Volume 6 | April 6, 2020
Important Resources for Your Business
Together, everything will be ok.
Paid Leave Guide from the US Chamber
Prepared by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce with information from Governor Kemp’s Office, the Georgia Department of Labor, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Chamber

As of April 3, 2020, Rules and regulations, assistance and support programs and many other pieces of information related to Covid-19 have been issued to the business community. These resources, from various different organizations, federal and state departments and even other businesses, have been compiled and posted to the Chamber’s Covid-19 website, www.gachamber.com/covid19. To better consolidate this information, the following list is provided with links to these essential resources.
The State of Georgia along with other states and cities are mandating "Shelter-In-Place" orders due to COVID-19. Within these orders, only "essential businesses" will be able to continue operating. Employers whose business has been deemed as "essential" should provide employees with an "Essential Business Letter" to provide as evidence that they work for an essential business. 

Click here for a Travel and Work Authorization Letter template that can be customized for your business.  *Thank you to our members Impact Workforce Solutions for providing this information.
On Thursday, April 2, Governor Brian Kemp issued a shelter in place executive order for the state of Georgia that went into effect 6:00PM Friday and ends 11:59PM on Monday, April 13. So what does it say about restaurants?
Guidance from Members in the Banking Industry
While we encourage you to reach out directly to your bank concerning the CARES Act SBA Loan Program, please see contacts below from member organizations who may be able to help.

Jesse Erickson, Business/Commercial Lending
We look forward to connecting you with our community - together, everything will be ok.

Wallis Bank
Shahzad Chaudary, Atlanta Regional President
O. 404-439-0110 D. 404-439-0111
Please feel free to contact me directly, should you have any questions.
Use this tool to find a nearby lender eligible to issue a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.
As nonprofits across the country deal with the rapid changes caused by COVID-19 – prompting abrupt program shut-downs and interruptions while demand for essential services spikes – the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) has established an ever-growing hub of resources to help them adapt, overcome, and continue serving communities in need.
Atlanta entrepreneur Sara Blakely announced plans on Friday to donate $5 million to female entrepreneurs struggling to stay afloat in the turbulent coronavirus economy. 
CVS Health on Monday announced it is opening a COVID-19 drive-through testing center in Atlanta that can provide patients results within minutes.
Additional Events

Join Bisnow for a session with Federal Reserve Economist Carl Hudson to examine the impact coronavirus will have on Atlanta's capital markets and how the Fed is responding to ensure economic security during this unstable time.

This call on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM and will feature Georgia Superintendent of Public Schools Richard Woods. Woods will share details surrounding the Governor’s executive order due to Covid-19 for public school education during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Join us to learn the impact of these measures and the future plans for education as we look ahead to recovery and regained prosperity in our communities.
SBDC Regional Webinar

Join the DeKalb session tomorrow, April 7th at 4 PM. They are teaming up with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to offer webinars on small business resources provided by the CARES Act. 

Region 3 (Session 5) – Tuesday, April 7, 4:00 pm

Call-In: +1 (646) 876-9923 US
Meeting ID: 239 128 948

Contact: UGA SBDC in DeKalb, (770) 414-3110 or dekalb@georgiasbdc.org
Are you a small business owner or an employee of one? What can we do to support you during this time of social distancing? Do you offer delivery or curbside pickup? Have an online store where gift cards may be purchased? Is there information you would like to general public to know?

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