FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2020

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Establishment of Coronavirus
Response Teams to Answer Official and Public Questions About Compliance and Enforcement of the State Health Order

(MONTGOMERY) — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced today the establishment of response teams within the Attorney General’s Office to provide authoritative answers to law enforcement, public officials, businesses, employees and residents of Alabama concerning enforcement and compliance of the State Health Order relating to the coronavirus pandemic issued by Governor Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.

“Beginning today, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office has assembled response teams dedicated to answering questions of a legal nature from local law enforcement, city and county officials, business owners and management, employees and the general public about how to comply with the State Health Order concerning the coronavirus pandemic,” said Attorney General Marshall.

“The State stay-at-home order, as well as additional local health orders, have raised questions about local enforcement and compliance. My office has established a dedicated toll-free phone line to take questions during business hours so that officials, businesses and the public have access to authoritative information.”

Those with questions may call 1-800-232-8520 and select from five response teams depending on the nature of your inquiry. The choices include: Law Enforcement Response Team, Local and County Officials Response Team, Consumer Response Team, BusinessResponse Team, and General Constituent Response Team.

None of the guidance is intended to constitute private legal advice, rather, it is offered to assist officials and the public with reaching a timely resolution to their issues, if possible. We hope this service will be of assistance to state residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consumers with complaints about price gouging and or fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic are still encouraged to file their complaints using a special link on the Attorney General’s website: https://www.alabamaag.gov/consumercomplaint The Attorney General’s website also contains recent COVID-19 related guidance to law enforcement and business. You can access the Attorney General’s website by visiting
https://www.alabamaag.gov/

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