Resources and Support Related to COVID-19
Reopening Guidance and Tips
From the NC Department of Health and Human Services
Business Planning & Preparation
- Employer guidelines from the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services
- Pandemic checklist for businesses from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- CDC information for businesses
- Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (HHS & CDC)
- Pandemic Preparedness Planning For U.S. Businesses With Overseas Operations (CDC)
- Legal Guidance on Workplace Pandemic Planning (EEOC)
- Getting Ahead of the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Checklist for Multinational Employers
Business Emergency Response & Management
- NC Chamber: Coronavirus Resource Guide
- Sample Pandemic Threat Condition Levels
- Sample Pandemic Preparation Questions
- COVID-19: Businesses and Employers Guidance | NC Department of Health and Human Services
- Southeastern Community Action Partnership CARES Act Application
- This program is a 24-month program. Applications were received beginning June 1, 2020.
1. Supplemental funds, called CARES NC, specifically targets individuals and families that have income below 200% of the poverty rate and unmet needs because of COVID-19. Funding supports a range of emergency assistance activities including employment, education, health, transportation, housing, and stabilization services among other activities.2. Applicant cannot have received any services from another agency that has received the Cares Act Funding.
- Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program: Beginning Thursday, Nov. 12, full-service restaurants are now eligible for assistance through the Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief Program (MURR) administered by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. These businesses may apply for up to 4 months of rent or mortgage interest capped at $20,000 per location for up to 2 locations.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Response Toolkit
- SBA Disaster Assistance Funding
- National Association of Manufacturers: Coronavirus Resources
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Aid Tracker
- Food Industry Association’s “Coronavirus and Pandemic Preparedness for the Industry” document
- National Restaurant Association COVID-19 resources
- Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce COVID 19 Southport Oak Island Business Information
- Apply for Unemployment | NC Department of Commerce
- Wilmington Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Resources
- NC Department of Revenue COVID-19 FAQs
- Resources for Small Businesses | From the Office of U.S. Senator Thom Tillis
- Instructions on how to apply for re-entry registration certifying businesses that are deemed essential to restoring the health, safety, or economic well-being of a disaster area | ReadyNC
- The Federal Reserve announced the establishment of the Main Street Business Lending Facility to help mid-size businesses that have more than 500 employees and therefore are ineligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
- The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has set up a regularly-updated COVID-19 resource page for our producers and farm families. They’ve also set up a COVID-19 Agriculture Hotline at 1-866-747-9823. You can also e-mail COVID-19 questions regarding agriculture to Covid19questions@ncagr.gov. The hotline is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- You can also visit this helpful N.C. State Extension page with COVID-19 resources for the agriculture sector, as well.