Notices

The following are notices and announcements issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

Safer at Home Emergency Order - Alabama is under an amended Safer at Home Order effective October 2 at 5 p.m. and ending November 8 at 5 p.m. View this order and other COVID-19 related emergency actions by state agencies on our Legal website.

Public Health Guidance 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. You can find out your county's risk of spreading COVID-19 in the community using our Risk Indicator Dashboard.

Schools K-12 Guidance & Resources for COVID-19 - Schools, local health departments, and healthcare providers are working together to support the goal of all students returning to school safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our COVID-19 Schools K-12 page provides guidance and resources, including our Back to School Toolkit, for schools in an effort to reduce COVID-19 transmission.

GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App News Conference - August 17 at 10 a.m., representatives from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Alabama Department of Public Health, held a news conference via Zoom to announce the latest on the GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App.

GuideSafe™ Launch News Conference - August 3 at 10 a.m., representatives from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama System, and Alabama Department of Public Health, held a news conference via Zoom to announce the launch of GuideSafe, a multitool platform encompassing the formerly announced Stay Safe Together and Testing for Alabama initiatives.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - 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. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. ADPH and the CDC are providing updated information and guidance as it becomes available.

COVID-19 Message from the State Health Officer - "Too many people are failing to take precautions and follow the simple steps that have been proven to prevent transmission of the virus. As Alabama is experiencing increased numbers of cases and, regrettably, more deaths, now is not the time to let your guard down." State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris talks about "COVID caution fatigue" in his July message.

COVID-19 Related Emergency Orders of State Agencies - ADPH has a web page dedicated to emergency rules and other emergency actions taken by state agencies as they participate in Alabama’s response to COVID-19. View the latest amended Safer at Home health orders.

COVID-19 Message from the State Health Officer - "This is the simplest act of kindness you can take for your community, especially those who are at high risk of contracting the virus." State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris talks about the importance of face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic in his June message.

COVID-19 Message from the State Health Officer - State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris has written a message about COVID-19: "This time of social distancing finds people may be more vulnerable to emotional and physical illness." He talks about ways to take care of your overall physical and mental health.