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 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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.

Current Situation in Alabama

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View our COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard (Mobile Version) and COVID-19 Table. For more on data and surveillance including our daily Case Characteristics, visit Data and Surveillance.

Alabama is currently under an amended Safer at Home Order (Spanish version) starting August 31 at 5 p.m. until October 2 at 5 p.m. Also see: Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order.

The Office of the Governor has created graphics related to the statewide mask mandate for businesses to print and share in their stores.

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.

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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.





Page last updated: September 24, 2020