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Joint Statement on Covid-19 from The Fayette County Development Authority and The Fayette Chamber of Commerce

Businesses of all sizes and residents of Fayette County have been affected by Covid-19, the novel coronavirus, both directly and indirectly. First, we offer our thoughts and prayers to the individuals and their families who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus. We extend our sincere thanks to the healthcare professionals in our community who are tirelessly working to treat this illness. We urge residents of Fayette County to follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

 

Our organizations have been in constant communication with our various stakeholders to ensure that we have the latest information on the impact of the pandemic on our economy and its effect on our local business community. In response, we have taken the following steps:

 

  • The Fayette Chamber has enhanced its website with a Covid-19 resource page, which includes guidance for businesses and employers, lending resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and resources for managing a remote workforce. (https://www.fayettechamber.org/covid19/)
  • In cooperation with other chambers of commerce in Georgia, the Fayette Chamber is cohosting a series of teleconferences and webinars on managing a business through this crisis.
  • The Fayette Chamber has set up a Facebook page, entitled “Feeding Fayette,” to promote local restaurants that continue to serve our community through take-out, curb-side service, and delivery when dining out is discouraged. (https://www.facebook.com/FeedingFayetteGA/)
  • The Fayette County Development Authority, in conjunction with the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and the Fayette Chamber responded to an urgent request from the White House for local companies willing to re-tool their manufacturing processes to provide needed equipment such as ventilators, face masks and gloves. We urge any manufacturer with those capabilities to reach out to mbaker@fayettega.org or contact the Fayette Chamber who will contact the Development Authority. Here's a link to the survey: https://www.research.net/r/MBQSZMV

 

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide the most up-to-date and accurate information possible as this situation develops. In the meantime, we will continue to press forward with our organizational missions to create an economic environment in which businesses can invest capital and create jobs in a great place to live, work, and play.

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