COVID-19 Resource Links

STATEWIDE MASK REQUIREMENT EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.:On December 9th, Governor Kay Ivey issued her twentieth supplemental emergency proclamation extending the Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This order extends until Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Extended Safer at Home Order
Safer at Home Info Sheet 1
Safer at Home Info Sheet 2
Safer at Home Info Sheet 3
Twentieth Supplemental Emergency Proclamation

STATEWIDE MASK REQUIREMENT EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 11TH! On November 5th, Governor Kay Ivey issued her nineteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This amended order extends until Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Amended Safer at Home Order
Safer at Home Info Sheet 1
Safer at Home Info Sheet 2
Safer at Home Info Sheet 3
Nineteenth Supplemental Emergency Proclamation
Hospitals and Long-Term Living Facilities Sign
Resources for Businesses

Governor Kay Ivey issued her Thirteenth COVID-19 Supplemental State of Emergency, July 2, 2020 


On Tuesday, June 30, the Alabama Department of Public Health released a color-coded health guidance system to guide health behaviors for individuals and businesses. Categories: Very High (red), High (orange), Moderate (yellow), and Low (green) indicate the risk of spread in the community. Each level of the dial is guided by a rigorous measurement system which can be different by county. 

Find out what your county's risk category is using the COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard.

Find out what each color represents by clicking the links below:

      • Low Risk (Green) Phase Guidelines
      • Moderate Risk (Yellow) Phase Guidelines
      • High Risk (Orange) Phase Guidelines
      • Very High Risk (Red) Phase Guidelines

For more information, click here


On June 30, Governor Kay Ivey issued an amended Safer at Home Order to be applied statewide. The current order, which took effect on May 22, was previously set to expire on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. but has been extended to expire on July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Click HERE for the amended Safer at Home Order. Click HERE for the Twelfth Supplemental State of Emergency. 

Overview of State and Local Government Powers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, June 19, 2020 

Safer at Home Order

Safer at Home Info Sheet 1

Safer at Home Info Sheet 2

Safer at Home Info Sheet 3 

Tenth Supplemental State of Emergency

On April 28, Governor Kay Ivey issued a Safer at Home order to be applied Statewide. The order will be effective Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will expire on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. For a Safer at Home Info Sheet and a FAQ about beaches, click HERE.

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.

Unemployment Compensation Reimbursement – CARES Act, April 28 

Treasury Guidance to the CARES Act, April 27 

Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Infectious Disease Response 

FAQs: Conducting Public Meetings Under the Current “Stay at Home” Public Health Order and Proclamations of the Governor, April 14

FEMA: Purchase and Distribution of Food Eligible for Public Assistance, April 12. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary as an emergency protective measure to provide food to meet the immediate needs of those who do not have access to food and to protect the public from the spread of the virus. On April 12, 2020, FEMA issued a new policy that addresses the purchase and distribution of food eligible for Public Assistance funding under emergency and major disaster declarations for the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Attorney General guidance regarding local stay at home orders, April 8

Attorney General guidance regarding Amendment 772, April 7 : The Office of the Attorney General issued guidance with regard to the use of Amendment 772 to provide public money for programs that provide funding for economic development grants and loans to assist small businesses in light of the COVID 19 outbreak. The Attorney General has determined that the public benefit such programs would confer is too remote and indirect and therefore not an acceptable use of Amendment 772.

ALtogether Alabama: was launched April 6th by Gov. Ivey as the state’s official guide to COVID-19 relief efforts.

ADPH Stay at Home Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals, April 5

ADPH Stay at Home Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses, April 5

CARES Act Information for Local Governments, April 5

Atlas Alabama: resources to assist small business owners during the coronavirus pandemic. From tax relief to SBA loans to unemployment benefits, there are various avenues of assistance available at the federal, state and local levels.

Statewide Stay at Home Order, Office of the State Health Officer, April 3

Sixth Supplemental State of Emergency COVID-19, April 3

Using Autodialers for COVID-19 Related Public Service Announcements

Memo to Officials, Updated Guidance on Open Meetings Act, April 3 

AG’s Guidance for Law Enforcement Regarding State Health Order, March 21

COVID-19 Quick Hits Webcasts: Join CRI for our COVID-19 Quick Hits webcasts. These short, 30-minute webinars will provide general information as well as time for questions and answers on their respective topics.

“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

Fifth Supplemental State of Emergency COVID-19, April 2 

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 

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

Alabama Department of Education: Numerous links to help you understand the school’s role during a closure.

Alabama Supreme Court: Administrative order suspending all in-person court proceedings through April 16th.

National Resources:
Below is a list of information sources providing accurate, updated information on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

U.S. Government Coronavirus Website

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 COVID-19.

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 personnel.

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 restrictions.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Information for veterans.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Disinfectant recommendations.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid: Updates for state surveyors and accrediting organizations.