The GaMEP is closely monitoring the COVID-19/coronavirus situation. We are committed to you, our manufacturers, and our mission to serve manufacturers across Georgia. Our greatest concern is for the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and staff. As a Unit of Georgia Tech, we will continue to comply with its operational directives, and that of the University System of Georgia.
As we navigate this uncertain time together, we would like to be your resource for the latest information on the virus, and how this will impact your business. Please continue to visit this resources page for the latest in helpful links, webinars, and current information.
- GaMEP Webinars
- Partner Webinars
- Thurs. April 2 (9:15-10:00 am): Workforce Alternatives to Adjust During Changing Times – Click here for more information and to register
- Georgia Tech’s COVID-19 response page: http://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus
- World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
- CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for COVID-19. Click here.
- Georgia Department of Public Health: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus
- Georgia Tech Safety, Health, and Environmental Services – www.oshainfo.gatech.edu
- Georgia Environmental Compliance Assistance Program- https://gecap.org/
- Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html
- Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence: http://www.mfgfoundation.com/covid-19-guidance-resources-for-small-and-medium-manufacturers/
Fact Sheets for Manufacturers
- GaMEP and Georgia Tech Resources:
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- COVID-19: FDA Update for Food Facilities
- COVID-19: Tips for Manufacturers: To Keep Your Employees Safe
- Decision Tree: If You Suspect COVID-19 Exposure
- In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Georgia Tech OSHA Consultation program is partnering with the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Program to provide free, virtual meetings with companies to discuss strategies and plans for creating and implementing an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plans. The Georgia Tech OSHA Consultation program is staffed with safety and health professionals, with training in pandemic preparedness and backgrounds in public health. We are committed to ensuring that manufacturing businesses in the state of Georgia get the assistance they need during this difficult time. Each meeting will cover how to develop an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan, strategies for business continuity, guidance on effective disinfection strategies for manufacturing plants, and recommended resources. To request an online meeting, please fill out the following form: https://oshainfo.gatech.edu/virtual-assistance-consultation-form/. You can also visit their website to connect with the team.
- MEP National Network Information and Resources
- CIRAS (Iowa): https://www.ciras.iastate.edu/covid-19/
- Impact Washington: https://www.impactwashington.org/covid-19-resources-for-manufacturers.aspx
- U.S. Small Business Administration: Disaster Loan Assistance & Loan Resources
- United States Department of Labor: OSHA Administration
- United States Environmental Protection Agency: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
- Department of Labor: Unemployment Claims
- GaMEP Partners
- A short course for Better Virtual Meetings – Many businesses are having to adjust routines to ensure their employees’ safety, which may include working remotely. DDI wants to help you achieve the best results during this difficult situation by offering this free 20 minute microcourse.
- Click to download of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Efforts Webinar. A discussion of the virus’s ability to impact your current business operational model and offers easy-to-implement strategies to guide you through this time of uncertainty.
- Consumer Brands Association – Recorded Webinars
Frequently Asked Questions
As GaMEP fields similar questions about COVID-19 and its effect on manufacturers, we will put the questions and answers here.
Question: What if my manufacturing plant is changing gears and starting to produce equipment that could be beneficial for the medical industry. How do I go about letting companies and organizations know that I have these items available?
Answer: The State of Georgia has posted an all-call for companies that can provide emergency/medical services with PPE. Visit https://www.georgia.org/gamep-c19 and add your contact information.