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ADOL Encourages Employees to File for Benefits Under the CARES Act

April 2, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor is encouraging employees who believe they may qualify for programs under the CARES Act to file a claim. These employees will also need to certify weekly to continue to let us know that they remain unemployed. Although ADOL does not yet have technical guidance or a start date […]

Senator Doug Jones Statement on UAB’s COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

April 1, 2020

NOTE: The Alabama Department of Public Heath raised the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,105 as of 5:30PM on Wednesday, April 1 with 28 reported deaths and 17 confirmed deaths in Alabama. BIRMINGHAM – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) has released the following statement regarding the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s new COVID-19 daily symptom tracker, which is […]

Open Letter From Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

April 1, 2020

COLBERT COUNTY-On Wednesday, April 1 Colbert County sheriff Frank Williamson issued an open letter to the citizens of Colbert County: The COLBERT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE cares about the health of our community and staff, and we are taking the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously. To help protect you and your families, we are monitoring the recommendations […]

Governor Ivey urges Alabama Small Business Owners To Prepare Now by Applying for Federal Financial Relief

April 1, 2020

  MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday urges Alabama Small Business Owners to respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic by taking steps to ensure their business will withstand the troubling economy.   Final guidelines for how the federal government will distribute financial relief to Alabama’s small businesses will be released very soon. In the […]

Florence Utilities will continue to suspend disconnections and late fees through April 15

April 1, 2020

  FLORENCE-COVID-19 Response Update:Florence Utilities will continue to suspend disconnections and late fees through April 15. In an effort to help customers who are currently impacted by the COVID-19, Florence Utilities will continue to suspend disconnections for non-payment of utility services and not applying late payment fees to accounts through April 15th.  Florence Utilities will bill […]

Governor Ivey awards $9.5 million in broadband expansion grants

April 1, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded 20 grants totaling more than $9.5 million to provide high-speed internet access to numerous communities throughout Alabama.   The grants, part of the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, were awarded to nine broadband providers to fund multiple projects in their coverage areas.   “Availability of high-speed internet has always […]

Delivering Reliable Power 24/7

April 1, 2020

TENNESSEE VALLEY-As communities take action to slow the spread of COVID-19, one thing 10 million people across seven states don’t have to worry about is having clean, reliable low-cost electricity from the nation’s largest public power provider – the Tennessee Valley Authority. “TVA has detailed plans in place for dealing with business continuity issues, including […]

Alabama Department of Public Health reports its first known employee with COVID-19

March 30, 2020

NOTE:  ADPH report 907 cases of COVID-19 in Alabama as of Monday, March 30 at 4:15PM.  There have been six confirmed deaths  reported in Chambers, Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Mobile, and Tallapoosa counties. A totla of 6,531 people have been tested to date. MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) confirmed the first case of 2019 […]

ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division Reminds Everyone about Social Distancing, Water Safety

March 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Because schools, businesses and churches have closed indefinitely in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), more people are spending their free time on Alabama waterways. Activity on Alabama’s lakes, rivers and other bodies of water typically increases during spring break season, but ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division Troopers have seen numbers spike during the past few […]

Clarifications to questions about public gatherings regarding the March 27 health orders

March 29, 2020

NOTE:  There are 766 cases of COVID-19 in Alabama with four deaths as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:20AM. MONTGOMERY-In response to questions about public gatherings regarding the health orders from March 27, the Alabama Department of Public Health is issuing these clarifications: No non-work gatherings of ten or more people are permitted. No non-work […]

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