Press Releases

PRESIDENT PARKER CONTINUING COVID-19 TOWN HALL SERIES WITH HEALTH EXPERTS

PRESS RELEASE                                             Friday, April 9, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will continue the virtual Town Hall series about the COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out, streaming live from historic Legion Field on Monday, […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO EXTEND CITYWIDE MASK ORDINANCE UNTIL MAY 24TH

PRESS RELEASE                                      Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council voted to implement a citywide mask ordinance. The statewide mask order that has been in place since July of 2020 will expire on Friday, April […]

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ICYMI: THE BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL’S TUESDAY VOTE WOULD IMPLEMENT A CITYWIDE MASK ORDINANCE THROUGH MAY 24TH, IF PASSED

PRESS RELEASE                                                Monday, April 5, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker said the Council will be voting on a citywide mask ordinance this coming Tuesday, April 6th after Alabama […]

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CITYWIDE MASK ORDINANCE EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 24, 2021

      The Birmingham City Council approved a citywide mask ordinance that will extend through May 24, 2021.   Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s statewide mask order, in place since July 2020, expires on Friday, April 9, 2021.   The Birmingham City Council passed a similar mandatory mask ordinance last spring. The council has until […]

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THE BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL’S TUESDAY VOTE WOULD IMPLEMENT A CITYWIDE MASK ORDINANCE THROUGH MAY 24TH, IF PASSED

PRESS RELEASE                                       Sunday, April 4, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker said the Council will be voting on a citywide mask ordinance this coming Tuesday, April 6th after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey declared that the […]

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TODAY: 4:30PM: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PARTNERING WITH FAITH LEADERS FOR FOOD BOX GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                       Thursday, April 1, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker and Councilor John Hilliard are once again partnering with Reverend Harold Bass and local faith leaders for a food giveaway at Olivet Monumental Baptist Church. The event will […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER SAYS COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON CITYWIDE MASK ORDINANCE DURING APRIL 6TH MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                       Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov With Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signaling that the statewide mask order will expire on April 9th Birmingham City Council President William Parker said the Council will be voting […]

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ICYMI: VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, TONIGHT AT 6:30PM: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, March 29, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is hosting a Virtual Town Hall tonight at 6:30pm to continue the conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.  Dr. Yocunda Clayton, […]

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VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, MONDAY, MARCH 29TH AT 6:30PM: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL -OUT UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE                                               Sunday, March 28, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is hosting a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, March 29th at 6:30pm to continue the conversation about the COVID-19 […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER PLEASED WITH LEGION FIELD VACCINATION SITE SOFT OPENING: DAY TWO NOW UNDERWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                      Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is encouraging residents to come out to Legion Field to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.  Legion Field has acted as a testing location since […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER APPLAUDS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL, BIRMINGHAM PARK BOARD, AND ALABAMA REGIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES FOR COMMUNITY-BASED COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, March 22, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Last week, the Birmingham Park Board approved a partnership with Alabama Regional Medical Services (ARMS), authorizing the use of city-owned recreation centers to be used […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER AND FAITH LEADERS HOLDING ONE-YEAR COVID-19 COMMEMORATION AT BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH COLLEGEVILLE VACCINATION SITE

PRESS RELEASE                                      Monday, March 15, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will be on site at Bethel Baptist Church at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow for a one-year COVID-19 commemoration ceremony with local faith leaders, healthcare […]

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ICYMI: VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, TONIGHT AT 6:30 PM: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE                                              Monday, March 15, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is hosting a Virtual Town Hall tonight, Monday, March 15th at 6:30pm to continue the conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine roll […]

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VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, MONDAY, MARCH 15TH AT 6:30 PM: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE                                               Sunday, March 14, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is hosting a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, March 15th at 6:30pm to continue the conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine […]

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ICYMI: PRESIDENT PARKER AND COUNCILOR HILLIARD PARTNERING WITH ALABAMA REGIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES FOR ONE YEAR OF COVID-19 CRISIS IN BIRMINGHAM

PRESS RELEASE                                                Friday, March 12, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov March 13th will mark one year since the COVID-19 crisis hit Birmingham and impacted daily life as we knew it. Council President William Parker and […]

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Bethel COVID-19 Vaccine Request Form March 16, 2021

This link will take you to a form to register for a vaccine at Bethel Baptist Church of Collegeville (3200 28th Ave North Birmingham, AL 35207) — THIS SITE IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER NOT SATISFIED WITH UPDATED STATE NUMBERS REGARDING VACCINE DISTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

PRESS RELEASE                                            Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov It has been nearly a month since the Alabama Department of Health released data detailing the demographic breakdown of people who have received a vaccine. […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER AND COUNCILOR HILLIARD PARTNERING WITH ALABAMA REGIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES FOR ONE YEAR COMMEMORATION OF COVID-19 CRISIS IN BIRMINGHAM

President Parker and Councilor Hilliard partnering with Alabama Regional Medical Services for one year commemoration of COVID-19 crisis in Birmingham PRESS RELEASE                                          Sunday, March 7, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov March 13th will mark one year since […]

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ICYMI: VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, MONDAY AT 6:30 PM: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT FORUM

PRESS RELEASE                                                  Monday, March 1, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is hosting a Virtual Town Hall TONIGHT at 6:30pm to continue the conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.  Dr. […]

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VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, MONAY AT 6:30 P.M.: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT FORUM

PRESS RELEASE                                        Sunday, February 28, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is hosting a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, March 1st at 6:30pm to continue the conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.  Dr. Yocunda […]

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VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, MONDAY AT 6:30 P.M.; PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT FORUM

PRESS RELEASE                                        Sunday, February 28, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is hosting a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, March 1st at 6:30pm to continue the conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.  Dr. Yocunda […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER PUSHES TO KEEP LEGION FIELD TESTING SITE OPEN BEYOND APRIL 2021

PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, February 26, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Of the nearly 5,000 people who have been tested at the Legion Field COVID-19 testing site since November of 2020, roughly 40 percent of those […]

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COUNCILOR HUNTER WILLIAMS BROKERS DEALS WITH WALMART FOR REALLOCATION OF COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AT 16 LOCATIONS IN BIRMINGHAM METRO AREA

PRESS RELEASE                                        Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Last week, it was announced that Walmart and their sister company Sam’s Club would be distributing up to 14,000 doses weekly of COVID-19 vaccines across the […]

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VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, TONIGHT AT 6:00 P.M.: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPANT IN A COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT FORUM

PRESS RELEASE                                        Monday, February 15, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is hosting a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, February 15th at 6:00pm to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.  Dr. Yocunda Clayton, Medical […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER REQUESTING MEETING WITH STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ON RACIAL BREAKDOWN OF VACCINE DISTRIBUTION AND STRATEGIES MOVING FORWARD

PRESS RELEASE                                          Thursday, February 11, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is requesting a meeting with state health officials on equitable vaccine distribution for Birmingham’s predominately Black communities. The Alabama Department of […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER REQUESTING BRIEFING FROM STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ON RACIAL BREAKDOWN OF VACCINE DISTRIBUTION AND STRATEGIES MOVING FORWARD

PRESS RELEASE                                        Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is requesting a briefing from state health officials on equitable vaccine distribution for Birmingham’s predominately Black communities. The Alabama Department of Health […]

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COUNCIL APPROVES RESOLUTION TO ALLOW FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES AT LEGION FIELD AND RECREATION CENTERS

PRESS RELEASE                                  Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Today the Birmingham City Council unanimously approved a resolution that opens the door for potential vaccination sites to be set up at Legion Field and recreation centers across […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER REQEUSTING BRIEFINGS FROM FEDERAL OFFICIALS REGARDING EQUITABLE COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

PRESS RELEASE                                  Monday, January 25, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is requesting a briefing from federal officials regarding vaccination distribution plans for Birmingham. The Biden Administration has announced efforts to ensure that historically underserved […]

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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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PARK BOARD APPROVES PLANS TO UTILIZE LEGION FIELD AS COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

PRESS RELEASE                                  Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, the Birmingham Park Board voted unanimously to approve measures that will allow for Legion Field to be utilized as a 24/7 COVID-19 vaccine distribution center. Council […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER WORKING WITH BIRMINGHAM PARK BOARD TO UTILIZE LEGION FIELD AS A 24-HOUR COMMUNITY VACCINATION CLINIC

PRESS RELEASE                                  Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, the Birmingham Park Board will be voting to approve measures that will allow for Legion Field to be utilized as a 24/7 COVID-19 vaccine distribution center. […]

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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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