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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Announcements and Resource Links

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the City of Hoover is announcing several closings, cancellations and changes to normal operations.

City of Hoover Notifications

City of Hoover Closings/Cancellations/Changes 3/15/2020

City of Hoover Closings/Cancellations/Changes 3/14/2020

City of Hoover Press Conference 3/16/2020  On Monday morning, March 16, 2020, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato held a media briefing about the efforts the City of Hoover is taking to address COVID-19.

General Health Information

Information from the CDC

Resources for Businesses and Employers

The City of Hoover is working diligently to support and protect our community in a rapidly changing environment. The City is proactively taking steps in the best interests of our businesses.  We will continue to provide and communicate information on resources from Federal, State and regional partners to support your business.  This page will continue to update.

State and Federal Resources for Businesses and Employers

Centers for Disease Control:  The CDC has a dedicated page to provide resources for businesses and employers.

Internal Revenue Service:  The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.            

Small Business Administration:  The SBA has created guidance resources for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19.

Alabama Department of Insurance:  The Alabama Department of Insurance has issued guidance to health insurance carriers responding to the COVID-19 virus.

Hoover Chamber of Commerce

The City of Hoover, Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce, and Hoover Restaurant Alliance ask that all local businesses and non-profits including churches that are offering expanded or adapted services to the public fill out a brief survey. We will compile a list of all the information for the public to have easy access to and disseminate on the City website, social media platforms, and local media.

How You Can Support Local Business

The City of Hoover understands that the following weeks will be difficult for many of our local businesses and employees. We encourage citizens to continue to support Hoover’s local businesses.  Below are a few constructive ways to support our local and small businesses in this time.

  • Buy gift cards or certificates: A little here and there can hold small businesses over
    • Shop online: Check Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets for business websites or stores
    • Order takeout and/or use drive through options
    • Tip generously
    • If you are a business with employees working extended hours, consider bringing in meals from a Hoover restaurant.

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