CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
From spirits to sanitizer, Second City Distilling Co. is rising to the occasion for essential workers and those on the front line. It’s a plastic spritz bottle that can be used to clean your hands or a surface.
A small plant in Georgia is one of four businesses designated by the Presidential Task Force to pause normal operations and begin manufacturing needed medical equipment such as masks and gowns.
The Atlanta-based airline will be donating that uneaten food from its airplanes and Sky Club to charities in Georgia and across the world.
Heritage, which was able to rehire its 15 furloughed workers, plans to use a mattress embroidering machine to outline the shape of the face masks. Luvu Brands, a lifestyle materials company in metro Atlanta, has taught dozens of sewing machine operators how to stitch masks. And the manufacturer YKK, which typically makes zippers and buttons at its Macon facility, is turning more attention to making fastening products for medical masks and hospital gowns.
Engineers at Georgia Tech and in neighborhoods across Atlanta have been working around the clock to manufacture protective gear using lasers and 3D printers.
Pretoria Fields Collective in Albany is still making hand sanitizer for the community. CEO Tom Vess said they’re now helping hospitals in Georgia, and other states with their Germ X.
Hope Springs Distillery has made the switch from vodka to hand sanitizer for the foreseeable future, but don’t worry if you’re a fan of their vodka. It’s not a permanent change, just something they’re doing as long as the outbreak continues.
The Shark Tank entrepreneurs are digging into their own pockets to help their community. So far, they’ve made several gallons of the germ killing substance for those on the front lines of this pandemic.
Georgia-based global health organization, MAP International, delivered 10,000 protective masks to medical personnel at nine different facilities.
Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants and other medical workers from MinuteClinic will be overseeing that testing. From specimen testing to results, the whole testing process will take about 30 minutes. Patients on site will be directed to stay inside their vehicle.
A group of dentists and orthodontists in Georgia is working on a better protective mask for first responders. The mask uses shop vac Hepa filters, 3-D printed parts and elastic straps from old swim goggles. They say it will provide better protection than paper or cloth masks.
Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Cafe has pledged to giveaway 100,000 smoothies to health care workers and first responders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Denison said that’s exactly why the Small Business Administration recently created the Paycheck Protection Program. Small business owners and nonprofits with less than 500 employees are eligible for up to $10 million to pay for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities.