A Proactive Approach to COVID-19

External COVID-19 Resources

This webpage is dedicated to valuable content from trusted professional entities and is listed in reverse chronological order:

August 27:

Seventeenth Supplemental State of Emergency: Coronavirus (COVID-19) from The Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

July 24:

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.

June 2020:

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)

June 30:

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.

June 3:

10 Steps to Return to the Workplace (from Ursa Group, LLC)

May 11:

AMENDED SAFER AT HOME (Goes into effect on May 11th)

April 30:

An Insurance update from Johnny Prewitt and The Prewitt Group

April 28:

Updated Statewide COVID-19 Health Order for Alabama

April 17:

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.

April 16:


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

Harbert Management Corp.’s HERO Small Business Relief Fund

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham COVID-19 Response Grants for Nonprofits

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Fund

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Nav’s Small Business Grant Contest

Federal Reserve Board’s Main Street Lending Program

April 14:

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/

April 9:

IRS Extends Tax Day for Nonprofits and Foundations (from the Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Update to Notice 2020-18, Additional Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

March 31:

Five Planning Strategies for 2020 (from BMSS Wesson Wealth Solutions)

March 27:

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist (prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

President Trump Signs Into Law CARES Act

COVID-19 Insights from Founders Advisors

A Business View of COVID-19 from Blue Cross CEO

SBA Disaster Relief Loans: Mitigating the Risk of After-the-Fact Enforcement Actions (from Bradley)

Bloomberg Federal Tax & Accounting Coronavirus Roadmap

Order of the State Health Officer Suspending Certain Public Gatherings Due to Risk of Infection by COVID-19

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

March 26:

Coronavirus Legislation: The Business and Tax Provisions of the CARES Act (Special from Sirote & Permutt, PC)

COVID-19 Resources for Business from Birmingham Business Alliance

Senate Passes $2.2 Trillion Bill to Support Economy During Virus Pandemic

March 25:

State Tax Filing Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic (from AICPA)

COVID-19 State Credits & Incentive Relief Programs (from BDO USA, LLP*)

COVID-19 State Filing & Payment Extensions (from BDO USA, LLP*)

March 23:

Governor Ivey Signs Proclamation Delaying State Tax Filings

March 20:

Tax Filing Deadline Moved to July 15, 2020; Additional New Developments from Washington

President Trump Signs the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 19:

IRS Releases Notice 2020-17, Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

March 18:

Senate Passes Bill to Combat Pandemic as Administration Proposes Direct Payments to Americans
OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidelines
CDC Information on Protecting Your Health and the Health of Others

March 17:
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

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