COVID-19 Information & Resources


There are currently no COVID-19 mandates in effect for the state of Alabama nor the city of Mobile, however, it is recommended that individuals continue to follow CDC guidelines encouraging one's personal responsibility to continue social distancing, wearing masks, and getting vaccinated. Visit Mobile has been closely monitoring the impacts of this pandemic as it relates to our area. First and foremost, the safety of our visitors and neighbors is of the utmost importance to us. Our organization is in constant communication with public health organizations, both nationally and locally, and will continue monitoring new developments and taking proactive measures as needed. We are committed to keeping our visitors, partners, and colleagues updated by providing the best available information. 

Testing Sites

There are multiple testing sites throughout the Mobile area. Each area hospital has the ability to test individuals as they see fit. Below are details for the drive-thru testing locations in Mobile.

Mobile Infirmary Diagnostic Medical Clinic: call 251-341-2819 for screening, the hotline is open daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Mobile Civic Center - USA Hospital: call 1-888-872-2650 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays for a screening.

There are also multiple medical clinics offering to test individuals in need. For a complete list please click HERE.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms and unsure where to go to get tested, please call the Alabama COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-264-2256. 

Vaccine Clinics

There are also multiple medical clinics offering vaccinations to individuals in need. For a complete list please click HERE.


On March 13, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey declared an official State of Emergency which has since been extended. Mobile Mayor, Sandy Stimpson followed by declaring a Public Health Emergency for the City of Mobile. Subsequently, Governor Ivey officially issued a "Stay at Home" order stating: Effective Saturday, April 4, 2020, every person is ordered to stay at his or her place of residence except as necessary to perform any of the following “essential activities."

On April 28, 2020, a "Safer at Home" order softly opening specific elements of the economy was put in place to begin on April 30, 2020. On May 8, 2020, Governor Ivey issued an amended "Safer at Home" order softly opening another round of businesses, then another round opened on May 11, 2020, extending to May 22, 2020.  That order was in effect until July 3, 2020, then extended to July 31, 2020, then August 31, 2020. On August 27, 2020, Governor Ivey again extended the Safer at Home (and Mask Order) to October 2, 2020. Then on September 30, 2020, the order was extended to November 8, 2020. On November 5, 2020, the order was again extended to December 11th, 2020. Again on December 9, 2020, the order was extended to January 22, 2021. On January 21, 2021, the order was extended to March 5, 2021. Most recently, on March 4, 2021, the order was extended to April 9, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. with technical updates added on March 22, 2021, to comply with updates made by the CDC.

On April 7, 2021, Governor Ivey officially introduced the "Safer Apart" order rescinding all state-imposed COVID-19 business restrictions including the mask mandate and business restrictions replacing them with non-binding recommendations for individuals to continue to follow CDC guidelines encouraging one's personal responsibility to continue social distancing, wearing masks, and getting vaccinated. This order was in effect until May 5, 2021. On May 3, 2021, the Safer Apart order was extended to May 31, 2021, which the Governor declared as the end of the order. The Safer Apart order can be seen HERE and the updated State of Emergency can be seen HERE.

Local Resources


Visit Mobile is committed to supporting our community through the coronavirus {COVID-19} public health emergency. We have compiled a list of local resources and will continue to provide the most up-to-date information available.

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To reinforce the message that businesses must incorporate safety procedures into their routines, we have created the Enjoy Mobile with Confidence toolkit. This toolkit includes marketing materials that businesses can download such as logos, posters with checklists to display as a signal that extra steps are being taken to make sure folks are as safe as possible.  We are all in this together, it’s everyone's responsibility to take steps to control the virus.  You can find the toolkit HERE.

Dial 211

Call 2-1-1 or (251) 431-5111 for information regarding shelters, food pantries, help with utilities and other social needs or visit

Lifelines Counseling Services is available. Every hour of every day, United Way of Southwest Alabama 2-1-1 helps people navigate and connect to critical health, social, and disaster services. For emergencies call 9-1-1. Find your complete COVID-19 Resource Guide or reach them directly at (251) 602-0909. 

Dial 311

Call 3-1-1 to submit questions to Mobile's city hall. To find out more visit:

City of Mobile - Parks & Recreations - Meals for Youth

Prepared Meals for Youth: Youth will be given one meal they can eat for dinner and one meal for the following day Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit this link for pickup locations.

Feeding the Gulf Coast

The "Find Help" feature available at, is the best source of information for families and individuals seeking assistance. Individuals can also call (888) 704-FOOD.

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce  

The Mobile Area Chamber is now offering members a daily 30-minute conference call on timely topics impacting local businesses at 10:00 a.m. each weekday morning. Follow the Chamber on Facebook for details of each daily topic. Space is limited on these calls, but each is recorded and posted on the chamber website:

SBA Disaster Loans

The Mobile Chamber of Commerce is available for questions and assistance. email or visit

Additional Contact L.D. Ralph at the Alabama District Office with any questions: or call (205) 290-7684 or visit U.S. Small Business Administration 

Community Foundation of South Alabama

Phase one of the Mobile Area Disaster Relief Fund will provide grants to community-based organizations with deep relationships and experience in disproportionately affected communities. The fund will award grants to organizations:

- Supporting families with young children and children on free and reduced lunch

- Supporting families with low-wage workers

- Immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations resulting from closures

- Supporting community safety nets such as food insecurity, housing, and utility stability, medical supports, and childcare

This fund will also support the gaps in the capacity of our existing nonprofit partners adversely affected by the impact of COVID-19.

Visit to donate or to find out about support.

Alabama Department of Labor

Visit the Alabama Department of Labor for information to file a COVID-19 Claim. Online filing of unemployment claims is available 24 hours (except 5:30 p.m. Friday - 12:01 a.m. Sunday). Phone systems are open Monday -  Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For new claims call 1-866-234-5382. For inquiries for existing claims call 1-800-361-4524.

United Way of Southwest Alabama

Text "HealthyMobile" to 41444 or visit UWSWA for a list of resources.

Housing First

Housing First continues to provide housing and case management service to homeless clients, as well as management of our area's homeless Coordinated Entry and HIMS data system. To find out more, visit the Housing First website.

Ozanam Pharmacy

Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is continuing to provide medication for low-income, uninsured individuals. For details visit or call (251) 432-4111.

Red Cross - Blood Donation

Donations are greatly needed. Please call 800-RED-CROSS or visit for donation guidelines and locations. 

Mobile Community Action

If you are in need of utility assistance visit or appointments can be scheduled by phone (251) 457-5700.

National Council for Safety, Protection, and Wellness

Providing information on how to help the elderly sector with communication, grocery delivery, home care, and health monitoring. The Social Distancing: Apps for Seniors, provides practical apps for seniors (tech-savvy or not), along with setup assistance.

Alabama Substance Abuse Resources

Search by county or city, and have access to all the 70+ types of services covered in the database, such as treatment, prevention services, language-specific services, and age-specific services. Find a comprehensive listing of every addiction service available in your state. Available 24/7 at