COVID-19

Food shopping during quarantine
By HELEN JONES Special to Atmore News Meal planning and preparation can be a tremendous challenge during a time of quarantine. With mandates to shelter in place and limit trips to the grocery store, one of our most basic tasks, food shopping, becomes a lot more complicated. So how do you continue to provide healthy meal options? Here are some tips to help you make healthful food decisions and reduce…
COVID-19 update
County’s confirmed case count hits double digits By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer While some health officials report that the COVID-19 pandemic is reaching its apex, the number of confirmed cases within Escambia County (Ala.) has reached double digits. Escambia County Healthcare Authority officials reported in their twice-weekly update issued at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, that 10 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed among residents of the…
Coronavirus, Week 5
3 cases now confirmed in county Local testing, meals programs, more Lunch for heroes David Landis along with several donors, launched on April 2 their Atmore Heroes Lunch program, which began with meals for employees of Atmore Community Hospital, Atmore Police Department, Atmore Fire Department and ambulance services. The program will continue as a weekly event during the COVID19 crisis, with Poarch first responders added to the heroes list and…
Ivey issues liberal ‘shelter in place’ order
Gov. Kay Ivey issued today (Friday, April 3) a liberal “shelter in place order” for all Alabama residents and all other individuals living temporarily in the state. Effective tomorrow (Saturday, April 4), at 5 p.m., every person in Alabama is ordered to stay at his or her place of residence except as necessary to perform any of the following “essential activities”: A — To obtain necessary supplies. A person may…