Gwinnett businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy and it’s imperative we work together to support our businesses in every way possible as we navigate the pandemic and move from relief to recovery. As business owners, you have to take care of the health of your company, as well as the health of your employees, their families, and customers. It’s a heavy weight to carry these days. We’re here to help!
Here are some of our most requested resources. If you have unique needs that are not listed here, please send a message via chat or call the helplines listed in the footer below for more customized information.
Caring for Your Employees
Have an Employee that's been Exposed to COVID-19 and Need to Know What to do Next
Do you have employees that are symptomatic and need a COVID-19 test? Learn more from the Gwinnett County Health Department here or call 770-513-5631.
Click here for great information on best practices for employers to follow, reopening guides, vaccine policy templates, workplace return toolkits, OSHA mandates, vaccine education resources, and more. We strongly urge you to visit Health Action Alliance’s website often for new resources and upcoming/recorded educational events.
Removing barriers for working parents to get their children vaccinated is critical to pandemic recovery. Health Action Alliance offers a wealth of resources for employers to better support working parents. Link to their toolkit here.
Scheduling On-Site Vaccination Clinics
The Gwinnett Newton Rockdale Health Department stands ready to work with local employers to coordinate mobile vaccination events. If you are interested in exploring if this option is a good fit for you, email them today!
Childcare & Eldercare Resources
Do you have employees struggling to find quality childcare options? Direct them here: QualityRated.org or call 877-ALL-GA-KIDS. If you are interested in exploring child care options for 20 or more staff, call Georgia’s Department of Early Care & Learning at 470-426-2610 for direct support.
Mental Health & Addiction
Do you know someone struggling with addiction during isolation? Contact Navigate Recovery
If you’ve had to cut back benefits and your employees need access to affordable healthcare, direct them here: Four Corners Primary Care Center, Good Samaritan Health Centers Gwinnett, Walmart Health, and MedLink Georgia
Data shows that 78%+ of employees live paycheck to paycheck, so if there has been any disruption in your business and employee compensation was adjusted, it is very likely many of your employees are struggling to provide for their family. Please share GwinnettCares.org/needhelp with them and encourage them to seek the support they need to get back on solid footing.
If you’ve had to let employees go, here’s a helpful article about how to help employees navigate unemployment through COVID-19.
Are past employees reaching out about unemployment claims issues? Share with them these Ga Dept. of Labor tutorials.
Caring for Your Business
Do you need business support? We encourage you to reach out to:
- Gwinnett Chamber
- Southwest Gwinnett Chamber
- Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce
- Gwinnett County Economic Development Dept
If you are hiring and wish to post positions on local job boards, engage in local job/recruitment fairs, and connect to workers eager to find employment, reach out to our partners at Better Work Gwinnett and Goodwill of North Georgia.
If you are a nonprofit seeking grant opportunities: Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. Grantmakers and their funding activities, is available on-site at the Gwinnett County Public Library’s Lawrenceville branch.