Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Business Resources


The Henry County Development Authority has compiled the following information and recommendations to help our established businesses and employers plan, prepare and respond to Coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage businesses to monitor the situation through official sources, like the Georgia Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Henry County  Updates

Henry County and Municipal Governments are taking extra precautions to minimize exposure to the Coronavirus COVID-19. For more information on county and city services and community resources, please follow the links below:

 

HENRY COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES >>

CITY OF HAMPTON >>

CITY OF LOCUST GROVE >>

CITY OF MCDONOUGH >>

CITY OF STOCKBRIDGE >>

HENRY COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY >>

HENRY COUNTY CHAMBER >>

 

CDC Guidance for Reopening

The CDC has provided guidance to keep people safe during reopening. On Thursday, May 14, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released guidance for specific industries and communities. Listed below are links to the new guidelines by category which include fact sheets, posters, FAQs and flow-chart decision tools:

Travel
Community Events
Schools & Child Care
Retirement Communities
Businesses & Employers
First Responders & Law Enforcement

Click HERE to view new CDC Guidelines!

 

Financial Assistance

Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan assistance is now available to businesses in Georgia suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19. Georgia businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, in advance of the December 18 deadline. To get started, visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

 
Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Also, please find additional links below.
 

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources  


Aditional Financial Resources
 
 

Business Support

  • COVID-19 Testing Sites:The Georgia Department of Public Health has provided a searchable list of testing sites in operation across the state: available here.
 
  • Critical Health Care Supplies: Many Georgia companies have joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by providing critical health care supplies to those on the front lines of this fight.
    • To view the latest Georgia Suppliers List and Interactive Map of companies able to provide critical health care supplies, click here.
    • To view Georgia company Hire Ground’s buyer and supplier connection portal, click here.
 
 
  • Georgia Department of Labor: Employers are required to file partial claims on behalf of their employees whenever it is necessary to temporarily reduce work hours or there is no work available for a short period. Please review the NEW Information for filing for unemployment, mandatory filing by employers for partial claims, and reemployment services.
 
  • SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. For info on proper handling of COVID-related issues in the workplace, click HERE.


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