•   Barnesville- Lamar County Covid-19 Support and Updates:

  • Re-opening and updates: Please stay safe! Social Distance and wash your hands!  Please follow all health and safety precautions!

    4-27-20 GA Chamber of Commerce Recommendations for re-opening:https://www.gachamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/042320_Reopen-Recommendations-_FINAL-1.pdf

     

    To update your business information. Please take the quick business survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DVRY536

    Antiques on Atlanta - Open
    Aviation Inventory Repair
    Balamo Building Supply Open
    Bankston Lumber Company, Inc. Open 7;30- 5 pm M-F- Practicing Social Distancing and CDC guidelines
    Bankston Roll Off Open
    Barnesville Lamar Office Park, LLC.
    Barnesville Motel
    Barnesville Tax Central Limited open hours
    Barnesville-Lamar County Library- Open
    Barnesville- Lamar County Industrial Development Authority- Open
    Buggy Town Auction- open
    Bush Farms, LLC
    Carpet Cure Open- 8-5 M-F CDC guidelines
    City of Milner open 8-5 M-F
    Continental Tire North America, Inc. open
    Country Oaks Farm & Home Supply- Open- MASK ONLY
    County Line Farm
    Cubano's Cuban Cuisine-10:30- 8 pm
    Dairy Queen open - drive-thru
    D-Check Developments, Inc. open
    Deck'em Pest Services, Inc open
    Department of Family & Children Services
    Deraney's Two City Tavern- Open
    Drs Woodall, Wilson, & Manley open offering phone call appts
    Elements of Style- Open
    Faith Christian Academy closed
    Farm Supply, LLC. open
    First Baptist Church of Barnesville open by appointment- services open
    Georgia Power open
    Gerald E. Cauthen, DDS - OPen
    Goggans Florist - Open
    Gordon State College closed- operating with limited staff on campus
    Griffin Trophy & Embroidery open
    Heritage Inn of Barnesville Health & Rehabilitation- no visitors
    Hines - Open- Drive thru only= M-F 9-6 sat 9-1
    Honeywood Farms store open
    Hudson Specialty Group, Inc. open
    Lamar County Farm Bureau- Open- limited people in building- 
    Lamar County NAACP
    Loan South Finance & Tax Service open
    Mama's Kitchen open
    Martin & Martin, Attorneys at Law
    Mitch's Automotive, Inc.
    Mosquito Authority open
    Pam's Garden Patch- opened all you can eat cafeteria style- 11-7 pm
    Paw Spa- open 8-4 pm
    PS Wireless  open
    Salon on Main limited hours (please contact your hair dresser for appointment) by appt- only
    State Farm- Open by appt. only- no cash payments
    Sun Solace- Open
    Towaliga CASA appointments only
    United Bank- Drive- Open- limited CDC guidelines
    University of Georgia-Griffin Campus closed online classes
    Village Photography open M-T 9-2 pm and Friday 9-12
    Waffle House dining room open- limited dining room- following CDC guidelines
    Woodsmith, Inc. open
    Zaxby's Drive- thru- only
     

  • GACCE: Template for responsible Re-entry:

     

    Responsible Re-Entry

    What does the new “norm” look like?

     

    Responsible Re-entry for a business should be as personalized as your mission statement. Your culture, your work force and the type or size of your business will be considerations when writing a re-entry plan and when determining when to move on to the next phase.

     

    Consider the following before implementing the plan;

     

    Safety and Health Costs

    • Sanitation and protection of employees/patrons may have a cost associated. Bringing employees and patrons back in phases may help off-set some of the cost.

     

    Communications

    • Transparency and constant communication will be key for a successful re-entry. Communication alleviates anxiety for employees and allows them to feel empowered.

     

    Conduct a *Survey

    • Use a survey to help with developing your re-entry plan. This survey should be used to establish who is ready and can come back to work. It can also identify any hardships on the employee which include, but are not limited to, lack of daycare, financial issues and mental stress. This survey should not be used to eliminate jobs or positions.

     

    Responsible Re-entry Phase One

    Returning Employees

    1. Establish optional work plans.
      • Work remotely when feasible.
      • Return workforce in phases.
      • Develop alternating schedules/shifts between working in the office and working remotely.
    2. Employees with a temperature greater than 100.4 F should stay home. Those who feel ill, should take sick time or be allowed to work from home for 72 hours.
    3. Employees are encouraged to wear masks.   
    4. Wash hands frequently. Soap and/or hand sanitizer should be provided.
    5. Disinfected personal workstations at the start and end of the workday  

     Building Access  

    1. Only employees should be allowed in the business. If applicable, limit/control the entry and exit door for employees.
    2. Tape off the section/desk area to your receptionist at six feet or build a barrier.
    3. If your business requires outside patrons/guests, consider the following;
      • Require or provide masks.
      • Provide hand sanitizer as they enter the building.

    Meeting Rooms  

    1. Meetings should be limited to employees only. Meeting with others should be conducted virtually.
    2. Reduce the standard room capacity for meetings rooms and personal offices.  
    3. Disinfected meetings rooms before and after each use.

    Common Areas

    1. Close common areas where employees are likely to congregate or enforce strict social distancing protocols. These areas should be disinfected at the end of each day.  
    2. Sanitize all employee food and containers before storing in a common area. Food stored in a common refrigerator should be sanitized and placed into clear zip-log bags. A name and a date will be written on the bag.
    3. Reduce the capacity number of people in a fitness room/gym. Equipment should be wiped down before and after use. 

    Travel

    1. Minimize non-essential travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation after travel.

    Employee Assistance

    1. Human Resources will be readily available to provide assistance on lapsed benefits, questions on COVID-19 issues and mental health assistance. 

     

    Responsible Re-entry Phase Two

    Returning Employees

    1. Continue with optional work plans.
    • Work remotely when feasible.
    • Return workforce in phases.
    • Develop alternating schedules/shifts between working in the office and working remotely.
    1. Employees with a temperature greater than 100.4 F should stay home. Those who feel ill, should take sick time or be allowed to work from home for 72 hours.
    2. Employees are encouraged to wear masks.   
    3. Wash hands frequently. Soap and/or hand sanitizer should be provided.
    4. Disinfected personal workstations at the start and end of the workday.
    5. Consider special accommodations for employee’s wo are members of the vulnerable population.

     Building Access  

    1. If applicable, limit/control the entry and exit door for employees.
    2. Tape off the section/desk to your receptionist at six feet or build a barrier.
    3. For outside patrons and visitors;
    • Require or provide masks.
    • Provide hand sanitizer as they enter the building.

    Meeting Rooms  

    1. Encourage virtual meetings.
    2. Reduce the standard room capacity for meetings rooms and personal offices.  
    3. Disinfected meetings rooms before and after each use.

    Common Areas

    1. Close common areas where employees are likely to congregate or enforce strict social distancing protocols. These areas should be disinfected at the end of each day.  
    2. Sanitize all employee food and containers before storing in a common area. Food stored in a common refrigerator should be sanitized and placed into clear zip-log bags. A name and a date will be written on the bag.
    3. Reduce the capacity number of people in a fitness room/gym. Equipment should be wiped down before and after use. 

    Travel

    1. Non-essential travel can resume. Consider isolation after travel dependent of traveled location.

    Employee Assistance

    1. Human Resources will be readily available to provide assistance on lapsed benefits, questions on COVID-19 issues and mental health assistance. 

     

    Responsible Re-entry Phase Three

    Returning Employees

    1. Resume normal work schedules.
    2. Encourage best practices hygiene.
    3. Disinfected personal workstations at the start of each day.
    4. Vulnerable employees should practice physical distancing and minimizing unnecessary exposure. 

    Building Access  

    1. Continue to provide hand sanitizer to patrons/guest as they enter the building.

    Meeting Rooms  

    1. Disinfected meetings rooms before and after each use.

    Common Areas

    1. All common areas should be disinfected daily.
    2. Fitness equipment should be wiped down before and after use. 

    Travel

    1. Resume normal travel.

    Employee Assistance

    1. Programs should remain in place for mental health assistance. 

     

    Other Considerations

    • Some companies are utilizing UV Boxes to sterilize PPE, laptops, iPads, etc.  (Must verify before using on sensitive equipment.) Specifications have been received from the Kansas City Crime Lab and use 249 Nano UV bulbs.

     

    *Sample Survey Questions

    1. Are you comfortable with returning to work?
      1. If no, list why.
      2. When would you be comfortable with returning to work? (list dates if a date has been set)
    2. Will you have a hardship with returning to work due to;
      1. Child Care (many programs for the summer may be cancelled)
      2. Caring for another family member?
    3. Have you traveled outside of the region in the last 14 days?
      1. Where?
      2. Did you self-quarantine after your return?
    4. Have you had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days?
    5. Has working from home created a significant financial hardship?
    6. Have you been around a person who you know has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
    7. Have you cared for someone with COVID-19?

     

     

     

  • Important Information for all Employers! Employers must file unemployment claims electronically for all employees affected by coronavirus. These "partial" claims WILL NOT count against employer unemployment accounts if filed by employer. Claims already filed due to coronavirus should be filed again by employer and it will override and expedite the claim filed by employee.

    https://dol.georgia.gov/gdol-covid-19-information

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  • University of Georgia    Emergency Resources UGA- County Extension: https://extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html?fbclid=IwAR2q1JnCqk36s7uV2ad7KHCBWwJl6WoYIC1ZyldkewnVMsKjhfIZmOMIwsI

    UGA- COunty Extension Office is open by appointment only!

     

     

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    Click here for an important Annual Registration announcement.

    Georgia Secretary of State’s annual registration season for calendar year 2020 is from January 1, 2020 to May 1, 2020. Your annual registration must be postmarked by May 1, 2020If your annual registration and payment are not postmarked by the May 1st deadline, you will be assessed a $25.00 late filing penalty fee and/or your entity may be administratively dissolved or revoked by the Secretary of State.

    To keep your entity in “Good Standing” with the Office of Secretary of State, we encourage you to file your annual registration online with a credit card at https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov, as soon as possible. The Corporations Division accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and ATM/Debit Cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo for online filings only.

    Use our intuitive website that allows you to file your annual registration from the One Click Annual Registration or the Annual Registration portions of the website.

    The One Click Annual Registration button allows you to pay the annual registration quickly without a login if there are no changes required to the entity. (You must be current on all annual registration fees.)

    The Annual Registration button allows you to file an annual registration with or without making changes after logging into eCorp.sos.ga.gov.  If you need to make changes to the entity, then you must login. A logged in filer will be able to review all filings and receipts in the filer’s dashboard, and the annual registration and receipt will also be emailed to the filer.
     
    The Bulk One Click Annual Registration option allows logged in customers to process up to 100 annual registrations without any changes at one time with one credit card payment.


    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS NOTIFICATON MAY BE SENT TO MORE THAN ONE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTITY; PLEASE CHECK WITH ALL PARTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTITY TO AVOID MULTIPLE FILINGS.  ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.


    The annual registration fees are: $50 for profit corporations, LLCs, and LPs; $30 for nonprofit corporations; and $25 for foreign LLPs. If the amount listed for your entity is more than the stated fees, then the total reflects amount(s) due from previous year(s) and any applicable late fee(s) and/or service charge if filing in paper format.  

    Annual registrations not processed online may be filed by mail and require a printed annual registration form and payment with a check, certified bank check or money order. A paper form may be printed from our website at https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov. There is an additional $10 service charge if an annual registration filing is submitted in paper format. Please mail your completed annual registration form and payment to the following address: Office of Secretary of State, Annual Registration Filings, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.,  313 West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334. All checks must be pre-printed with a complete address in order to be accepted by our office for processing. Absolutely no counter or starter checks will be accepted. We cannot accept cash for payment. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will delay or possibly result in the rejection of your filing. Checks that are dishonored by your bank are subject to a $30.00 NSF charge. Failure to honor your payment could result in a civil suit filed against you and/or your entity may be administratively dissolved or revoked by the Secretary of State. [See. O.C.G.A. §13-6-15 and Title 14, respectively.]

    Any person authorized by the entity to do so may sign and file an annual registration (including online filing). Please be advised that a person who signs a document or submits an electronic filing he or she knows is false in any material respect with the intent that the document be delivered to the Secretary of State for filing shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished to the highest degree permissible by law. [O.C.G.A. § 14-2-129.]

    We have provided a how to guide to help you navigate through the system and lead you through the annual registration process. You can access this guide on the Corporations Division’s website at https://sos.ga.gov. If you need additional assistance, we can be reached at corporationswebmail@sos.ga.gov, at 404-656-2817 or toll-free at 844-753-7825. We are expecting heavy call volumes and long wait times and encourage you to first review the how to guide. 

    More information regarding annual registrations is available at our website.

    Thank you very much for your business.

    Corporations Division
    Office of Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger

     

    The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. For other information about the COVID-19 virus, people should visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.coronavirus.gov) for health information. Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus and in Spanish at https://gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus. The Department of Treasury also has information available at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.

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