Your Chamber is committed to supporting you, your business, our community, and the region, during this challenging time. In  an effort to keep you informed we have put together this page as a one stop for resources, policy updates, how you can find help, how you can lend a helping hand, as well as what the community and fellow business owners are doing. We will be revising this site regularly as new information and resources become available.

Even if you aren’t a current Chamber Investor, please use this page, these resources, and the Chamber during this trying time. We are a strong community and only by working together will we secure a brighter future for our entire region. 

We hope you and your family are staying healthy and proactive as we move forward together. #BetterTogether 

Small Business Relief Resources:

COVID – 19 Small Business Economic Assistance Fact Sheet

Business Guidance Regarding State & Local Ordinances

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

Synovus – Small Business Disaster Loan Comparison

Synovus – Things You Need To Know, Paycheck Protection

The Georgia Chamber hosted SBA Administrator Ashley D. Bell and Director of Government Guaranteed Lending for Synovus Joseph Shuford today to provide a detailed overview of the economic injury relief programs available to small businesses. (Click for call recording)

UGA Small Business Development Center – Small Business Assistance Website

UGA Small Business Development Center – Regional Webinars – Dates, Times, and Information

UGA SBDC – Small Business Loan Overview

Government Mandates:

(5-28-20) Kemp, State Officials Give Update on COVID-19

(5-28-20) Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency

(5-28-20) Reviving a Healthy Georgia

(4-21-20) Minimum Guidelines for Re-Opening Georgia’s Economy -For More Information Click Here

(4-8-20) Gov. Kemp Extends Statewide Shelter in Place Order Through April 30

(4-1-20) Gov. Kemp To Sign Shelter In Place Order

(3-23-20) Governor Kemp Issues New Executive Order, Update COVID-19

(3-20-20) Mayor Skip Henderson Announces Deceleration of Local Emergency

(3-16-20) Congress Makes Significant Changes to Proposed FMLA and Sick Leave Requirements in COVID-19 Bill

(3-23-20) Updated on Senate COVID-19 Stimulus Package

(3-23-30) National Support for Startups and Small Businesses

(3-20-20) Treasury, IRS and Labor Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses to Swiftly Recover the Cost of Providing Coronavirus-Related Leave

(3-20-20) The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has Adopted an Emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, Effective March 16, 2020

Community Resources:

211 Call Center

United Way has a devoted site that has the most up-to-the minute information on help and assistance services during this difficult and confusing time. It can be accessed via the web, link above, or you can call 211 and get that information as well.

Community Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund

The Coronavirus Response Fund, hosted by Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley in partnership with United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, will provide flexible resources to organizations in the Columbus area working with our most vulnerable citizens: members of communities who are disproportionately impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this outbreak. This philanthropic response will work closely with government, business partners and other philanthropic resources to help the Response Fund rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of our area’s current Coronavirus pandemic.

Goodwill of the Southern Rivers – Current Community Job Openings

Communicorp Offers Items for Re-Opening Your Business & Office

Health Resources:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – COVID-19 

Curbside & Business Openings

(Click Business Name for More Information)

Nonic Beer Bar & Kitchen


Parker’s Pantry

The Simple Greek – Columbus

The Simple Greek – Midland

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

LongHorn Steakhouse

The Bottle Shop (Curbside Pickup)

Country’s BBQ


Fountain City Coffee

Bare Roots – Bibb City Cafe

Bare Roots

B. Merrell’s

Burger King

Ezell’s Catfish

Honey Baked Ham

Iron Bank Coffee

Jason’s Deli

Mellow Mushroom


Texas Roadhouse



Moe’s (Both Locations)

Chick-Fil-A (Bradley Park) 

Chick-fil-A (Columbus Park Crossing)

Chick-fil-A (Macon RD)

Chick-fil-A (Manchester Expressway)

Chicken Lady’s Coop

Clean Eatz


Morten’s at Old Town

Newk’s Eatery

Dunkin’ Donuts

Shrimp Basket

Shane’s Rib Shack

The Cannon Brew Pub

Schomburg’s Jewelry

Council Wardrobe Studio

The Blue Door Boutique

Master Kleen Dry Cleaners


EPIC Restaurant

Piggly Wiggly


Direct Optical

Dinglewood Pharmacy & Gifts


Northside Animal Hospital

2nd Avenue Animal Hospital

Chattabrewchee Southern Brewhouse

Rocket Fizz


Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Outback Steakhouse

Help at Home

The Hangout Bar and Grill

Old Chicago

The Hair Wellness Group

PURE Taqueira

Uptown Wine & Spirits

The Greater Columbus GA Chamber of Commerce seeks to provide access to recommendations, regulations, services and expertise to its members.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, this mission remains constant.  Prior to acting, members should consult their own professional advisors for information and counsel specific to the individual and unique situations faced by organizations, individuals and corporations.  The opinions, interpretations and recommendations of the Greater Columbus GA Chamber of Commerce are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice.  The Greater Columbus GA Chamber of Commerce makes no representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the content contained herein.  Users of this information accept any and all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that the Greater Columbus GA Chamber of Commerce has no liability to user.