Marion County's first COVID-19-positive individual is from Hackleburg, mayor says

Submitted by Scott Johnson on Sun, 03/22/2020 - 16:50
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HACKLEBURG - A Hackleburg resident has Marion County's first positive case of COVID-19, according to Hackleburg Mayor Darryl Colburn.

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) confirmed on Saturday, March 21, that it had recorded Marion County's first case of the virus. Colburn made a statement on social media the next day (Sunday, March 22) notifying the public that the case was in his town.

Health officials confirm first case of COVID-19 in Marion County

Submitted by Scott Johnson on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 11:25
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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has confirmed Marion County's first positive case of coronavirus, according to state Rep. Tracy Estes.

Estes told the Journal Record state health officials contacted him Saturday morning, March 21, to inform him of the positive test. The state health department said it would not be providing any other information regarding the case.

Marshall warns against price gouging

MONTGOMERY—Attorney General Steve Marshall warns those who would seek to illegally profit from the current public health emergency that Alabama’s price gouging law has been activated.
On March 13, 2020, Gov. Kay Ivey declared a State Public Health Emergency in Alabama relating to the appearance of the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.  Alabama’s price gouging law comes into effect when the governor declares a State of Emergency and it prohibits the “unconscionable pricing” of items for sale or rent.

Walker County confirms first case of coronavirus

Walker County, which borders the southeast corner of Marion County, has confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

For information on where to get tested, residents may call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256 for testing sites and hours of operation.

The following counties have confirmed COVID-19 cases by the Alabama Department of Public Health:

Alabama Department of Corrections Administrative Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has been notified that an administrative employee tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first confirmed case within the ADOC. Due to HIPAA restrictions and security concerns, the ADOC will not release the name of the individual or the facility at which they work. As of this release, there are no positive COVID-19 cases reported within the inmate population.

COVID-19 Pandemic

(Editor’s note: The coronavirus outbreak is developing every day, and at the time of this publication, many details are likely to have changed. To stay up-to-date, please visit the Journal Record’s website, myjrpaper.org. SBJ)