CDC recommendations and information regarding COVID-19:

Alabama is under a Safer Apart Order effective April 9 at 5 p.m. View this order and other COVID-19 related emergency actions by state agencies at the ADPH website.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Visit for information and application.

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Additional caregiver resources:

In addition to limiting outings, wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing, and frequent hand washing, the CDC recommends using the following items to help minimize exposure and virus spread risks:

  • Face masks
  • Face shields
  • Disposable gloves
  • Hand soap
  • Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Facial tissue
  • EPA-approved cleaning products
  • Disposable or non-contact (temporal) thermometers

If you need assistance purchasing the items listed above, contact Alabama Lifespan Respite Director Tracy Cieniewicz at or 256-859-8300 for stipend information.

Find out your county’s risk category using the Alabama Department of Public Health COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard.

Family Decision Guide for Family Caregivers and Care Recipients

Providing and Receiving Respite Care Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic