Bitty and Beau’s Coffee in Savannah, GA Receives Paycheck Protection Program Funds

WJBF: Spirits to Sanitizer: Second City Distilling Co. makes hand sanitizer for essential workers

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.

KNWA: America Knits begins manufacturing medical face masks and gowns

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.

WSBTV: Delta donating 200,000 pounds of food to charities in Georgia, other states

The Atlanta-based airline will be donating that uneaten food from its airplanes and Sky Club to charities in Georgia and across the world.

AJC: Goodbye mattresses, hello masks: Ga. manufacturers help in virus response

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.

Fox 5 Atlanta: Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Tech team up to produce 50,000 plastic surgical shields

Engineers at Georgia Tech and in neighborhoods across Atlanta have been working around the clock to manufacture protective gear using lasers and 3D printers.

WALB News: Pretoria Fields still making hand sanitizer for the community

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.

Gwinnet Daily Post: Hope Springs Distillery in Lilburn switches to making, selling hand sanitizer

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.

News Channel 9: Dalton family featured on Shark Tank creates homemade hand sanitizer to combat COVID-19

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.

CBS 46: Georgia nonprofit donates 10,000 masks to hospitals around the metro

Georgia-based global health organization, MAP International, delivered 10,000 protective masks to medical personnel at nine different facilities.

WGXA: CVS partners with Georgia Tech for rapid COVID-19 testing

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.

Fox 5 Atlanta: Dentists, orthodontists and teachers team up to build better face mask for first responders

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.

AJC: Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie to donate 100,000 smoothies to health care workers

Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Cafe has pledged to giveaway 100,000 smoothies to health care workers and first responders amid the coronavirus pandemic.

CBS 46: New program offers small business owners a lifeline

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.

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