Effective Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM a new statewide Stay At Home Order of the State Health Officer will be in effect. To view the new statewide order, click here.

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Coronavirus COVID-19: What You Should Know

Effective Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM a new statewide Stay At Home Order of the State Health Officer will be in effect. To view the new statewide order, click here.

The Jefferson County Department of Health is reminding everyone to carefully follow these recommendations:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are older or who have chronic medical conditions including lung disease, heart disease, and diabetes. This may mean avoiding large gatherings including worship services.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

Video: Beat COVID-19 by staying at home if you can and social distancing if you can’t!

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Updates and Additional Resources

For updates and information on COVID-19, text INFOJEFFCO to 888777 to be signed up to receive alerts on your phone. Also, follow and use the hashtags #InfoJeffCo and #BhamStrong for city-specific information.

Updates from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) here.

Updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here.

The Jefferson County Department of Health, in partnership with Christian Service Mission, will begin accepting home-made face masks and gowns to be used by our local healthcare workers, first responders and others on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, beginning Friday, March 27, 2020.

Drop-off location and hours:

  • Christian Service Mission Warehouse 3600 3rd Avenue S – Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Monday – Thursday 9am to 3pm
  • Friday 9am to 12pm (noon)

We have asked Joyce Vance to coordinate this effort for our local community. She is former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and is currently the Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law at the University of Alabama Law School.

If you are interested in continuing or beginning to sew and are at least an advanced beginner with access to a sewing machine or serger, please send your contact info to birminghamppe@gmail.com. We will add you directly to our announcements list.

Read the Birmingham Times article on how Health Officer, Dr. Mark Wilson, works to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in Jefferson County here.

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