Coronavirus

Viral pandemic puts high school sports on hold
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter All Alabama schools and athletic contests have been canceled as a result of the continuing fear of coronavirus. Escambia Academy headmaster Hugh Fountain said the school reached its decision Friday evening. “The decision was based on reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Alabama Health Department officials,” Fountain said Friday. “With Spring Break on schedule for next week, it felt like the right thing…
Coronavirus: Handwashing and sanitizers
By ADRIANE LANGHAM Special to Atmore News Washing your hands is the best way to prevent the spread of illnesses, such as the common cold and flu. Handwashing also helps reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). When should I wash my hands? Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds helps reduce germs on your hands. Wash your hands at the following times: * before eating…
Coronavirus quarantine: Be prepared
By JUSTIN MILLER Special to Atmore News If you have to be quarantined due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), be prepared. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people have all of the necessary things in order in the event they have to be quarantined at home. Many will recognize these items as traditional emergency weather supplies. Preparing the home A COVID-19 quarantine could last up to two…
Coronavirus: Avoiding scammers
By PATRICIA SMITH Special to Atmore News As cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) accelerate, scammers are looking for ways to take advantage of the fears surrounding this widespread illness. Many websites are being created to sell bogus products. Scammers are using fake emails, texts, and social media to access money and personal information. Scams are also promoting fake information on awareness and prevention of coronavirus cases in communities. The following…
Coronavirus
Special session, restrictions, closings By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore’s mayor and council met Monday, March 16, in a special session to provide updates from local health, court and senior services officials on the affects the coronavirus outbreak, which has reached the pandemic stage, has had and will have on the community. World Health Organization statistics reveal that the outbreak, which has earned pandemic status, had through Monday affected…