External COVID-19 Resources
This webpage is dedicated to valuable content from trusted professional entities and is listed in reverse chronological order:
In Founders Advisors’ COVID-19 INSIGHTS report for July 24, there are some interesting and encouraging trends developing to include much higher testing with % positive cases declining along with % death rates decreasing. The biggest news is the evidence of t-cell herd immunity and the most relevant case study of Sweden, which took a much more aggressive approach to COVID-19.
What the Post-COVID-19 World Could Look Like for Manufacturers (A version of this article originally ran in the June 2020 edition of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal)
Gov. Kay Ivey is extending Alabama’s Safer at Home order through July 31. Here is the Proceeding with Caution Updated Statewide COVID-19 Heath Order for Alabama.
Proceeding With Caution: UPDATED STATEWIDE COVID-19 HEALTH ORDER FOR ALABAMA
AMENDED SAFER AT HOME (Goes into effect on May 11th)
Yesterday, President Trump asserted that he would leave the reopening of the economy up to each individual state. This morning, Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth held a press conference to announce Phase One of the “Reopen Alabama Responsibly” plan that was created by the Alabama Small Business Commission Emergency Task Force. This plan was created in an effort to safely reopen businesses, restore commerce and recharge Alabama’s economy while protecting public health. For more information on the general guidelines and overview for each business sector, read Reopen Alabama Responsibly.
ALTERNATIVE FUNDING OPTIONS:
As the U.S. Small Business Administration recovery loans become limited (at least for now), Birmingham Business Alliance wants investors to be aware of other potential funding options. See the list below of funds, loans and grants for more information.
Community Development Financial Institutions
Here is a list of banks and lenders that will make PPP loans for anyone that is a non-customer of a bank: http://asbdc.org/ppp-lenders-in-alabama/
Five Planning Strategies for 2020 (from BMSS Wesson Wealth Solutions)
Alabama Workers Affected by Coronavirus Can File for Unemployment Benefits by Starnes Davis Florie, LLP
SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Resources for Businesses from the Birmingham Business Alliance
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
How Prepared is Your Business for Coronavirus? from Abacus Technologies
Perspective on Recent Market Volatility from BMSS Wesson Wealth Solutions