COVID-19 Vital Health Information

The City of Hoover is committed to sharing responsible resources for information regarding the COVID-19 event. We are currently following guidelines established by the CDC and the Alabama Department of Public Health. This page contains important information about what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones, and stay informed of the latest developments regarding local and national health.

Need to Get Tested?

UAB and the Jefferson County Dept. of Health have announced a new COVID-19 testing site will open Monday, March 23, 2020, in Birmingham. Patients MUST make an appointment in order to receive a test. Patients will be seen from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Call 205-975-1881 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

The testing site is located at the corner of University Boulevard and 22nd Street South.

For other testing locations, contact the Alabama Dept. of Public Health at 1-888-264-2256.

Should I stay at home? What you need to know about the most recent public guidelines:

The State of Alabama has issued an amended order closing Nonessential Businesses by 5:00 pm March 28, 2020. 

This order applies to the entire state. Click here to read the order. (3/27/2020) The latest information from the state can be found on their website at

View Mayor Brocato’s Statement about Sheltering in Place (3/24/2020): Video | Written Statement (English) | Written Statement (Spanish)

Jefferson County Department of Health Orders Closing of Nonessential Businesses by 5:00 p.m. March 23, 2020 (3/22/2020)

The Jefferson County Department of Health has amended a previous order which now further suspends certain public gatherings and requires the closure of nonessential businesses by 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020. This order has significant and important information regarding public health and safety related to COVID-19. Click here to read the amended order.

Click here to learn more about essential & non-essential business categories. Also, Watch the Facebook video by Dr. Mark Wilson, JCDH. If you have specific questions that absolutely require a response, please contact a JCDH representative 205.930.1230 or 205.930.1260, Monday – Friday, 8am-4:30pm. 

Increased Limitations on Public Gatherings (3/19/2020)

The Jefferson County Department of Health has issued an Order Suspending Certain Public Gatherings and Closing Nonessential Businesses and Services due to Risk of Infection by COVID-19. This order has significant and important information regarding public health and safety.  Click here to read the full press release.

General Health Information

Jefferson County Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 webpage

From the White House: 15-days to Slow the Spread

Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 webpage - includes statistics for known Alabama cases.