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HEALTH INFORMATION

DOUGLAS COUNTY BEGINS REOPENING THE COMMUNITY

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On April 20, 2020, the offices of Governor Brian Kemp, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker David Ralston, announced Phase I for the prudent reopening of the state’s economy, which continues to prioritize the health and safety of Georgia citizens. While further details and guidance are forthcoming from the state’s leadership, the Douglas County Chamber has compiled pertinent information for all businesses to consider, as plans are developed to get back to work.

What directives are contained in this new executive order of April 20, 2020?

  1. Previous executive orders called for the temporary closure of certain businesses including – but not limited to – gyms, rec centers, tattoo parlors, hair salons, barbers, and others that require close human contact. Starting Friday, April 24, 2020 these businesses will be allowed to reopen and maintain “minimum basic operations” by following prescribed guidelines.
  1. Previous executive orders called for the temporary closure or limited operations of restaurants, theaters, private clubs and other similar businesses that host large gatherings of individuals. Starting Monday, April 27, 2020 these businesses will also be allowed to reopen or allow dine- in options while following the same prescribed guidelines.
  1. Elective surgeries will also be allowed.

Bars and nightclubs are excluded from this executive order and further details pertaining to the types of businesses allowed to reopen will be coming in the days ahead.

When does this executive order take effect?
Businesses qualifying under this executive order of April 20, 2020, shall be allowed to resume in-person minimum basic operations between Friday, April 24, 2020 and Monday, April 27, 2020.

View the Executive Order Here

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR REOPENING YOUR BUSINESS

Responsible Re-entry for a business should be as personalized as your mission statement. Your culture, your workforce, and the type or size of your business will be considerations when writing a re-entry plan and when determining when to move on to the next phase.
 
Consider the following before implementing the plan:
Safety and Health Costs
  • Sanitation and protection of employees/patrons may have a cost associated. Bringing employees and patrons back in phases may help off-set some of the cost.
Communications
  • Transparency and constant communication will be key for a successful re-entry. Communication alleviates anxiety for employees and allows them to feel empowered. 
Conduct a Survey
  • Use a survey to help with developing your re-entry plan. This survey should be used to establish who is ready and can come back to work. It can also identify any hardships on the employee which include, but are not limited to, lack of daycare, financial issues and mental stress. This survey should not be used to eliminate jobs or positions. 

Based on the Governor’s latest announcements and Executive Orders, we want to know what our community business’ opening plans look like in the coming weeks. Are you opening fully, or staying the course for the time being? The Douglas County Chamber wants to know how we can help you through this next phase. Please complete this survey regarding your future plans for business. 

>> COVID19 Reopening Guidelines for Restaurants from the National Restaurant Association and Georgia Restaurant Association

>> 28 Safety Guidelines for Reopening Barber and Cosmetology Salons

>> OSHA Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for COVID19

>> Georgia Economic Development Health Care Business Guidelines

>> Frequently Asked Questions About Georgia Business Operations

>> PRESS RELEASE: Governor Kemp and Department of Labor Address Unemployment Options

>> Resources for Businesses and Employers from the CDC

>> Guidelines for Opening Up America Again 

>> National Coronavirus Response: The Road Map to Reopening

>> Executive Order by Villa Rica Mayor Gil McDougal

>> Recovery Readiness: A How-To Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

>> US Chamber: Implementing a National Return to Work Plan

>> EPA Checklist for Restoring Water Quality in Buildings for Reopening

>> EPA: Maintaining and Restoring Water Quality in Building with Low or No Use

>> US Chamber: Small Business Reopening Playbook

>> US Chamber Digital Resource Center for Reopening Businesses

>> The Small Business Guide: How to Launch On-Demand Delivery

BUSINESS RESOURCES

EMPLOYEE AND WORKFORCE RESOURCES

FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

NONPROFIT RESOURCES

UNITED WAY OF GREATER ATLANTA RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FUND

Give to the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund and provide immediate support to those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related issues caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Help with emergency assistance, health services, and additional critical needs such as childcare and food.

>> Make a donation

>> Need assistance? Click HERE!

 

IMMEDIATE IMPACT GRANTS AVAILABLE

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is now accepting grant applications for unrestricted fudning to 501(c)3 organizations in hard-hot areas that are meeting the health needs of people without homes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. These unrestricted grants will generally range from $25,000-$50,000 and will be distributed no later than April 10.

>> Learn More

>> Apply Here for Immediate Impact Grant

RESTAURANT TAKEOUT, CURBSIDE, & DELIVERY

Douglas County To Go (1)

LIKE AND SHARE ON FACEBOOK!

Now more than ever, let’s support our local businesses by utilizing their delivery/carry-out services. We have created a Facebook page to help share information from our local businesses. Information is being shared constantly, please like/share this page with your family and friends! 

OWNERS: Please post in the group if you will be providing delivery, carry-out, and/or your menu items if possible, and any other details we should know. Information can also be submitted to Whitney at constien@douglascountygeorgia.com.

>> Follow Douglas County To Go on Facebook

CORPORATE HARDSHIP SUPPORT INFORMATION

REMOTE WORKING TOOLS

ACCOUNTING

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE – $12-75
Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

GUSTO – $6-12/PER USER
Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

ALL-INCLUSIVE

GOOGLE SUITE/HANGOUTS – $6-25/PER USER*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption
*In response to COVID-19 through July 1:  free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive

OFFICE 365/TEAMS – $0-12.50/PER USER*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption
*In response to COVID-19: Beginning March 10, Microsoft is rolling out updates to the free version of Teams that will lift restrictions on user limits.

COMMUNICATION

ZOOM – $0-19.99*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Security/Encryption
In response to COVID-19: free for educators to move toward virtual learning

ZOOM PHONE – $14.99
Services Provided: Audio/Phone | Security/Encryption

SLACK – $0-12.50
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption

LOOM – $0-5/PER USER*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar |Instant Messaging
*In response to COVID-19 through July 1: free for educators, recording limit removed on the free plan, free trial extended to 30 days, Loom Pro price adjusted to $5/month

RING CENTRAL – $24.99-49.99 PER USER*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging
*In response to COVID-19: Three months free RingCentral Office for K12 educators, health providers and non-profits

GOTOMEETING – $12-16/PER USER*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging
*In response to COVID-19: some organizations may be eligible for access to free emergency remote work toolkit. Can register here.

CRM

LIVE AGENT – $0-39/PER USER
Services Provided: Project Management

INFORMATION SERVICES

DROPBOX BUSINESS – $12.50-20/PER USER*
Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption
*In response to COVID-19: Free Dropbox Business subscriptions for a three-month period to nonprofits and NGOs that are focused on fighting COVID-19

GENIUS SCAN – $0
Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing
Phone app for scanning/sending documents

TINY SCANNER – $0
Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing
Phone app for scanning/sending documents

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

TRELLO – $0-20.83/PER USER
Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

ASANA PROJECT MANAGEMENT – $0-24.99/PER USER
Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management

SCHEDULING

ACUITY – $0-50
Services Provided: Project Management

The Douglas County Chamber seeks to provide access to recommendations, regulations, services and expertise to its members.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, this mission remains constant.  Prior to acting, members should consult their own professional advisors for information and counsel specific to the individual and unique situations faced by organizations, individuals and corporations.  The opinions, interpretations and recommendations of the Douglas county Chamber are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice.  The Douglas County Chamber makes no representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the content contained herein.  Users of this information accept any and all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that the Douglas County Chamber has no liability to user.

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