ALABAMA, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced that the comments function on social media accounts will be disabled.

ADPH announced on Facebook that beginning on Monday, October 3rd, the comments function will be turned off until further notice.

We have arrived at this decision after careful consideration of the general nature of comments and conversations often generated on our social media accounts. ADPH’s mission and purpose is to promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health, and we feel this decision will allow us to best fulfill that mission.

Alabama Department of Public Health

ADPH encourages anyone to reach out with any questions or concerns via direct message on any of the social media accounts or by phone at 800-252-1818. You can also visit the website at alabamapublichealth.gov.