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The coronavirus pandemic is threatening lives across our nation and around the world. But how much could it be threatening you? Use this map to see if people in your area could be infected with COVID-19. And don’t forget to update us every day with your symptoms so we can continue to track hot spots.

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How Does It Work?


Share Your Health Status.

Report your health status and symptoms—even if you are feeling healthy. Also share any additional medical conditions you have. This information helps us understand how coronavirus is spreading.


Locate Hot Spots.

The symptom tracker provides up-to-date information that tracks the progression of symptoms in communities in real time. The interactive map shows hot spots that indicate a rise in symptoms.


Flatten the Curve.

Come back tomorrow. And the next day. And the day after that to share your health status. We ask for your phone number in the survey to send you a reminder to check in if we haven’t heard from you in a few days. 

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Below is a list of COVID-19 symptoms. If you’re suffering from any of these, be sure to self-quarantine and wear a mask whenever anyone is around you. For more information about testing, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. To contact the Jefferson County Department of Health and UAB testing center call 205-975-1881. You can also visit the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website or call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256 for testing sites and hours of operation near you.

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chart showing what it means to flatten the curve

Flatten the Curve

What does this mean, exactly? Basically, if hospitals have too many cases in a short period of time, they’ll be overloaded. But if we can all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, that same number of cases spread out over a longer period of time will be much easier to handle.

Help Support this Project

When you donate to the COVID-19 Symptom Tracker fund, 100 percent of your gift will help grow data collection and management with a focus on healthcare disparities in underserved populations. This includes expanding project technologies, platforms, teams, and efforts to connect with affected communities.

To learn more about this project, visit the About page.

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