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    Ivey announces new protections for health care providers, businesses and guidance for Primary Runoff Election

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced new supplemental emergency proclamations aimed at protecting health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest emergency proclamations also include new guidance on the July 14 Primary Runoff Election. “I want to do everything...

    ADOL: $503M in unemployment benefits disbursed; Payments represent 84% of claims paid

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Monday that ADOL has disbursed more than $503 million in COVID-19 related unemployment compensation benefits. Alabama is now paying benefits under all three programs covered in the CARES Act: Federal Pandemic Unemployment...

    SBA: Alabama banks approve nearly $1.42B in Paycheck Protection Program loans

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The U.S. Small Business Association on Sunday released data from round two of the Paycheck Protection Program. The data shows in just the first five days of the second round of funding, Alabama banks approved nearly 27,000 loans totaling $1.42 billion....

    Merrill: Suspension of international mail services will not affect military and overseas voters

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Following the United States Postal Service’s announcement of the suspension of some international mail, Secretary of State John H. Merrill confirmed that overseas voters will still be able to vote through the use of the Alabama electronic ballot delivery and return...

    Retailers, beaches, some businesses open with restrictions; some medical procedures allowed in new order

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama’s current Stay at Home Order will expire this Thursday, April 30, said Gov. Kay Ivey Tuesday morning.  Effective April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m., the State’s new Safer at Home...

    ADOL: $372M in unemployment benefits disbursed; Payments represent 64% of claims paid

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that ADOL has disbursed more than $372 million in unemployment compensation benefits. Alabama is now paying benefits under all three programs covered in the CARES Act: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic...

    Ivey: Auto insurers return more than $100M in premiums to Alabama policyholders

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that automobile insurers are returning premium totaling to date more than $100 million, to more than two million Alabama policyholders during the ongoing crisis brought on by COVID-19. Because most drivers are following the governor’s stay-at-home...

    ALEA reminder: Federal government has extended STAR ID deadline to October 2021

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) reminds the public the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, has extended the STAR ID enforcement deadline to Oct. 1, 2021, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). STAR ID, which...

    AL counties can apply for COVID-19-related election expense reimbursement

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - This week, Alabama received $6,473,612 from the coronavirus stimulus package recently appropriated by Congress. The Alabama Secretary of State’s Office will match 20% ($1,294,722) of this funding to prepare for and respond to election activities on July 14 as well as...

    HHS awards $3.5M to Alabama to combat COVID-19 in rural communities

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on Wednesday awarded $3,456,997 to Alabama to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities. Specifically, this funding was awarded to the Alabama State Department...

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