COVID-19 Resources from State, Local, & National Government

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF: Apply for SBA & EIDL Loans for Small Businesses!

International Code Council COVID-19 Response Center – Updated Regularly

AL Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Resources – Updated Regularly
This page includes many resources such as: an impact dashboard, info about testing, updated statistics, and much more! This is a fantastic resource for all.

Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama – Updated Regularly
In partnership with federal partners, these organizations have created a toolkit of resources for businesses that range from a corporate aid tracker to guidance on coronavirus response planning for employers.

AL Dept of Revenue COVID-19 Updates – Updated Regularly
Updated list of assistance options to provide flexibility and tax relief for small businesses and individual taxpayers.

What Shelter-in-Place Order Means for Birmingham Businesses – March 24, 2020
The Birmingham Business Journal explains what this new order means for Birmingham businesses including: architecture firms, banks, and accounting offices.

AL Department of Public Health COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions – March 23, 2020

AL Department of Public Health Hotline & E-mail for COVID-19 Information – March 23, 2020

AL Department of Revenue – March 23, 2020
The Alabama Department of Revenue is monitoring developments pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is following guidance from federal and state officials. The link provides information about relief for taxpayers affected by COVID-19.

Jefferson County COVID-19 Communications Center – Updated March 23, 2020
This portal will provide up-to-date local official communications for Jefferson County, Alabama and its residents.

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control – Updated March 23, 2020
The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things; don’t believe the rumors, don’t pass them along and go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the federal response.

CDC Provides Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers – Updated March 21, 2020 Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers should plan to respond in a flexible way to varying levels of disease transmission in the community and be prepared to refine their business response plans as needed.

AL Department of Labor Paid Leave Overview – March 21, 2020

AL Department of Labor to Waive Employer Charges for COVID-19 Related Claims – March 20, 2020
The state is urging employers to file claims on employees’ behalf. All charges will be waived against those who file partial unemployment compensation claims on behalf of their employees. These charges will be waived until further notice.

Birmingham Strong Emergency Loan Fund – March 19, 2020
Purpose: To immediately support small businesses affected by COVID-19 who are awaiting state or federal relief funding or a more stable business environment. For-profit businesses with less than 50 employees located within the Birmingham city limits that have been operating for at least one year are eligible to apply.

CDC Recommendations for Cleaning & Disinfecting in the Workplace – March 19, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor: Family First Coronavirus Act – March 18, 2020
The act requires certain employers to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

AL Small Business Development Center Provides Info about SBA Loans – March 21, 2020
The recent Federal Emergency Declaration activated the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL). These loans will provide working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19. The SBDC is a resource for those who wish to apply for these loans. They offer webinars and other assistance.

#BHAMSTRONG Movement – March 2020
Coalition of public, private and civic leaders and organizations collaborating to serve as Birmingham’s COVID-19 Information and Resource Center

OSHA COVID-19 Standards – March 2020

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – March 2020
To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19.

US Dept. of Labor: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Employer Paid Leave Requirements) – March 2020