Author: Calvin McRae

Executive Order 181

Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 181 which is a modified stay at home order. EO 181 begins at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 11 and lasts until 5:00 PM on January 8, 2021. The Order requires people to remain at home between the hours of 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Major Takeaways: The order creates… Read More »

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. Supports the RESTAURANTS Act

As a business organization, we have to demand more action on behalf of our restaurants and bars. Greater Winston Salem, Inc. has supported The RESTAURANT Act 2020 (Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed To Survive) since its first iteration in Congress. Without additional assistance, many restaurants and bars will close permanently, and… Read More »

Extension of Phase 3 in North Carolina

Executive Order 176 Fast Facts North Carolina will remain in Phase 3 for an additional three weeks. Indoor gathering limits have also been reduced from 25 people to 10 people in an effort to mitigate increasing COVID-19 numbers that hurt our community and our businesses. Executive Order 176 takes effect on November 13th, 2020 at… Read More »

State of NC Announces New COVID-19 Relief

New Relief Funds Available If your business has experienced extraordinary business disruption and it has not been able to open due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program may be able to offer assistance with some of your fixed costs. Eligibility for the MURR Program is limited to… Read More »

NC Approves Third Coronavirus Relief Bill

Governor Cooper signed House Bill 1105 into law after it was passed by North Carolina’s General Assembly. This is North Carolina’s third COVID relief package, and it allocates funds for the following: Small Business Grants Education PPE Child care services COVID testing The legislation provides specific relief in the form of a one-time payment of… Read More »

NC enters Phase 2.5 COVID-19 reopening on Friday

North Carolina is moving to phase 2.5 of Governor Cooper’s three-phased plan. The eased restrictions will begin at 5:00 p.m. this Friday. Phase 2.5 allows: Outdoor playgrounds can reopen. Indoor playgrounds can operate at 30 percent capacity, or up to seven people per 1,000 square feet. Museums and aquariums can operate at 50 percent capacity,… Read More »

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