In response to the global health pandemic, our team has assembled a listing of resources to assist our GAHFN family and friends during this time of need. We are in this together. #GAHFN
Like so in the service industry community, the GAHFN team has spent months learning about the coronavirus & how it's impacting the world.
We are closely following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & the Georgia Department of Public Health on steps to help prevent the virus spread.
Our team has also received several requests regarding sanitation. The EPA has a list for approved disinfectants for coronavirus: https://lnkd.in/guSdzfX
Foodservice operators should follow cleaning and sanitizing procedures using approved chemicals for any food surface contacts to remain in compliance.
For assistance with sanitation procedures and/or to schedule a cleaning for your foodservice operations click here to get matched with an industry sanitation service provider: https://lnkd.in/gpskd2h
Georgia Testing for COVID-19
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your state or local health department or a medical provider.
State of GA COVID-19 Hotline – 844-442-2681
Middle GA COVID-19 Hotline – 478-352-4636
Georgia Department of Health – 844-442-2681
Coronavirus Financial Assistance
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is a nonprofit community lender, specializing in small-business loans coupled with business advisory services. Financing available to small businesses located in Fulton County (Georgia) for assistance with recovery from the effects of the wide-spread virus. ACE, with the support of the Fulton County Commission, has created the Emergency Loan to provide financial assistance to small businesses to speed recovery
For more information, click here
Led by Hello Alice, with the support of Verizon, Silicon Valley Bank, Ebay, and small business owners and advocates across America, Business for All provides $10,000 to $50,000 grants, expert mentorship, a strong community, and a comprehensive suite of small business resources. For more information, click here.
United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta have joined together to establish the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (COVID-19 Fund). Part of the fund will also support the gaps in the capacity of our existing nonprofit partners adversely affected by the impact of COVID-19. Gaps include unanticipated interruptions in business operations, impacts from interruptions in state and/or local government programs or services and the impact of volunteering in an age of social distancing.
For more information, click here.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
Paycheck Protection Program – This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan – This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
SBA Express Bridge Loan – Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
SBA Debt Relief – The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about the CARES Act, click here.
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Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
Coronavirus Federal Government Resources
Centers for Disease and Control Prevention
Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission