From The Governor
Alabama Department of Public Health
ADPH – alabamapublichealth.gov
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is in close communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who is closely monitoring this rapidly evolving outbreak caused by the new coronavirus in China.
Alabama Department of Labor Resources
Coronavirus and Unemployment Benefits
Alabama Department of Revenue
On March 13, 2020, Governor Ivey declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19, thereby allowing the Alabama Department of Revenue more flexibility in working with impacted taxpayers.
For small businesses, restaurants, and other food service businesses unable to pay their state sales taxes due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), late payment penalties will be waived for taxes reported on returns filed for the February, March, and April 2020 reporting periods. Similar relief is being provided for state lodgings taxes due for these same periods. For more information about these businesses relief programs visit:
Alabama Department of Commerce: COVID-19 Resources
In these challenging times triggered by the novel coronavirus, the Alabama Department of Commerce wants you to stay informed. In collaboration with our state and federal partners, we have assembled a comprehensive list of resources related to the COVID-19 response to assist Alabama employers and workers. This page will be updated periodically, and important developments will be shared on the Made in Alabama web site and its social media channels.
Alabama Works: Covid-19 Workforce Resources
AlabamaWorks, a network of interconnected providers of workforce services, including all of the governmental, educational, and private sector components that train, prepare, and match job seekers with employers, is actively engaged with state agencies and business and industry throughout Alabama to be a resource for employers, employees and those who may now be unemployed.
Interim Guidance for Business and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus 2019
The CDC will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies website. This site provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, including effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Guidance for federal employees and outlines Federal Employees’ Compensation Act coverage as it relates to the novel coronavirus.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act This technical assistance document provides information about Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and pandemic planning in the workplace.
Small Business Administration
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans:
As of March, 21, 2020, all 67 counties in Alabama are eligible to apply for the SBA Business Disaster Loans. These loans will provide working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19.
Important Information about SBA Disaster Loans
- Loans up to $2,000,000
- 3.75% fixed interest rate on loans to for-profit companies
- 2.75% fixed interest rate on loans to non-profits
- Up to 30-year term and amortization (determined on case-by-case basis)