Coronavirus Cases Drop; Missing Kansas Woman: The Week In News

BIRMINGHAM, AL — This past week saw a slowing of coronavirus cases added to the statewide county, as the state posted a 7-day average lower than any week seen since Gov. Kay Ivey issued her mandatory face-covering order July 15.

Also in the news, a Kansas woman has been reported missing, and she was headed to Birmingham to visit family, according to her husband. She is a mother of three children and the wife of a minister.

Here are those and more stories that made headlines on Patch this past week:

Missing Kansas Woman Was Headed To Birmingham: Report

A Kansas woman missing from her home since Saturday was on her way to visit family in Birmingham, a statement from the police department in Overland Park, Kansas, said.

VHHS Principal Transferred, Students Petition For His Return

The Vestavia Hills Board of Education approved the transfer of Vestavia Hills High School principal Dr. Tyler Burgess to the school system’s the remote learning model.

Coronavirus Vases In Alabama See A Downward Trend

This past week saw the number of new COVID-19 cases in Alabama drop significantly, as the state reported the lowest weekly total of new cases in more than a month.

Schools Prepare For Academic Year Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

In just a matter of weeks, schools throughout the Birmingham metro will begin the 2020-21 school year, which in any other year would be a normal process, but 2020 has proven to be anything but normal with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing.

2020 Census To End Count A Month Early In Alabama

The U.S. Census Bureau this week announced it will suspend counting efforts in Alabama and other states a month earlier than originally planned.

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