Alabama Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Resources

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https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For Healthcare Providers

For information on evaluating patients for COVID-19, visit COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers.

COVID-19 Testing

Call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256 for testing sites and hours of operation.

For more information on testing for COVID-19, visit COVID-19 Testing. If you recently traveled to one of these affected geographic areas within the last 14 days, visit COVID-19 Resources for Travelers.

Situation Summary

In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath appearing anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Learn more about coronaviruses, how they present, and how they are tested by visiting Human Coronaviruses.

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the CDC are providing updated information and guidance as it becomes available.

You can find updated numbers on persons under investigation and confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information on testing in Alabama, visit COVID-19 Testing.

Resources from the ADPH

Resources and Updates from CDC

For the latest on COVID-19, visit the CDC Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) website.

Resources from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

For guidance for healthcare facilities, including but not limited to, nursing homes, hospice facilities, dialysis facilities, home health agencies, and for use of industrial respirators, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Additional Resources