Chattanooga has had a rough go of it, lately. In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, our friends and neighbors were recently struck by numerous tornadoes. The COVID-19 virus has shut down or stalled many businesses. Many workers are unemployed. Many people have contracted the disease. Our health care workers are at a heightened danger of contracting the resource.
Governor Bill Lee has said he will not extend his “safer-at-home” order into May, but a lot of people may still be struggling even if the economy reopens soon. We wanted to make sure that you knew there were resources available to you in case you needed a helping hand while you rebuild or restructure. You can find some quick links here.
The Government of Chattanooga
Chattanooga is continually updating its website to help it citizens. Some of the available information on the site includes:
- Updates on the COVID-19 virus
- The Mayor’s executive orders
- Social distancing guidelines
- Other resources which explain the symptoms of the disease and links to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This charitable organization has announced the following resources on its website:
- Individual Resource Access. This resource provides contact information (phone, text, and email for emergency needs).
- Food pantries and other food options.
- Household Support Services. This resource has information on utilities, rent, Wi-Fi, and connectivity.
- Self-Help and Family Care
The website also has information about the Hamilton school district and the ways people can donate or volunteer.
The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
This business organization made the following posts, among others, to help local businesses and workers:
- The employee relief resources page has information about:
- Unemployment compensation options
- TNDLWD: Tennessee Talent Exchange(New initiative to help you find work in the grocery, retail and logistics industries now)
- Job boards
- A list of employers who are hiring full-time workers, part-time workers, and seasonal workers
- Resources on how to work remotely
- The employer relief resource page includes links to information for or about:
- Healthcare providers
- The Small Business Administration
- Payroll and Benefits
- Free software that businesses and schools can use during the crisis
Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law has been helping the people of Chattanooga since 1945. This is our community, and we want our neighbors to have the tools and resources they need to thing back to normal. If you need a little help, we are here for you. Call us at 423-756-7923 or fill out our contact form to arrange a time to speak with us. We represent clients in Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN, and in North Georgia.