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Frequently Asked Questions

This page provides answers to your most-asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic in Alabama. For more COVID-19 FAQ, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Frequently Asked Questions.

For frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit our Vaccine FAQ page. For frequently asked questions and to check your symptoms, visit COVID-19 Information Hub at

If you have further questions once you have reviewed the questions and answers on this page, please call 1-800-270-7268 or email Telephone calls are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Interpreters are available.


A: Our COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard and COVID-19 Table provides a list of testing sites in Alabama. These facilities have reported to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) that they are collecting specimens for COVID-19. The lists and dashboard map may not reflect all collection sites in Alabama. Call the testing site for additional information before visiting. Other locations may be found at

ADPH is partnering with Easy Testing to offer mass testing clinics in Baldwin, Coffee, Jefferson, and Montgomery counties. Visit to preregister. Preregistration is not required. There are no out-of-pocket expenses. Insured and uninsured are welcome!

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A: For cases, deaths, and total tested by county of residence, visit our COVID-19 Table or our COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard. The dashboard updates daily and provides number of daily hospitalizations, demographics on cases and deaths, among other data.
A: Decisions made to open shelters are made at the local and county level due to weather threats. The shelter and persons can take as many precautions within the shelter as possible to enhance social distancing and promote respiratory hygiene. At this time, ADPH is recommending that citizens' first priority should be to protect themselves from a potential tornado. If a warning is issued in your area, you are more likely to be affected by the tornado than the virus. Thus, people should heed tornado warnings and take appropriate shelter.
A: The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and MotionMobs, using technology from a collaboration between Apple and Google, developed an exposure notification app called GuideSafe™. The GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App allows you to anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result – and be anonymously notified of possible previous close contact with someone who later reports a positive COVID-19 test result – without sharing anyone’s identity. The app protects your privacy while giving you the power to protect the health of yourself, your family, and your community. Learn more at

Page last updated: January 20, 2022