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COVID-19 INFORMATION We will continue to keep you updated on the latest developments with COVID-19 and our community's response.

Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email covid19info@adph.state.al.us. Telephone calls are answered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Interpreters are available. For frequently asked questions and to check your symptoms, visit the Alabama.gov COVID-19 Information Hub at covid19.alabama.gov. Also see our FAQ page.  

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is providing updated information and guidance on this website, as well as Facebook and Twitter, as it becomes available.

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Public Health Considerations for Reopening

ADPH is using data and metrics to make recommendations to assist the Governor's Office, partners, and stakeholders across the state in making decisions about safely reopening Alabama. View our COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard (Mobile Version). For more information and resources on reopening Alabama, visit Public Health Guidance for Reopening.

ADPH Resources

For more COVID-19 resources from ADPH, CDC, and others, visit Resources.

 

 

Situation Summary                                                              
In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of cough and shortness of breath, along with other symptoms, appearing anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Learn more about symptoms and risk associated with COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and others. Learn more about human coronaviruses, how they present, and how they are tested.

Current Situation in Alabama

Alabama is currently under an amended Safer at Home Order until July 31 at 5 p.m. View the Emergency Order Suspending Certain Public Gatherings Due to Risk of Infection By COVID-19 "Safer at Home" Order (Spanish version) issued on June 30, 2020.

To see what's new and what's staying the same for the previous order, view the Office of the Governor's Proceeding with Caution Info Sheet.

View all COVID-19-Related Emergency Orders of State Agencies.

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is providing updated information and guidance on this website, as well as Facebook and Twitter, as it becomes available.

Public Health Considerations for Reopening

For entities deciding on whether or not to reopen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has decision tools to assist you in making reopening decisions regarding WorkplacesChild CareSchoolsInstitutes of Higher EducationAquatic VenuesSummer CampsYouth Sports, and Mass Transit.