“Alabamians – and Americans – have faced many challenges before and the ‘American Spirit’ and the ‘Alabama Resolve’ has helped us get through those times. Together, I am confident, we will get through this as well.” Gov. Kay Ivey
The Governor’s Office is committed to keeping the citizens of Alabama informed on efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic. This webpage is a compilation of resources provided in collaboration with our local, state and federal partners. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of this pandemic, please check back frequently for updates. You are also encouraged to follow the governor’s social media accounts for the latest news: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & YouTube.
Since launching this webpage, Governor Ivey has worked with various partners to develop two critical COVID-19 sites for Alabamians to get all of their COVID-19 answers. Please visit altogetheralabama.orgor covid19.alabama.gov today!
Public Health Information
COVID-19, caused by exposure to the novel coronavirus, is a serious respiratory illness that can be spread from person to person. To take direct action against this critical public health emergency, Governor Ivey has formed a high-level task force to coordinate a response. On March 13, 2020, on recommendation from the State Health Officer, Gov. Ivey declared a state public health emergency exists in the state of Alabama and has since issued twenty-third supplemental state of emergency proclamations.
Any individual, including but not limited to, children, older adults, individuals with disabilities, healthcare professionals, first responders, and administrators working on the frontlines who are experiencing stress or anxiety related to COVID-19, may call the Information Line at 1-888-442-1793. The Information Line will connect individuals with appropriate staff and programs in their local communities to provide vital resources and services. Learn more here.
The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) has announced that Alabama workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 are eligible to file for unemployment benefits.
The Alabama Department of Labor launched a new phone appointment system on January 4, 2021 for unemployment compensation claimants who need assistance with their claims. Claimants can call 1-800-361-4524 after 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday to schedule a call back for the next day.
On March 1, 2021, Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama began taking applications for those needing help paying their rent during the pandemic. Landlord and tenants can apply at www.eraalabama.com. Call Center staff are available at 833-620-2434 to answer questions and help with applications if necessary. Learn more here.
Alabama Family Central a comprehensive, easy-to-use website offers parents and families, guardians, teachers and caregivers a one-stop connection to programs and services in Alabama. Information on childcare, education, family services and health services can all be found here.
Break for a Plate ensures all Alabama children can continue to receive nutritious meals while schools across the state are temporarily closed. Break for a Plate offers two free meals each day to kids and teens up to 18 years of age. Get Break for a Plate information here.
The Alabama Department of Archives has created a website calledAlabama [email protected]. The site provides links to free, online content hosted by partners throughout Alabama. Parents will be especially interested in the many activities for children, but learners of all ages will benefit.
The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services has also launched the Alabama ReadyOp program. This is a partnership between The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services and the Alabama Department of Public Health that integrates local, regional, and statewide volunteer resources to assist our public health and healthcare systems in planning and communication. This is the State of Alabama’s online system for managing public health and medical disaster volunteer responders. This system supports personnel who may be utilized during disasters, all-hazard response efforts, and public health activities. Sign up here.
Donated blood has decreased dramatically. Healthy, eligible donors are urged to come out and give to ensure there’s lifesaving blood on the shelves for those who need it most. Visit American Red Cross or LifeSouth to learn more and where to donate.
Plasma centers are also experiencing a decrease in donations. Click here to find a plasma center location near you.
In these challenging times, you need accurate information to make informed decisions. Get your information from trusted sources and don’t believe rumors.