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Huntsville police order closure of more than 20 businesses, including some big box stores

Looking to limit unnecessary public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, police in Huntsville today forced at least 20 businesses that were violating a state health order to close their stores to the public. The names of the businesses weren’t released, but Lt. Michael Johnson, a Huntsville police spokesman, said the businesses include large corporate retailers, […]

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How is the Alabama Department of Public Health getting their numbers?

SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad WHNT-TV Huntsville Duration: 02:07 14 mins ago SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL The number of confirmed cases of the disease is changing more than once a day, and the ADPH is constantly issuing new updates. But how exactly is Alabama reporting the numbers? WHNT News 19`s State […]

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Lack of COVID-19 tests closes one Huntsville testing site temporarily

“You go by CDC’s guidelines, you make your plans and then the guidelines change, so it’s rapidly changing,” Thomas said. “I’m sure that’s alarming our patients and our community, but what we do is prepare, we go by those guidelines, we use the appropriate equipment and we try to reassure the patient, when they come […]

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Local church becomes temporary food hub for Huntsville City Schools

Please enable Javascript to watch this video HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Schools is getting some much-needed help from local church ministries. The Rock Family Worship Center, formerly Butler High School, is the new temporary food distribution center for students living in Huntsville. #HopeGoesViral Multiple churches pitched in to help. Volunteers are bagging up to […]

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Huntsville officials urge social distancing, warn of hospital overrun

Please enable Javascript to watch this video HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The state of Alabama Friday ordered most retail businesses and service operations to close and limited social gatherings to no more than 10 people, staying 6 feet apart. This past weekend was the first test of those new rules and during the regular COVID-19 briefing […]

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Huntsville Hospital: Coronavirus test results delayed for many days by private lab bottleneck

The Huntsville Hospital CEO said there are some flaws in the coronavirus testing system here in Alabama. David Spillers said some people have waited nearly two weeks to get results. Spillers explained some of the first people tested at the Flu and Fever Clinic in Huntsville still haven’t received their coronavirus test results, and it’s […]

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Huntsville Hospital confirms employee tests positive for COVID-19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville Hospital employee is quarantined at home after testing positive for COVID-19, a hospital spokesman said Monday. The spokesman did not say where the person worked at the hospital. Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers addressed the issue following Monday’s COVID-19 briefing at Huntsville City Hall. “I think we’ve had one staff […]

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Alabama Department of Public Health employee tested positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus Posted: Mar 30, 2020 / 03:54 PM CDT/ Updated: Mar 30, 2020 / 03:54 PM CDT MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed an ADPH employee who works at the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories in Montgomery has tested positive for novel coronavirus. ADPH said the employee had no public interaction on […]

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ACLU asks federal judge for help after Alabama abortion clinics forced to cancel procedures

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama on Monday filed an emergency request in federal court to prevent Alabama from using the the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent people from obtaining an abortion. Representing Dr. Yashica Robinson, an abortion care provider in Huntsville and three independent abortion clinics, the ACLU of Alabama challenged the Alabama Department […]

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Huntsville Hospital CEO: Busiest hospital in the state, can’t get access to testing materials

Posted: Mar 30, 2020 / 01:53 PM CDT/ Updated: Mar 30, 2020 / 01:54 PM CDT HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continues to increase, Huntsville Hospital faces a lack of sufficient testing supplies, CEO David Spillers said. “Huntsville Hospital is the busiest hospital in the state of Alabama,” Spillers […]

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