ADLA COVID-19 Updates

April 3, 2020

ADLA is closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and will notify members of any association updates as they are available.


Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris have issued an Order for Alabama residents to stay at home except for “essential activities” effective at 5 p.m. on Saturday.  Click to read Order.


Read Chief Justice Tom Parker’s letter to the Governor on April  2, 2020, showing the States that are recognizing attorneys as essential for the functioning of the courts.


Read ADLA President Christina May Bolin’s letter on April 1, 2020, to the Office of Governor Kay Ivey requesting that Alabama attorneys be considered as essential services if any statewide closure or shelter-in-place orders are issued.


Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Partnership with eBay to Combat Coronavirus-Related Price Gouging.  View press release here.


Announcement from ASB- The Alabama State Bar remains vigilant in our efforts to be as cautious and prepared as possible for the impacts of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus.  View the Coronavirus web page here.


Annual Meeting Update- The Annual Meeting is proceeding on schedule. ADLA remains in regular contact with SGBR event management.  Since the conference is more than 30 days away, ADLA and SGBR are currently taking a “wait and see” approach at this time.  Visit the Annual Meeting event page for updates.


Other Important Links

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act- Click for Guide & Checklist

Alabama Judicial System- Click for Updates

ASB Posts Interactive State Map for Local Court Orders & Other Resources- Click for Updates

The Office of Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey- Click for Updated Statements

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention- Click for Updates

Centers for Disease Regarding Travel- Click for Updates

World Health Organization- Click for Updates

Alabama Department of Public Health- Click for Updates


The Alabama Department of Public Health has released the following information if you believe you need to be tested for COVID-19: 

  • Call a health care provider if you are concerned you need to be tested – these include physician practices, emergency departments and urgent care centers. They will help you make arrangements for testing without exposing others.
  • If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can call 1-888-264-2256. In the event the line is busy, the department asks that callers try again.
  • Patients must meet the state’s criteria to be tested, which evaluates a combination of symptoms and risk factors.
  • Health care providers can order tests as they see appropriate.
  • Results should be available in 24 to 72 hours.
  • For more information, the public can call Alabama’s 211 system by dialing 2-1-1 or texting 888-421-1266—or visit the Alabama Department of Public Health’s coronavirus webpage.
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