Georgians Work Together To Support Coronavirus Response

Perdue Highlights Businesses & Communities Making A Difference

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted Georgia businesses and communities that are making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic.

“In many ways, Georgia is on the frontlines of our country’s response to the coronavirus,” said Senator Perdue. “It’s encouraging to see so many Georgia-based businesses and our local communities working together to support our state and really the entire country. Thank you to everyone who has lent a helping hand during this challenging time. We are all in this together and can continue to lead by example.”


Houston County School Nutrition Program staff members distribute meals to students. 

Supporting Public Health Officials: Atlanta-based UPS is using its logistics expertise to assist with the rollout of drive-up coronavirus test sites. (Newsweek)

Encouraging Social Distancing: Some of Georgia’s favorite restaurants – like Chick-fil-A and The Varsity – are temporarily closing their dining rooms to help limit person-to-person contact and encourage social distancing. (AJCWSB)

Powering Georgia: Georgia Power is temporarily suspending residential service disconnections to ensure customers have safe and reliable access to power during the pandemic. (WABE) 

Helping First Responders: Old Fourth Distillery in Atlanta is producing hand sanitizer for first responders and others in need. (Fox 5)

Supporting Seniors: Dollar General is dedicating the first hour of every shopping day to seniors, who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus. (WFXG)

Providing Meals: Community leaders and nonprofit organizations across Georgia are working together to make sure students receive meals while schools are closed. (WSB)

Learning From Home: Teachers are distributing educational handouts and supplies to help students learn from home. (Principal Mary Alcorn)