Georgia Chamber Updates Businesses and Local Communities on COVID-19

Walt Farrell

Published March 11, 2020

Press Release

Georgia Chamber Updates Businesses and Local Communities on COVID-19
Chamber works with Anthem to Communicate Member Cost-Waiver for Virus Testing

The Georgia Chamber is supporting a fact-based approach to the COVID-19 public health and economic challenge, emphasizing hard data, to keep the Georgia economy moving.

“We encourage elected officials, local school systems, governments and businesses to follow the lead of Governor Brian Kemp,” said Georgia Chamber Chairman and Delta EVP Peter Carter. “His coordinated, steady-handed engagement is an example for all Georgians, and we join him in asking the public to refrain from alarm and false information. Fundamentally, Georgia remains open for business.”

As part of its continued strategy to support a strong economy, the Georgia Chamber – together with SMART healthcare plan partner Anthem – announces that the leading healthcare insurance company will waive member costs for COVID-19 testing.

“Anthem’s decision to waive fees for testing of the virus is to be commended,” said Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President and CEO. “With this waiver announcement as well as their support of telehealth and a 90-day maintenance medication supply, Anthem demonstrates the essential example of corporate leadership to properly addressing COVID-19 concerns for employers and Georgians across the state.”

Employers and citizens should use the following regularly updated resources:

For more ways to engage in information and education, please participate in the following activities being provided by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce:

Participate in a QUICK POLL

The Georgia Chamber is currently conducting a quick poll of its members and local communities to collect information on how businesses across the state are addressing plans to manage COVID-19. To participate in this poll, please CLICK HERE.

Listen-in on a CONFERENCE CALL

To get the latest update from experts in business, health and the chamber industry, the Georgia Chamber will be hosting a member-wide conference call on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 3PM EST. To participate, please CLICK HERE to obtain the call-in information and additional details for that event.