Athens – UGA Small Business Development Center Director Allan Adams was tapped by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Economic Impact Committee of the Georgia Coronavirus Taskforce.

The committee will focus on the economic aspects of fighting and mitigating the virus. The task force is charged with helping the governor’s office consider policy alternatives for addressing the dramatic change in Georgia’s economic environment brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Task force members include representatives from state government, industry, retail, transportation, agriculture, education and hospitality.

“The University of Georgia SBDC is there to help articulate the challenges faced by small businesses across the state during this pandemic,” Adams said.

The Primary Care Provider Committee, Emergency Preparedness Committee, and Committee for the Homeless and Displaced make up the rest of the task force.

“Now, as we mitigate the spread of the virus, these committees will address the specific impacts that COVID-19 will have on communities, industry sectors, our healthcare system, and emergency preparedness,” Kemp said in announcing the task force committees. “I have full confidence in these committees to serve the needs of all Georgians during this challenging time. In the weeks ahead, we will continue to ensure that our state stands ready for any scenario.”

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