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“Alabamians – and Americans – have faced many challenges before and the ‘American Spirit’ and the ‘Alabama Resolve’ has helped us get through those times. Together, I am confident, we will get through this as well.”Gov. Kay Ivey

The Governor’s Office is committed to keeping the citizens of Alabama informed on efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic. This webpage is a compilation of resources provided in collaboration with our local, state and federal partners. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of this pandemic, please check back frequently for updates. You are also encouraged to follow the governor’s social media accounts for the latest news: TwitterFacebookInstagram, & YouTube.

Since launching this webpage, Governor Ivey has worked with various partners to develop two critical COVID-19 sites for Alabamians to get all of their COVID-19 answers. Please visit altogetheralabama.org or covid19.alabama.gov today!

Public Health Information

COVID-19, caused by exposure to the novel coronavirus, is a serious respiratory illness that can be spread from person to person. To take direct action against this critical public health emergency, Governor Ivey has formed a high-level task force to coordinate a response. On March 13, 2020, on recommendation from the State Health Officer, Gov. Ivey declared a state public health emergency exists in the state of Alabama and has since issued eighteen supplemental state of emergency proclamations.

View the current Safer at Home order  (issued September 30, 2020); Spanish version. Here is a FAQ sheet with information related to health care facilities; Spanish version.

 

Governor Ivey encourages business owners to print the free mask graphics below and display them in their stores.

Governor Ivey urges all Alabamians to stay vigilant and to take precautions to avoid exposure.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Learn more about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email the Alabama Department of Public Health at covid19info@adph.state.al.us. Telephone calls are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For COVID-19 testing sites and hours of operation, call the Alabama Department of Public Health’s 24-hour hotline at 1-888-264-2256.

The ADPH posts updated case numbers daily here and has a page dedicated to Frequently Asked Questions.

Those who suspect they have COVID-19, those waiting on test results, and those with COVID-19, should visit COVID-19 Resources for Patients.

Veterans wanting to learn more about their health care benefits during this health emergency should review this U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs document.

Additional Resources From Alabama State Agencies