In these challenging times triggered by the novel COVID-19 (Coronavirus), EDAA wants you to stay informed. In collaboration with our state and federal partners, we have shared 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 our social media channels.
ALABAMA PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION
For COVID-19 testing sites and hours of operation, call the Alabama Department of Public Health’s 24-hour hotline at 1-888-264-2256.
Visit ADPH’s Coronavirus website
INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
Small business impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Apply for assistance under the SBA’s Economic Industry Disaster Loan program for COVID-19.
The SBA is automatically deferring payments on previous disaster loans through the end of the year. Learn more details.
Visit the SBA’s Alabama District Office website.
Visit the Alabama Small Business Development Network’s website.
Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Revenue have extended the state income tax filing due date from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Read the announcement.
For small businesses, restaurants and other food service businesses unable to pay their state sales taxes due to the impact of COVID-19, the Alabama Department of Revenue is waiving late payment penalties for returns filed in February, March and April 2020. Visit the Department of Revenue’s COVID-19 updates website.
The Alabama Department of Labor is waiving charges for employers whose employees must file unemployment compensation claims due to COVID-19. The department is encouraging all employers who can file on their employees’ behalf to do so. Read the announcement.
The federal government is providing small and midsize employers refundable payroll tax credits, designed to them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. Get full details.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance for business and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19. Visit the CDC guidance website.
INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYEES
The Alabama Department of Labor has announced that Alabama workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 are eligible to file for unemployment benefits. Workers can file for benefits online or by calling 1-866-234-5382. Online filing is encouraged.
Read the Department of Labor’s FAQ on unemployment insurance benefits.
Visit the Department of Labor’s COVID-19 website.
ARE YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS IN NEED OF HELP DUE TO COVID-19?
Visit Altogether Alabama’s website for more information.
The CDC offers comprehensive information for employers, health care workers and others on COVID-19 on its Coronavirus website.
The World Health Organization has created a myth-busting web page to dispel some false impressions about COVID-19.
Find out what measures Alabama is taking to protect its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit SAWDC Alabama Works Coronavirus Resource Center.