September 17, 2020
Workforce Development in Henry County: Needs, Trends, Benefits & Opportunities.
View this important discussion so relevant today for business leaders and employers of Henry County.
August 20, 2020
For the Virtual Business Booster Luncheon the Chamber presented information about the Henry County federal CARES Act (Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) supplemental grant funding allocated to support small businesses. Henry County staff members, Shannon B. Sagnot, Director of Administrative & Constituent Services and Community Development, and David Smith, Henry County Director of Finance, led the discussion.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
The University System of Georgia announced late Monday it will require students and faculty to wear face coverings in classrooms and other campus facilities if social distancing can’t be done, a reversal of its prior position that faced widespread criticism.
HELPFUL SUMMARIES OF COVID-19 INFORMATION
June 26 - As a COVID-19 precaution, offices of the City of Stockbridge will remain physically closed off to the public through July 3, 2020. Staff will continue to perform work duties and physically report to offices Monday through Friday. Friday, July 3, 2020 is the recognized holiday for Independence Day; thus, staff will not be in the office on the designated City
May 14 - The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released guidance for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic for specific industries and communities. Listed below are links to the new guidelines by category detailed on the CDC website:
May 13, 2020 – The Henry County Administration building and several other facilities will be opening to the public on May 18, 2020, and a plan is in place to reopen additional county facilities over the next several weeks.
It was in mid-March when county facilities were closed to the public and many county employees switched to a teleworking schedule amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The County Administration Building located at 140 Henry Parkway will open to the public beginning May 18 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those entering the building are required to wear a face covering, have their temperature checked with a forehead thermometer, and will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Employees are already complying with these requirements.
May 12, 2020 – Governor Kemp issued an executive order allowing an expansion of dine-in services for restaurants if business owners wish. The state will now allow 10 patrons per 300 square feet of public space and will increase the party size per table from six to 10 people.
May 12, 2020 – The Small Business Development Center launched a weekly “5-Minute Small Business Update” newsletter which provides relevant news highlights as well as resources and guidance for small businesses who are working to grow their way out of the current pandemic. The newsletter announces upcoming webinars geared toward pandemic and post-pandemic management and growth strategies in the areas of business finance, human resource management, sales and marketing.
May 7, 2020 –The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution at the May 5 regular commission meeting to request that the District 4 Department of Public Health (DPH) open additional COVID-19 testing sites throughout the county.
The resolution details that as of May 5, 2020, there have been 542 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Henry County, 14 total deaths caused by COVID-19, and that Henry County has more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than any other county within the District 4 Public Health region.
Stockbridge, Georgia- April 22, 2020- Members of the Stockbridge City Council continue to remain deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 on all citizens. The Council is highly encouraging both residents and visitors to seriously comply with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Governor Kemp announced on Monday, April 20, that certain businesses can reopen this week. Fitness Centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, hair and nail salons, and massage therapy businesses can reopen as early as Friday, April 24. Theaters and restaurants will be allowed to open on Monday, April 27, while bars and night clubs willremain closed for now.
The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as possible.
Ameris Bank offers a quick comparison of the SBA Disaster Loans, EDIL and PPP, and guidance that walks you through the application process.
ATLANTA – The number of test results being reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing as more labs are able to test for Covid-19. Additionally, test results are coming in at various times throughout the day from commercial labs.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is teaming up with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to provide the small businesses of Georgia with vital information and assistance during this time of need. They will be hosting 12 regional webinars to answer your questions and provide support.
May 21, 2020. Piedmont Henry Hospital admitted its first COVID-19 positive patient in the middle of March. In just over two months, the hospital, like nearly every other organization in the world, has made some significant changes in order to operate safely during this pandemic.
April 1, 2020
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted SBA Administrator Ashley D. Bell and Director of Government Guaranteed Lending for Synovus Joseph Shuford to provide a detailed overview of the economic injury relief programs available to small businesses.
The Small Business Administration (SBA)
US Chamber www.uschamber.com/coronavirus
The data represents confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health:
FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control
The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
Hotline: (844) 442-2681