ADPH reinforces safer at home recommendations

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) cautions the public that the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus COVID-19 remains. More than 800 cases were reported on June 11. With ongoing community transmission, it is ....

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Stay safe while using household cleaning and disinfectant products

Accordingto a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey conductedin May, about 1 in 3 adults used chemicals or disinfectants unsafely whileattempting to protect their homes against the novel coronavirus COVID-19.This follows reports from ....

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ADPH reduces hours for Hotline

Based on a reduction in telephone call volume after hours, the Alabama Departmentof Public Health (ADPH) has shortened the operating hours of its statewideinformational hotline for general COVID-19 questions. Effective June 15,the toll-free line will ....

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ADPH to distribute donated drug remdesivir hospitalized COVID-19 patients

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) received an allotment ofthe experimental drug remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients.The medicine was received in Alabama today and the first shipments arebeing made overnight to hospitals in ....

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High-risk and asymptomatic persons can now be tested by State

The Alabama Departmentof Public Health Bureau of Clinical Laboratories has expanded the criteriato test for COVID-19 to add testing for certain asymptomatic, high-riskgroups and individuals. By widening the conditionsto test high-risk people before symptoms appear, ....

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ADPH: Keep Kids’ Vaccinations Up-to-date

The Alabama Chapterof the American Academy of Pediatrics (AL-AAP) and the Alabama Departmentof Public Health (ADPH) want to stress to parents and caregivers that,during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely important to keepchildren's vaccines ....

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Universal face coveringis recommended to reduce spread of COVID-19

On April 3, theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that everyonewear non-medical face coverings in public settings. This was done as away to further reduce the spread of COVID-19 and should not replace ....

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