SEVERE WEATHER FAQ

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?