Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Program
In early March 2020, Alabama launched one of the first SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot Programs, which helps those who qualify and may not be able to get out to have groceries delivered. Learn More
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe and across our state, city leaders have taken proactive steps, but we need the public to do their part by washing their hands, practicing social distancing, cancelling events where large crowds are expected and listening to the recommendations of the ADPH and CDC professionals. Our goal is to slow the spread of this virus so that our healthcare system is not overburdened. Please remain vigilant and make smart decisions as we tackle this together.
How do I protect myself and my family?
You should only leave your home for essential tasks, such as work (if you cannot work from home), getting groceries and supplies or essential medical care.
Try to use delivery services when possible.
Wash your hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds every time, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.
Clean and disinfect frequently any touched objects and surfaces with disposable wipes.
If you are an older adult or have any of the chronic health, avoid all unnecessary gatherings and events.
Watch for Symptoms
Symptoms of COVID-19 commonly include fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. Most people with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms and fully recover without complications. Less commonly, COVID-19 may lead to pneumonia, hospitalization or death.
People who are at most risk for severe illness are older adults or those who have chronic health conditions, such as
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath and may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure. If you have these symptoms, call your primary care provider first. Do not go to the doctor without calling first as you can put others at risk, especially those with compromised immune systems.
The segment will be broadcast in real time beginning at 2 p.m. Friday on the City’s Facebook Live feed – accessible even to those who do not have an account on the social network – and will run for at least 30 minutes. It will be available for replay on the City’s Facebook page.
Mayor Reed and Rep. Hatcher will answer questions posed by viewers in the comments section or submitted ahead of time through an online form on the City’s website. We encourage those interested in joining to like, follow or bookmark the City’s Facebook page.
For more information on this and other initiatives related to Montgomery’s COVID-19 response, please visit www.mgmready.com.