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COVID-19 Information & Resources 





GA DOL Expands Unemployment & Announces New Rules

March 27, 2020

This week, the Georgia Department of Labor has issued several new rules to support employees across our state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules alongside expanded user-friendly tools like the new Claims Status Dashboard and the single upload data entry for employers are crucial is this effort. Georgia unemployment benefits have now been expanded to cover individuals temporarily unable to work due to the COVID-19 public health emergency who plan to return to work when the emergency ceases. Click here for a synopsis of the new rules.

Senate Passes Phase 3 Federal Relief CARES Act

March 25, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the “CARES Act” passed the U.S. Senate last night, March 25, and is headed to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration as soon as today March 26. This is a $2 trillion stimulus bill which will provide economic relief to individuals, families, small businesses and other sectors of the United States economy that took a hard hit due to the pandemic. Once this is passed in the House and signed by President Trump, most provisions are available to individuals and businesses almost immediately.  Click here to read a full synopsis of the act.

Gov. Kemp Issues New Executive Orders, Provides COVID-19 Update

March 24, 2020
Gov. Brian Kemp announced a series of measures Monday to try to curb the spread of coronavirus, instituting a ban on many gatherings of more than 10 people and ordering a shelter in place for “medically fragile” residents for two weeks. It will also extend Georgia’s tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020 in accordance with the new federal tax filing deadline.  Read the full transcript <a href="