•  Keep Albertville Stronger Together - COVID 19 Information

    Due to COVID-19 we are providing information that we believe to be helpful to our community!  

    Frequently Asked Q&A Concerning the Alabama Stay At Home Order that went in to effect 4/4/2020 @ 5:00 PM

    For Individuals

    https://governor.alabama.gov/assets/2020/04/cov-stay-at-home-faq-ind.pdf

    For Businesses

    https://governor.alabama.gov/assets/2020/04/cov-stay-at-home-faq-bus.pdf

    4/3/2020 at 4:00 PM Gov. Kay Ivey issued at Stay At Home Order to begin at 5:00 PM on 4/4/30 and remain in place until 5:00 PM 4/30/2020

    Click On Links to Read Order

    https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/2290/CMS/Stay-At-Home-2020-04-03-6th-Supplemental-SOE-COVID-19.pdf

    https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/2290/CMS/Stay-At-Home-Final-Statewide-Order---4.3.2020.pdf

    Stay At Home Order 4/3/2020 in Spanish

    https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/legal/assets/soe-covid19-040320-sp.pdf

     

     

    SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN & EMERGENCY GRANT $10,000
     
    Overview
    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act temporarily expands eligibility for SBA economic injury disaster loans (EIDL) and provides an emergency advance of up to $10,000 to small businesses and private non-profits harmed by COVID-19 within 3 days of applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). To access the advance, you first apply for an EIDL and then request the advance. The advance does not need to be repaid under any circumstance, and may be used to keep employees on payroll, to pay for sick leave, meet increased production costs due to supply chain disruptions, or pay business obligations, including debts, rent, and mortgage payments.   
    Eligibility
    In addition to the entities that are already eligible for SBA disaster loans (small businesses, private non-profits, and small agriculture cooperatives), eligibility is temporarily expanded to include:
    • Business entities with 500 or fewer employees:
    • Sole proprietorships, with or without employees
    • Independent contractors
    • Cooperatives and employee owned businesses
    • Tribal small businesses
    • Private non-profits of any size.
     
    Additionally, you must have been in business as of January 31, 2020. Expanded eligibility criteria and the emergency grants are only available between January 31, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
     
    How to Apply
    • You can apply for an EIDL online with the SBA.
    • When you apply, you can request an emergency grant of $10,000.
    • The SBA will provide the grant within 3 days of receiving your application.
    • You will not have to repay the grant, even if your application for a loan is denied.
    • You can visit an SBA resource partner who can help guide you through the loan application process. You can find your nearest Small Business Development Center (SBDC) or Women’s Business Center here.
     
    Can I apply for other SBA loan programs?
    If you apply for an EIDL and the grant, you can still apply for a Paycheck Protection loan. However the amount forgiven under a Paycheck Protection loan will be decreased by the $10,000 grant.
     
    More Information
    For more information about SBA loan programs, please visit the  Small Business Administration . More information about small business programs in the CARES Act can be found on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship  website .
     

    • For COVID-19 testing sites and hours of operation, call the ADPH 24-hour hotline at
    • 1-888-264-2256 

    Tax Filing Deadline has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15 2020 

    This extended filing period is for both Federal and State of Alabama tax payers

    https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

    https://governor.alabama.gov/newsroom/category/press-releases/

     


     

     


     


    By order of Gov. Kay Ivey at 5:00 PM 3/19/2020 all restaurants
    and bars can only offer drive-thru, curbside or takeout orders.
    All inside dining will be closed. 

     


     

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  • Education & Student Information

    Albertville City Schools                                                    https://www.albertk12.org/

    Snead State Community College                                     http://www.snead.edu/

  • Remote Working Tools

    Articles

    5 Tips For Staying Productive While Working From Home                https://time.com/5801725/work-from-home-remote-tips/
    20 Tips For Working At Home                                                            https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/productivity-tips-working-from-home
    Work From Home 101                                                                        https://www.zdnet.com/article/remote-working-101-professionals-guide-to-the-tools-of-the-trade/

     

    Accounting

    QuickBooks Online - $12 - $75 per month*        https://quickbooks.intuit.com/online/
    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

    GUSTO - $6-$12/Per User*           https://gusto.com/product
    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

    All-Inclusive

    Google Suite/Hangouts- $6-$25 Per User*     https://gsuite.google.com/ 
    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption
    *In response to COVID-19 through July 1:  free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive

    Office 365/Teams - $0 - $12.50 Per User*      https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software
    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption
    *In response to COVID-19: Beginning March 10, Microsoft is rolling out updates to the free version of Teams that will lift restrictions on user limits.

    Communication

    Zoom - $0 - $19.99* https://zoom.us/pricing
    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Security/Encryption
    In response to COVID-19: free for educators to move toward virtual learning

    Zoom Phone - $14.99*  https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-phone-features.html
    Services Provided: Audio/Phone | Security/Encryption

    Slack - $0 - $12.50*  https://slack.com/
    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption

    Loom $0 - $5.00 Per User*    https://www.loom.com/ 
    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar |Instant Messaging
    *In response to COVID-19 through July 1: free for educators, recording limit removed on the free plan, free trial extended to 30 days, Loom Pro price

    RING CENTRAL – $24.99-49.99 Per User*    https://www.ringcentral.com/solutions/small-business_c.html

    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging
    *In response to COVID-19: Three months free RingCentral Office for K12 educators, health providers and non-profits

    GOTOMEETING – $12-16/Per User* https://www.gotomeeting.com/

    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging
    *In response to COVID-19: some organizations may be eligible for access to free emergency remote work toolkit. Can register here.