The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease Covid-19, is sweeping through Lee County and the state of Alabama once again, as the increase in confirmed cases has spilled over into a rise in hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier.
As many people have been stuck at home over the past couple of months, some have begun to explore or returned to the world of books in order to quench their boredom during these strange times.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, repeatedly stressed the importance of wearing masks and voiced support for statewide mandatory mask orders during a livestreamed Q&A session with Alabama Sen. Doug Jones on Tuesday.
Auburn University recently released its Comprehensive Health and Safety Plan as it expects to hold on-campus instruction during the fall semester.
Covid-19 cases in Lee County continued to climb over the last week, as did hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier, as the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down in the area.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep throughout the nation, food insecurity continues to be rampant throughout Alabama. The expected expiration at the end of the month of the CARES Act's weekly $600 federal unemployment payment could jeopardize even more people's food security.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the extension of the current Safer at Home health order through the end of July, but did not take any new substantive action to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, despite roughly 29 percent of the state's confirmed cases coming in t…
The purpose of vaccination is to stimulate the immune response to prevent a disease. A person who is rendered resistant to a disease by vaccination is termed “actively immunized.” Active immunity may also result from recovery from a natural outbreak of a disease. Immunity transferred from pl…
Amid concerns about a potential second wave of Covid-19 in the fall, Auburn University released this week a modified academic calendar for the fall semester, which is slated to begin on Aug. 17.
While the coronavirus has affected many existing businesses across the city, there is a new business that has emerged during the midst of the pandemic. Crystal and Richard Tomasello co-own The Depot and created something that, until recently, was absent from the business scene in Auburn — an…
At a news conference on Tuesday in the Council Chambers in the city's new Public Safety building, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders announced the launch of the One Auburn initiative, which aims to spark discussion about diversity and equality in the community.
In the past, the Auburn Area Community Theatre has hosted a summer workshop for young artists looking to grow as performers. However, this year AACT, like many other organizations, has been forced to alter their usual way of life.
The Auburn City Council met virtually during Tuesday's regular meeting, scrapping plans to convene for the first time in the city's new Public Safety Building after the area has seen an uptick in the number of Covid-19 cases over the past two weeks.
The city of Auburn generally got high marks across the board from respondents to the city's 2020 Citizens Survey, according to a presentation given during Committee of the Whole on Tuesday.
The city of Auburn and SiO2 Materials Science will host a job fair next Thursday after the company announced on Monday that it had agreed to a $143 million contract with the U.S. government.
For the second straight weekend, hundreds of Auburn area residents took to the streets downtown to protest police violence and the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Confirmed cases of patients with Covid-19 pushed toward 600 as of Wednesday morning, while hospitalizations of patients with confirmed cases of Covid-19 have risen over the past two weeks, an increase that was expected after state health restrictions were eased over the past month.
Auburn lost a legend on Monday as former head football coach Pat Dye died at the age of 80 after being hospitalized last month with kidney-related issues and testing positive for Covid-19.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the nation, many people have had to make sacrifices in order to protect one another. One of the greatest sacrifices has been the ability to interact socially with one another, and there are few places where social distancing hits harder than…
Chants of "I can't breathe" and "No justice, no peace" rang out in downtown Auburn on Sunday, as hundreds of area residents gathered at Toomer's Corner to demand justice for the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis on May 25 after being pinned on the ground by a police officer who …
City of Auburn crews took down the signs for Mike Hubbard Boulevard and pushed them into the bed of a utility truck as an area resident stood nearby and cheered them on from the side of the road on Thursday morning.
At its last meeting, the Auburn City Council extended the city moratorium on new student housing primarily to give the public, Planning Commission and council the chance to comment on and vet recommended changes to city regulations that could help curb the proliferation of private dormitorie…
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is putting on a friendly competition between Auburn and Opelika on Friday to help meet a critical need — restocking the blood supply, which has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic as fewer blood drives were held in the community.
While the number of patients hospitalized with confirmed cases of Covid-19 declined and plateaued at East Alabama Medical Center over the past two weeks, an infectious disease expert at the hospital expects an increase, and possible second peak, in new cases over the coming weeks and urges t…
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.
Editor's Note: The following are answers given through email by Auburn City Schools Superintendent Cristen Herring, who provides reflections on dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and looks toward to the future.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Last Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that the Safer at Home order issued late last month would be amended to allow the further reopening of businesses.
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.
The Auburn City Council will consider extending its moratorium on new student housing projects in the city at its next meeting as the current measure is set to expire at the end of the month.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.