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  • Coronavirus Resource Guide

  • The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce has developed a resource guide for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that provides links to local information, top press announcements, and available resources to #keepMGMworking.

    LOCAL INFORMATION:

    City of Montgomery
    City of Montgomery FB Page

    NEW! Mayor Reed Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Coverings or Masks be Worn in Public
    The order requires face coverings or masks to be worn at all times by people over the age of two years old and who can medically tolerate doing so when in public places with 10 or more people present in Montgomery. Similarly, face coverings or masks must be worn in outdoor public spaces by those older than 2-years-old in outdoor spaces when there are 10 or more people within six feet of one another. Face coverings or masks are not required for those exercising outdoors – specifically walking/jogging, in the privacy of one’s own home, in one’s own vehicle or when outdoors with less than 10 people. Other exemptions include those working in non-public office spaces, patient medical exam rooms or when wearing a mask poses a greater mental or physical health and safety risk.

    City/County of Montgomery Emergency Management Agency
    City/County of Montgomery Emergency Management Agency FB Page

    Montgomery County
    Montgomery County FB Page

    MILITARY ANNOUNCEMENTS
    NEW! Department of Defense Guidance on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings
    Effective immediately, to the extent practical, all individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities will wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers (this does not include in a Service member's or Service family member's personal residence on a military installation). 

    NEW! Maxwell AFB Commander Declares Public Health Emergency
    The 42nd Air Base Wing commander, Col. Patrick Carley, 42nd ABW, declared a Public Health emergency for Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex today.

    LOCAL RESOURCES
    NEW! Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons has reopened its after hours Urgent Ortho Clinic and no appointment is necessary. Open Monday-Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    To ensure our patients receive the best possible care and continued treatment during this time, both locations of PT Solutions of Montgomery are open and seeing patients both in-clinic and through Telehealth. To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, call the clinic or visit us online at www.ptsolutions.com today! 

    Find grocery, discount and pharmacy services, banks and restaurant info on this site coordinated by the Chamber and MGM’s Tech Community: https://www.mgmcovid19.com/

    Find and share restaurant info on your phone with the Alabama Restaurant and Drink app: https://alabamafd.glideapp.io


    STATE RESOURCES:

    NEW! Governor Kay Ivey extends amended Safer at Home Order through July 31.
    Governor Kay Ivey has extended the amended Safer at Home Order to Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

    Governor Ivey Launches State’s Guide to COVID-19 Relief Efforts
    Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced the launch of altogetheralabama.org, an online resource that will serve as a hub of information for the state’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

    Alabama Department of Health
    For more information about COV1D-19 and how it is currently impacting the state of Alabama

    Alabama Department of Labor
    Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced that Alabama workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits.

    Alabama Department of Revenue
    Effective immediately, the Department of Revenue is extending relief to small retail businesses that are unable to timely pay their February, March, and April sales tax liabilities.

    AlabamaWorks! Resources:


    FEDERAL RESOURCES:

    Center for Disease Control
    The most up-to-date information on the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Scroll to the bottom of the home page to enter your email address to receive updates about COVID-19.

    World Health Organization
    WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation - Corporate Aid Tracker
    When disasters strike, businesses mobilize their expertise, capabilities, and community resources to assist with the relief and recovery efforts. Use this site to see what companies are doing to assist with the needs of businesses and communities in responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    FEMA - Coronavirus Rumor Control
    The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things; don’t believe the rumors, don’t pass them along and go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the federal (COVID-19) response.

    Families First Coronavirus Response Act


    RESOURCE - REMOTE WORKING TOOLS:

    Articles

    All-Inclusive
    Google Suite/Hangouts – $6-25/per user*
    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*
    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*
    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
    Services Provided: Audio/Phone | Security/Encryption

    Slack – $0-12.50
    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption

    Loom – $0-5/per user*
    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 adjusted to $5/month

    Ring Central – $24.99-49.99 per user*
    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*
    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.

    Information Services
    Dropbox Business – $12.50-20/per user*
    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption
    *In response to COVID-19: Free Dropbox Business subscriptions for a three-month period to nonprofits and NGOs that are focused on fighting COVID-19

    Genius Scan – $0
    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing
    Phone app for scanning/sending documents

    Tiny Scanner – $0
    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing
    Phone app for scanning/sending documents

    Project Management
    Trello – $0-20.83/per user
    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

    Asana Project Management – $0-24.99/per user
    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management

  • Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
    600 S. Court St, P.O. Box 79
    Montgomery, Alabama 36101
    Tel: 334.834.5200   Fax: 334.265.4745

  • Receive the latest announcements and updates.

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