COVID-19: Resources for Restaurant Workers

Our mission at the GRA is to serve as the voice of Georgia's restaurant industry in advocacy, education and awareness. Restaurants are the heartbeat of their communities and right now, our community is facing challenges far greater than we could have ever imagined.

The GRA is here not only to represent restaurants with elected officials and shape public policy in our industry's best interest, but we are also here as a resource to help you get through this difficult time and hopefully thrive again in the future. We must move forward in thoughtful ways that can create a positive impact for our industry and in our local communities.

The health and well-being of Georgia's restaurant owners, workers and customers is always a top priority of our organization. Restaurants are highly regulated, and we are already utilizing proven methods to prevent the spread of disease. Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 can be transferred to humans through food. Continue to follow sanitation procedures outlined in the Georgia Food Code. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 (in multiple languages), please visit the Georgia Department of Public Health or CDC websites. Here is a link to a CDC flyer in seventeen languages about controlling the spread of infection.

If you are feeling symptoms, please contact Georgia's COVID-19 hotline, 844-442-2681 or screening number at your local hospital. If you or an employee tests positive for COVID-19, contact the Georgia Department of Public Health at 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584).

Please, reach out to us for any additional information or assistance. We are all in this together.

Multilingual COVID-19 Information

Multilingual Coronavirus Information

Employment Opportunities

While the restaurant industry may be your home, companies across industries have opened their doors to hire staff. Take a look at some of the opportunities below.

These are the companies hiring during the COVID-19 outbreak (WSB)

GK Food Service Workers Group for Metro Atlanta

Rev (Transcription Jobs)

Juvo Jobs

Remotive (Start-up Jobs)    

Walmart is hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. Apply by visiting or text JOBS to 240240 to get started. (Atlanta, Alpharetta, Macon, Savannah)

My Panda (Personal Assistant Jobs) - Hiring

7-Eleven - Hiring

American Bakers Association - Available opportunities with wholesale baking companies.

Amazon - Start as soon as 7 days. No resume or previous work experience required. *Includes added $2/hr through April.

CVS - Hiring

Dominos - Hiring

General Wholesale Beer Company - Hiring

Hospitality Link - Available Opportunities for Hospitality Workers in Grocery

Instacart - Hiring

Liveops - (Virtual work-from-home call center) Liveops is seeking eager customer-service oriented professionals to take customer service calls for Fortune 500 companies and the government from the safety of their homes.

Papa Johns - Hiring

Pizza Hut - Hiring

Shipt - Hiring

Walgreens - Hiring

health & Wellness

Article: 7 ways to keep yourself healthy in isolation


Doctor on Demand (NATIONAL)


Sourced from Giving Kitchen

Free QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Food Service Workers (NATIONAL)

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety (NATIONAL)

Care App Free Resources (NATIONAL)

Metropolitan Counseling Service (METRO ATLANTA, GA)

Career Coach Paula Randler is offering 45 minute sessions. (METRO ATLANTA, GA)

Dusé Coffee Company's True Community Foundation Program (METRO ATLANTA, GA)

Care and Counseling Center of Georgia (DEKALB COUNTY, GA)

Waters Edge Counseling (SAVANNAH, GA)

Family Recovery of Southwest Georgia (ALBANY + VALDOSTA, GA)

The Family Center (COLUMBUS, GA)