The Sugarloaf CID is committed to providing our community with information to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some links to resources that can help businesses and residents stay informed.

GOVERNMENT UPDATES + RESOURCES

State of Georgia Updates

June 29, 2020

Governor Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order extending the state’s public health state of emergency through August 11. The order requires social distancing, bans gatherings of more than 50 people unless there is six feet between each person, and outlines mandatory criteria for businesses. You can find the order here.

June 15, 2020

Governor Brian Kemp’s June 11th executive order relaxes previous restrictions that have been put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The order includes no limits on the number of dine-in customers at restaurants, allows for conventions to resume, and reopens live performance venues provided they meet certain criteria. The full order can be found here.

Find State of Georgia Updates and Resources here.

Gwinnett County Government COVID-19 News and Updates

The Governor’s Executive Order supersedes the stay at home order issued by Gwinnett County on March 27, 2020. Find information on the county response to COVID-19 here.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Gwinnett County Offers Business Loans and Grants

June 29, 2020

Governor Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order extending the state’s public health state of emergency through August 11. The order requires social distancing, bans gatherings of more than 50 people unless there is six feet between each person, and outlines mandatory criteria for businesses. You can find the order here.

June 15, 2020

Gwinnett County is offering $20 million in federal CARES Act loans and grants for local for-profit businesses that have been hurt during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are intended to help businesses reopen their doors with such needs as deep cleaning facilities, modifying facilities to accommodate ongoing social distancing, restocking inventory, marketing to their clients, and/or paying staff in advance of reopening and achieving revenue. Applications for the funds will be available June 30. Learn more here.

State Guidelines for Businesses

State guidelines for businesses vary by business type. You can find detailed guidance from the state of Georgia here.

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

If your business is suffering due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for support through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Small Business Development Center at the University of Georgia has prepared a helpful overview of the programs here. Find out the details on the SBA website here.

CDC Guidance for Businesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers resources for how to maintain a healthy work environment here.

Gwinnett Chamber

The Gwinnett Chamber is offering online programs. Find out more here.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Gwinnett Cares

The Gwinnett Cares webpage offers real-time information about how to get help and how you can help others here.