Businesses across the area are racing to secure federal COVID-19 relief money, but the process isn’t a walk in the park. In this week’s cover story, Gabriel Tynes helps outline the various options local businesses have for finding financial help and interviews with people knowledgeable about how to make it happen. We also outline the benefits available for those who’ve been laid off as a result of the crisis.
Also this week:
• A drastic drop in the projections for COVID-19 deaths in Alabama may be a cause for optimism, but it also brings questions as to why there was such a significant change in the modeling. Jason Johnson breaks down the numbers and interviews one of the people behind putting the projections together.
• Mobile County’s 911 Board has made the decision to provide the addresses of known COVID-19-positive citizens to first responders, which has raised some privacy questions.
• Two virus-related scams are taking place in the Mobile area and authorities want citizens to know what to look out for.
• Even with the pandemic crisis going on, officials are trying to remind citizens how important it is to fill out their 2020 Census forms, as a lack of participation could cost Alabama congressional seats and millions in federal dollars.
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