COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our communities, families, children and staff.

Below is guidance to support your health, as well as your family’s health during this time:

  • Please note the importance of frequent and proper hand washing.  Do not assume you know how to effectively wash your hands.  Read the guidance, watch this video from the CDC, and be sure to count or sing for the recommended period of time.

  • Please keep disinfecting wipes, gloves and sanitizer in your home and in your car at all times.

  • Practice good stewardship of your health at all times. Avoid large gatherings. Limit your activities, following current directives from local and Federal health officials.  Be careful with those who are at greater risk.


Where can you get the best information about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus?

As directed in Gateway's Infection Control Plan, Gateway is closely monitoring COVID-19 updates from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Jefferson County Department of Health. 

Gateway encourages you to follow the guidelines from the CDC to prevent or report illness, as well as minimize the spread of infection. Links can be found below.   Staff will continue to find updates from Gateway via Paycom and email.

Resources for families through COVID-19.

From food resources to online learning activities, Gateway is updating this list for Alabama families.

Helpful COVID-19 Resources:

VIDEO: How to properly wash your hands.

Do not assume you already know how to do this. Watch this video from the CDC on how to properly wash your hands.

Alabama Coronavirus Testing Hotline

The Alabama Department of Public Health has setup a 24/7 coronavirus testing hotline at 1-888-264-2256.

Talking with children about the coronavirus.

Review the CDC's guidelines for how to talk with children about the coronavirus.

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Click here to read COVID-19 updates from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

Click here to read COVID-19 updates from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH)

Click here to read COVID-19 updates from the Jefferson County Department of Health.