Lakeland CEO explains testing procedures, cites shortage of certain supplies

Ashley Pool, CEO of Lakeland Community Hospital, explains procedures at an emergency meeting Thursday. Also shown is State Representative Tracy Estes who presided over the meeting.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Ashley Pool, CEO of Lakeland Community Hospital, sent out an important message at an emergency meeting attended by state and local officials Thursday, about steps the hospital is taking during the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Alabama cases jump to 77 in Thursday afternoon update

WINSTON COUNTY - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alabama jumped to 77  in the Thursday afternoon update released by the Alabama Department of Public Health.  The closest case to Winston County is a case confirmed in Walker County.

Jefferson County still has the highest number of confirmed cases at 34.  Lee County has 10 cases, Shelby County has 9, Elmore and Madison County each have 5, Tuscaloosa County has 4, Montgomery County has 3 and Baldwin, Calhoun, Chambers, Limestone, St. Clair, Talladega and Walker each have 1.


Winston County Commission declares State of Emergency amidst COVID-19 concerns

From left, Winston County Commissioner David Cummings, Administrative Clerk Judy Burnett, Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Commissioner Bobby Everett and Commission Attorney Hobby Manasco at the emergency meeting held Thursday morning.
DOUBLE SPRINGS  - The Winston County Commission in an emergency meeting held Thursday morning, voted to declare a State of Emergency, enabling Chairman Roger Hayes to carry out routine and necessary operations and expenditures due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 restrictions being issued statewide.