COVID-19 and the Town of Shorter
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, our state and counties, the Town of Shorter leaders have taken proactive steps, but we need our citizens to do their part by washing their hands, practicing social distancing, canceling 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 in Montgomery, Auburn, and surrounding cities is not overburdened. We are asking that residents remain vigilant and make smart decisions as we tackle this together.
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.
When visiting our local business's please follow the 6 feet rule of spacing to prevent any uneeded contact or passing of germs.
If you are an older adult or have any of the chronic health, avoid all unnecessary gatherings and events.
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
- Lung disease
- Heart disease
- A weakened immune system
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.
If you do not have a primary care provider, call the Alabama Department of Public Health at
If you are severely ill and think you need to go to the hospital to be seen immediately, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency room.