Marshall County COVID-19 Response Resources

We have compiled a list of resources that are available in our community during these uncertain times, in an effort to make it easier for residents in Marshall County to be connected to the resources and information they need. Please note that we do our best to try to keep this information up-to-date; however, this is not a real time site.

In an effort to provide the most up-to-date, accurate information to our community, if you or your organization are providing services in our area in response to the outbreak, WE URGE YOU, please email us your program/service information at info@unitedwaymarshall.org to be added to our database.

2-1-1 First Call for Help: Marshall County residents are encouraged to call 2-1-1 First Call for Help for information and resources available in our community during this outbreak.

2-1-1 operators are trained professionals with experience fielding questions and providing fact-based answers. 2-1-1 connects callers with local community services such as COVID-19 response programs, food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, senior services, volunteering opportunities and more.

2-1-1 Connects Alabama website: Dial, text, chat and search for specific resources.

2-1-1 COVID-19 Response Resource Directory

Alabama COVID-19 Response Resources - Alabama Governor's Office of  volunteer services. https://www.servealabama.gov/covid19

For COVID-19 testing sites and hours of operation, call the ADPH 24-hour hotline at 1-888-264-2256 or visit www.alabamapublichealth.gov

CLICK HERE FOR TESTING SITES IN ALABAMA

Get tested by for COVID-19 by Assurance Labs

Lakeside Clinic Patients (Guntersville) - Physicians will be happy to do telehealth visits. Just call 256-582 and they will get it set up for you. Telephone hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri. Your physician will call you back at a set time to discuss your problem. They have nurses stationed out in front of the office helping do as much curbside assistance as possible. Patiens have to wait in their car until their exam room is ready.

 

 

Alabama Department of Public Health toll-free hotline for COVID-19 General Information 1-800-270-7268. 7 am - 9 pm or email covid19info@adph.state.al.us  or  VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

ALVOAD Guidelines for Volunteers and Volunteer Organizations During Outbreak

 

MARSHALL COUNTY RESOURCES:

FOOD ASSISTANCE IN MARSHALL COUNTY

ALBERTVILLE CITY SCHOOLS:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday Albertville Primary drive thru will be moved to Sand Mountain Toyota. The local churches were helping with the school volunteers and starting tomorrow the local area churches will handing out peanut butter (non-allergic too) and Jelly sandwiches as well to eat on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. So starting tomorrow March 30 11 - 1 not only will you be able to get a hot hamburger or hotdog the churches will also give another bag containing a peanut butter and jelly, chips and fruit. We are calling this Peanut Butter Jelly and Jesus. Please share so all Albertville students will know about the drive thru location change.

-Community partners are assisting in efforts of Albertville City Schools to ensure that our children are provided nutritious meal alternatives during our school system closure. Meals will be available at Afternoon Meal Stops from 1 - 1:30 pm on scheduled meal pick-up days. The following are the locations for Afternoon meal Stops in Albertville:
Antioch Baptist Church (130 1st Street)
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (201 Rose Road)
Cahill Church (217 South Cahill Road)
Baltimore Avenue. Church of God (612 Baltimore Ave)
Hosanna Christian Fellowship (1276 Rose Road)
Trinity Tabernacle Church (101 Floyd Drive)
Shady Oaks Trailer Park - bus stop (162 Lydia Drive)
Whispering Oaks - bus top (521 Mathis Mill Road)

The food distribution center at APS/AES cafeteria will receive food donations each day (M-F) from 9 am - 10 am

 

ARAB CITY SCHOOLS:
Arab City Schools is offering curbside meals to children 18 and under. Anyone interested in participating in the free meal program, should register at https://forms.gle/NXrbpSXxiuHJ9GDPA. Program will continue through May.
Meals may be picked up on Monday, March 23rd at Arab Primary School from 11:00-1:00. Each child will receive 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals.
Families are asked to stay in their vehicles and pick up meals in the APS drop off lane in the back of the school. Meals will be delivered to the car to follow social distancing procedures. Any child under 18 will be eligible to receive the meals. Children must be present.

 

ASBURY: If you have any kids that attend the Asbury school and are in need of emergency food box, please call 256-659-2830 to schedule pick up time.

 

BOAZ: Boaz City Schools will be providing food service for students on Thursday, April 2, 2020. This drive-through pickup will be at Boaz Elementary School. Students must be with parents in order to receive the meals. Pickup on Thursday is 4:00-6:00 p.m. Meals will be available for any students who are 18 years old or younger regardless of your meal status for the school year. Please drive around to the back of the school building where the kitchen and playgrounds are located. It will not be necessary for you to get out of your car. Meals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

 

DAR/GRANT:
BLESSING BAGS
Blessings Bags at the Grant Church of Christ on Monday (23rd) at the Grant Church of Christ at 5:30 pm.

First Baptist Church Grant is offering assistance to the elderly, shut-ins, and those who can't get to the store because of illness. If you need assistance with food or you know someone who does, call 256-728-2246 and leave your name and number. Someone will get back to you, and the church will make arrangements to get you the food you need.

 

GUNTERSVILLE SCHOOLS: All GBOE families Pre-k through 12th grade can pick-up food from Guntersville Middle School (access from the back of the school). Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 8 am until 12 pm, while supplies lasts. FOOD DRIVE: They will accept food donations at Guntersville Middle School, Monday, March 30 from 8 am until 12 pm.

 

ALBERTVILLE:
Sand Mountain Toyota (9167 US Highway 431 Albertville, AL 35950): Free lunches, three days a week. Starting this Wednesday, we will have hamburgers and/or hot dogs for school age kids from 11-2 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please spread the word as we would love to provide meals to all kids impacted by this.

 

TESA ARAB:  Call first 256-931-2466. Monday and Tuesday food given out from 10 am to 1 pm or until it runs out.

TESA ALBERTVILLE:  Wednesday and Friday.  217 South Cahill Rd  256-891-2430.

CONNECT KITCHEN: 149 S. Main Street, Arab. Drive thru Thursdays 5:45 to 6:00pm

GUNTERSVILLE: Crawmamma's homemade jambalaya on Thurday, March 26th from 4pm to 6 pm or until they run out. Limit 4 per car. Just drive up, this is available for everyone (while supplies last). Food is safe for those with seafood allergies.

Marshall County Healthcare Professionals - If there is a healthcare professional that needs a break, Rock House Eatery wil do their best to get a meal delivered to them and will offer a free dessert or 10% discount along with the delivery.

Seniors reciving Meals on Wheels through Council on Aging may see an adjustment as volunteers might be delivering more frozen meals to reduce delivery times, but food delivery will continue. They are still accepting new applicants.

Telamon Corporation (nonprofit funded by the US Department of Labor) is offering emergency nutrition assistance. They assist eligible participants with Walmart Prepaid Cards. Criteria to qualify for this service is to have worked in the agriculture for the last two years or still working in agriculture. Chicken plants are included in the agricultural area. For more information, contact Sandra Heath 205-446-3162 or Daniella Arriaga 205-505-0187. Also offer assistance with gasoline. Taking applications via phone. Click here to view flyer.

 

FamilyWize Prescription Saving Cards - These are free and available to everyone in our community. Use these to save on prescriptions, as your pharmacy to include the FamilyWize discount by providing the following information (there is no need to have a physical card).

BIN: 610194      CARD: FW100     Group ID: FW100      PCN: FW

CVS & Walgreesn are providing free delivery of prescription medications. 

Public Transportation in Marshall County is closed this week.

Dialysis is open.

TAX DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 15 - The Revenue Commissioner reported that Alabama will follow the federal timeline on filing taxes and delay individual income tax, corporate income tax, financial institutions excise tax and business privilege tax until July 15, 2020. Please visit www.revenue.alabama.gov and scroll to the bottom to gainmore infomration and how it might pertain to you. See press release.

The Department of Senior Services is diligently working to make sure seniors have food and other necessary items. If you need to reach this department, please call 1-800-243-5463.

COMCAST 60-Day COVID-19 Plan: Free Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S. available to anyone who needs them.

If students don't have access to internet, they can call 1-844-488-8398 during the school shutdown for free internet from Spectrum.

Online AA Meetings During Outbreak

Social Security Administration: All offices are closed, find info on how to get what you need during the crisis.

Masks for Marshall County: Instruction on how to make a mask can be found here. Drive thru drop off locations are First Baptist Church of Guntersville and First Baptist Church of Boaz on April 4, 10 am to 1 pm. If your healthcare or first responder organization would like to requests masks, please email masksformarshallcounty@gmail.com.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Facebook Group for North Alabama's dislocated workers to connect with essential businesses North AlabamaWorks is launching a resource network for the North Alabama region, to connect essential businesses that are hiring with skilled workers who find themselves unemployed due to effects of COVID-19. Join Facebook group: COVID-19 Dislocated Workers of North AlabamaWorks

 

MARSHALL COUNTY CHAMBERS:

Albertville Chamber of Commerce

Arab Chamber of Commerce

Boaz Chamber of Commerce

Guntersville Chamber of Commerce

 

MARSHALL COUNTY NEWSPAPERS:

The Advertiser Gleam

The Arab Tribune

The Sand Mountain Reporter

 

MARSHALL COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES:

Albertville

Arab

Boaz

Douglas

Grant

Guntersville

 

SCHOOL SYSTEMS:

Albertville City Schools

Arab City Schools

Boaz City Schools

Guntersville City Schools

Marshall County Schools

 

Marshall County Health Department (256) 582-3174 (Food Stamps, WIC, home care services, etc.) - Department of Human Resources (DHR) is open but some staff are working remotely. Everyone is encouraged to handle any business posible by phone but offices are open 8am - 4:30 pm. Child and Adult abuse reports are still being received and investigated. Food Assistance applications can be made at mydhr.alabama.org. Child support application packets are on the table right when you go in the lobby at DHR. Applicants may also request packets by calling 256-571-4824 and one will be mailed. Please mail the completed pakces back to their office or they may be dropped off. The packets will be checked later and if additional information or a fee needs to be paid, applicatns will be notified by mail. They are not conducting face to face interviews at this time. All court dates have been delayed at this time.

 

STATE OF ALABAMA:

Alabama Department of Public Health

Alabama Department of Public Health Emergency Orders

Alabama Department of Labor

Veterans Affairs in Alabama


COVID-19-Related Emergency Actions of Alabama State Agencies:
http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov 

Department of Labor Unemployment Benefits FAQ:
https://www.labor.alabama.gov

Alabama workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 will be
eligible to file for unemployment benefits: https://www.labor.alabama.gov 

Disaster Loan Assistance (Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses,
Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters):
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ or call SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of hearing may call 1-800-877-8339. Dealine for application is December 21, 2020.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Alabama District Office:
https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/al/birmingham

 

Centers for Diasease Control and Prevention: Up-to-date information about COVID-19 outbreak.

CDC - Coronavirus (COVID-19):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC - What to do if you are sick:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

CDC - How to Protect Yourself:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html


AL.COM - How to help & how to get help - Lists of lots of resources.

 

 

SMALL BUSINESSES:

U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Press Release

U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet - Economic Disaster Loan

U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Press Release (Spanish)

U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet - Economic Disaster Loan (Spanish)

If you're a small business in need of help, please visit www.madeinalabama.com and click on the floating banner at the top of the page. The application is fully digital to help expedite the process.

Operation HOPE to Provide Virtual Financial Recovery Support to Individuals and Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19. Hope Crisis Hotine - 1-888-388-4673 - and virtual counseling centers will help clients mitigate credit issues, develop emergency budgets, communicate with creditors, obtain SBA loans, negotiate with mortgage services for foreclosure prevention. Services are free of charge.