MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 2, 2020 – As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease continues to impact communities across the country, Alabama banks are making the health and well-being of their employees, customers and the communities they serve their top priority. Banks of all sizes are taking steps to respond to the needs of individual and business customers, while continuing to execute their own business continuity plans under challenging conditions.
City and County leaders and medical officials held a press conference via Facebook yesterday to update citizens about the COVID-19 outbreak and response. During the press conference Dr. Lonnie Albin, Cheif Medical Officer of Highlands Medical Center, confirmed that four employees of Highlands had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. HMC has issued the following statement:
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey held a joint press conference today with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris. A new public health order has been issued.
Highlands Medical Center and Northeast Alabama Health Services, in coordination with city and county agencies, are working together to provide drive-thru screening and collection sites for COVID-19 for the remainder of this week and through the weekend. Both sites will be open from 10am – 2pm. Details of both screening sites are as follows:
Highlands Medical Center, in coordination with city and county agencies, is opening a drive-thru screening and collection site for patients with a physician order to be tested for COVID-19. The screening site will be open today,Wednesday, March 25 through Friday, March 27 from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. It is located at the Scottsboro Junior High School on Heroes Drive. Only patients with a physician order and appointment will receive service through the drive-thru screening and collection site. People without a physician order will not be screened.