Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email Telephone calls are answered from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Interpreters are available. For frequently asked questions and to check your symptoms, visit the COVID-19 Information Hub at Also see our FAQ page.

saferathome.gifSituation 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 3. View the current Emergency Order Suspending Certain Public Gatherings Due to Risk of Infection By COVID-19 "Safer at Home" Order (Spanish version) issued May 21, 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 Workplaces, Child Care, Schools, Institutes of Higher Education, Aquatic Venues, Summer Camps, Youth Sports, and Mass Transit.

For businesses that are reopening, ADPH and the Office of the Governor have created these flyers related to the last two amended Safer at Home Orders:

ADPH Resources

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

Data and Surveillance

Daily Case Characteristics: 5/30

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Note: On days where our data sources or processes are undergoing maintenance or experiencing technical issues, we will not be able to provide case characteristics.

For cases, deaths, and total tested by county of residence, and testing sites, visit our COVID-19 Table or our COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard. The dashboard also includes data, charts, and graphs on daily cases, 3-, 7-, and 14-day moving case averages, cases in the last 14 days, total tested in the last 14 days, daily hospitalized patients, total statewide hospitalizations, case and death demographics, case characteristics, confirmed cases rate per 100,000 persons, and percentage of positive tests. View mobile version.

Data Sources: Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. All data is provisional and subject to change.

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Data Definitions:

Confirmed Cases are the total number of patients with laboratory confirmation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.

Probable Cases are the total number of patients who are epidemiologically linked (have had close contact) with a confirmed case, have symptoms meeting clinical criteria of COVID-19, and have no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.

Confirmed and Probable Deaths represent patients who have a death certificate that lists COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Confirmed Deaths have a laboratory confirmation of SAR-CoV-2. Probable Deaths have no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.

Total Tested reported currently represents tests that were satisfactorily performed by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Bureau of Clinical Laboratories (BCL), along with data from commercial and clinical labs. Commercial and clinical labs are required by law to report all positive and all negative results for SARS-CoV-2 to ADPH. Total Tested also includes test results from persons who were tested in Alabama but do not reside in Alabama. This is the only data provided on the dashboard that includes persons from other states.

Presumed Recoveries - Cases are presumed recovered if it has been 14 days or more since the case tested positive if they were not hospitalized, or if it has been 32 days or more since the case tested positive if they were hospitalized or if hospitalization was unknown. All deaths excluded.

Testing Sites are facilities who have reported to ADPH that they are collecting specimens for COVID-19. This map does not reflect all collection sites in Alabama. Call the testing site for additional information before visiting. Or call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256 for testing sites and hours of operation near you. Interpreters are available. Note: There is no medical advice provided at this telephone number.

Healthcare Workers includes all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or their infectious secretions and materials (e.g., doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, laboratory workers, facility or maintenance workers, clinical trainees, and volunteers).

You can find updated numbers on persons under investigation and confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Page last updated: May 30, 2020