COVID-19 Response Resources

Re-Opening Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Proclamations Issued by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

These proclamations were originally published on 8.5 x 14 (legal-sized) paper. To print on 8.5 x 11 paper, you will need to make changes in the print dialog for Adobe Acrobat.

Original State-of-Emergency Proclamation, issued March 13, 2020.

State-of-Emergency Supplemental Proclamation 1, issued March 18, 2020.

State-of-Emergency Supplemental Proclamation 2, issued March 20, 2020.

State-of-Emergency Supplemental Proclamation 3, issued March 23, 2020.

State-of-Emergency Supplemental Proclamation 4, issued March 26, 2020.

State-of-Emergency Supplemental Proclamation 5, issued April 2, 2020.

State-of-Emergency Supplemental Proclamation 6, issued April 3, 2020.

State-of-Emergency Supplemental Proclamation 7, issued April 13, 2020.

State-of-Emergency Supplemental Proclamation 8, issued May 8, 2020. This proclamation provides liability limitations for businesses and healthcare workers.

State-of-Emergency Supplemental Proclamation 9, issued May 8, 2020. This proclamation addresses rural electric cooperatives, the runoff election scheduled for July 14, 2020, and protection against evictions. This proclamation also extends the original state of emergency declared on March 13 for another 60 days unless terminated earlier.


Orders Issued by the Alabama State Health Officer (SHO)

These orders are referred to as stay-at-home orders or safer-at-home orders.

Order issued March 19, 2020.

Order issued March 20, 2020.

Order issued March 27, 2020.

Order issued April 28, 2020.

Order issued May 5, 2020.


Guidelines Referred to in the SHO’s May 5 Order

Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Guidelines for Places of Worship.

ADPH Guidelines for Safeguarding All Businesses.

ADPH Guidelines for Close-Contact Personal Service Businesses, applicable to barber shops, hair salons, waxing salons, threading salons, nail salons and spas, body-art facilities, tattoo services, and massage therapy establishments and services.

ADPH Guidelines for Athletic Facilities.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent NonCOVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Infection Control Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

ADPH Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars.


Other State Resources

Other emergency actions taken by Alabama state agencies because of COVID-19.

Information about the Alabama Department of Labor waiving employer unemployment charges for unemployment claims related to COVID-19.


Federal Laws, Associated Regulations, and Guidance

H.R. 7010 Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, signed by the President on June 5, 2020.

Public Law 116-123 Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, downloaded on March 30, 2020, from Congress.gov. Signed by the President on March 6, 2020.

Public Law 116-127 Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA, sometimes called the Families First Act), downloaded on March 30, 2020, from Congress.gov. Signed by the President on March 18, 2020. Effective date is April 1, 2020, as announced by U.S. Department of Labor.

On April 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations for the Families First Act.

On April 9, 2020,the DOL issued amendments and corrections to the regulations issued on April 6.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers, published by the DOL.

DOL poster about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, required to be posted by April 1, 2020.

Frequently asked questions about the FFCRA poster.

Public Law 116-136 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), downloaded from Congress.gov on March 30, 2020. Signed by the President on March 27, 2020, after a voice voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill started in the U.S. House of Representatives and was sent to the U.S. Senate. The Senate amended the House bill by inserting most of what was a different Senate bill and added some additional provisions. The bill then returned to the House and was voted on by voice vote without the House making any changes to the bill as amended by the Senate.

More information about the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program made available through the CARES Act.

Public Law 116-139 Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, downloaded from Congress.gov on April 27, 2020. Signed by the President on April 24, 2020, this law started out in the U.S. House of Representatives as an appropriations bill for various executive agencies, but the U.S. Senate replaced the text of the original bill with a substitute amendment, which the House then passed.

On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department posted an application form for the Paycheck Protection Program that allows small businesses to borrow up $10 million to pay their employees.

More information about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from the SBA.

How to Calculate PPP Maximum Loan Amounts by Business Type


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