JEFFERSON COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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This portal will provide up-to-date local official communications for Jefferson County, Alabama and its residents. For updates delivered to your phone text "InfoJeffco" to 888777. For current state and national information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html

Update #63 9/30/2020 11:30 a.m.

Governor Kay Ivey extends mask ordinance through Sunday, Nov. 8th - changes to allow visitation in nursing homes and hospitals. Read the news release here, information sheet here and here

Update #62 8/27/2020 Noon

Governor Kay Ivey extends mask ordinance through Oct. 2 - read the news release here

Update #61 8/24/2020 Noon

The Bessemer Clerk's Office has reported possible contamination for COVID 19. It will be closed for deep cleaning Aug. 25-25 and reopen on Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. Drop boxes outside will be checked daily.  - Read the full administrative order here

Update #60 8/12/2020 5 p.m.

Jury trials in the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama (Birmingham and Bessemer divisions) remain suspended until Nov. 16,2020 - read it here

Update #59 7/29/2020 11 a.m.

Governor extends mask wearing ordinance until Aug. 31 - Read the order here, Information sheet here

Update #58 7/23/2020 2:00 p.m.

Jefferson County Authorizes Up To $6.4 Million for Expanded COVID-19 Testing - read it here

Update #57 7/21/2020 2:00 p.m.

Governor Ivey announces statewide online driver's license renewal extension - click here 

Update #56 7/15/2020 11:30 a.m.

Governor of Alabama amends Safer at Home order to require face coverings until July 31. 

Read the order here

FAQ here

And 3 fact sheets: here, here and here

Update #55 7/14/2020 4 p.m.

Joint Command news release with stats on individuals tested per day, individuals testing positive per day, and percent testing positive. Also hospitalization stats.  - read it here

Update #54 7/7/2020 4 p.m.

Attached is the Joint Command update regarding the rise in COVID-19 cases - read it here

Update #53 6/30/2020 3 p.m.

Jefferson County Health Officer updates his face covering order - read it here

Joint Command Center Update regarding updated order - read it here

Update #52 6/30/2020 11 a.m.

The State Health Officer extends safer at home order and restrictions on large gatherings - Read the order here

Update #51 6/26/2020 2:30 p.m.

Face Covering order from the Jefferson County Department of Health. Note the JCDH is a separate entity from the Jefferson County Commission. Read the order here; FAQ here.

If you have questions on the order you can contact the JCDH, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 205.930.1230 or 205.930.1260.

Update #50 6/12/2020 Noon

Judge French extends the suspension of non-emergency in-person hearings until July 15 - Read the order here

Update #49 6/2/2020 4 p.m.

Jefferson County Commission holds emergency meeting and implements curfew - Read news release here

Update #48 6/1/2020 2 p.m.

The City of Birmingham issues a state of emergency and curfew due to violence - Read it here

Update #47 5/22/2020 2:43 p.m.

Jefferson County Department of Health issue order with continued suspension of large public gatherings until June 6, 2020 - Read it here

Update #46 5/22/2020 9 a.m.

Joint Command guidance for the Memorial Day weekend - click here

Update #45 5/21/2020 2 p.m.

Governor Ivey amends safer at home order, which expands the lists of businesses that can reopen on Friday, May 22. Click here for Order, Information sheets: click here and here.

Update #44 5/15/2020

Tenth Judicial Circuit Court suspension of non-emergency in-person hearings extended to June 15, all previously scheduled jury weeks are canceled until Sept. 14, 2020 - Click here

Update #43 5/8/2020 Noon

Governor Kay Ivey amends Safer at Home order and extends emergency declaration. click here for the order, what it means here. 

Update #42 5/5/2020 4:00 p.m.

The Joint Information Center releases the following update to media. Details on Battle Critical Care Decontamination System, COVID-19 case increase in Jefferson County and changes the City of Birmingham made to mask ordinance.  - click here

Update #41 5/4/2020 12:30 p.m.

Alabama Department of Revenue extends tag registrations and paying of property taxes on vehicles until June 19. - click here

Update #40  5/1/2020 9:30 a.m.

Administrative order on courts - all deadlines expiring on the 30th extended to May 15, no juror summons prior to July 1 - click here

Update #39 4/29/20 5 p.m.

Jefferson County cancels emergency meeting, courthouse will open to public again on May 1 - click here

Update #38 4/28/20 11:30 a.m.

Governor Kay Ivey announces her Stay at Home order will expire on April 30 - order here, what it means here.

Update #37 4/24/20 4:40 p.m.

The Joint Command Center issued the following news release. Explains state reporting of death numbers and other food needs and volunteer information - click here

Update #36 4/17/20 3:30 p.m.

Joint Incident Command Center issue media update with information on Food needs, volunteer opportunities, and Homeless testing site. click here

Video from Dr. Mark Wilson, JCDH, and Jim Coker, EMA director - click here

Update #35 4/9/20 1:00 p.m.

Video of Jefferson County Commission regularly scheduled meeting held via Zoom due to COVID-19 - click here

To view the full agenda please see the minutes and agenda section of our website - click here

Update #34 4/7/20 10:31 a.m.

Alabama Governor launches website to link COVID-19 Resource efforts - click here

Update #33 4/6/20 4:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Commission schedules pre-commission and commission at 9 a.m. April 9, it will be live streamed on the County's Facebook page - click here

Update #32 4/3/20 5 p.m.

Governor issues "stay at home" order for state of Alabama - click here

Update #31 4/1/20 2 p.m.

State Department of Revenue extends tag renewal times for March and April to May 15 - click here

Update #30 3/31/20 3:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Commission approves Courthouse remaining closed and purchase of hospital beds - click here

Resolution approved for closing of courthouse until April 30 - click here

Resolution on the purchase of hospital beds and transfer from Catastrophic Fund - click here

Video of full meeting - click here

Update #29 3/30/20 2:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Commission to hold emergency meeting on March 31 at 2 p.m. virtually. - click here

Where to call for questions on court related matters - click here

Update #28 3/30/20 9:00 a.m.

UAB to test COVID-19 Vaccine - click here

Update #27 3/27/20 12:30 p.m.

Governor expands statewide order - publishes list of businesses that need to close by 5 p.m. March 28.  - click here

Update #26 3/26/20 3:00 p.m.

UAB to be one of NIH testing sites for new clinical trial for COVID-19 Treatment - click here

Update #25 3/26/20 12:16 p.m.

Frequently asked questions with phone numbers and links to information. We will keep this updated. - click here

Update #24 3/25/20 2:15 p.m.

Alabama to waive employer charges for COVID-19 related unemployment claims. There is also a link to file for unemployment in their release - click here

Business and economic development resources during COVID-19 pandemic:

Birmingham Business Alliance (loan application from Small Business Administration, Alabama Small Business Development Center and more - click here

Letter from Commissioner Ammons suspending economic development activity until June 1, 2020 - click here

Update #23 3/23/20 3 p.m.

Probate Show Cause Hearings for Property Tax Disputes Scheduled for March 24, 2020 Have Been Canceled - notices will be mailed giving a new date and time.

Update #22 3/23/20 9:45 a.m.

Jefferson County Residents And Automobile Dealers Can Submit Title And Registration Documents Via Mail While Courthouse Is Closed To Public - click here

Update #21 3/22/20 7:54 p.m.

Update to Public Health Order for COVID-19/Coronavirus. Dr. Mark Wilson says beauty salons and non-essential retail stores should close by the end of business on Monday. - click here

Update #20 3/22/20 Noon

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Warns about scams related to COVID-19/coronavirus - click here

Update #19 3/20/20 3:00 p.m.

UAB and the Jefferson County Dept. of Health to open first appointment only coronavirus testing site in downtown on Monday - click here

How to get a marriage license online - click here

How to get a car tag online -click here

Update #18 3/19 5:37 p.m.

Jefferson County Health Department suspending public gatherings larger than 10 people and closing non-essential businesses and services due to COVID-19 - click here

Update #17 3/19 3:00 p.m.

State Health Officer proclamation closing beaches, senior centers and more - click here

Update #16 3/19/20 1:00 p.m.

Jefferson County Department of Health is waiving some permit fees during this difficult time until April 17. They will also have a news conference at 5 p.m. today. - click here

Update #15 3/18/20 4:40 p.m.

Alabama Dept of Revenue waives late payment fee penalties for small retail businesses - click here 

Update #14 3/18/20 3:59 p.m.

How County Services Are Operating While the Courthouse is Closed - click here

Update #13 3/18/20 10:30 a.m.

Alabama Governor announces new primary election date. Postponed until July 14, 2020 - click here

Update #12 3/17/20 5 p.m.

Alabama Power warns customers of scam that demands money - click here

Update #11 3/17/20 4:00 p.m.

News release on the creation of a Joint Information Center with the Emergency Management Agency, Jefferson County, Jefferson County Dept. of Health, United Way of Central Alabama, and City of Birmingham - click here

Update #10 3/17/20 3:54 p.m.

Court order from the Northern District of Alabama on Court Operations during the public health emergency COVID-19 - click here

Update #9 3/17/20 11:30 a.m.

Development Services implements online business permit process as well as trade permits - click here

How to pay your sewer bill online - click here

Update #8 3/16/20 6 p.m.

State Department of Revenue gives extension for motor vehicle registrations and paying property taxes on vehicles. - click here

ALEA modifies driver license division operations - click here

Update#7 3/16/20 5:00 PM

Jefferson County Department of Health Order On Suspending Public Gatherings Due to Risk of Infection By COVID-19 - click here

Update #6 3/16/20 3:30 PM

Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Taking Precautionary Measures Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus - Click Here

Update #5, 3/16/20 2:30 PM

The Jefferson County Commission has declared a state of emergency for Jefferson County, Alabama - Click Here

Declaration resolution - Click Here

Courthouse closure resolution - Click Here

Update #4 3/15/20 5 p.m.

Alabama Supreme Court suspends in person court hearings. - Click Here

Update #3, 3/13/20 5:30 PM

The Jefferson County Board of Education has issued a statement closing all Jefferson County Schools beginning Monday, March 16th. Schools are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6th. - Click Here

Update #2, 3/13/20 5:00 PM

How the Jefferson County Commission is preparing for the Coronavirus - Click Here

Update #1 3/13/2020 

COVID-19 Updated Response Plan for Jefferson County Courts - Click Here