Georgians Work Together To Support Coronavirus Response

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, March 20th, 2020

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted Georgia businesses and communities that are making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic.

“In many ways, Georgia is on the frontlines of our country’s response to the coronavirus,” said Senator Perdue. “It’s encouraging to see so many Georgia-based businesses and our local communities working together to support our state and really the entire country. Thank you to everyone who has lent a helping hand during this challenging time. We are all in this together and can continue to lead by example.”

Supporting Public Health Officials: Atlanta-based UPS is using its logistics expertise to assist with the rollout of drive-up coronavirus test sites. (Newsweek)

Encouraging Social Distancing: Some of Georgia’s favorite restaurants – like Chick-fil-A and The Varsity – are temporarily closing their dining rooms to help limit person-to-person contact and encourage social distancing. (AJCWSB)

Powering Georgia: Georgia Power is temporarily suspending residential service disconnections to ensure customers have safe and reliable access to power during the pandemic. (WABE)

Helping First Responders: Old Fourth Distillery in Atlanta is producing hand sanitizer for first responders and others in need. (Fox 5)

Supporting Seniors: Dollar General is dedicating the first hour of every shopping day to seniors, who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus. (WFXG)

Providing Meals: Community leaders and nonprofit organizations across Georgia are working together to make sure students receive meals while schools are closed. (WSB)

Learning From Home: Teachers are distributing educational handouts and supplies to help students learn from home. (Principal Mary Alcorn)