COVID-19: Community Information and Updates
Please understand every effort has been made to ensure the information on this web page is accurate. This page will be updated as new information is made available.
Vaccine Mandates: The Most Important Questions for Businesses Answered: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has published this guide to which businesses are subject to the rules, which employees need to be vaccinated, options for unvaccinated employees, and more.
Georgia DOL Updates (June 2021): The State of Georgia has reinstated pre-pandemic unemployment insurance requirements, beginning on June 27 for claimants and employers. View the press release.
Bartow County Health Department: The BCHD staff will come to your place of business and provide free COVID immunizations to your employees who wish to be vaccinated. For information and to make arrangements, contact health department Nurse Manager Cyndi Carter at 770-382-1920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCORE: SCORE provides free remote mentoring, low cost educational online workshops, and numerous downloadable tools to help small businesses. Visit their website or email our local representative, Sudhir Hublikar, to learn more.
Small Business Development Center: Offers one-on-one counsulting services for small businesses at no cost to help with business plans, cash flow issues, and more. Some services, such as classes, may have a nominal fee. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 706-622-2006 or emailing email@example.com. Other resources are available at georgiasbdc.org.
U.S. Department of Treasury: View the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) page for an overview of the program, FAQ, and more information and applications for lenders and borrowers. A PPP Loan Forgiveness Guide is also available, courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.
Webinars: View the Webinar Calendar for upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars. Chattahoochee Technical College is also offering free access to several self-paced online courses on topics useful in any work environment.
State COVID-19 Hotline: (844) 442-2681
Georgia Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Vaccine Partner Toolkit: This toolkit contains posters, a fact sheet, FAQs, CDC stickers, the vaccine distribution infographic, and presentation materials. You can also find the latest version of the Georgia Vaccine Plan and detailed vaccine safety information on the DPH website. Courtesy of the Georgia Chamber.
- Shop local online - View the Chamber directory
- Purchase gift cards now to use later
- Donate to local non-profits or charitable funds, such as the COVID-19 Response Fund by the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia or by United Way of Bartow County
- Check out FEMA's recommendations for helping with donations, volunteering, and the private sector
- Understand the hard decisions with closings and/or cancellations
- See if your company can assist the state healthcare system
- Donate convalescent plasma if you have tested positive and have recovered from COVID-19
The Cartersville-Bartow 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 Cartersville-Bartow Chamber are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice. The Cartersville-Bartow 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 Cartersville-Bartow Chamber as no liability to user.