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 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
COVID-19 Guidance for the Workplace: What Employers Can Do
Do You 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.
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.
Small businesses hit hardest by the ongoing economic impact of the pandemic have the opportunity to apply for a Comcast RISE (Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment) grant. The program is providing $5 million in grants to hundreds of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-owned small businesses. Minority-owned businesses in Gwinnett can apply for the $10,000 grant March 1–14. To be eligible business owners must be operating their business for three or more years with 1 to 25 employees. Click here to learn more and apply.
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.
Mental Health & Addiction
Do you know someone struggling with addiction during isolation? Contact Navigate Recovery
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, here are some to explore:
- Gwinnett Chamber
- Partnership Gwinnett
- Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions
- Business Executives Networking Group
We would also recommend you reach out to Goodwill of North Georgia’s Pleasant Hill Career Center to learn more about their recruitment opportunities.
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.
Watch the Video below for more helpful COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses from our Health Department.