Casey Albritton is a reporter for WAAY 31.
I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where I first fell in love with news. I watched it every night with my parents and was always interested in what was going on in my community. After taking a journalism class in high school, I knew it was my dream to be a news reporter.
I attended the University of Florida and reported for WUFT News for two years. While at UF, I interned at news stations in Gainesville and Orlando. These experiences confirmed my dreams of becoming a broadcast news reporter. The professors and managers at these stations gave me a solid foundation for my career.
One fun fact about me is that I was crowned Miss Ocala in December of 2016. In 2017, I competed in the Miss Florida Pageant. My talent was piano and I enjoyed every second of being on stage! During my time as Miss Ocala, friends and family helped me raise over $1,500 for the Children's Miracle Network!
I started working for WAAY 31 as a multimedia journalist in January, 2019. I am so excited to get to know the Rocket City!
Huntsville Police say while violating the ordinance could lead to a citation, officers are not trying to issue any. Instead, they say they want to take an educational approach, and will have masks readily available in their cars for anyone who needs one.
We spoke to some local business owners and they say they plan to enforce the new ordinance.
He tells WAAY 31 if a mask mandate were put in place, he's not sure how it would be enforced.
A Marshall County business is preparing to take a financial hit, but says it's worth it to protect her staff and customers.
We spoke to one man who is deaf and he says masks can make it difficult to communicate because he needs to be able to read people's lips.
Officials say a juvenile was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital and then to UAB hospital where he later died.
At MidCity, organizers have signs up reminding people to wear their masks and social distance, but organizers they if that can't happen, they may have to turn people away.
The Decatur City Council delayed a vote Tuesday evening on creating an ordinance to make the wearing of masks mandatory in the city due to an increase of coronavirus cases.
At Free 2 Teach, organizers are preparing curbside pickup bags full of supplies, like scissors and glue sticks, that can be used either at school or home.
Two women we talked to said they were only allowed to have one person with them and that person had to get their temperature checked every time they left the building and came back.
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