Updated March 25, 2020
Tell Us What You Need
We recognize that COVID-19 is causing difficulties for many members of our business community throughout Lumpkin County. We are conducting this survey to help better understand these impacts and be able to provide you with relevant resources and up-to-date information from local, regional, and state entities.
Thank you for your feedback as we monitor the business climate in Lumpkin County.
Talk With Us
We are also happy to schedule a call with you individually to discuss challenges your business may encounter or to further connect you with technical assistance related to any of the resources listed below. Feel free to email us to schedule a one-on-one meeting with the Development Authority of Lumpkin County.
UGA Small Business Development Center at Gainesville
For additional information the U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs), the UGA Small Business Development Center at Gainesville covers Lumpkin County and will have a consultant available to assist you with the process.
- 906 Interstate Ridge Drive, Suite E, Gainesville, GA 30501
- Phone: (770) 531-5681
- State of Georgia COVID-19 Hotline: (844) 442-2681 and direct email, COVIDcomments@georgia.org
- Governor Kemp’s executive orders
- Lumpkin County Government Coronavirus Information
- Lumpkin County Resolutions & Joint Statement
- Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19: Businesses and Employers
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Combating the Coronavirus
- IEDC: Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency
- Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report
- Critical Infrastructure Sectors
- Coronavirus Rumor Control
- Georgia Department of Public Health
- District 2 Public Health Department
COVID-19 Business Resources Available Now
As you begin to strengthen your business strategy during this period of uncertainty, use these immediate resources. We will quickly share more information and resources as they become available in the coming days and weeks.
U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) provide working capital loans to assist through the disaster recovery period.
**Webinar walking you through applying for a SBA Disaster Loan at the bottom of the page.
Georgia has been issued a Disaster Declaration by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
What this means is that the SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Georgia small businesses that are suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. There is currently no deadline to submit an application, so please be patient.
Given the situation, there is a possibility that the system will go down or run slowly as everyone tries to access it simultaneously.
From Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Tax Extension information.
Employers are required to file partial claims on behalf of their employees whenever it is necessary to temporarily reduce work hours or there is no work available for a short period.
Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Helpful resources are listed below.
- Emergency Rules Adopted 03-19-20
- Multi-Claims Upload, FAQs, and Updated Filing Instructions for Partial Claims
- NEW Information for filing for unemployment, mandatory filing by employers for partial claims, and reemployment services
- What To Do After Your Claim Is Filed
- GDOL Employer Handbook
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus.
When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues plus extra expenses means reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the competition. A business continuity plan to continue business is essential.
Tools to help your Small Business connect remotely.
Resources to help your small business manage through uncertainty.
At Facebook, we’re working to keep people safe and informed about the recent outbreak of COVID-19. We know that as members of the communities you serve, businesses like yours may also be experiencing unexpected challenges, and we’re committed to providing as much support as possible.