ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — As efforts to continue promoting health safety and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Brian Kemp is listing companies that are providing businesses with personal protective equipment and health care supplies.
In a press release, Kemp announced the Georgia Suppliers Interactive Map and List, which includes the following:
- More than 220 companies providing needed protective supplies in Georgia
- An interactive map displaying the locations of these businesses
- A tool viewers can use to sort the supplies by category
Kemp said the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) created the list, and he said in the release:
“When we asked Georgia businesses to aid with needed supplies in our fight against COVID-19, they answered that call. I thank all of the hardworking Georgians and businesses who have made these supplies available. We are all in this together, and this new resource will help Georgia companies source the supplies necessary for keeping their employees and customers safe, while remaining open for business.”READ MORE: Ready To Restart The Race: Phil Keoghan Talks About The Return Of 'The Amazing Race' After A 19-Month "Pit Stop"
The release references how many businesses, including manufacturing plants, restaurants and clothing boutiques, have shifted gears during the pandemic to use their resources and tools to create these much-needed supplies.
“Our strong relationships across the state of Georgia have proven vital in the fight against COVID-19,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Led by our Centers of Innovation, the Georgia Department of Economic Development has been proud to work across divisions to aid the state’s business community during COVID-19. Public-private partnerships continue to produce quality results, and I thank all of the companies who have stepped up to help their fellow Georgians by producing these critical supplies that will help keep us safe and get back to business.”
As the list and map are free resources, potential buyers are urged to do their own research to vet the companies on the list as they purchase supplies.MORE NEWS: Local Puppies Making Their Debut At The Puppy Bowl XVIII
Officials said new businesses will be added to the list periodically. Companies that are willing to help provide critical care supplies and would like to be added to list should complete this form.