Information on COVID-19 for the Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama community, including business resources.

April 30, 2021

Grants Available to Child Care Programs

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for funding. We've included more information and link to apply.
April 7, 2021

Web Call (April 6) – Huntsville COVID Check-In

Neil Lamb, Ph.D., Vice President for Educational Outreach at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, spoke during our monthly call with Chamber members on April 6.  Lamb gave an update on COVID vaccines, improvements in how many people are getting vaccinated statewide in Alabama and nationwide, and the recommendation to continue masking for a bit longer, even though Alabama's ordinance will be lifted.
April 5, 2021

New Printable, Social Media Art

Masking is still recommended, despite the statewide mask ordinance ending on April 9.  Face coverings are one of the most successful tools we have in the fight against COVID. We've created this art you're welcome to use for your business.
March 26, 2021

Restaurant Grant

A $28.6 billion restaurant and bar grant program will be made available soon. Members of the Independent Restaurant Coalition partnered with members of Congress to craft the legislation. While the Small Business Administration (SBA) prepares to stand up the program, businesses should take steps to organize the materials necessary to submit an application once it is available. Learn more about the program and see what you should do to prepare.
March 10, 2021

Web Call (March 9) – Huntsville COVID Check-In

We hosted our monthly Zoom call with members on Tuesday, March 9. Our featured guests were representatives of Huntsville Hospital's pharmacy department, Jack Adams and Jonathan Edwards.
February 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Signups Expanding

There's good news about new providers coming online to offer COVID-19 vaccines.  These include Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies in selected locations, in addition to Huntsville Hospital continuing large-scale vaccination clinics by appointment. We have listed some other options as well.
February 9, 2021

Web Call (Feb. 9) – Huntsville COVID Check-In

This week, Huntsville Hospital is administering up to 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day at John Hunt Park, and we talked with two hospital administrators heading up this effort.
February 9, 2021

This Week: Huntsville Hospital operating surge vaccination clinic

Huntsville Hospital is running a surge vaccination clinic by appointment only this week at the Jaycee Building at John Hunt Park, with Huntsville Police helping direct traffic flow.  The hospital is aiming to vaccinate 1,800 to 2,000 people per day.
January 21, 2021

Governor Ivey Extends Safer at Home Order

Governor Kay Ivey issued her twenty-second supplemental emergency proclamation extending the Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This order extends until Friday, March 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
January 19, 2021

PPP Second Draw, COVID Vaccine Update and More

On our monthly Zoom call on Jan. 19, we discussed several topics, including the PPP Second Draw, challenges with the vaccine rollout in Alabama, and much more.
January 19, 2021

Alabama adds COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard

The state has added a dashboard to show how many vaccine doses have been administered, and providers who have been approved. PLEASE NOTE: Sites listed have a limited supply.
January 19, 2021

Vaccine Update: Clinics Hiring Temporary Staff to Help Speed Things Up

Supply remains very limited, but vaccinations are underway for healthcare workers, first responders, and people ages 75 and up. Huntsville Hospital is hiring temporary staff, and the Alabama Department of Public Health would also like to hear from you if you have a clerical or medical background and would like to help. Details are below.
January 14, 2021

Alabama SBDC Network PPP Second Draw Webinar – Jan. 15th at 11 a.m.

Happening tomorrow, Jan.15th, at 11 AM! Join the Alabama SBDC Network for a PPP Second Draw Webinar. Register here.     
January 11, 2021

PPP Round 2 Portal is Open; Learn more in our Jan. 19 Zoom Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 19 on our monthly Zoom call with membership. You'll hear from Roderick Perkins, SBA Lead Lender of Relations & Economic Development, about the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We have updates on what you should prepare now for your application.