In response to the growing public health concern over the COVID-19 virus, the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center is monitoring the situation, and working hard to provide you with accurate information, useful tools and resources that will allow you to operate your business effectively, and stay safe and healthy.

Please see our list of resources below.


Guidance for employers to plan and respond to the Coronavirus

Workplace tips and resources for employers to combat the virus

Corporate aid tracker for details on how businesses are helping nationwide

Resilience in a Box toolkit created in partnership with UPS

Additional resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Calculator from Intuit

Save Small Business Fund – An Initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

COVID-19 Grant Opportunities compiled by the City of Jacksonville

COVID-19 Grant Opportunities (cont’d) compiled by the City of Jacksonville

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Similarities and Differences

A Guide to Home-Proofing for Infectious Diseases

State-By-State Data on Independent Contractors

Proceeding with Caution Small Business Reopening 

Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, provided by The White House

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes, per the CDC

How to Help Minimize Business Disruption During Emergencies, per Facebook

Small Business Resilience Toolkit, per Facebook

State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance Map from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Proceeding with Caution – Updated Statewide COVID-19 Health Order for Alabama, per the Office of the Governor of the State of Alabama

Reopening & Safety Guidelines for Schools and Child Care Programs, per the CDC

Alabama Small Business Development Center Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Application

US Treasury: CARES Act / PPP Resource Page for Small Business

PPP & EIDL Overview / How to Apply – Recorded Webinar

Need to know the status of your SBA Disaster Loan applications? Email with your application number or call 1-800-659-2955, but be prepared to wait.
Suggestion: Check your personal credit report.

When your application is being reviewing by a loan officer, they will check your credit. If you see that your credit was pulled, it likely means that SBA is working on your application.

Article #1 regarding the Small Business Relief Fund

Article #2 regarding the Small Business Relief Fund

Article #1 regarding our small business community’s initial response to COVID-19

Mask Mandate Signs for Small Businesses

The Children’s Place Daycare Enrollment Offer

The Pediatric Care Center offers both the Rapid and the PCR Covid-19 testing.  Appointments are welcome. Your insurance will be billed with no co-pay. To schedule your appointment, please call 256-237-1184.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce article about the 2nd Round of PPP and other federal aid programs.