Press Releases

THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION RELEASED A COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL STRATEGY TO GET THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC UNDER CONTROL….

On Thursday, the Biden administration released a comprehensive national strategy to get the coronavirus pandemic under control and signed several executive actions, including ramping up vaccination supplies and requiring international travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to traveling to the US. The document also lays out plans to address historically underserved […]

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CHECK OUT HOW TO SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all doing our best to get back to normal. The main way is by following the three W’s—wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance. Now, there is a fourth item. Get on the list to be notified when it is your turn to receive […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER UNVEILS BOLD PLAN FOR 24-HOUR COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINATIONS AT LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                                  Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov With cases of COVID-19 continuing to spike locally and nationwide, Council President William Parker said bold steps need to be taken to maximize testing and vaccination efforts in […]

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JEFFERSON COUNTY COVID-19 VACCINE SELF-REGISTRATION FORM

Use the following form to request vaccines for yourself or your organization as a whole. Once submitted, we will review your information and make a determination on which phase of the vaccine distribution is most appropriate for your situation. If you are determined to be within a phase currently being provided the vaccine, you will […]

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A MESSAGE FROM THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Please do not call your local hospital directly to set up appointments to be scheduled to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. We have learned that hospital switchboards are being overwhelmed with phone calls, which is creating an obstacle to patient care. Hospitals throughout Alabama are overwhelmed in providing care to both COVID-19 patients as well as […]

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TONIGHT, FACEBOOK LIVE: COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER HOSTING VIRTUAL TOWN HALL FOCUSING ON SPORTS AND COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE                                         Thursday, January 7, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting focusing on sports and COVID-19 tonight – Thursday, January 7th at 6 p.m. The […]

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ICYMI, WEDNESDAY, 6:00 P.M. PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND FAITH LEADERS FOR TELE-TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS COVID-19 DISPARITIES, VACCINATION PLANS AND MORE

PRESS RELEASE                                            Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday evening, Council President William Parker will be hosting a Tele-town Hall Meeting with healthcare professionals and faith leaders to discuss the effects of COVID-19 in […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND FAITH LEADERS FOR TELE-TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS COVID-19 DISPARITIES, VACCINATION PLANS AND MORE

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, January 4, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will be hosting a Tele-town Hall Meeting with healthcare professionals and faith leaders to discuss the effects of COVID-19 in Birmingham at 6 p.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2021. President Parker […]

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MEDIA INVITED TO A DEMONSTRATION, MONDAY AT NOON: COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP SANITIZE LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                                           Sunday, January 3, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is inviting the media to Legion Field on Monday at noon to watch a demonstration of the Draganfly Varigard […]

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COVID-19 VACCINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) AND MYTHS

The UAB School of Medicine has provided a list of frequently asked questions and myths regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. To Review, Please Click the Links Below: COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 Myths

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP SANITIZE LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                                 Thursday, December 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker said he is currently exploring ways in which the City could deploy the Draganfly Varigard Drone technology at Legion Field in the […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES MEDICAL EXPERTS BACK TO TUESDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS COVID-10 HOT TOPICS

PRESS RELEASE                                            Monday, December 14, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The coronavirus continues to raise questions and concerns as Alabama prepares for a new phase of the pandemic amid the vaccine rollout. Meanwhile, some medical experts […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER REQUESTING BRIEFING FROM COUNTY AND STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ON COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PLAN

PRESS RELEASE                                            Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov With several high-profile COVID-19 vaccines approaching the point of distribution in the United States, Council President William Parker is asking county and state health […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY AT 3:30 P.M. WITH HEALTHCARE PARTNERS TO DISCUSS LEGION FIELD COVID-19 TESTING SITE UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE                                             Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Today at 3:30 p.m., Birmingham City Council President William Parker along with representatives with the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH), COVID-19 testing […]

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COVID-19 — A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND COUNCILO JOHN HILLIARD, DISTRICT 9

Let’s take a look at where these COVID-19 numbers are today, according to the Alabama Department of Health: as of today there have been 476 deaths due to COVID-19 in Jefferson County. Take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbors. Practice the 3 W’s: WASH your hands, WEAR a mask, and WATCH your distance. […]

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ICYMI: COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES MEDICAL EXPERTS TO DISCUSS COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT TUESDAY’S MEETING

  PRESS RELEASE                                    Monday, November 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As cases of COVID-19 continue to spike across the United States, Alabama recorded over 2,000 new cases in a single day last week. Council President William Parker […]

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IT’S NOVEMBER…..AND COVID IS STILL WITH US.

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ORDER OF THE STATE HEALTH OFFICER SUSPENDING CERTAIN PUBLIC GATHERINGS DUE TO RISK OF INFECTION BY COVID-19

WHEREAS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in Alabama;   WHEREAS the appearance of COVID-19 in the State poses the potential of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people;   WHEREAS the State Board of Health has designated COVID-19 to be a […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING FOR FOOD GIVEAWAY ON THURSDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Thursday, October 22, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker and Councilor John Hilliard are continuing to partner with Reverend Harold Bass and local faith leaders for a food giveaway […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE WITH HEALTHCARE PARTNERS TO DISCUSS LEGION FIELD TESTING SITE AND ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS

PRESS RELEASE                                         Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Birmingham City Council President William Parker along with representatives with the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH), COVID-19 testing labs, and local clergy […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND HABD FOR COVID-19 TESTING THIS WEDNESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                               Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is teaming with local healthcare officials and the Housing Authority Birmingham District for two COVID-19 test sites on Wednesday, October 7. There will be a testing […]

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

PRESS RELEASE                               Wednesday, September 23, 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 local health officials and faith leaders to provide an update on COVID-19 testing at Legion Field. That […]

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TONIGHT: SEPTEMBER 17TH, 5:00 PM, COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND COUNCILOR HILLIARD CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP FOR FRESH FOOD GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                Thursday, September 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, September 17th, Council President William Parker and Councilor John Hilliard of District 9 will be joining the leadership at Olivet Monumental Baptist Church for a food giveaway. The […]

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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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