COVID-19 Updates

With the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative for our chamber members to make fact-based decisions to keep our local economies strong while also taking precautions to protect our employees and community.  GACCE wants to ensure that our membership is monitoring and following official guidance.  We are providing the information below to you to keep you informed of the latest developments and to share what your peers are sharing with their members.  Any opinions, interpretations and recommendations of GACCE are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice. GACCE 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 GACCE has no liability to user.

Please feel free to send samples and updates to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at to add to this page.

Resources and Guides

These resource links help provide you with up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 to share with your members, affiliates, and partners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Video - National Small Business Town Hall
Document - Small Business Emergency Loans Guide & Checklist 
Document - Funding Available for 501c6 Organizations 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans 
Page - Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit 
Document - PPP Loans FAQ Sheet 
Page - National Return to Work Plan  
Document - Summary of OSHA Guidance for Workplace Safety 
Map - State by State Business Reopening Guidance 
Page - Reopening Business - Digital Resources Center 
Document - Standardized Employee Screening Questionnaire  
Flyer - Customizable Workplace Flyer 

U.S. Department of the Treasury 
Overview - Paycheck Protection Program 
Application - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Borrowers - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Lenders - Paycheck Protection Program 
Application - PPP Loan Forgiveness Application 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Page - Several Samples of Chamber Responses
Sample - Member Dues Renewal Letter 
Weekly Update - March 27, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 3, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 10, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 17, 2020 - includes webinar recordings 
Link - Economic Recovery Reading List 
Page - Examples of Community Resilience 
Toolkit - Local Leaders Toolkit 
Page - Reopening Roundup Guides 

Georgia Chamber of Commerce 
Page - Georgia's Shelter-In-Place Overview 
Guide - Small Business Guidance Overview 
Flyer - Reopening Guidance Flyer 

Small Business Administration
Presentation - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application 
Document - Preparing and Applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Infographic - Difference Between PPP and EIDL Loans - as of April 7, 2020


Document - Past Chamber Executive Network 
Recording - Shari Pash Webinar - Strategies for Maximizing Member Engagement
Handout - Shari Pash Webinar 
Document - 25 Teambuilding Activities for a Remote Workforce 
Video - Kyle Sexton Chamber Daily - Should You Be Invoicing Your Members Right Now?
Document - The Remote Employee Handbook (The Center for Leadership Studies)
Document - How to Host a Successful Virtual Happy Hour - Frank Kenny for Chamber Pros 
Article - Adjusting Budgets Impacted by Crisis - Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris 
Article - Plan to Recovery - Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris
Article - Tips for Virtual Meetings, Managing a Remote Team, and Working Remotely - POWER10 
Presentation - Post COVID-19: Real Ideas From Your Colleagues - Tim Chason, The Chason Group 
Presentation - Part 2 - Post COVID-19: Real Ideas From Your Colleagues - Tim Chason, The Chason Group 
Page - Chmura COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index 
Document - Financial Health Assessment Framework - Georgetown University 
Recording - US Chamber Webinar on CARES Act 
Presentation Slides - US Chamber Webinar on CARES Act 
Handout - Mental Wellness Handout from DBH 
Sample - COVID-19 Impact Survey for Business Community 
Page - Implications for Business - McKinsey & Co 
Document - COVID-19 Facts and Insights - McKinsey & Co 
Sample - Template for Responsible Re-Entry - Work Considerations 
Document - Georgia COVID-19 Community Mobility Report 
Document - Pandemic Management - Bob Harris 
Document - CCEC Virtual Event Study & Resource Guide  


Page - Coronavirus Business Response
Page - Georgia Chamber Resource Page 

Around Our State

Here are a few links of what your peers have done to keep their regions and members informed.

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 
Survey - Business Impact Survey 

Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce

Page - COVID-19 Business Resources 

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

Sample - 2020 Membership Dues Relief Program 

Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce 
Sample Email - #ForBartow Video Release 

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Survey - Business Recovery Needs Survey 
Document - Blue Ribbon Recovery Task Force 

Cobb Chamber of Commerce 

Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce

Video - Thank You Video to Healthcare Workers 
Infographic - Chamber Update to Members 

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Email - Shelter in Place Order for Douglas County - What It Means for Business 

Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce

Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Chamber of Commerce

Sample - Emotional Support Community Letter 

Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce 

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce 

Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Sample - Weekly Newsletter 

Griffin Spalding Chamber

Page - Business Resources for COVID-19 

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Sample Email - Daily Download 
Document - Back to Work Plan for Chamber 

Harris County Chamber of Commerce 

Hart County Chamber of Commerce 

Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce

Document - Gift Card Program 
Email Blast - Announcing Gift Card Program 

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 

Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce

Flyer - Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health 

Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce 
COVID-19 Legislative, Policy, Procedural, and Operational Updates
Sample - Member Email Update 1
Sample - Member Email Update 2
Sample - Member Email Update 3
Sample - Member Email with Survey 
Sample - Tracking Document of COVID-19 Actions by Chamber 
Link​​​​​​​ - Advancing Coweta Task Force Overview 

Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce 

Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce

Page - COVID-19 Updates