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As the world grapples with the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the American Institute of Architects has led the charge in making available resources to help the profession navigate the unknown road that lies ahead. Proactively, AIA Georgia has compiled this list of tools from various sources around the State and nationally to provide clarity in these uncertain times. We have banded together with our local chapters and experts and will continue to do so making updates available here.
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Navigating CARES Act Small Business Loans
Webinar by Smith & Howard Acocunting Firm answering pressing questions and concern
City of Atlanta online zoning and permit applications
Beginning April 6, 2020, learn more about the new procedures for obtaining permits of all types
Paycheck Protection Program
Loans to help small businesses retain their employees.
COVID-19 Daily Status Report
All confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, updated daily.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
U.S. Department of Labor announces new action to help American workers and employers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The CARES Act
Federal support helps small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Elections and Voting
Georgia Presidential Primary postponed until May 19. Voting by absentee ballot strongly encouraged.
Small Business Loans
Application for small business emergency loans now open.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
How Will the $2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package Affect Architects? NEW>>
$350 billion has been set aside for small business loans called the Payment Protection Program.
Avoid contract default when COVID-19 strikes
What happens when a design firm cannot provide services because of the epidemic or government constraints in response to the pandemic?
Coronavirus can put every firm at risk
If employees have any potential exposure, firms might consider these options.
Look to your contracts and OSHA during the pandemic
Contractual requirements and delays and employee safety and employment liability.
7 Ways to Make Your Business Thrive in Tough Economic Times
Learn how to recession-proof your business and implement those new practices.
Social Distancing in the Design and Construction Workplaces, Losses and Cancellations, and More COVID-19 News from the Week.
COVID-19 news for the design and build professions sourced in one location.
AIA Georgia Legal Guidance on Essential Services NEW>>
Robbins Litigation and Regulatory Law gives guidelines for understanding architects as essential service providers during the Georgia shelter-at-home order.
What Employers Should (and Should Not) Say to Employees to Manage the Challenges of the Coronavirus
Webinar hosted by legal counsel and PR firm on best practices to put in place with employees and clients.
Contractual Issues: Force Majeure Clauses
A lesson in the powerful provision invoked in the unlikeliest of scenarios: the force majeure clause.
VIRTUAL: 3rd Party Plan Reviews: Legal and Risk Management Considerations
Webinar on 3rd part plan review and inspections. What to expect and how to go about it safely.
How to Nail a Job Interview — Remotely NEW>>
How to Build a Remote Work Policy (+9 Questions to consider)
A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers from the Harvard Business Review
How Autodesk Is Helping Communities, Customers, and Employees Impacted by COVID-19
ASAE: Remote Work During COVID-19: Human Resource and Technology Considerations, March 20
An Architect’s Guide to Virtual Practice
Tips for Working Together when we Can’t be Together from IDEO
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO) Recommendations for Mass Gatherings
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Find past webinars at GoToStage. There you can find content varying from codes and townhalls to private provider reviews and the CARES act.
Learn more about receiving continuing education credit at aiaga.org/education
- Governor Kemp’s Executive Order Providing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
- 2021 Georgia Legislative Session: read weekly reports and learn about initiatives championed by AIA Georgia
- AIA Atlanta Community, a members-only network for you to share ideas, insights, and resources with fellow members
- Administrative Order for Public Health Control Measures, detailing statewide stay-at-home order and defining essential businesses