As of March 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM, the Jefferson County Health Officer’s Public Health Order suspending certain public gatherings and closing non-essential businesses and services is no longer in effect. As of March 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM, a new statewide Order of the State Health Officer is in effect. To view the new statewide order, click here.

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Coronavirus COVID-19: What You Should Know

As of March 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM, the Jefferson County Health Officer’s Public Health Order suspending certain public gatherings and closing non-essential businesses and services is no longer in effect. As of March 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM, a new statewide Order of the State Health Officer is in effect. To view the new statewide order, click here.

View the Jefferson County Health Officer Public Health Order issued on Sunday, March 22, 2020 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.


Flu is a potentially serious, contagious disease. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu can lead to hospitalization and even death. CDC recommends a three-step approach to fight flu:

  1. Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Getting a flu vaccine every year provides the best protection against the flu.
  2. Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Try to avoid close contact with sick people, and if you become sick, limit your contact with others. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often.
  3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get sick with flu, prescription flu antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications.

Learn more about how you can fight flu this season.

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At the Jefferson County Department of Health, we are concerned about threats to the health of young people in our community. The decisions they make today can affect their health for a lifetime. Tobacco use continues to be a leading cause of preventable illness, disability, and premature death. This includes regular cigarettes, but also other forms of tobacco, including vaping products or e-cigarettes that contain nicotine and other harmful ingredients.

Over the last several years we have seen a decrease in the number of teenagers who smoke regular cigarettes. Unfortunately, we have recently seen a dramatic increase in the number of teenagers who use e-cigarettes or vaping products. Many vaping liquids contain chemicals that can damage the lungs or cause cancer. Most contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. Nicotine use before the age of 25 can damage parts of the brain linked to concentration, learning, and mood. Teens who use electronic cigarettes are four times more likely to smoke regular cigarettes. They may also be more likely to become addicted to cocaine and other harmful drugs.

Please take the time to learn the facts about these products and their harms. Share these facts with your kids and encourage them to make healthy decisions. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is a good source for more information which you can view here.

 
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