This morning Gov. Kay Ivey issued her 22nd supplemental emergency proclamation. This proclamation extends the Safer at Home Order through Friday, March 5, 2021, at 5 p.m. No changes have been made in the Safer at Home Order. All individuals will still be required to wear a face mask or facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people. For the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Alabama Department of Public Health's website. As a reminder, the COVID-19 vaccine scheduling hotline is only for those who are health care workers, first responders or individuals who [...]
If your business wants more information on the reopening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), join Alabama's Small Business Development Center for a webinar tomorrow (Friday, January 15) at 11 a.m. The topic is "PPP Update: Second Draw & More." To register, click here. For updated PPP forms and SBA publications, click here.
City of Auburn public safety director, Paul Register, has written a letter to all Auburn merchants reminding businesses about complying with the current Safer at Home Order. To view his letter, click here.
The Paycheck Protection Program will reopen to new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers on Monday, January 11. There will be a second draw of loans that will take place on Wednesday, January 13. After these two dates, PPP loans will shortly open to all other participating lenders. This round of the PPP loans authorizes up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Below are key PPP updates: Borrowers can set their PPP loan's covered period to be any length between 8 and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs PPP loans [...]
Earlier this week, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. Through this relief package, small businesses will receive more assistance. The bill gives $284 billion towards the Paycheck Protection Program. Eligibility has been expanded for new business industries and organizations. Additionally, $2 billion from the package will be assisting certain Small Business Administration's loan programs. This COVID-19 relief package also includes individual benefits, unemployment benefits, vaccine assistance and more. The bill now awaits President Trump's signature. If you have questions about this new relief package, the Auburn Chamber strongly encourages you to talk with your accountant. To find an accountant, click [...]
Today Gov. Kay Ivey issued her 20th supplemental emergency proclamation that contains an amended Safer at Home Order. The order has been extended until Friday, January 22, 2021, at 5 p.m. The statewide order continues to require individuals to wear a face mask or face covering when in public or when in close contact with individuals. For more details on the order, please see the image below or click here.
Today Gov. Kay Ivey announced a $200 million grant program, Revive Plus. The grant program provides support to small businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations with 50 or fewer employees could be awarded grants of up to $20,000. For complete details on Revive Plus, click here. Applications will begin being accepted on Monday, November 23, at noon.
Gov. Kay Ivey has issued her 19th supplemental emergency proclamation that contains an amended Safer at Home Order. What's new with the Safer at Home Order? Emergency occupancy rates have been removed for retailers, gyms and fitness centers and entertainment venues An exception to social distancing rules will be allowed for many businesses, including barbershops, hair salons, gyms and restaurants if people are wearing masks and separated by an "impermeable" barrier Many restrictions that have been in place for several months, like wearing masks in public when interacting with others from another household within a 6-foot distance, are still in effect. [...]
Earlier this afternoon, the Auburn City Council rescinded the State of Local Emergency, lifting local restrictions on walk-up bar service indoors. For more information on this decision, click here.
Gov. Kay Ivey has issued her eighteenth supplemental emergency proclamation that contains an amended Safer at Home Order. The order addresses election workers, plus hospital and nursing home caretakers and visitors. The Safer at Home Order has been extended through Sunday, November 8, at 5 p.m. Individuals should continue to wear face coverings while in public and when in close contact with other people.