Resources for dealing with COVID-19
- 1/6/2021 Updated CDC Form
- 1/6/2021 Extended Stay at Home Order from Governor Cooper
- 12/8/2020 Modified Stay at Home/Early Closure Order from Governor Cooper
- 11/10/2020 2nd Phase 3 extension from Governor Cooper
- 10/28/2020 Governor Cooper Order Regarding Evictions
- 10/21/2020 Phase 3 Extension from Governor Cooper
- 9/3/2020 Form for CDC eviction declaration
- 9/1/2020 Eviction Temporary Halt from the CDC
- 9/1/2020 Phase 2.5 from Governor Cooper
- 7/21/2020 Cares Act Affidavit
- 6/24/2020 Phase 2 Extension from Governor Cooper
- 5/22/2020 NC Moves to Phase 2 in Governor Cooper's reopening plan
- 5/14/2020 Recommendations from NA for Reopening Offices and Amenities
- 5/8/2020 Phase I order from Governor Cooper
Governor Cooper has announced the parameters of North Carolinas PHASE 1 reopening for the awaited expiration of May 8th Stay-At- Home Order. Phase 1 will stay in place over the next two weeks and will be reevaluated in two weeks.
Please see the latest guidelines below:
- Retail Businesses can open at 50% capacity & social distancing
- Child care centers open for employees returning to work
- Restaurants will continue take-out and to-go orders only
- Gyms, salons, bars, theaters remain closed
- Parks and trails are encouraged to re-open
- Gatherings are limited to 10 people or less
- Telework is still encouraged
Assistance for Small Businesses
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
Assistance for American Workers and Families
In the weeks immediately after the passage of the CARES Act, Americans will see fast and direct relief in the form of Economic Impact Payments.
Learn More: Economic impact payments: What you need to know
SBA Clarifies Eligibility of Faith-Based Organizations to Participate in Paycheck Protection and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs (HERE)
SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced that SBA issued guidance clarifying that all faith-based organizations impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, without restrictions based on their religious identity or activities, to the extent they meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the CARES Act that was passed by Congress, signed into law by President Trump, and implemented by the Paycheck Protection Act Interim Final Rule.
DOL Published New OSHA Poster Aimed at Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus (HERE)
OSHA has issued a new poster listing steps all workplaces can take to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus. The poster highlights 10 infection prevention measures every employer can implement to protect workers’ safety and health during the coronavirus pandemic. The new poster is available for download in English, or Spanish.
DOL Publishes Guidance on Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (HERE)
DOL announced the publication of Unemployment Insurance Guidance Letter 15-20 (UIPL) providing guidance to states for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Under FPUC, states will administer an additional $600 weekly payment to certain eligible individuals who are receiving other benefits.
DOJ Issues Business Review Letter to Medical Supplies Distributors Supporting Project Airbridge Under Expedited Procedure for COVID-19 Pandemic Response (HERE)
DOJ announced today that it will not challenge collaborative efforts of McKesson Corporation, Owens & Minor Inc., Cardinal Health Inc., Medline Industries Inc., and Henry Schein Inc. to expedite and increase manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution of personal-protective equipment and coronavirus-treatment-related medication.
Information for Businesses:
- SBA: COVID-19 Resources