“Alabamians – and Americans – have faced many challenges before and the ‘American Spirit’ and the ‘Alabama Resolve’ has helped us get through those times. Together, I am confident, we will get through this as well.” Gov. Kay Ivey
The Governor’s Office is committed to keeping the citizens of Alabama informed on efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic. This webpage is a compilation of resources provided in collaboration with our local, state and federal partners. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of this pandemic, please check back frequently for updates. You are also encouraged to follow the governor’s social media accounts for the latest news: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & YouTube.
Public Health Information
COVID-19, caused by exposure to the novel coronavirus, is a serious respiratory illness that can be spread from person to person. To take direct action against this critical public health emergency, Governor Ivey has formed a high-level task force to coordinate a response. On March 13, 2020, on recommendation from the State Health Officer, Gov. Ivey declared a state public health emergency exists in the state of Alabama.
Governor Ivey reminds Alabamians that all non-work gatherings of 10 persons or more, or non-work gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited (effective March 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.).
Break for a Plate ensures all Alabama children can continue to receive nutritious meals while schools across the state are temporarily closed. Break for a Plate offers two free meals each day to kids and teens up to 18 years of age. Get Break for a Plate information here.
The Alabama Department of Archives has created a website calledAlabama History@Home. The site provides links to free, online content hosted by partners throughout Alabama. Parents will be especially interested in the many activities for children, but learners of all ages will benefit.
Donated blood has decreased dramatically. Healthy, eligible donors are urged to come out and give to ensure there’s lifesaving blood on the shelves for those who need it most. Visit American Red Cross to learn more and where to donate.
In these challenging times, you need accurate information to make informed decisions. Get your information from trusted sources and don’t believe rumors.