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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

My team and I are working closely with public health officials from Washington D.C. to Alabama to monitor and provide support for the response to COVID-19. This is a very serious issue, but there are steps you can take to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy.

Please review the resources below to stay up to date and prepared, including the FAQs about the latest COVID-19 relief legislation. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, please call your health care provider immediately to seek guidance before going into their office or an emergency room.

The health and safety of Alabamians and my team is my number-one priority. We can each do our part to contain the spread of this virus and I urge you to follow the guidance of our top public health officials. Even if you are not showing symptoms, it is still possible for you to be carrying the disease and spreading it to more vulnerable people.

Sincerely,

Senator Jones Signature


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office. I will also be sending email updates about COVID-19 and resources that become available. Sign up for my emails here.


COVID-19 Relief Legislation FAQs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Response Page

World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Response Page

Alabama Department of Public Health: call 1-888-264-2256
or visit their website

Alabama's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard
(location of COVID-19 cases and test sites)

UAB's COVID-19 Symptom Tracker 

Alabama.gov COVID-19 Information



Resources for Alabamians

Have a question that isn’t answered below? Contact me here.

Stay Informed and Prepared

If you have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath):

  • Immediately call your health care provider for guidance on whether you should be tested or seek medical attention
  • Your doctor may or may not recommend getting tested. Check here for your closest testing location in Alabama
  • Regardless of whether or not you are tested, stay home and avoid contact with other people. A self-quarantine of at least 14 days is recommended.
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and a new loss of taste and/or smell

Protecting Against COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Avoid crowds of more than 10 people and traveling to high-risk areas
  • Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue and throw it away
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick
  • Work from home if possible and stay home as much as possible

Businesses

  • If you are small business owner and have a specific concern regarding financial resources available to you during this pandemic, please reach out to Covid_Response@jones.senate.gov
  • OVID-19 Related Relief Programs for Businesses Chart
  • Small Business Administration guidance,
    including:
    • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
      • General information for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advances
      • Apply for an EIDL here or contact the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
    • Guidance for Businesses and Employers
    • SBA Products and Resources
    • Government Contracting
    • Local Assistance
    • Paycheck Protection Program
      • General information for the Paycheck Protection Program, loan made by a lending institution to a business, and guaranteed by the SBA
      • For borrowers needing assistance, contact the lending institution you are working with
    • For lenders needing assistance: visit alabamalenders@sba.gov or call 205-290-7101

    Veterans


    Caregivers and Close Contacts of COVID-19 Patients

    • If you are close contacts (including intimate partners, household members and caregivers) of individuals who have been diagnosed with or are presenting symptoms of COVID-19 should follow the CDC’s precautions to keep their household’s safe and prevent the virus’s spread

    Older Alabamians and People with Pre-Existing Conditions


    Parents, Students and Educators


    Mental Health

    • Disaster Distress Helpline
      • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.
        Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      • The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
        Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for help. 
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline
      • When domestic violence survivors are forced to stay in the home or in close proximity with their abuser, it can create situations where their safety is compromised. For any victims and survivors who need support or need to alter their safety plan, the Hotline is available 24/7.
        Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
    • SAMHSA National Helpline
      • The National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
        Call 1-800-662-4357 for help.
    • Tips for managing stress and anxiety about COVID-19