An inside look into Alabama’s Unified Command for COVID-19 Response team

  • Source: WSFA-TV CBS 12 News Montgomery
  • Published: 05/05/2020 12:00 AM

Information about the coronavirus is changing day by day, and that is why the state of Alabama has a team of state agencies working side by side to gather information and compile data about COVID-19 as the worldwide pandemic continues to unfold. Located in the RSA Tower in downtown Montgomery, Alabama’s Unified Command for COVID-19 Response is a team comprised of four state agencies - the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), Alabama National Guard, and Alabama Forestry Commission. Together, they have joined forces to help fight the deadly coronavirus. “Unified Command has been driving this operation now for over a month,” said State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris. “It’s been extremely important for us in public health because we don’t, we simply don’t have the capacity to handle the problem of this size.”


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