Still in the early stages of dealing with this public health crisis, information is ever-changing. To remain informed as to the status of healthcare and resources in Coweta County, consider reviewing the following resources:
Governor Brian Kemp announced Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration. This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 counties in Georgia.
"This is great news for Georgia small business owners," said Governor Kemp. "As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19 on our economy, small business owners can apply for much-needed funding to continue operation and pay their employees. My thanks to the Trump Administration for their swift action to protect small business owners throughout the country."
At this time, affected small businesses can visit the SBA onlineto initiate the process.
Google Suite/Hangouts:Video Conferencing | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project
Management | Security/Encryption
*In response to COVID-19 through July 1: free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
Encryption *In response to COVID-19: Beginning March 10, Microsoft is rolling out updates to the free version of Teams that will lift restrictions on user limits.
$0 - $12.50 PER USER
Blue JeansVideo Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Virtual Meetings | Virtual Events
$9.99 per host/month
GotoMeeting:Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging
*In response to COVID-19: some organizations may be eligible for access to free emergency remote work toolkit. Register here.
$12 - $16 per user
LOOM:Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar |Instant Messaging.
*In response to COVID-19 through July 1: free for educators, recording limit removed on the free plan, free trial extended to 30 days, Loom Pro price adjusted to $5/month
$0-$5 per user
Ring Central:Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging
*In response to COVID-19: Three months free RingCentral Office for K12 educators, health providers and non-profits
$24.99 - $44.99
SLACK:Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption
ZOOM:Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Security/Encryption. In response to COVID-19: free for educators
DropBox Business:Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption
*In response to COVID-19: Free Dropbox Business subscriptions for a three-month period to nonprofits and NGOs that are focused on fighting COVID-19
$12.50 - $20 PER USER
Genius Scan:Information Storage/Sharing | Phone app for scanning/sending documents
Tiny Scanner: Information Storage/Sharing APP | Phone app for scanning/sending documents
The establishments listed below are member-restaurants that have expanded or altered their services, accommodating the needs of our community via delivery, pickup, or curbside services. This list is subject to change, as the current situation is fluid and changing. Please reach out to if you would like to be added to or removed from the list.
Check this section regularly for local, state, and federal updates to policies. procedures, operations, and legislation. Information is fluid and changing...bookmark this page and return often!
Delay of May 19, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary, General Primary Election
The deadline to register for the May 19. 2020 election is April 20,2020. Early Voting dates for the Nonpartisan General Election- Early Voting for the May 19, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary, General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election will be April 27, 2020 to May 15, 2020.
Public access to the Administration Office Complex (22 East Broad Street/37 Perry Street/21 East Washington Street) will be limited beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 8AM until further notice in an abundance of caution due to COVID-19. All county business will be conducted online or via telephone.
Coweta County Commissioners and Municipalities Pass Local States of Emergency | Passes March 25
On Thursday afternoon, City of Newnan City Council passed an emergency declaration of a Public Healthy State of Emergency, laying out emergency ordinances such as limiting social gatherings to no more than 10 people outside of a household unit, the closing of non essential businesses as defined by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, limiting eating establishments to take-out, drive thru, and delivery only, and requesting a voluntary shelter at home. Measures go into effect Thursday , March 26 at 8am through Wednesday, April 8 at midnight. Similar Local State of Emergency Declarations were passed in the City of Newnan and Senoia. Emergency council meetings have been established in Sharpsburg and Turin on Friday, March 27 to adopt the same policies.
Suspension of Georgia Milestones Testing | Mandated March 16
On Monday, March 16, School Superintendent Richard Woods announced that state testing, including the Georgia Milestones, would be suspended until further notice. The State Board of Education will be meeting on March 27 via teleconference to approve a proposed package of waivers to include the suspension of the 20% course grade requirement for the Georgia Milestones EOC.
Gubernatorial Declaration of Economic Injury for Small Business Administration Disaster Loans | Approved March 18
As of Wednesday, March 18th, U.S. Small Business Administration Director Kem Fleming issued a declaration to provide SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to the State of Georgia. U.S. Small Business Association disaster loan assistance per Supplemental Appropriations Act. Through this program, $20 billion in total federal funding is available. Business owners can apply for maximum $2 million loans with up to 30-year amortization and an annual interest rate of 3.75% (2.75% for non-profits). An application typically has a 21-day processing and evaluation period, but that could be longer based on demand.
120 Day Extension on Drives License Expiring Between March 14 and June 20 | Approved March 23
Governor Kemp and the Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore announced a 120 extension for most Georgians with a drivers license set to expire between March 14, 2020 through June 30, 2020. Notices will still be mailed and new cards will be printed and mailed directly to customers.
(Phase 1) Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123) | Passed March 6th
The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123), which passed with near-unanimous support in both the House and Senate, was signed into law by the President on March 6, 2020. The bill provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Of the $8.3 billion, $6.7 billion (81%) is designated for the domestic response and $1.6 billion (19%) for the international response. $20 million is for the Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans program to support SBA’s administration of loan subsidies that will be made available to entities financially impacted as a result of the coronavirus.
(Phase 2) Families First Coronavirus Response Act: HR 6201 | Signed into law March 18
President Trump signed the latest coronavirus aid package into law Wednesday, March 18 evening. The Senate approved the new round of emergency funding Wednesday, March 18. The economic relief bill is the second such aid package in a matter of weeks. The legislation provides paid sick and family leave for some for U.S. workers impacted by the illness, expands unemployment assistance, includes nutrition assistance and increases resources for testing.
(Phase 3) Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act: HR 748 | Signed into law March 27
President Trump signed the latest coronavirus response package into law on Friday, March 27. The CARES Act is a $2 trillion economic stimulus package which includes items such as an increase in the Paycheck Protection Program, expands eligibility for access to Economic Injury Disaster Loans, an emergency increase to Unemployment Compensation Benefits, and recovery rebates for individuals.
As the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in the United States, the federal government is taking action to reduce the impact on taxpayers. Specifically, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has officially announced that the due date for making tax payments has been pushed to July 15, 2020.