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CALHOUN COUNTY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Updated 3/20/20


Will Tornado Saferooms be open during a Tornado Watch or Warning?

· The decision to seek shelter in a community storm shelter is certainly made more difficult by the consideration for COVID-19, and each individual will need to make an educated decision on where and when to shelter from a tornado.

· At this time, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is recommending that your first priority should be to protect yourself from a potential tornado. If a warning is issued for your area, the tornado poses a greater threat to your safety than the virus.


Is there a drive-thru test clinic in Calhoun County?

· Yes it is located at the Medical Arts Building (230 E10th St Anniston, AL)

· Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

· MUST HAVE A REFERRAL FROM A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE

· For questions regarding this process, please contact RMC Monday- Friday, 8am-4:30pm at 256-235-5600.


What does the AL State Health Officer Order Suspending Certain Public Gatherings Mean?

· All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited. This Order shall apply to all gatherings, events or activities that bring 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time.

· Prohibits visitors to hospitals and nursing homes/ long term care facilities

· All elective dental and medical procedures shall be delayed

· All restaurants or similar establishments shall not permit on-premises consumption of food or drink

· All public beaches closed.


How do I receive updates about COVID-19 in Calhoun County?

· Website: http://www.calhounema.org

· Facebook: Calhoun County EMA https://www.facebook.com/CalhounCountyEMA/,

· Twitter: BeReadyCalhoun https://twitter.com/BeReadyCalhoun

· YouTube: Calhoun County EMA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-AXMZbDLS8IJ6ZtA2H8Rw

· Text Calcovid to 888-777 receive text updates

· For additional questions about COVID-19 call 211

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Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Office: 256-435-0540 | Fax: 256-435-0558

Address: 507 Francis St. W. Jacksonville, AL 36265

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