It is a challenging time for all of us. As we all try to keep up with the constant developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak here is some resources that can provide information and assistance:
For the State of Alabama:
Governor Ivey’s Office webpage is a compilation of resources provided in collaboration with local, state and federal partners. The Governor has issued a Stay at Home order to be applied statewide. The order will be effective beginning Saturday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m. and will expire Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
A one-stop-shop where Alabamians can ask for help or lend a hand during the COVID-19 crisis. This response effort is designed to connect businesses, nonprofits, and people that need help with the right program partners–and to connect program partners with people and resources to help those most in need.
The Alabama Department of Commerce have, in collaboration with state and federal partners, assembled a comprehensive list of resources related to the COVID-19 response to assist Alabama employers and workers.
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.
The Alabama SBDC Network, a statewide resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs, is hosting frequent webinars and providing technical assistance to small businesses regarding SBA’s Disaster Loan program and the new Paycheck Protection Program. Upcoming and On-Demand webinars are posted at the top of the website.
List of Federal Resources:
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
US Department of Labor
US Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Small Business Administration – Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
For German Nationalities in Alabama:
For emergency services for consular matters – please the German Consulate General (Atlanta) via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (404) 659-4760. All public access is suspended.