Coronavirus Disease Response and Information

The City of Huntsville is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance to plan for the local transmission of the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Preparing for and responding to disease outbreaks is a routine part of municipal emergency management preparations. In close and continuing consultation with the CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health, we are taking an active approach to COVID-19 similar to that used for other potential threats such as the H1N1 flu virus, SARS, Ebola and Zika, as well as the re-emergence of more endemic diseases like hepatitis A and measles. Vigilance and personal protective measures are critical to staying healthy and preventing further spread of the virus.


COVID-19 Current Cases and Health Resources


Recent News

WATCH: Huntsville-area Daily Update at 12 p.m. Monday-Friday on HSV TV

READ:  Huntsville’s response to COVID-19 in City Blog


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  • Governor Ivey declares State of Emergency. K-12 schools to close March 19 – April 3

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  • Statement from State Health Officer Scott Harris on Group Gatherings: 
    “We continue to recommend that people be prudent and encourage them to use proper hygiene behaviors such as handwashing, not touching their faces with unwashed hands, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if they have fever. As a precaution, it is suggested that any gatherings of more than 500 people be postponed or canceled.”
    Watch Dr. Harris News Conference on 3/12/20

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Government COVID-19 Links

For the latest updates and information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick is available at www.coronavirus.gov.

Apple and Centers for Disease Control, together with FEMA, launched a new website and app with a COVID-19 screening tool and resources to help people protect their health. Visit https://www.apple.com/covid19.

Take these simple steps to stay healthy
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use social distancing (six feet)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe

COVID19 handwashing poster

 

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