COVID-19 Information & Resources

 

Visit Mobile has been closely monitoring the impacts of this pandemic as it relates to the City of Mobile and the State of Alabama. First and foremost, the safety of our visitors and neighbors is of the utmost importance to us. This is a rapidly growing situation with new developments happening around the clock. Our organization is in constant communication with public health organizations, both nationally and locally, and will continue to monitor new developments and take proactive measures as needed. We are committed to keeping our visitors, partners, and colleagues updated by providing the best information that is available to us. 

On March 13, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey declared an official State of Emergency. 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 from May 11, 2020, extending to May 22, 2020.  That order was in effect until July 3, 2020, then extended on June 30, 2020, to July 31, 2020, at 5:00 pm. The complete order can be seen HERE

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Numbers - as of July 2, 2020:

39,604 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Alabama with 961 deaths attributed to this virus.

3,797 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Mobile with 134 deaths attributed to this virus.

Ongoing cases, additional information, and updates can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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 to 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. 

 


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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In an effort 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 211ConnectsAlabama.org

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: CityofMobile.org/services/311/

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 FeedingTheGulfCoast.org, 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: MobileChamber.com

SBA Disaster Loans

The Mobile Chamber of Commerce is available for questions and assistance. email sbainfo@mobilechamber.com or visit https://mobilechamber.com/coronavirus-resources/

Additional Contact L.D. Ralph at the Alabama District Office with any questions: lafero.ralph@sba.gov 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 https://www.communityfoundationsa.org/ 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 OzanamPharmacy.org or call (251) 432-4111.

Red Cross - Blood Donation

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

Mobile Community Action

If you are in need of utility assistance visit MCAMobile.org 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.


Grocers with Special Hours for Seniors

  • Big Lots:
    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Costco:
    • Tue & Thurs 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Dollar General: 
    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Fresh Market: 
    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Greer's:
    • TBD 
  • Publix:
    • Tues & Wed 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Rouses Market: 
    • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • SAM's Club:
    • TBD
  • Target:
    • Wed 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Trader Joe's:
    • Mon 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Wal-Mart:
    • Tues 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
  • Walgreen's:
    • Tues 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Whole Foods: 
    • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Winn Dixie: 
    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.