State Resources:

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Updates:


Webinars and Georgia Information to help small businesses:

SBA Partnerships between UGA Small Business Development Center and Georgia Gov. 

Georgia Department of Labor:

Unemployment Claims

Georgia Department of Economic Development:
        COVID-19 Updates and Information

Georgia Department of Community Affairs:

COVID-19 Update: Commissioner’s Message, State Services & Broadband

    Georgia Department of Public Health:

        COVID-19 Updates

    Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency:

        Georgia GEMA

    Explore Georgia Updates:

        COVID-19 Travel Information

    Atlanta- Hartsfield Airport INFO:

Airport INFO

Georgia Legal Aid   

Georgia Legal

Federal Trade Commission

Socially distancing from COVID-19 robocall scams


Cherokee County:

Cherokee County Government Updates

        Updates – COVID-19 Crisis

    Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce:

        COVID-19 Updates – Chamber

    Cherokee County Board of Education 

        School COVID-19 Updates


City of Canton:

Updates from City of Canton, Georgia:


City of Woodstock:

Updates and Information from Woodstock, Georgia:

COVID-19 Response

Business Resources

City of Ball Ground:

Updates from Ball Ground, Georgia:

 Crisis Updates

Job Search and Small Business information:

Work Source Georgia – Job search assistance & webinars

WorkSource “Ask the Experts” Webinar Series   –   (description) This is your opportunity to ask the WorkSource Metro Atlanta Career Coaches questions about job-searching and getting hired.  Recorded webinars are available as well.

ReferenceUSA Job Search  (description)  Use your library card to access the ReferenceUSA Job Search tool that is provided by, which is the world’s #1 job site.  Use the following search criteria to find your new job: Job Title, Company Name, Business Type and Multiple Geography Options.

COVID-19 Resources and Information for Small Businesses  – Connecting small businesses with useful resources to help manage the economic impact of COVID-19.


Goodwill Community Foundation – The program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century.®

Internet Services:

Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative:

Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19 Crisis

 Charter Free Internet for Students:

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households ( 60 days starts from date service starts)

ETC has opened numerous interim WiFi hotspots across their service area (which includes Gilmer & Pickens) to help students without internet access at home to connect remotely to download assignments.  They have locations in Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens and Polk Counties.

ETC WiFi Hotspots

COVID- 19 INFORMATION (Coronavirus Disease)

North Georgia Health District – (COVID-19 testing and other info ) The North Georgia Health District is part of the Georgia Department of Public Health. One of 18 health districts in the state, the North Georgia Health District (District 1-2) comprises six counties: Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield. Many programs and services exist throughout the district, all of which are designed to meet the needs of the people of North Georgia.

 News & Updates

Georgia Department of Public Health HOTLINE:


 World Health Organization:


  Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

COVID-19 Info

Georgia Department of Public Health:

COVID-19 Updates

White House Updates – President Trump

 White House Updates

 SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

  SAMHSA COVID-19 Assistance

Safety Tips:

Consumer Tips for shoppers:

  • If a contactless payment option is available (e.g., Apple Pay, or tap and pay), use it.
  • Clean your payment cards using soap, hand sanitizer, or alcohol after each use.
  • Maintain control of your card, whenever possible, rather than handing it to the merchant.
  • If asked for a signature, PIN, or other information at the payment terminal, use your own pen (for signing) or personal stylus (for touchscreens) if you can.
  • If using home delivery services, pay in advance through a website, app, or telephone.

COVID-19 FREE Testing

Giving to your community:

American Red Cross:

American Red Cross

Must Ministries addresses the basic needs of individuals, families and children with facilities in Cherokee County and programs in numerous other counties.

Must Ministries

The Sequoyah Regional Library System condemns racism in all its forms and strives to provide welcoming spaces and equitable library experiences to all people regardless of skin color. We are committed to providing open and equal access to resources and opportunities that contribute to a better future for our communities.