COVID-19 Small Business Resources (Updating)

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This page is provided by MORIN Entertainment Law, as a public service to our clients, colleagues, friends, and communities, who are seeking useful information and links to resources that may provide them with financial, healthcare, and other assistance relative to the public health emergency in the state of Georgia and nationwide due to COVID-19. If you have access to or information on resources that you do not see listed below, please email our website administrator with subject COVID-19 RESOURCES and we will review your submission prior to publication. Please keep in mind, that the below list is not exhaustive and that you accept the below list pursuant our Terms of Use with regard to links to websites operated by third parties.

Updated: April 6, 2021

INFORMATION

Trying to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine in Georgia? Follow These Tips.

  • The World Health Organization

Global Research on the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)

  • The White House and Centers for Disease Control

Public Health Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health

Public Research Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Academia

Key Research Papers On the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

  • International Monetary Fund

World Economic Outlook, April 2020: The Great Lockdown

  • Georgia Department of Public Health

Daily Status Report for COVID-19 tests, infections, and deaths

  • 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.

Well-Being Georgia

  • Georgia Governor’s Office

Executive Orders

  • City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office

Press Releases

  • 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.

Email Campaign Archive

  • 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.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Manji Law, P.C.

Immigration under President Trump’s Executive Order

MILITARY SUPPORT

  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Maintaining and Enhancing Your Mental Health and Well-Being During the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

VA expands virtual services to support Veterans due to COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus FAQs: What Veterans need to know

  • Association of Defense Communities

COVID-19 Military Support Initiative

  • Think Big Blog

Best Jobs for Returning Service Members

  • The Zebra

The Complete Homebuying Guide for Veterans

  • 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.

The Military Guide Handbook

SAFETY, HEALTH & WELL-BEING

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance for Childcare Programs, Schools and Day Camps, Communities of Faith, Employers with Vulnerable Workers, Restaurants and Bars, and Mass Transit Administrators

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

  • Ronit Bose Roy’s Tee-Shirt Mask Tutorial

How To Make a COVID Mask Using A Tee-Shirt (No Sewing)

  • Dr. Hyman’s Blog

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19: Supporting Your Immune System When You May Need It Most

  • Eugene Gu, M.D.

Offering at-home testing kits to patients via Labcorp along with written medical authorization and justification letters to patients for their submission to insurance companies for reimbursement. For patients with Medicare PPO plans, providing FREE telemedicine screening, evaluation, and testing in 42 states (including Georgia).

Coronavirus Telemedicine Screening and Evaluation

  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence

SAFE EXIT FROM WEBSITE TAB BOTTOM RIGHT OF PAGE

Emotional Abuse Recovery Tips amidst COVID-19 Crisis

  • Department of Human Services Division of Family & Children Services

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank

Find Help Map

  • Neighbor in Need

Win-Win Donation Meal ($20) For a Senior Neighbor

  • 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.

COVID-19 Community Resources

  • Takeout COVID

Atlanta Map of Eateries With Takeout During the COVID Pandemic

  • 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.

Free Cognitive Based Compassion Training Sessions

  • IndieWire

Pedro Almodóvar Investigates Quarantine Sex and Masturbation in New Essay

  • Makeup Alley

Self-Care Tips to Help You Relax, Refresh and Reboot

FUNDS

Annual Credit Report

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.

Student Loans

  • Lending Tree

Student Loan Refinance Lenders

Small Businesses

  • 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.

COVID-19 Small Business Remote Legal Clinic

  • U.S. Small Business Administration

Coronavirus Funding Options

  • U.S. Department of the Treasury

Paycheck Protection Program

  • Invest Atlanta

A selection of grants, loans, general information, and technical assistance for small businesses in the greater Atlanta community.

Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative

  • Atlanta Belt Line

COVID-19 Business Resources

  • Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Loan Application

  • 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.

Small Business Grants Program

  • 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.

The Red Backpack Fund

  • Hello Alice

Business For All Grant

  • Local Initiative Support Corporation

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

  • PayPal

PayPal Small Business Loan

  • Intuit

Quickbooks Small Business Loan

Independent Contractors

    • *** 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.

Federal Jobs

  • City of Atlanta

WorkSource Atlanta

  • ChooseATL

Atlanta Jobs

    • *** UNEMPLOYMENT ***
  • Georgia Department of Labor

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

    *** TRADE-SPECIFIC ***

Artists, Photographers, and Designers

  • Georgia Council for the Arts

Emergency Preparedness

  • City of Atlanta

Strength In Beauty: Cosmetology Relief Fund

creATL Relief Fund

  • SmugMug

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resources, grants, funds, and more to help working photographers

  • 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.

Full Bleed Press

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.”

Music COVID Relief

  • Billboard Magazine

A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)

  • The Recording Academy®

MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund

  • Sound Royalties

Royalty Financing

  • gener8or

Georgia Emergency Response Program

  • SoundCloud

Artist Support

  • Bandcamp

Artist Support

Motion Picture and Television Professionals

  • Actors Fund

Entertainment Assistance Program

SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

  • SAG-AFTRA Foundation

COVID-19 Relief Fund

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

Emergency Financial Assistance

  • Director’s Guild Foundation

Financial Hardship Assistance

  • I.A.T.S.E.

National Benefit Funds

see also: “IATSE Revises Pension Plan to Allow Emergency Withdrawals,” by Carolyn Giardina for THR.com, March 26, 2020

    • *** REAL-TIME LISTS ***
  • IndieWire

How COVID-19 is changing the entertainment landscape around the world.

Coronavirus Cancellations: Every Film, TV Show, and Event Affected by the Outbreak (Updating)

What is still getting done in film and TV.

The Show Must Go On: Here’s What’s Still Open for Business in Hollywood (Updating)

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.

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