ACCA & County Resources

Counties on the Front Lines

The Cost of Continued Service & Protection Amid COVID-19

A Publication from the Association of County Commissions of Alabama

May 2020

 

New! June 2, 2020 | Webinar Recording

Items discussed during the webinar include handling COVID-19 cases inside the courthouse, COVID-19 impact on county tax revenue, county review of & response to 2020 Goat Hill final report, update on reimbursement of county COVID-19 expenses, prioritization of county family safety and status of ACCA Headquarters & staff.

May 26, 2020 | Webinar Recording Items discussed during the webinar include the distribution and application of the state’s CARES Act dollars, COVID-19 & CARES Act funding communication with Legislators, lessons learned about reopening county facilities to the public, impact of the May 21 amended “Safer at Home” order, status of state inmates backlog crisis in county jails and safety update on ACCA educational training.

May 18, 2020 | Webinar Recording Items discussed during the webinar include an update on distribution of the state’s CARES Act dollars, bookkeeping for COVID-19 reimbursement, funding for 2020 election expenses, details on the latest federal relief packages and COVID-19 communication considerations related to local boards of education.

May 11, 2020 | Webinar Recording Items discussed during the webinar include the May 8 amended “safer at home” order and issued proclamations, county insights and recommendations related to the Association’s most recent COVID-19 survey, essential advocacy for COVID-19 expense reimbursement, and a status update on the next potential federal aid package.

May 4, 2020 | Webinar Recording Items discussed during the webinar include a federal COVID-19 legislative update from NACo Executive Director Matt Chase; planning considerations for resuming county operations; and efforts to address the backlog of state inmates in county jails.

April 29, 2020 | “Safer at Home” Impact & Courthouse Considerations (Video)

April 29, 2020 | CARES Act Reimbursement Guidance (Video)

April 29, 2020 | FEMA Funding for Storm Damage & COVID-19 Expenses (Video)

April 21, 2020 | Top 10 COVID-19 Personnel FAQs Recorded Webinar for County Administrators featuring ACCA General Counsel Morgan Arrington

Recording | April 29 Webinar Items discussed during the webinar include the impact of the State Health Officer’s new “safer at home” order; considerations for changing the status of courthouse operations; guidance on federal CARES Act reimbursement; and the status of FEMA funding for recent storm damage and COVID-19 expenses.

Recording | April 20 Webinar | Items discussed during the webinar include an update by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris on the statewide impact of COVID-19; plans for reopening the state’s economy; 2020 legislative priority prospects; and the Department of Corrections’ latest response to the state inmate influx in county jails.

Recording | April 6 Webinar | Items discussed during the webinar include the impact of the State Health Officer’s “stay at home” order; new details related to the Governor’s “dunks” inmate order and Department of Corrections issues; impending COVID-19 financial implications for counties; and information relevant to conducting county commission meetings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Recording | March 30 Webinar | Items discussed during the webinar include details from today’s meeting of the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force; information on securing FEMA funding for COVID-19 expenses; a legal look at county powers related to curfews and quarantines; and guidance on how to respond to funding requests from small businesses.

Recording | March 25 Webinar | Items discussed include federal COVID-19 legislation, Alabama’s remaining 2020 Legislative Session schedule, online COVID-19 county documents and resources, the impact of the Department of Corrections’ current inmate delays and suggested local action in response to these delays.

Sample Document | Draft Public Notice, Buildings Remaining Open to the Public

Sample Document | Draft Resolution, Closing County Buildings to the General Public

Sample Policy | Lee County Temporary Personnel Policy

Sample Document | Press Release Template

March 13, 2020 | County Government Recommendations


State Resources

New! May 28, 2020 | Memo from State Finance Director Re: Accessing CARES Act Funding

May 21, 2020 | Info Sheet 1 re: Amended “Safer at Home” Order

May 21, 2020 | Info Sheet 2 re: Amended “Safer at Home” Order

May 21, 2020 | Amended “Safer at Home” Order from State Health Officer

May 21, 2020 | 10th Supplemental State of Emergency Proclamation

May 13, 2020 | Ala. Supreme Court Order: Resumption of in-person hearings authorized after May 15, 2020, and Continued suspension of jury trials until Sept. 14, 2020

May 8, 2020 | Info Sheet re: Amended “Safer at Home” Order

May 8, 2020 | Amended “Safer at Home” Order from State Health Officer

May 8, 2020 | 9th Supplemental State of Emergency from Gov. Kay Ivey

May 8, 2020 | 8th Supplemental State of Emergency from Gov. Kay Ivey

May 4, 2020 | Order Extending Vehicle Registration Deadlines

April 30, 2020 | Alabama Supreme Court Order Suspending In-Person Proceedings Through May 15

April 28, 2020 | Safer at Home Order

April 28, 2020 | Safer at Home FAQ

April 28, 2020 | Safer at Home FAQ — Beaches

April 17, 2020 | Reopen Alabama Responsibly: Phase One

$$$ Reference Ala. Comptroller’s Memo: COVID-19 Coding

$$$ Reference Budget Office Memo: Units of Local Government

Alabama Department of Public Health: Coronavirus

Alabama Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Dashboard (interactive map)

Alabama Department of Public Health COVID-19 Guidance for Correctional Facilities

April 13, 2020 | Supplemental State of Emergency

April 10, 2020 | ADOC Re: COVID-19 Intake Procedures from County Jail Facilities

April 7, 2020 | AG’s Guidance for Counties and Municipalities re: Amendment 772

ALtogether.com Portal | Get Help or Lend a Hand

“Stay at Home” Statewide Public Health Order FAQ | For Individuals

“Stay at Home” Statewide Public Health Order FAQ | For Businesses

April 3, 2020 | AMENDED Order of the State Health Officer

April 3, 2020 | Supplemental State of Emergency

April 2, 2020 | Supplemental State of Emergency

March 27, 2020 | AMENDED Order of the State Health Officer

March 26, 2020 | Supplemental State of Emergency

March 23, 2020 | Supplemental State of Emergency

March 21, 2020 | Guidance for Law Enforcement: State Health Order

March 20, 2020 | ADOC Response to COVID-19

March 20, 2020 | AMENDED Order of the State Health Officer Suspending Certain Public Gatherings

March 18, 2020 | Supplemental State of Emergency: Coronavirus (COVID-19 )

March 13, 2020 | Supreme Court of Alabama: Administrative Order Suspending All In-Person Court Proceedings for the Next 30 Days

March 13, 2020 | State of Emergency: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Federal Resources

New! May 28, 2020 | UPDATED Coronavirus Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions

April 22, 2020 | Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments

April 22, 2020 | Coronavirus Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions

NACo Analyses of COVID-19 Federal Relief Acts

Federal Legislation HR 6074 | HR 6201 | HR 748 | HR266

NACo Coronavirus Resources


Courthouse Status

The county commission has taken the following action regarding the status of the courthouse:

AUTAUGAOpen to public
BALDWINClosed to public but staff present
BARBOURClosed to public but staff present
BIBBOpen to public
BLOUNTOpen to public with limited access
BULLOCKClosed to public but staff present
BUTLERClosed to public but staff present
CALHOUNClosed to public but staff present
CHAMBERSOpen to public
CHEROKEEClosed to public but staff present
CHILTONOpen to public with limited access
CHOCTAWOpen to public with limited access
CLARKEOpen to public with limited access
CLAYClosed to public but staff present
CLEBURNEOpen to public with limited access
COFFEEOpen to public with limited access
COLBERTOpen to public
CONECUHOpen with limited access
COOSAOpen to public with limited access
COVINGTONOpen to public with limited access
CRENSHAWOpen to public
CULLMANOpen to public
DALEOpen to public with limited access
DALLASOpen to public with limited access
DEKALBOpen to public
ELMOREOpen to public
ESCAMBIAOpen to public
ETOWAHOpen to public with limited access
FAYETTEOpen to public
FRANKLINOpen to public
GENEVAOpen to public with limited access
GREENEClosed to public but staff present
HALEClosed to public and staff
HENRYOpen to public
HOUSTONOpen to public
JACKSONOpen to public
JEFFERSONOpen to public
LAMAROpen to public
LAUDERDALEOpen to public with limited access
LAWRENCEOpen to public with limited access
LEEOpen to public
LIMESTONEOpen to public
LOWNDESClosed to public but staff present
MACONOpen to public with limited access
MADISONOpen to public with limited access
MARENGOOpen to public
MARIONOpen to public with limited access
MARSHALLOpen to public
MOBILEOpen to public with limited access
MONROEClosed to public but staff present
MONTGOMERYOpen to public with limited access
MORGANOpen to public
PERRYOpen to public with limited access
PICKENSOpen to public
PIKEOpen to public
RANDOLPHOpen to public with limited access
RUSSELLOpen to public
ST. CLAIROpen to public with limited access
SHELBY Open to public with limited access
SUMTEROpen to public with limited access
TALLADEGAOpen to public
TALLAPOOSAOpen with limited access
TUSCALOOSAOpen to public
WALKEROpen to public
WASHINGTONOpen to public
WILCOXOpen to public
WINSTONOpen to public
Updated 12:40 p.m. 6/03/20 To update your county’s information, please email Abby Fitzpatrick.