On Friday, March 13, Governor Ivey declared a State of Emergency due to the spread of COVID-19. The Alabama League of Municipalities has created a page of quick links to resources – statewide and national – regarding the Coronavirus. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. They and the CDC are providing updated information and guidance as it becomes available.
“Safer at Home” Statewide Public Health Order FAQ, March 27
March 27 AL State Health Officer order suspending certain public gatherings due to COVID-19 infection risk
ALM Shelter in Place – ADPH and Dept of Insurance Memo, March 26
Fourth Supplemental State of Emergency COVID-19, March 26
Shelter in Place Guidance from the Alabama Attorney General, March 25
Emergency Leave: Mandatory Posting for Employees
Alabama AG’s Consumer Complaint page to report price gouging, March 25
National Weather Service Statement Regarding Tornado Shelters During Pandemic, March 22
Families First Coronavirus Response Act, March 20
Memo to Officials, Updated Guidance on Open Meetings Act, March 19
COVID-19 City Response/Guidelines, Kirkland, Washington, March 17
Governor’s Supplemental COVID-19 Proclamation, March 18
AL City or Town State of Emergency Declaration Resolution
Federal Court Order - Middle District Alabama, March 17
Federal Court Order - Northern District Alabama, March 17
March 15 memo to officials regarding the Open Meetings Act and COVID-19
Alabama Department of Public Health: Statewide info on COVID-19
Department of Education: Numerous links to help you understand the school’s role during
Alabama Supreme Court: Administrative order suspending all
in-person court proceedings through April 16th.
Below is a list of
information sources providing accurate, updated information on Coronavirus
US Dept of Labor Questions and Answers on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
FEMA COVID-19 Response Page: As of March 20, 2020, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories and one tribe are working directly with FEMA under the Nationwide Emergency Declaration for COVID-19.
National League of Cities: Information on responding to COVID-19
specific to local governments.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Comprehensive information on COVID-19,
including prevention, symptoms, and information for various groups.
CDC guidelines for polling place elections
ICMA: Resources for city/town managers.
World Health Organization: Global information and guidance around
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): Pandemic preparedness in the
workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
U.S. Department of Education: Information and resources for schools and school
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Information on food safety, access to
food, pet safety and trade and agricultural foreign affairs.
U.S. Department of Labor: Information for workers and employers.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: COVID-19 arrival restrictions.
U.S. Department of State: Travel recommendations and
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Information for veterans.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Disinfectant recommendations.
U.S. Department of the Interior: Basic COVID-19 information.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid: Updates for state surveyors and