVID-19 haven’t slowed down support.

COVID-19 has changed Alabama’s industry and workforce landscape

The goal to add 500,000 highly skilled workers by 2025 remains the same.

Alabama Broadway star Rebecca Luker fighting ALS, will talk with Katie Couric, sing in fundraiser

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ star was diagnosed earlier this year.

Auburn business professor looks at why some follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, others do not

Brian Connelly explains four questions people ask that affect their behavior.

University Medical Center offers free mental health services to health, safety workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress levels for front-line workers.

For the acne-prone, face masks may cause breakouts

A UAB doctor advises how to prevent acne from face masks.

Jefferson County begins to open for businesses still closed by COVID-19 restrictions

The businesses still must abide by the guidelines in effect across Alabama.

Coach Bill Clark: UAB ready for football season preparations to start

Voluntary individual workouts are set to begin next week.

Auburn University expert discusses COVID-19’s impact on sales projections, consumer costs

Supply chains are resilient, Brian Gibson says.

How to safely travel with public transportation during COVID-19

UAB offers some safety tips.

Hyundai Sonata playing key role as Russia’s Yandex aims to double self-driving fleet

Detroit to become the U.S. testing site for the new technology.

COVID-19 is not the only health threat in town

UAB’s emergency room has seen an increase in injuries from falls and trauma.

UAB police officer leaves hospital COVID-19 unit after 59 days

Officer Parnell Guyton beats COVID-19 – and the odds.

Many protective masks inhibit communication with deaf community, UA advocate says

Facial expressions are an important part of American Sign Language.

Alabama governor, players, coaches react to death of legendary Auburn football coach Pat Dye

Dye died Monday at the age of 80.

Alabama’s Southern Research intensifying vaccine, therapies study to combat COVID-19

The institution has identified 12 existing drugs that are active against the virus.

Lineworkers honored as Alabama celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day

Hard work, commitment and strength of character are hallmarks of the trade, officials say.

Alabama Power ready for hurricane season

Customers should make sure they, too, are prepared.

University of Alabama kick-starts 6 projects related to COVID-19, future pandemics

Projects focus on low-cost testing, jobs, education and emergency messaging.

Auburn University College of Education launching Home Works program to help students, families

The program serves the function usually provided by Auburn’s summer camps.

In reversal, Birmingham extends face mask ordinance to June 12

The council also reduced the fine for violating the ordinance.

Alabama doctor treats, then beats COVID-19

Dr. Brandon White talks about what it was like to suffer from the disease.

Southern Company turns to Alabama manufacturer for face masks

Supplying a critical need has kept HomTex and its employees humming.

Market at Pepper Place bake sale to support Birmingham’s Jones Valley Teaching Farm

Kristen Hall of The Essential and Bandit Patisserie is the featured chef.

Rodney Scott talks barbecue, new Alabama restaurants, overcoming COVID-19

The barbecue expert also shares safety tips for grilling at home.

U.S. pizza deliveries could provide gauge of COVID-19 concerns

Chains like Domino’s and Papa John’s continue to see sales surge.

Birmingham’s mandatory face mask ordinance ends Friday

The ordinance raised the importance of wearing a face covering in public and social distancing by maintaining at least a six-foot distance from others.

UAB says thank you to area restaurants and others for supporting Meals for Heroes program

The program raised than $76,000 raised and served more than 16,000 meals in just less than five weeks.

Alabama automakers adopt COVID-19 safety measures as production ramps up

Temperature checks, frequent sanitizing and masks are among the precautions.

Mobile businesses adjust spending, work schedules during COVID-19

Recent survey gauges COVID-19 impact and actions businesses are taking to overcome the pandemic.

Together Assisting People hosts Birmingham drive-thru food pickup May 27

The fruit and vegetable giveaway will take place at the Legion Field bus lot.

Alabama Mercedes plant joins global plan to be carbon-neutral by 2022

CEO Ola Kallenius said a visit to the Tuscaloosa plant convinced him to expand European initiative.

Alabama theater community joins together for One Voice Birmingham videos

More than 30 singers are taking part in the newest video.

5 ways Alabama is making a difference in the battle against COVID-19

Businesses large and small have pitched in.

Auburn biological sciences professor provides COVID-19 research update

She weighs in on the effects of warm weather and possible herd immunity.

University of Alabama’s OLLI provides free online educational opportunities for adults

Topics range from cybersecurity to nature and history.

Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers can resume football training June 8

The SEC is permitting in-person athletic activities for the first time since COVID-19.

Jefferson County keeps entertainment venues, museums closed through June 6

County Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson makes orders more restrictive than the rest of the state.

Memorial Day weekend, COVID-19 create busy, challenging time on Alabama waterways

Safety is a key concern as boaters are excited to return to lakes, rivers and the coast.

Pork Chop Sandwich one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

This thick-cut delight at 13th Street Bar-B-Q in Phenix City is something different and special.

Montgomery launches Recover Together Small Business Relief Fund

Community partnership establishes grant-making initiative to help small employers recover from the impact of COVID-19.

As virus raged, China snapped up luxury cars made in Alabama

Alabama’s auto exports to China soared more than 170% in first quarter.

Alabama Crimson Tide video uses Nick Saban, Big Al in offering COVID-19 tips

The public service announcement uses humor to offer serious tips.

Alabama theaters, entertainment venues can reopen, athletics and camps can resume

Gov. Kay Ivey and the health department set new guidelines that take effect Friday at 5 p.m.

Are swimming pools safe during the COVID-19 pandemic? Tips for safely enjoying the water

UAB assistant professor cautions pool-goers to worry less about coronavirus spreading through water, but rather, focus more on practicing proper physical distancing and hygiene tips when near the water.

Alabama partnership to 3D print face shields grows into network delivering impact

The University of Alabama, UAB, Alabama Power and Mercedes are among the partners.

Alabama among first states to sign on for Apple, Google COVID-19 tools

State health officials are working with the University of Alabama System and UAB on the exposure notification technology.

Walker Area Community Foundation organizes community feeding as COVID-19 response

The Jasper-based nonprofit connects people and nonprofits to find solutions.

Economic relief coming for Alabama’s seafood industry

Gov. Kay Ivey says qualifying applicants affected by COVID-19 pandemic can receive financial assistance.

Mazda Toyota’s $1.6 Billion Alabama plant delayed, investors told

The earnings briefing report mirrors what the automaker told state officials last month.

Prattville native using his love of music to entertain others during COVID-19 restrictions

Tommy Merrick’s Saturday night performances are helping people take their minds off the stresses of the pandemic.

UAB offers tips for children wearing masks during the pandemic

Kids need protective masks, too – here’s how to discuss.

Mercedes halts production in Alabama due to Mexico parts delays

MBUSI in Tuscaloosa was among the first to reopen after COVID-19 shutdown.

Birmingham YMCA, Jewish Community Center to re-open following COVID-19 closures

Both organizations will re-open their facilities June 1 with new protocols and precautions.

Inside Jefferson County’s COVID-19 war room

Officials from multiple agencies hold virtual meetings for strategy and updates.

Black Belt Community Foundation’s Operation Face Mask aids 12 Alabama counties

The organization distributed 7,500 masks in a single week.

Regions panelists advise prioritizing health – emotional and physical – during COVID-19 pandemic

A conversation series offers three important insights for these times.

Alabama’s iCUBATE®​ ​launches COVID-19 diagnostic test

The iC-COVID19 Assay™ expands coronavirus testing.

Auburn professor emeritus says coronaviruses will never be totally eradicated

Wild animal monitoring and annual vaccine boosters will be needed, he says.

Bayer Properties plans a redevelopment of another historic downtown Birmingham building

The Hardwick Co. steel plant is along the Rotary Trail and is being eyed for office and restaurant or entertainment space.

Bellingrath Gardens reopens to public

Some areas of the facility will remain closed in accordance with recommended COVID-19 guidelines.

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce to host virtual job fair on May 19

There are more than 500 jobs available with Buffalo Rock, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pilot Catastrophe and Walmart Distribution Center.

Victory Health Partners is an Alabama Bright Light in COVID-19 darkness

The Mobile multi-specialty clinic is saving lives in underserved communities.

Safe boating in the age of COVID-19 – still plenty fun, but a few things to consider

Check out some tips and guidance for National Safe Boating Week.

NASCAR reschedules Talladega Superspeedway’s Geico 500 for Father’s Day

The race will be held without fans in attendance as restrictions and safeguards related to COVID-19 remain in effect.

Alabama businesses hope for a quick recovery after COVID-19 pandemic, survey finds

AlabamaWorks! and the Alabama Workforce Council will use the survey results to promote initiatives.

BhamStrong fights COVID-19 by partnering with local nonprofits

Birmingham Strong Service Corps members will assist organizations performing relief services.

Alabama Department of Public Health to distribute UAB-tested drug for COVID-19

A limited amount of donated remdesivir will go to Alabama hospitals.

UAB treats COVID-19 patients with antibodies from those who have recovered

The promising convalescent plasma therapy is a clinical trial in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic.

After two COVID-19 hospital stays, Alabama’s Bert Bloomston stands firmly on the sunny side of life

The retiree and popular United Way volunteer has only gratitude for the health professionals who helped pulled him through.

University of Alabama offering courses on coronavirus

Students will explore societal challenges and the shortage of PPE.

Health officials urge public to maintain COVID-19 protections as Alabama businesses reopen

The concern is that citizens may become lax in their behaviors.

Florence Nightingale’s lessons apply to COVID-19 patient care

UAB’s Reynolds-Finley Historical Library houses letters on health care by the founder of modern nursing.

Honda and Toyota reopen their Alabama plants with COVID-19 protection measures

The automotive companies follow Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz in reopening state facilities.

Auburn disease ecologist discusses emerging novel viruses, how loss of wildlife habitat may play a role

Most infectious diseases have origins in wildlife, Sarah Zohdy says.

Main Street Alabama helps small businesses, keeps downtowns viable during pandemic

The nonprofit guides business districts with outreach programs and shared ideas.

The right way to wear and clean your cloth face mask

Here’s how to properly wear and care for your face mask.

Alabama has many quality programs preparing the next wave of nurses

Schools of all sizes throughout the state are producing nurses eager to provide care.

Alabama PPE-maker Eastern Technologies ramps up in COVID-19 battle

The company’s equipment is used in the U.S., China and other countries.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey kicks off Hospital Week with message to health care workers

The governor joined the Alabama Hospital Association in offering praise during COVID-19 pandemic.

Regions Bank expands teacher, student learning with at-home and virtual resources

Adventures in Math provides resources for students studying from home.

Auburn University’s LAUNCH competition goes virtual

Five faculty proposals will compete for funding.

University of South Alabama nursing grad fighting COVID-19 in Arkansas

Dr. Nycole Oliver holds two degrees from USA.

Mercedes-Benz donates over $500,000 in funds, goods and services for COVID-19 relief efforts

The donations will support area nonprofits and health care agencies impacted by the pandemic.

Alabama health official advises against large gatherings like church for another two weeks

Jefferson County Health Officer would like to see group sizes remain at 10 or less for now.

BAMA task force targets PPE production for COVID-19 crisis and beyond

Companies can create jobs while enhancing national security.

Alabama decon site makes N95 masks safe for health care workers to reuse

The Birmingham facility helps with the shortage of the critical piece of equipment.

Nurse in east Alabama working on front line to save coronavirus patients

After 24 years, Kelly Henderson still loves caring for people.

Gov. Ivey: Alabama restaurants, salons, churches can reopen with limits May 11

Groups are no longer limited to 10 people or less, but social distancing is required.

Hamburger Steak at Time to Eat one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

This Theodore restaurant is making it through the COVID-19 thanks to the regular patrons.

More than 60,000 people now using UAB online symptom checker

Health researchers using HelpBeatCOVID19.org to track virus across the state, especially rural areas

UAB doctors post 1,400 telehealth patient visits in just one day, underscoring Alabama’s broadband needs

UAB is seeing huge gains in telehealth visits during the pandemic.

UAB commitment to state vital in COVID-19 response

Health care, education, research are some ways UAB is fighting the coronavirus.

Shower mom with smoothies, flowers and an online concert in Can’t Miss Alabama

Take mom on a virtual Motherwalk 5K and Fun Run.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey observes National Day of Prayer

COVID-19 adds extra significance to this year’s event, the governor said.

Former UAB nurse Carolyn Hood recalls 30-year career

The Ensley native was one of the early African American nurses to work at University Hospital.

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin talks COVID-19 response, economic costs to city

The city is trying to balance health recovery and economic recovery the mayor told Bloomberg.

Alabama company makes it easier to deliver ‘Props’ in COVID-19 world and beyond

Props Love app recognizes those who do a good job to those who can reward it.

Alabama Goodwill to safely reopen all locations and services

The retail thrift stores, donation centers and career service facilities will have new safety measures.

Alabama support for health care workers goes sky high

The National Guard flyovers paid tribute to those fighting against COVID-19.

Yard signs in Birmingham suburb comfort, inspire during COVID-19 crisis

Wellington Road residents in Homewood salute coronavirus helpers.

The World Games 2022 Birmingham will be year’s top international women’s softball competition

Women’s softball is one of 32 sports to be featured during the 11-day international multi-sport event.

Economic Development Partnership of Alabama to host virtual meet-up

Dr. Michael Saag, the Associate Dean of Global Health at UAB, will discuss insights about the ongoing pandemic.

Austal USA provides grant to help restart Mobile economy

The funding will support business reopenings, family food services and home schooling.

Alabama researchers energize efforts to aid search for COVID-19 therapies

Companies and institutions in Birmingham and Huntsville have roles in the fight.

It’s Automatic: Birmingham’s Automatic Seafood & Oysters makes James Beard Awards cut

The Southside restaurant is among the nation’s finalists for Best New Restaurant.

Alabama National Guard plans flyovers to salute COVID-19 response efforts

Events are set for multiple locations throughout the state Tuesday afternoon.

UAB Hospital emergency departments are safe, open for business

Don’t let COVID-19 fears keep you from getting medical care.

University of Alabama Children’s Program, RISE Center carry on virtually

Resources include ideas for creative play experiences.

Theatre community rallies, adapts during COVID-19 pandemic, Auburn professor says

Virtual performances and recordings of past productions are among the offerings.

How a military mindset might get your business back in business

Leadership is crucial during a transition back to work.

Alabama’s old bookstores holding on with new strategies, online events

Owners look forward to turning the page on COVID-19’s harmful impact.

Jackie Wuska at United Way of West Alabama is an Alabama Bright Light in a difficult time

The demand for the organization’s assistance has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alabama Port City businesses helping each other during pandemic

The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce is busy connecting those in need with others willing and available to help.

Alabama Power employee learns to sew during COVID-19 pandemic to protect neighbors

Darlena Battle produces PPE in the historic north Birmingham neighborhood of Fountain Heights.

New investment across Alabama topped $7 billion in 2019, Gov. Kay Ivey announces

The investment could spark economic revival after COVID-19 pandemic.

Take the social distance challenge in Can’t Miss Alabama

Find out how you can support local restaurants.

Huntsville organizations working together to develop treatment for COVID-19

Huntsville Hospital, HudsonAlpha and iRepertoire use local patients to study antibody response to the disease.

Fauci calls data from Gilead coronavirus drug trial that included UAB ‘good news’

Remdesivir was partially developed in Alabama and Birmingham was among the sites in the international trial.

Make a no-sew face mask in five minutes with UAB Arts in Medicine

All you need is sharp scissors, a ruler, a marker and a T-shirt.

Les Dames d’Escoffier members feed Alabama first responders during COVID-19 pandemic

The Birmingham chapter of the international organization showcases its philanthropic mission.

Mercedes-Benz safely resumes operations at its Alabama auto plant

The automaker is running one shift and will ramp up to full production.

Auburn-developed microscope technology finds use on COVID-19 battlefront

The CytoViva microscope is used in hundreds of research laboratories.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey allows retailers, beaches to reopen under new COVID-19 rules; restaurants remain closed

A new “safer-at-home” order goes into effect at 5 p.m. April 30.

University of Alabama students partner with schools for tutoring during COVID-19

Programs are available for students in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa County schools.

UAB launches research studies to combat COVID-19

The university has raised $1.1 million from community partners for research focused on the coronavirus.

Search for drugs effective against COVID-19 includes Alabama institutions

UAB and Southern Research will test array of drugs in COVID fight.

Alabama Humanities Foundation has $500,000 in relief grants

The organization is seeking input to create guidelines to award grants.

Alabama nurses use technology, drop off supplies for first-time mothers in need

UAB nurses are making life better for new moms and their babies.

BhamStrong, Goldman Sachs, Hope Credit Union partner to expand access to PPP loans

Small businesses and nonprofits in Birmingham could be eligible for up to $5 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans.

After shift to face masks, Cullman’s HomTex makes long-term PPE plans

The $5 million project will create 120 jobs in Cullman.

AlabamaWorks! and Alabama Workforce Council host COVID-19 webinar series

The weekly webinars provide important updates on the state’s response to the pandemic.

Three hours longer, the COVID-19 pandemic workday endangering work-life balance

Boundaries are hard to identify when working from home.

Alabama State professors join COVID-19 fight

The professors are making face shields and masks for health care workers.

Auburn expert offers tips for keeping children active at home during coronavirus

Children need at least 60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous activity.

#ChalkTheWalk: Regions finds colorful approach to service while social distancing

Regions teams offer friendly reminders of a serious need.

Alabama Power Foundation hosts COVID-19 webinar for state’s nonprofits

Experts offered information on federal, state and local resources available to help.

Alabama shelters continue serving the homeless, needy amid COVID-19 crisis

A stay-at-home order is made difficult for those without a home.

Pick your own fruits and veggies, support Alabama farmers while social distancing

It’s a berry good time to visit a local farm for fresh, delicious produce.

Cutts Chili Dog makes the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama list

The popular Enterprise eatery is still serving food with curbside service.

Birmingham’s Sanitizit puts the clean back into shopping carts during COVID-19 pandemic

The system is being used by stores wanting to offer peace of mind to shoppers.

For Calagaz Printing, it’s 153,000 protective face shields and counting

The face shields have been shipped to customers in 16 states.

Heroes at UAB Center for Nursing Excellence work to protect fellow nurses

The nurses were treated to a lunch this week as a small thanks for their efforts.

Birmingham law firm launches effort to honor unsung heroes of COVID-19 pandemic

The social media give-back campaign honors essential workers for their sacrifice and bravery.

Meet Kim Alexander, Bessemer councilwoman – and nurse – on the front lines in NYC

Alexander has taken a travel nursing position in New York City, taking care of patients with COVID-19.

Birmingham firm Help Lightning provides high-tech helping hand to companies in COVID-19 crisis

The need for distancing has boosted interest in remote expertise.

Find art at the Magic City Art Connection virtual event in Can’t Miss Alabama

The virtual Talladega Superspeedway will broadcast Sunday at noon on FS1 and FOX.

Magic City Art Connection goes virtual to help artists sell creations amid COVID-19 crisis

About 50 artists will operate online storefronts April 24-May 3.

Caring for an elderly parent during COVID-19 in Alabama

Jerell Morris takes care of his mother by adding in safeguards.

Alabama Power employee customizing headbands for health care workers

Erica Wells uses her spare time and skills to make work a little more comfortable for doctors and nurses.

Virtual Talladega Superspeedway to host eNASCAR race Sunday

The iRacing eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series will be broadcast nationwide Sunday at noon.

Airbus remains committed to A220 production schedule in Alabama

The aerospace company is scaling back output at the Quebec plant.

Alabama restaurants struggling to stay open behind closed doors

Some get by with curbside service while others opted to close.

The show goes on(line) at Alabama Shakespeare Festival with ’22 Homes’ project

Southern playwrights have written home-inspired monologues.

Gov. Kay Ivey: Alabama COVID-19 stay-at-home order to remain at least through April 30

Health and economic experts are considering multiple sources of information to determine when to lift the order.

Homewood mural delivers a masterpiece message

The spirit-lifting message spread from a building wall to T-shirts.

Airbus producing COVID-19 PPE University of South Alabama Health

The plane-maker is making 3D face shields for medical personnel on the front lines of the pandemic.

Auburn teams assemble 100 RE-InVENT emergency ventilators

AU and its partners are converting CPAP machines into ventilators for COVID-19 patients.

Former Birmingham actress, husband reinvent theater in COVID-19 world with Facebook Live’s Tiny Theatre

The couple performs selections from playwrights.

DeSoto Caverns offers online educational opportunities for students

The state-approved curriculum includes science and social studies tools.

Alabama Power, system partners make disinfectant to protect employees amid COVID-19

The bleach and water solution helps keep field employees safe and ready to respond to customers.

How one woman is feeding front-line heroes in Mobile

Her fundraiser helps restaurants as well as health care workers.

University of Alabama satellite team offering virtual space lessons

The team continues online work on its small satellite for possible 2021 launch.

Birmingham construction company to turn Miami Beach Convention Center into hospital

Robins & Morton was given 13 days to finish the job.

James Spann: What you need to know about today’s severe weather threat in Alabama

A tornado outbreak like that of Easter Sunday is not expected.

Bill Murray: Severe weather possible for much of Alabama today

Storms and severe weather will come in waves across the state.

COVID-19 not stopping Alabama Music Maker Rick Carter

He continues performing through the pandemic with a Facebook Live concert each Sunday at 6 p.m.

Mask reprocessing: How one Alabama hospital conserves PPE in COVID-19 crisis

UAB is implementing three processes to sterilize N95s.

James Spann: Risk level for Sunday severe weather raised for portions of Alabama

Storms, hail and tornadoes are possible with the system that will pass through much of the state.

James Spann offers a detailed look at Sunday’s severe weather threat

The meteorologist says be prepared for the potential for storms and tornadoes.

Birmingham city school students get help with long distance learning from Alabama Power Print Shop

Alabama Power Print Shop made learning packets for Birmingham city schools.

Alabama small business task force calls for immediate reopening of some stores, restaurants

The reopenings would come with restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Alabama’s Big Oak Ranch persists during COVID-19 pandemic

The state’s largest children’s home continues to meet the needs of its children and residents.

The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham is an Alabama Bright Light ROARing against COVID-19

Providing childcare to essential workers is one of the needs the organization is meeting.

Birmingham volunteer Wanda Hines creates a nourishing environment

Schools may not be open, but that doesn’t stop her from caring for kids.

Montgomery Chamber issues students STEM challenge to make PPE for health care workers

Area 3D printers kick into high gear for the effort.

Nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic find new ways to care for patients, families

UAB nurses on the pandemic front line find new ways to help patients.

Thanks to her mom, Mobile high school senior will never forget her ‘prom’

The Larrivieres enjoyed a home spa day, a special dinner, flowers and dressing up.

Alabama Power going all-out to complete restoration following dangerous storms

The remaining outages involve extensive damage, remote locations and difficult terrain.

Hyundai to provide COVID-19 testing resources in Montgomery region

The company is coordinating the donation of 10,000 tests.

Alabama Power continues progress in restoring service following damaging storms

Effort now is concentrated on getting power back to customers in the hardest-hit areas.

Progress continues in restoring service following devastating storms in Alabama

More than a quarter-million Alabama Power customers have their lights back on.

Alabama family farm pampers health care workers with a special gift

Ten workers will receive keepsake gift boxes from 1818 Farms.

Alabama Power Mobile Division delivers meals to University of South Alabama hospital

A lack of major storm damage in the Port City left an excess of meals.

University of Alabama partners with Alabama Power, Livingston mayor for COVID-19 screenings

Plans are to expand screenings and testing to other parts of the Black Belt.

Alabama Power making significant progress in restoring service

Killer storms affected more than 1 million people across the South.

Jefferson State provides ventilators to help fight COVID-19 pandemic

The equipment went to East Alabama Medical Center.

Alabama companies pivot to produce supplies for health care workers

Boeing and Mercedes-Benz are among 45 companies in the state making PPE.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issues ‘state of emergency’ for Easter storms

The governor has suspended COVID-19 orders that interfere with storm sheltering.

Task Force member shares COVID-19 tips for pharmacists, patients

Auburn’s Spencer Durham shares guidelines and resources.

University of Alabama helping fabricate protection for health care workers

The school’s 3-D printers will produce more than 1,000 face shields.

James Spann has Easter Sunday advice, information for today’s severe weather threat in Alabama

There are things you can do this morning to be prepared for the weather expected starting this afternoon.

Bill Murray: Alabama faces potential severe weather today, Easter Sunday

The entire state has the potential to see storms, tornadoes and other threats.

UAB head chaplain: How to make meaningful connections during social distancing

Malcolm Marler offers tips on making people less lonely.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey urges safety, preparedness for Easter storms and COVID-19 pandemic

Ivey: Sheltering from a tornado takes precedence over social distancing from the coronavirus.

James Spann: Afternoon update on Easter Sunday severe weather threat for Alabama

Don’t let Saturday’s beautiful weather lull you into a false sense of security for Sunday.

Gov. Kay Ivey awards grant to encourage Alabama entrepreneurship

The $580,000 will support EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad program.

How to grocery shop safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s a good idea to limit both trips to the store and time spent inside.

A Saturday afternoon check on Alabama’s weather before severe weather on Easter Sunday

A beautiful day will give way to rain overnight and the potential for storms and tornadoes Sunday.

Project Hopewell is feeding Alabama children as they school from home

Breakfast and lunch meals are prepared for those who need them.

Recipe: Chocolate Cutout Cookies with speckled Easter egg decorating tutorial

Try these soft and sweet cutout Easter cookies.

James Spann: Things to know, how to prepare for Easter Sunday severe weather threat

Here are the things to do today for what may come tomorrow, including COVID-19 concerns.

Here’s how you can still have an Easter egg hunt

An Easter event for Huntsville neighborhoods comes with a printable egg hunt map.

Light of the Village delivers meals, Easter joy to Alabama families

Light of the Village brings joy to Pritchard in uncertain times.

Irondale Farm Stand sprouted from Alabama forager’s mushrooming dilemma

Tim Pfitzer turned his front yard into a farm stand.

Birmingham citizens, organizations give back to restaurants, health care community during COVID-19 crisis

There are ways to support local businesses and the heroes of this pandemic.

Hubbard’s Off Main makes 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama list with Low Country Chicken

The Oxford restaurant continues to offer full menu in COVID-19 crisis.

SBA program helping small businesses navigate and recover from COVID-19 crisis

Here’s a Q&A and resource list for Alabama entrepreneurs.

Alabama Power is storm-season ready with possible Easter storms looming

With severe weather in the forecast this weekend, Alabama Power offers preparation tips.

How to stay safe at The Preserves and on Alabama Power lakes

Recreation sites are open, but public bathrooms and playgrounds are closed.

AlabamaWorks! to identify COVID-19 impact with business survey

Small and large businesses are urged to participate by 5 p.m. on April 21.

University Medical Center uses technology to reach patients, community

The University of Alabama center will offer evening telemedicine visits and virtual town halls.

Sozo Children’s Choir from Africa making best of time ‘stuck’ in Alabama due to COVID-19

The 14 youths are living in Indian Springs indefinitely until the pandemic allows their return.

Alabama servant leaders using technology to help others, each other during COVID-19 pandemic

What started as a conference call of four in Montgomery has grown to hundreds.

Alabama children’s homes coping with school closures

The homes are managing the complexities of shelter in place.

University of Alabama to hold virtual Tapping on the Mound ceremony Friday

Campus groups will hold their usual spring Honors Day online.

Find Social Distancing Egg Hunts in Can’t Miss Alabama

Celebrate Easter with family-friendly entertainment during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Defeat cabin fever and learn new things with UAB virtual classes

UAB offers myriad virtual classes to keep your creativity flowing.

University of Alabama’s ACCESS Support Center offers free online courses to grades 7-12

The program has been an important resource since 2004.

Pepper Place Drive-Thru Farmers Market a success, others look to emulate

Farmers are reporting higher sales even if the social aspects of the popular market are lost.

Alabama Humanities Foundation names new leader

Lynn Clark comes to the position after leading the Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana.

Bronze Valley and gener8tor launch emergency response program

A week-long webinar will help identify resources for Alabama small businesses.

Alabama Power-created Louie the Lightning Bug offers at-home learning

‘Learn with Louie’ teaches children about electricity and electric safety.

Coronavirus and cybercrime – hackers use COVID-19 as phishing bait

Cybercrime expert tells how to protect yourself during COVID-19 crisis.

UAB Athletics makes cabin fever more bearable with virtual events, classic Blazers games

Fans can relive five top football and basketball victories on WJOX.

Here We Stand: A message for Alabamians during COVID-19

Pulitzer Prize winner John Archibald reflects on this time in our society.

UAB top nurse reads letters of support from Birmingham children

Health care workers draw love and encouragement from such gestures.

Family Sunshine Center in Montgomery continues to serve clients

The COVID-19 pandemic has created heightened concerns for victims of abuse.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces Ribbons of Hope campaign for COVID-19 pandemic

The gesture is meant to symbolize ‘faith, hope, love and prayer.’

Bernard’s Store for Men in Jasper ‘can’t be thankful enough for reaction … shown for the store’

The 70-year-old clothing store continues to fill orders with its doors locked.

Alabama Audubon offers ‘Birdwatching for Beginners’ online

The free course aims to introduce others to birding.

Alabama Power, UA, UAB join race to produce face shields for health care workers

The University of Montevallo also is producing shields for Shelby Baptist.

Talladega Superspeedway to host blood drive Wednesday

Track will provide ample space for social distancing to restock American Red Cross blood supply.

HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: COVID-19 treatments overview

Dr. Neil Lamb explains the health and science behind COVID-19 in plain language.

Airbus pauses airplane production in Alabama and Germany due to COVID-19

Parts shortage and less demand are behind the halt in assembly.

United Way of Central Alabama scales up to handle calls

There is an increase in calls seeking assistance as economic pressure from COVID-19 increases.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey launches ALtogether as guide to COVID-19 relief efforts

Lieutenant governor also launches Alabama Small Business Commission site.

How long does the novel coronavirus live on different surfaces?

Know the facts about coronavirus to protect yourself, family.

Ed Farm hires Waymond Jackson as CEO of the Apple initiative in Alabama

COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the need of many of the initiative’s programs.

NASCAR, Scholastic provide STEM education materials

The learning materials are free for parents to download for use in their home education efforts.

Chelsea Apothecary meets community needs for hand sanitizer

Pharmacist Jeff Honea sells homemade hand sanitizer at Chelsea Apothecary.

BCRI Launches “When Resilience Speaks: A Community Response to COVID-19”

New digital project allows generations to connect online.

Alabama automakers lend a helping hand in COVID-19 battle

Idled factories are making large donations and producing supplies such as face shields.

How to successfully teach your kids from home

Teaching kids at home is easier using UAB’s tips.

HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: How is COVID-19 testing done?

Dr. Neil Lamb explains the health and science behind COVID-19 in plain language.

In Huntsville area, Rodney Smith Jr. now doing ‘mow and drop’

His Raising Men Lawn Care Service has found a new way to help people.

Things you can do today to help improve your mental health amid COVID-19 outbreak

Try these tips to keep a healthy mindset during the pandemic.

Six suggestions to protect yourself from stimulus check scams

Don’t let scammers take away the money you have coming to you.

Sweet Grown Alabama makes extra effort for farmers during COVID-19 crisis

The branding gives assurances products were grown in the state.

HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: Where are we on the curve?

Dr. Neil Lamb explains the health and science behind COVID-19 in plain language.

Alabama launches health care professional volunteer program for COVID-19 outbreak

Retirees, medical students and related professionals are encouraged to sing up to be alerted.

How to fill out the 2020 census: best practices to protect yourself from cyberphishing attacks

UAB experts offer tips to keep your census information your own.

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

UAB experts tell how to discuss the pandemic with your kids.

Mobile Public Library offers story time for kids during COVID-19 pandemic

Employees read stories and lead sing-a-longs on Facebook Live.

HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: Flattening the COVID-19 curve

Dr. Neil Lamb explains the health and science behind COVID-19 in plain language.

Alabama doctor says distinguish between allergies and COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Ross Gardner said continue to practice measures to fight the coronavirus on top of battling allergies.

Airbus donates face masks to Alabama health care workers

The aerospace company’s donation is one of several ways it is helping fill needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces statewide stay-at-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. April 4 and limits the numbers allowed in grocery and other stores.

Birmingham’s shelter-in-place order extended to April 30

The mandatory curfew extension puts restrictions on where residents can go outside their home.

Woodlawn Foundation an Alabama Bright Light during the COVID-19 crisis

The organization is supporting the community on multiple levels.

Alabama ‘American Idol’ Ruben Studdard weighs in on COVID-19 emergency

The music star reminds us that the artist is not the only one affected.

Auburn engineers repurpose CPAP machines into emergency ventilators

Faculty and staff also have produced hand sanitizer and protective face shields.

HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: Outcomes

Dr. Neil Lamb explains the health and science behind COVID-19 in plain language.

Food companies serve free meals, treats to those in need and front-line workers during pandemic

From doughnuts and coffee to care packages, businesses are stepping up.

Alabama farmers to host virtual field trips every Friday through May 22

Topics will include peanuts, cattle, honeybees and catfish.

Alabama trucking industry keeps on truckin’ in tough times

Truck drivers are among the heroes in times of shortages and need.

Alabama driver’s license offices closed, but renewals available by mail and online

The enforcement deadline for STAR ID has been extended to October 2021.

Birmingham World Games delayed until 2022

The move follows the Olympic Games being delayed a year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Alabama animal shelters still on the job meeting pets’ needs in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

Fostering a pet can be a comfort to people and animals during this time.

University of Alabama program helps small businesses affected by COVID-19

The program helps businesses apply for disaster loans and manage cash flow.

HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: Timeline and symptoms

Dr. Neil Lamb explains the health and science behind COVID-19 in plain language.

Take part in virtual 5k with HudsonAlpha, Huntsville Track Club

The run will benefit childhood genetic disorders research.

Jefferson County extends courthouse closures, earmarks $1M to fight COVID-19

The courthouses in Birmingham and Bessemer will stay closed through April.

University of Alabama Greek life donates food to local organizations

Greek houses donated thousands of pounds of food when classes moved online.

University of Alabama at Birmingham launches HelpBeatCOVID19.org to track disease in real time

The goal is to track COVID-19 across the Deep South to provide effective care.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program will help small businesses keep paying workers during pandemic

The loans will be forgiven if all employees are retained and paid for eight weeks.

Girls Inc. provides online learning during COVID-19 crisis

Girls Inc. provides ‘food for the mind and soul’ during the coronavirus crisis.

Regions Bank, Regions Foundation announce measures to fuel recovery amid coronavirus impact

Donations include advertising for food banks and grants for community organizations.

Homewood Flowers and Gifts owner lifts spirits by tying bows

The florist has distributed almost 800 mailbox ribbons around Birmingham.

Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine shares ventilators, supplies to help treat EAMC’s COVID-19 patients

Other units across campus also are readying essential supplies.

HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: Spread and prevention

Dr. Neil Lamb explains the health and science behind COVID-19 in plain language.

UAB nurse reports from the front lines of the COVID-19 fight

Medical staff is supportive of each other and appreciates the community support.

Virtual racing entertaining NASCAR fans, drivers during COVID-19 pandemic

Live TV broadcasts have dramatically boosted eNASCAR popularity in recent weeks.

Tuscaloosa suspends recycling during COVID-19 crisis

The move is designed to protect worker safety and ensure adequate resources.

Alabama Power’s Farley Nuclear Plant is always prepared for the unexpected

The plant near Dothan focuses on generating safe and reliable power.

Friends launch Local Distancing to support Birmingham businesses during COVID-19 crisis

The site sells gift certificates to provide instant help for restaurants and retailers.

Playgrounds, toys and sports equipment aren’t safe for kids during pandemic

UAB expert says to keep kids off playground equipment for now.

Auburn management professor gives advice to help small businesses survive coronavirus shutdown

Businesses that help their communities will be rewarded later, Dave Ketchen says.

HudsonAlpha COVID-19 series: What is coronavirus?

Dr. Neil Lamb explains the health and science behind COVID-19 in plain language.

Keep kids busy, learning with free coloring book pages from Amazing Alabama

Free coloring book pages from ‘Amazing Alabama’ will entertain kids.

Mayor Randall Woodfin narrates video on city’s resiliency, urges support of Birmingham-area businesses

The video was produced by Telegraph Creative.

Gov. Kay Ivey issues new COVID-19 message to Alabama

The governor urged citizens to think about others in trying to quell the spread of the virus.

Unemployment claims climb but some Alabama companies are hiring in spite of COVID-19 crisis

Jobless claims and claiming jobs are taking place.

Alabama Power practicing safe social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic

Company crews and field representatives implement social distancing in the community to safely serve customers.

UAB to test COVID-19 vaccine candidate created by Altimmune

The company has significant experience developing intranasal vaccine candidates for respiratory pathogens.

Alabama vinyl record shops try to keep spinning in the face of COVID-19 slowdown

Postponement of Record Store Day and being declared “nonessential” have slowed their RPMs.

Alabama Public Television announces ‘Learn at Home’

The programs support learning for children who won’t be in physical schools.

Alabama doctor diagnosed with COVID-19: ‘Don’t panic, follow advice’

Dr. Gabrielle Baldwin became the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Covington County.

Cultivate a green thumb and reap family rewards for a lifetime

Gardening together is both fun and a learning experience.

Indian Valley teachers hold parade to tell students ‘We miss you’

The caravan wound its way through nearly every neighborhood in the city.

Boys & Girls Clubs of West Alabama and YMCA-Tuscaloosa open to children of essential workers

The program will serve 160 children at three sites.

CAP to continue downtown Birmingham patrol and assistance with COVID-19 shelter in place and curfew

The City Action Partnership pledges ambassadors will be there for those who need them.

Alabama printer making face shields for health care workers

The company’s owner says an “outside the box” idea became a reality quickly.

Alabama tightens public restrictions to slow spread of COVID-19

State Health Officer says further social distancing measures are necessary.

Birmingham’s Mixtroz is launching a virtual version of its connections platform

The product was already in development but seems timely amid COVID-19 crisis.

Support restaurants on Alabama’s 100 Dishes list, like Martin’s fried chicken

This Montgomery landmark is relying on curbside service and a reduced menu to survive COVID-19 crisis.

Alabama’s Dauphin Island Sea Lab expands digital learning

All ages are invited to learn virtually during the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Alabama’s public parks, greenspaces adjusting to COVID-19 crisis

Some parks have closed and others are open with social distancing.

Lakeshore Foundation weighs in on postponed Olympics, Paralympics

Many athletes are disappointed but supported the decision.

Alabama students won’t return to public school this current school year due to COVID-19

Gov. Kay Ivey authorizes home instruction starting April 6.

Birmingham AIDS Outreach adapts to serve clients during COVID-19 crisis

The nonprofit gets creative to serve a vulnerable population during coronavirus emergency.

Is it safe to order food delivery during COVID-19 outbreak? CDC, UAB experts say yes

Doctors and experts say people are safe eating take-out meals.

Central Alabama community needs evolving as COVID-19 crisis unfolds

United Way, other organizations collaborating to address immediate and long-term issues.

Alabama native living in Greece offers perspective on coronavirus

WVTM veteran Gina Billy Kraft offers encouragement from the Mediterranean country she now calls home.

UAB among U.S. sites hosting new clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

The Birmingham hospital is among those using remdesivir on adult patients to treat the virus.

Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl: ‘We’re going to get through this together’

The coach held a Facebook Live chat with fans.

Virtual tours, live streams and other family entertainment in Can’t Miss Alabama

Enjoy the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Museum of Art virtual tours.

Full Moon Bar-B-Que Brings cheer, warm meal to Birmingham families

The company will choose 10 families nominated by friends to receive free meals.

Need for blood donors to continue for weeks

Blood is desperately needed during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hoover Chamber sets up site in support of local businesses during COVID-19 crisis

Visitors can purchase gift cards and certificates from listed companies.

Working from home is no vacation from safety

Give your surroundings a thorough evaluation with these tips.

Kids bored during COVID-19 hiatus? Try these family fun ideas

Tighten your family ties while making the most of the COVID-19 hiatus.

HudsonAlpha launches COVID-19 educational video series

The series separates coronavirus fact from myth in an easy-to-understand format.

From Slapout through ‘American Idol,’ Jessica Meuse is an Alabama Music Maker on a journey

The rising star talks about songwriting and the need to support artists during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Auburn food safety expert ‘very confident’ U.S. food supply not at risk

Dr. Bob Norton has tips for preparing your personal food supply.

Alabama’s Dauphin Island Sea Lab offers virtual learning opportunities

A series on its Facebook page called “Ask the Aquarist” is in response to COVID-19.

Birmingham passes mandatory ‘shelter in place order.’ Here’s why.

The order runs through midnight April 3.

Mercedes-Benz halting production at Alabama plant out of COVID-19 caution

The shutdown is expected to last two weeks.

Nick Saban sends coronavirus message, urges public to adhere to social distancing

The Crimson Tide coach is eager for a return to football after COVID-19 crisis.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham overcoming social distancing

The organization is maintaining connections despite COVID-19 separations.

Birmingham World Games 2021 assessing ramifications of 2020 Olympics COVID-19 decision

Organizers continue planning for ‘world-class experience in Birmingham.’

Alabama distillers fill need for hand sanitizer

State companies have quickly shifted operations to help during the crisis.

Here are ways to prevent stress, emotional eating from making your COVID-19 sequester even worse

Making good food choices helps ensure your diet stays on track during the coronavirus pandemic.

UAH lab joins supercomputing effort to find drugs effective against COVID-19

Dr. Jerome Baudry is one of about 30 researchers working on the project.

Alabama Department of Public Health creates hotline, e-mail for COVID-19 information

The ADPH reported 196 cases in 24 counties Monday afternoon.

Nonessential businesses and services in Jefferson County ordered closed today

Hair salons and retailers are among those that must shut down at 5 p.m.

Virtual happy hours fill the social gap in stay-at-home era

A drink and a link is all that’s needed.

How telehealth will help fight COVID-19 outbreak

UAB’s technology means patients can interact with doctors from their homes.

Alabama income tax deadline extended to July 15

The three-month extension is in response to COVID-19.

Tuscaloosa small businesses look for support as COVID-19 deals especially harsh blow

The loss of spring events like A-Day and University of Alabama graduation could devastate the economy.

Sylacauga community partners feeding children, elderly during COVID-19 pandemic

Several organizations in Sylacauga and Talladega County have come together to ensure seniors and children have daily meals.

United Way of Southwest Alabama establishes COVID-19 relief fund

Funds will help provide additional resources for the agencies and clients it serves.

UAB: If you feel sick and are worried about COVID-19, call doctor and stay home

For your safety, call your doctor before heading to a doctor’s office or hospital.

Here’s where you can give blood to help Alabama’s critical need

Donor patterns have been disrupted by COVID-19.

100 Alabama Miles Challenge charges on without usual gatherings

Participants can still work toward their goals while observing necessary precautions.

Toilet paper makers’ message to U.S. consumers: We’ve got this

Manufacturers pledge that empty shelves won’t stay empty long.

I’m a mom, a daughter and a doctor – here’s how my family is preparing for the days ahead

Dr. Erin Delaney advises patients to take COVID-19 seriously.

Alabama small businesses can now access SBA assistance for COVID-19 losses

Eligible business and nonprofits can qualify for up to $2 million in assistance.

Alabama Power temporarily adjusts business office operations amid COVID-19 concerns

The company’s move maintains service and protects the well-being of customers and employees.

UAB doctors advise following social distancing rules to stay well

UAB doctors prescribe social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis.

Birmingham-area food businesses adjust for coronavirus

Curbside service is the new normal in Alabama.

Alabama governor offers encouragement, revised statewide health order amid COVID-19 crisis

The new order offers business exemptions from the 25-person rule with certain conditions.

Birmingham real estate company offers rent holiday for small business tenants

The company says it is supporting local restaurants, bars and retailers that have played a monumental role in Birmingham’s renaissance.

Live stream ‘Band Together’ concert Sunday benefits Mobile musicians affected by COVID-19

Many in the music community are feeling the effects of cancellations and postponements.

Alabama Bright Light in the COVID-19 crisis: Advice from a nutritionist

Eating healthy is something you can continue or adopt.

Alabama meteorologist James Spann holds online Weather School

Spann, like thousands of meteorologists across the country, had to cancel school and community visits due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Jefferson County tightens restrictions, orders closings in battle against COVID-19

New, stringent rules will close many businesses and ban gatherings of more than 10.

The Market at Pepper Place responds to COVID-19: Drive-Thru Farmer’s Market

Three sellers are taking orders now.

COVID-19 orders extended throughout Alabama

The order shuts down beaches and day cares, and bans on-site dining in restaurants statewide.

Alabama Power assures no disconnections for customers affected by COVID-19

The company will work directly with those who need help.

There’s an urgent need for blood due to coronavirus disruptions

Birmingham and the nation face a critical blood shortage. Please donate.

Alabama Power Foundation, ABC Trust pledge $1 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts

Money will assist nonprofit community partners as they address food insecurity, medicine and hygiene needs, and energy assistance.

Can’t Miss Alabama offers tips to alleviate stress amid COVID-19

Remember to practice the CDC social distancing recommendations.

James Spann offers Facebook Live weather program for kids this morning

The program is designed for children in grades 1-5.

Toyota halts production at Alabama engine plant in response to pandemic

The temporary suspension is taking place at all of the automaker’s car and parts plants in North America.

Honda shuts down Alabama plant in response to coronavirus economic impact

The Talladega County plant is among the automaker’s North American operations halting production.

Hyundai halts production at Alabama plant after confirmed coronavirus case

The automaker is sanitizing the plant.

Birmingham Frontier Conference postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

The conference is now planned for September at The Lyric.

NASCAR hopes to run full schedule, including Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Midweek races, doubleheader weekends among options being considered.

Lee County EMA to set up drive-thru food pantry

Families can get three days’ supply of food at a time.

United Way of Central Alabama activates Community Crisis Fund, seeks help during COVID-19 pandemic

The agency is temporarily suspending some operations to focus on the safety of its staff and volunteers and meet the needs of the community.

Sorting out symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, colds and allergies

Some symptoms are similar, but others can help you determine what to do next.

Renew Our Rivers cancels March, April cleanups

The status of May cleanups will be evaluated in the coming weeks.

Gov. Ivey announces new primary runoff election date for Alabama

Because of coronavirus concerns, the election will be delayed until July 14.

Alabama teachers create thoughtful gift for children stuck at home during COVID-19 isolation

Each day their school shares a video of a teacher reading a story.

UAB Pathology Labs will be able to test for COVID-19

Tests for priority UAB Hospital patients could be available by the end of this week.

Alabama researchers join global fight against COVID-19 disease

State companies and institutions are innovating in both testing and drug development.

Alabama Power warns customers of phone scam

Scams are on the rise amid COVID-19.

Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Ozark to provide free lunches to children

The BGC – Ozark will provide free lunches to kids 18 and younger.

Alabama Power poised to maintain reliable electric service

Company offers resources for customers.

Birmingham Business Alliances shares coronavirus resources

The list will be updated as new assistance is identified.

Major League Baseball, minor league seasons delayed because of coronavirus

The decision affects the Birmingham Barons, Montgomery Biscuits and Rocket City Trash Pandas.

Winfield City Schools helping children during coronavirus pandemic

School system provided food, e-Learning opportunities to children.

Company on HudsonAlpha campus launches SARS-CoV-2 virus ID for COVID-19 respiratory infection

Diatherix Eurofins is accepting specimens for testing beginning today.

Alabama businesses, organizations and institutions helping others with coronavirus impact

Here are some ways Alabamians are helping other Alabamians.

Jefferson County, Birmingham now under states of emergency because of coronavirus

Jefferson County has 12 of Alabama’s 22 known COVID-19 cases.

Birmingham Jewish Community Center provides child care for those responding to coronavirus crisis

The LJCC is also operating a food pickup site.

Officials work to lower risk of coronavirus in Jefferson County

Leaders are putting protocols in place at city and county buildings.

Gov. Ivey establishes Coronavirus Task Force in Alabama

Experts in health, education, commerce among those that make up the team.

Coronavirus more than a global health issue, says Auburn University supply chain professor

Glenn Richey expects U.S. companies will emerge with less-risky supply chains.

Investigational drug developed by UAB and NIH researchers being used to treat coronavirus

The drug was found to have significant activity against the disease in China.

Southern Research, Tonix team to develop potential vaccine against new coronavirus

A smallpox vaccine under development may be turned to fight COVID-19.