This page is meant to serve as a resource for Tennessee Valley residents seeking information on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tennessee Valley coronavirus testing sites HERE
Coronavirus.gov is a central hub of helpful and reliable resources for Americans with questionsabout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CDC is an excellent resource for COVID-19 information. Their comprehensive website has the most up-to-date information, including a fact sheet on what you need to know, guidance on prevention and treatment, and guidance for travelers.
The CDC reports that COVID-19 cases have ranged from mild to no symptoms, on the one hand, to severe illness and death, on the other hand. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
Shortness of breath.
For emphasis, COVID-19 symptoms focus on the lower respiratory tract (lungs), not the throat or nasal passages. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, call your primary healthcare provider immediately.
There are a few simple precautions— similar to those used to prevent the spread of other contagious illnesses— that every American should take to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19. This is particularly true for those with weakened immune systems. Precautions recommended by the CDC are:
Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands;
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; and,
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
COVID-19 updates will be shared by the CDC on their website as they become available.
Small Business Administration loans resources HERE
Department of Labor guidance for businesses HERE
Alabama Department of Public Health resources HERE
NOTICE: DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS, MANY WASHINGTON, DC TOUR LOCATIONS HAVE CANCELLED TOURS
The White House
As of March 12th, all White House tours are closed until further notice.
As of March 13th, all Supreme Court tours will be closed until April 3rd.
The U.S. Capitol
As of March 13th, all Capitol tours will be closed until May 1st. In addition, no visitors are allowed into the House or Senate buildings unless they are here for official business and escorted by staff.
U.S. Botanic Gardens
As of March 12th, the Botanic Gardens will remain open until otherwise specified.
As of March 12th, the National Archives are suspending all tours through May 3rd.
The Smithsonian Museums and Galleries
As of March 13th, the Smithsonian Musuems and Galleries are closed.
As of March 13th, all tours are closed until further notice.
As of March 12th, all tours are closed further notice.