COVID-19 Resource Page

 

 

In order to stay abreast of the situation and maintain a healthy community and membership, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will continue to monitor COVID-19 through updates provided by the Cherokee Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).

The DPH encourages you to obtain your information from reliable and accurate sources such as:

www.dph.georgia.gov
www.cdc.gov
www.cherokeega.com/_focus/corona-virus-plan.php


Presented by:
University of Georgia Small Business Development Center
at Kennesaw State University
at the
February 2021 Good Morning Cherokee

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COVID-19 Testing Sites:

COVID testing operations have moved from the Woodstock Health Department location to the parking lot of Woodstock First Baptist Church adjacent to Gunnin Road. Please note, this is COVID TESTING OPERATIONS ONLY. Please see below for detailed information and the link to register for testing:

***New COVID-19 drive-thru testing location***

  • COVID-19 testing will now be administered by Mako Medical instead of Georgia Public Health.
  • The new drive-thru testing site is located at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, in a parking lot adjacent to Gunnin Road. Please note: entrance to the testing site will need to be made via Gunnin Road.
  • Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM
  • You are only required to pre-register for your test. There are no set appointment times. As soon as you sign up for testing, you can arrive at the testing site any time between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM that is convenient for you.
  • Pre-register for your test at the following link:  https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/
  • Insurance information may be asked for but testing is still “no cost” to the individual

Covid Vaccine Information:

Georgia eligibility is open for everyone 16 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine.

Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 16 and older. Please schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available.


The COVID-19 vaccine is being administered at many different locations across the state. These locations include county public health departments, pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and mass vaccination sites.

All providers require that you make an appointment to get the vaccine. Do not show up to a vaccine location without an appointment. No payment is required to make an appointment.

Vaccine Appointments

Find a site through the Georgia Department of Public Health

Register for an appointment at a county health department site near you using the DPH appointment scheduling website.

You can also find a vaccine provider near you by using the DPH Vaccine Locator. Use the information listed to contact the provider and schedule a vaccine appointment.

Find a mass vaccination site

Find a state-supported mass vaccination site nearest you and pre-register for an appointment at MyVaccineGeorgia.com.

Contact a major pharmacy chain
Major pharmacy chains have vaccines at select locations. Find a pharmacy location near you at VaccineFinder.org. Visit the pharmacy website to schedule an appointment.

Contact your doctor or healthcare provider

Your doctor or healthcare provider may also be administering vaccines. Contact them directly to find out more information. If you do not have a personal physician but still want to receive the vaccine privately, reach out to an urgent care center or similar health care facility in your area.

Northside Hospital Cherokee Vaccine Information


Cherokee County Vaccination Clinic Location 

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic is now located at Canton First Baptist Church. The church is located at 1 Mission Point, Canton, GA 30114. Vaccination is still by appointment only!

Individuals seeking an appointment at public health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield counties must register at https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/.

Public health COVID-19 vaccine appointment registration is also available through the DPH Health Department Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line at (888) 457-0186, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 8 PM, and Saturday, 8 AM – 5 PM.


Residents should monitor the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org for further updates and announcements regarding COVID-19 testing in North Georgia.  


State of Georgia COVID-19 Hotline: 844-442-2681

If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.


Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act

3-31 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

3-21 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

2-26 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

2-15 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

1-29 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

1-15 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

11-30 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

11-13 Executive Order:  Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

10-30 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

10-15 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

9-30 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

9-15 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

8-31 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

8-15 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

7-31 Executive Order: Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

7-31 Executive Order: Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency

7-15 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

6-29 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

6-29 Executive Order: Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency

6-11 Executive Order:  Providing additional guidance and Empowering a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

5-28 Executive Order:  Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency issued on March 14 and renewed on April 8 and April 30 to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19

5-28 Executive Order: Providing ongoing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

5-12 Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

5-12 Executive Order: Regarding the Department of Driver Services and on-the-road driving exams

4-30 Executive Order: Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency

 


Cherokee Office of Economic Development
Covid-19 Business Resource Page:

 


The Georgia Chamber of Commerce continues to provide relevant information and resources:

www.gachamber.com/covid19

 


US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Resource Pages:

www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

 


US Small Business Administration Resource Page:

www.facebook.com/SBAgov
www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources|
www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

 


Kennesaw State Small Business Development Center:

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University can answer your questions and help you address any concerns you may have about your business including cash flow, payroll, marketing, the effect of the COVID-19 virus on your business and and help you navigate the process of the  SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

The KSU SBDC  is part of cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, KSU and UGA so there is no cost to you for their services. To schedule a teleconference appointment with one of their consultants, email us at kennesaw@georgiasbdc.org or call 470.578.6450.

www.georgiasbdc.org/response-and-recovery
www.georgiasbdc.org/sba-economic-injury-disaster-loan
Conquering a Business Crisis Guide (pdf)|
www.georgiasbdc.org/georgia-small-business-recovery

View Recent Webinar presented by KSU SBDC:
Navigating the SBA Loan Process and CARES Act 
Overview SBA Emergency Loans (pdf)

 


Department of Labor Assistance for Employees

Governor Brian Kemp and Labor Commissioner Mark Butler issued a statement regarding the Georgia Department of Labor Assisting Workers during this difficult time. Commissioner Butler is mandating that all employers electrically file a partial claim on behalf of their employees if the current situation has deemed it necessary for you to significantly reduce hours or temporarily lay off workers.

The benefits of partial claim filing:

  • Employers retain their workforce – this is not considered a full lay-off
  • There is no additional cost to the employer and the UI ratio will not increase due to these lay-offs during the current situation
  • Your employees will be able to begin receiving monetary benefits within days of the electronic filing which will assist them with meeting the needs of their families
  • Partial claims are temporary – they have a 6 week period (which can be extended under certain circumstances)
  • Partial Claims do not count against any full claims you may need to make in the future. Should you end up having to lay off employees, those employees would still be entitled to the full 14 week benefit (the current length of time unemployment benefits are allowed).

Please go to https://dol.georgia.gov/ to begin the process.