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The Auburn City Council approved the extension of a moratorium on the construction of new private dormitories and academic detached dwelling units in the city at its meeting on Tuesday night. 

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As many businesses begin to reopen throughout the state, the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic may become more evident. While many may think about the physical effects, such as wearing masks or how the economy will fluctuate, there is a psychological effect that many health official…

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The Auburn City Council gave conditional use approval at its virtual meeting Tuesday night for an up-scale hotel planned for downtown on the corner of West Magnolia Avenue and Wright Street, where Anders Bookstore currently resides.

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Auburn Mayor Ron Anders gave an update on the Covid-19 pandemic in Auburn to Chamber of Commerce members during its Tuesday Talk virtual meeting this week, as many of the organization's members continue the process of reopening their businesses to customers in response to the lifting of rest…

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After decreasing for nine-straight days, hospitalizations of patients with confirmed cases of Covid-19 at East Alabama Medical Center ticked up this week, an expected increase after the loosening of Stay at Home restrictions at the end of April.

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued an amendment to the Safer at Home order that will allow a wide range of businesses to reopen with restrictions, including restaurants, bars, hair salons and gyms. 

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With the number of those hospitalized at EAMC with Covid-19 waning over the past week, Mayor Ron Anders voiced his opinion at Tuesday's City Council meeting that Auburn is now ready to open up all businesses still restricted by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's Safer at Home health order. 

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If you are the parent of a child in a K-12 school, a college student doing their best to avoid debt, if you pay taxes, or if you are able to be injured and therefore in need of healthcare, you need to complete the Census. 

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If the two Auburn students who spoke last week about their lives and their plans for the future are any indication of the philosophy and thinking of their peers, the Covid-19 pandemic was a situation to be melded into their lives as they progress to the next semester, the first job, the next…

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At its planned video-conference meeting on May 14, the Auburn Planning Commission will consider a conditional-use request for a project that is set to bring a five-story hotel to downtown Auburn. 

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East Alabama Medical Center is expecting a slight increase in the number of Covid-19 cases over the coming weeks as the state takes steps to ease off Stay at Home restrictions enacted earlier this month. 

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At the start of April, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that it recommended citizens wear cloth masks when in public. 

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a "Safer at Home" health order that will begin reopening Alabama's economy and businesses on a limited basis. 

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At its meeting on Tuesday night, the Auburn City Council approved an ordinance that allows the city to adopt regulations for small cell wireless facilities and equipment in the city. 

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The city of Auburn is running models to predict how much of a budget shortfall the city could face over the coming months before the current fiscal year ends in September. 

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The number of new cases of Covid-19 in Lee County seem to be leveling off as EAMC officials express hope that it has reached its peak number of hospitalized cases. 

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The process of renaming Mike Hubbard Boulevard is underway after the City Council remanded the issue to the Planning Commission during its Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night.  

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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread in the Lee County community as EAMC officials prepare for an expected surge in the coming weeks. 

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City officials are urging residents, including students, to fill out their 2020 Census forms as Auburn's response rate lags behind others in the state. 

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The Auburn City Council approved the collection of ad valorem property taxes by the Lee County Revenue Commission at its virtual meeting on Tuesday night. 

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East Alabama Medical Center is encouraging Auburn residents to become "creative pantry chefs" and limit the number of trips to the grocery store only when it is absolutely essential for the next few weeks to help flatten the curve of the Covid-19 outbreak.  

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East Alabama Medical Center is pleading with everyone in the Auburn community to shelter in place at home, as efforts continue to "flatten the curve" of the Covid-19 outbreak and help save lives. 

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Since the outbreak of Covid-19, local foundations and the Dream Center have joined together to provide aid to some of the most vulnerable members of the Auburn community. 

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After resisting calls to issue a Stay at Home order over the past week, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey relented on Friday, issuing a statewide Stay at Home order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. this afternoon in an effort to curb the outbreak of Covid-19 in the state. 

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In a special-called meeting held via video conference last week, the Auburn City Council unanimously approved a resolution that will allow the city to absorb the interest costs for capital loans given by local banks to small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Once it became apparent in mid-March that the Covid-19 pandemic would have a significant impact on the Auburn community, the Lee County Humane Society sprang into action, adjusting how it handles intakes and adoptions and also pushing to get as many animals at the shelter as possible into fo…

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The health and safety of Alabamians is our top priority. To that end, the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama Hospital Association, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and Alabama Medicaid Agency are joining together to help sto…

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On Monday, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders and City Manager Jim Buston extended the city's state of local emergency through April 30 in response to the continued spread of the Covid-19 virus in the Auburn community. 

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The Covid-19 outbreak in the Auburn area turned deadly over the past week, with seven deaths confirmed in EAMC's service area since last Friday between Lee County (2) and Chambers County (4). 

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On Thursday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that she had directed school districts to develop a plan to finish the 2019-20 remotely, effectively closing Alabama public schools for the rest of the school year. 

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With the statewide prohibition of on-premise dining and restrictions on the size of gatherings, restaurants and retail stores in the Auburn area have been hit hard and responded by shifting their operations online, focusing on to-go orders, curb-side pickup and delivery.

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The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, continue to rise in Lee County as EAMC seeks more personal protective equipment for health care workers bracing for a continued surge of the pandemic in the Auburn area. 

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With the statewide prohibition of on-premise dining and restrictions on the size of gatherings, many restaurants in the Auburn area have shifted their operations online, focusing on to-go orders, curb-side pickup, delivery and online shopping.

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The Auburn Villager has closed its physical office in response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus statewide and in the Auburn community, but print and online coverage will continue as usual. 

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East Alabama Medical Clinic has announced that it will enact a '"no visitor" policy with few exceptions starting Thursday morning after an eighth patient tested positive for COVID-19 in Lee County. 

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Lee County has joined the list of counties reporting a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as national experts are recommending more restrictive guidelines to slow the spread of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overrun with patients.

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In professionally cleaned and defogged chambers, the Auburn City Council unanimously approved a resolution declaring a state of local emergency in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in Auburn and across the state at its regular meeting Tuesday night. 

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Lee County has joined the list of counties reporting a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as national experts are recommending more restrictive guidelines to slow the spread of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overrun with patients.

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As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S. and has caused the cancellation of many regional and national events, East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) is taking unprecedented steps to protect its patients and residents, as well as its staff, volunteers and physicians. 

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Editor's note: Bark in the Park has been canceled due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the United States. 

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Between today and March 20, Auburn residents will receive invitations in the mail to take part in the 2020 Census, an effort that takes place every 10 years to count every individual living in the United States.