The statewide mask mandate ends soon BUT how do local companies feel

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Big things are in store for our Magic City. Picture by Jon Eastwood for BhamNow.

Come Friday, April 9, the state of Alabama will no longer have a required mask mandate. Although Birmingham will continue to have a citywide mask requirement, Birmingham Business Alliance checked in with local companies to see how they feel and plan to handle the change. Here’s what they found.

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Herd immunity: what you need to know from UAB’s Dr. Suzanne Judd

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UAB epidemiologist Dr. Suzanne Judd speaking on herd immunity. Photo via UAB

Have you heard about herd immunity? As the US continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, hope (and vaccines) are on the way. Keep reading to learn the latest from Dr. Suzanne Judd, an epidemiologist at UAB, about herd immunity in the US and Alabama.

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Shots! Your update on all things vaccine in Birmingham

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Kierstin Kennedy, M.D., is UAB’s Chief of Hospital Medicine receiving a vaccine shot. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

Today we’re talking all things vaccines, the “who,” “where,” and “how.” Keep reading to get the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine in the Birmingham area, and find out what our followers think about getting their shot.

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COVID hospitalizations are up. What to do now to keep the people you love safe + help hospital staff

Keep your Thanksgiving meal safe +  avoid COVID hospitalizations in Birmingham, AL
Are you wondering how to stay safe this Thanksgiving? We are too. Photo via Unsplash

Sick of COVID yet? Yeah, us, too, and pretty much the whole rest of the world. Jefferson County’s currently in the “very high risk category” and as Thanksgiving approaches, lots of people (including college students) will be getting together to eat, drink and potentially spread the virus. We reached out to three hospitals in the Birmingham area, where COVID cases have been rising, to find out what to do. Keep reading for all the details.

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