Ozark-Dale County EDC COVID-19 Resources

This page is designed to help employers and workforce in Ozark and Dale County respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Information is changing often, and updates will be made on this site daily. We will provide the most up-to-date information available, but we ask readers to rely on official sources first and foremost and we will repost much of that information on this webpage.

Our national, state, and local public health agencies are confident that the best strategy to protect our population from further spread of the virus is social distancing—avoid large gatherings and maintain a physical distance of approximately 6 feet from others when possible.



Additional Resources



Alabama Will Waive Employer Charges For COVID-19 Related Claims When Employers File Unemployment Claims Employees
Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington has temporarily ordered that relief be offered to employers whose employees must file unemployment compensation claims for weeks filed due to COVID-19 related issues. All charges will be waived against those employers who file partial unemployment compensation claims on behalf of their employees. These charges will be waived until further notice. ADOL is encouraging all employers who can file on their employees’ behalf to do so.

Alabama Department of Revenue Extends Relief to Small Businesses
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.


Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist 
US Chamber of Commerce

The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act 
Small Business Development Center

SBA Loan Program For Up To $2 Million For Qualifying Businesses And Non-Profits
Governor Kay Ivey announced today that small businesses across Alabama negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for assistance under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program will help qualified businesses and non-profit organizations recover from economic losses tied to the abrupt downturn triggered by the COVID-19 disease.

Learn more at SBA Disaster Loans for COVID-19.
View webinar detailing strategies to navigate the cash flow crunch and providing information on SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan. The Small Business Development Centers across the state will help businesses apply for the SBA Disaster Loan. Betsy Baker is the SBDC local contact. She may be reached at bakerb@troy.edu.


We understand the following weeks will be difficult for many of our local businesses and employees. We encourage citizens to continue to support local businesses. Below are a few constructive ways to support local and small businesses at this time.

  • Buy gift cards or certificates: A little here and there can hold small businesses over
  • Shop online: Check Facebook, Instagram, and other social media outlets for business websites or stores
  • Order from restaurants with Delivery, Drive-Thru, Carry-Out, or Curbside Pick-up options
  • Tip generously
  • If you are a business with employees working extended hours, consider bringing in meals from a local restaurant.

March 20,2020 – 5 ways to support your local Alabama restaurants during the COVID-19 outbreak

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: National Restaurant Association




  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    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)
    WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    This page contains links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery.
  • 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).



  • M1 Support Services - Aviation Maintenance
  • Michelin-Dothan - Tire Manufacturing
  • Dale County Schools - Education
  • Dale Medical Center - Hospital Services
  • Commercial Jet - Aviation Maintenance
  • Ozark City Schools - Education
  • Covan International, Inc. - Headquarters and Distribution
  • Wiregrass Construction - Asphalt
  • General Dynamics - Aviation Simulation
  • E & H Steel Corporation - Structural Steel Fabrication


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(inside the Ozark Airport)
Ozark, AL 36360
(334) 443-2000

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