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.
At this time, no COVID-19 cases have been identified in Alabama. You can find updated numbers on people under investigation and confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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. For resources specific to Alabama, continue reading.
For general inquiries, call (334) 206-5347. Note: Alabama Department of Public Health is receiving a high number of calls; therefore, you may have to leave a message. They will return your call as soon as possible during normal business hours.
For Healthcare Providers
For information on evaluating patients for COVID-19, visit COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers.