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Pandemic Influenza

The Center for Emergency Preparedness Pandemic Influenza (PI) Unit has a responsibility to ensure pandemic education, planning, and preparedness for individuals, organizations, and communities while providing for the emergency medical needs of the population. For influenza recommendations and surveillance information, visit Flu Surveillance.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

While the content on this website was developed to prepare for, or respond to, an influenza (“flu”) pandemic, the newly emerged coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that seems to be spreading much like flu. Guidance and tools developed for pandemic influenza planning and preparedness can serve as appropriate resources in the event the current COVID-19 outbreak triggers a pandemic.

Alabama Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines
The Ventilator Triage Guidance posted in 2010 is no longer in effect. It has been replaced by the Alabama Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines. The Alabama Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines are the only crisis care guidelines endorsed by the Alabama Department of Public Health. All people deserve compassion and equal respect, and with this in mind, the allocation of care cannot discriminate based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, exercise of conscience or religion.

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Page last updated: March 24, 2023