Press Releases

COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER URGES RESIDENTS TO UTILIZE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, August 26, Alabama Regional Medical Services will be holding a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the […]

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NEW COVID-19 MEGA TESTING SITE

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR AUGUST 17 – AUGUST 20, 2020

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REMINDER: YOU’RE INVITED, BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL TO KICKOFF RESTAURANT WEEK AT MICHAEL’S STEAKS AND SEAFOOD ON FRIDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, August 14, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In celebration of Birmingham Restaurant Week, members of the City Council will be at the newly-opened Michael’s Steaks and Seafood at 4 p.m. this […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL TO KICKOFF RESTAURANT WEEK AT MICHAEL’S STEAKS AND SEAFOOD ON FRIDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Thursday, August 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In celebration of Birmingham Restaurant Week, members of the City Council will be at the newly-opened Michael’s Steaks and Seafood at 4 p.m. this […]

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THURSDAY, 3:00 P.M. PRESS CONFERENCE AT LEGION FIELD: COVID-19 TESTING AND 2020 CENSUS UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE                                   Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, Council President William Parker will be holding a press conference with City officials, Jefferson County Department of Health officials and faith leaders to provide an update on […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND COUNCILOR JOHN HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Thursday July 30th, Council President William Parker will be partnering with District 9 Councilor John Hilliard, Reverend Harold Bass, and Circuit Clerk Jackie Smith for a fresh food and mask giveaway. The event will […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO UTILIZE FREE COVID-19 TESTING IN NORTH BIRMINGHAM THIS WEDNESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                                Monday, July 27, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a free COVID-19 testing site in North Birmingham […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND COUNCILOR JOHN HILLIARD CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Birmingham City Council President William Parker will once again be partnering with District 9 Councilor John Hilliard and Rev. Harold Bass of Olivet Monumental Baptist Church for a fresh food and mask giveaway.  This […]

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR JULY 20 – JULY 24, 2020

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR JULY 13 – JULY 17, 2020

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO UTILIZE FREE COVID-19 TESTING THIS WEDNESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                   Monday, July 20, 2020Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a free COVID-19 testing site at North Birmingham Homes, 3127 43rd Avenue North, organized by the […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND COUNCILOR JOHN HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb across the state, the Birmingham City Council is committed to providing residents with access to fresh produce […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER SEEKING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADDITIONAL COVID-19 TEST SITES, ANNOUNCES UPCOMING APPOINTMENT-BASED TESTING LOCATIONS

PRESS RELEASE                                            Monday, July 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Alabama and across the nation, under the leadership of President William Parker, the Birmingham City Council […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER EXPLORING THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL DAYS AT LEGION FIELD COVID-19 TESTING SITE

PRESS RELEASE                                              Friday, July 10, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is exploring the need for additional testing opportunities at the Legion Field COVID-19 testing site.  This week, […]

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COUNCILORS WILLIAM PARKER AND JOHN HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Council President William Parker will be partnering with District 9 Councilor John Hilliard and Rev. Harold Bass with Olivet Monumental Baptist Church for a fresh food and mask giveaway. The event […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEM ALEXANDER PARTNERING FOR MASK GIVEAWAY AND DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TEST SITE ON WEDNESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In conjunction with UAB Health and the Jefferson County Department of Health, Council President Pro Tem Wardine Alexander has partnered for a mask giveaway and drive-thru COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR JULY 6 – JULY 10, 2020

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER IN PRELIMINARY STAGES OF CARES ACT FUNDING REQUEST FOR CONTINUING COVID-19 NEEDS THROUGH DECEMBER 2020

PRESS RELEASE                                                  Sunday, July 5, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov  Birmingham City Council President William Parker is planning to make a $7 million dollar request from the roughly $1.8 billion in Federal […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE UPDATES ON LEGION FIELD TESTING SITE

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, Council President William Parker will be holding a press conference with members of the City Council, Jefferson County Department of Health officials and faith leaders to […]

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR JUNE 29 – JULY 3, 2020

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STATEMENT FROM COUNCILOR HUNTER WILLIAMS IN RESPONSE TO THE JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S FACE COVERING ORDER

PRESS RELEASE                                    Friday, June 26, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Statement from Councilor Hunter Williams, Chair of the Birmingham City Council’s Public Safety Committee, in response to the Jefferson County Department of Health’s order requiring face coverings […]

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR JUNE 22 – JUNE 26, 2020

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR JUNE 15 – JUNE 19, 2020

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL EXTENDS FACE COVERING ORDINANCE, SETS PUBLIC HEARING DATE FOR AVONDALE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT DESIGNATION

PRESS RELEASE                                    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council voted to extend the city’s face covering ordinance until July 3, marking the fourth extension of the ordinance that was originally passed in […]

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UPDATE ON COVID-19 TESTING SITES IN BIRMINGHAM

PRESS RELEASE                                    Monday, June 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Over the last month, COVID-19 testing across all of Birmingham’s communities has begun to increase thanks to coordinated efforts from city leaders, health officials and faith leaders. […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL RECEIVES UPDATE FROM JCDH REGARDING COVID-19 ZIP CODE DATA

PRESS RELEASE                                    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov During Tuesday’s meeting, the Birmingham City Council received an update from the Jefferson County Health Department detailing the number of COVID-19 cases broken down by zip code. […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCL VOTES TO EXTEND FACE COVERING ORDINANCE UNTIL JUNE 12

PRESS RELEASE                                    Friday, May 29, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov During a special-called meeting on Friday, the Birmingham City Council voted to extend the city’s face covering ordinance until Friday, June 12, while also reducing fines and […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING FOR FRIDAY MORNING FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                     Thursday, May 28, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is partnering with the Birmingham Black Nurses Association, 1st Foundation, and Clergy Concerned for the Community for a District 4 food and mask […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON EXTENDING FACE COVERING ORDINANCE ON FRIDAY

PRESS RELEASE                       Thursday, May 28, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council will be holding a special-called meeting on Friday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m. to vote on extending the city’s face covering ordinance. The ordinance, which was first […]

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PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HOSTED AT LEGION FIELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020 AT 2:30 P.M. CST TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF A NEW COVID-19 TESTING SITE AT THE FACILITY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, May 13, 2020   Beginning Thursday, May 14, 2020, Legion Field will now offer appointments for COVID-19 testing to any resident who believes they need one, regardless of insurance, ability to pay or whether they have symptoms or […]

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MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING SITE COMING TO CENTRAL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ON THURSDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                        Monday, April 27, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Monday, the University of Alabama at Birmingham announced plans to launch a mobile COVID-19 testing site this week at Central Park Christian High School […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE TO CALL ON STATE AND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO RELEASE ADDITIONAL COVID-19 DATA

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, April 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will be holding a press conference today at 2 p.m. at Legion Field, calling on state and county health departments to […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER IS CALLING ON STATE AND COUNTY OFFICIALS TO COMPILE AND RELEASE DATE ON HEALTH DISPARITIES FOR MINORITIES DEALIG WITH COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, April 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Sunday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called disproportionate coronavirus deaths among African Americans “very disturbing,” highlighting a troubling statistic that has begun to emerge across […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PLANNING VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS, HEALTH EXPERTS TO DISCUSS COVID-19 IMPACT ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

PRESS RELEASE                                         Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov A troubling statistic has started to emerge during the COVID-19 crisis in the United States – African-American communities are being disproportionately impacted by the virus. […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER RENEWS CALL FOR ADDITIONAL COVID-19 TESTING SITES

PRESS RELEASE                                         Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is reemphasizing the need for additional COVID-19 testing sites.  A plan for drive-thru testing was approved by the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON HAZARD PAY FUNDING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS ON TUESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, April 6, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council will be voting on an item to appropriate $500,000 for hazard and overtime pay for City employees working during the […]

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Attached are Links to Resources Available During the COVID-19 Pandemic:   Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yevkjlmaquty1ht/Small%20Business%20Owner%27s% 20Guide%20to%20CARES%20Act%2C%20Senate%20Comm%20on%20Small%20Business.pdf?dl=0   SBA Guaranteed Lenders for Alabama: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yccswhxignkel4l/SBA%207a%20Lenders%2C%20AL.pdf?dl=0   The Nonprofit/Business To-Do List:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/jp8r7508ueja3od/Business%20and%20Non-Profit%20To%20Do%20List.pdf?dl=0

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Council President Parker invites residents and community leaders to informational meeting on coronavirus

  PRESS RELEASE                                        Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-705-9114 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Friday, March 6th, President William Parker and the Birmingham City Council are hosting a community forum with representatives from the Jefferson County Department […]

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