“If there is something to be done—do it, without any need to worry; if there’s nothing to be done, worrying about it further will not help.” – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
Updated: April 6, 2021
- Georgia Covid-19 Vaccine Spotter
- Marill, Michele Cohen. Atlanta Magazine. March 25, 2021.
- The World Health Organization
- The White House and Centers for Disease Control
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health
- International Monetary Fund
- Georgia Department of Public Health
- Augusta University
The site includes a directory of testing sites, interactive map of confirmed cases, access to AU’s telehealth service, guidance on latest local policies, and other tools to to manage personal well-being.
- Georgia Governor’s Office
- City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office
- Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
This email archive is updated every business day since March 16, 2020, and provides a wealth of local, national, and international information on the impact of COVID-19.
- The State Bar of Georgia
Executive orders from the Governor or Supreme Court of Georgia listing how the courts and legal services are responding, including providing access to remote notarization, custodial arrangements, judicial emergencies, and additional resources for members.
- Manji Law, P.C.
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- Association of Defense Communities
- Think Big Blog
- The Zebra
- The Military Guide
The MG’s mission is to create informative and reliable resources for Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Reservists, and anyone considering joining the Armed Forces.
SAFETY, HEALTH & WELL-BEING
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Ronit Bose Roy’s Tee-Shirt Mask Tutorial
- Dr. Hyman’s Blog
- Partnership Against Domestic Violence
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- Department of Human Services Division of Family & Children Services
- Atlanta Community Food Bank
- Neighbor in Need
- WABE Atlanta
WABE has collected an ongoing and comprehensive list of local organizations to help ensure you can receive any aid you may need in these difficult times, along with ways you can also assist from the comfort your home.
- Takeout COVID
- Emory University Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics
Online compassion practice and fellowship sessions. All are welcome. Also in Spanish. “It is our connection to others, and capacity for warm-heartedness, that will get us through the crisis with equanimity and kindness.” – Tim Harrison, Associate Director.
- Makeup Alley
Federal law requires each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, to provide you with your credit report for free each year upon your request. The Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sites contain information about credit reports, your rights, and laws that guarantee these rights.
- Lending Tree
- Lawyers for Good Government
Pro bono consultations to help small business owners dealing with legal issues resulting from diminished revenues or closures due to COVID-19.
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Invest Atlanta
A selection of grants, loans, general information, and technical assistance for small businesses in the greater Atlanta community.
- Atlanta Belt Line
- Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative
- Facebook for Business
This grant expressly excludes sole proprietors or businesses with a single employee. If you do not qualify based on this exclusion, please see the Business Resources Hub.
- Global Giving and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation
This grant expressly excludes sole proprietors or those with no employees and is limited to businesses that are 51% women majority owned. For more limitations, read the FAQ.
- Hello Alice
- Local Initiative Support Corporation
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
- *** JOB LISTINGS ***
- USA Jobs
The Federal Government is hiring across a wide range of career fields to help respond to the COVID-19 national emergency. These mission-critical jobs will have a direct impact on the American people and the government’s response to COVID-19.
- City of Atlanta
- *** UNEMPLOYMENT ***
- Georgia Department of Labor
- *** TRADE-SPECIFIC ***
Artists, Photographers, and Designers
- Georgia Council for the Arts
- City of Atlanta
- Mindzai Creative
Art Print On Demand Marketplace created for artists looking to increase their online sales with out all the hassles of running a webstore. We are currently reviewing artists and building the website – With the goal to get this up and running by Mid May 2020.
Musicians, Songwriters, and Producers
- U.S. Music Community
66 organizations in the U.S. music community assemble to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act and the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.”
- Billboard Magazine
- The Recording Academy®
- Sound Royalties
Motion Picture and Television Professionals
- Actors Fund
- SAG-AFTRA Foundation
see also: “SAG-AFTRA Processing 100,000 Residuals Checks Weekly Even Amid Virus Crisis,” by Jonathan Handel for THR.com, March 26, 2020
- Motion Picture & Television Fund
- Director’s Guild Foundation
see also: “IATSE Revises Pension Plan to Allow Emergency Withdrawals,” by Carolyn Giardina for THR.com, March 26, 2020
- *** REAL-TIME LISTS ***
How COVID-19 is changing the entertainment landscape around the world.
What is still getting done in film and TV.
- *** FUND-RAISERS ***
- Swans for Relief
Fund organized by Misty Copeland, featuring 32 ballerinas in a special video performance that represent ballet companies from around the world. Funds raised will be distributed to each dancer’s company’s COVID-19 relief fund, or other arts/dance-based relief funds in the event that a company is not set up to receive donations. Distribution of funds will be administered through partner, Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.
With the assistance of Light Industry, Screen Slate, and other community partners, we have started a fund that can be accessed by cinema workers whose hours have been curtailed because of this crisis and who are not being otherwise compensated.
Bruna Papandrea (Founder & CEO, Made Up Stories) and Gregg Fienberg brought together a coalition of producers, writers & directors (i.e., above-the-line talent and crew) to raise funds for below-the-line production personnel.
Launching a $1 million urgent fund to support the immediate needs of artists, filmmakers, and organizations. 1/3 of the fund will support Sundance Institute-curated artists, while 2/3 will be dedicated to emergency support for the wider community of independent artists, deployed in collaboration with partner NPOs.
The Atlanta Artist Lost Gig Fund provides financial assistance for arts professionals with unmet needs due to canceled gigs.
WarnerMedia will commit $100 million to help crew members on its shows and movies that have suspended production during the coronavirus pandemic.
$6 million fund of which $4mm will be dispensed to The Actors Fund (see above) and the Motion Picture & Television Fund (see above), while the remaining $2mm will go to the Academy Foundation to support its grants program.
TV mogul Greg Berlanti has committed $1 million as part of a COVID-19 relief effort that will see funds going directly to staffers-in-need as well as industry organizations that have stepped up to help Hollywood workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
A coalition of film festivals and distributors supporting the independent film community affected by the COVID-19 outbreak by pledging to waive submission policies with respect to online eligibility, premiere status, geo-blocking, production and commitment timelines, and distributor clause. The Atlanta Film Festival is a signatory.