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Category: Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. News

Returning Employment: Winston-Salem Ranks in Top 25 Nationally

The initial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on employment was staggering, but thankfully, the sharp spike recorded in April has not continued to rise. In most places, jobs are returning although the return to pre-crisis levels may take awhile. This week, new research by WalletHub shows that Winston-Salem is among the top 25 cities in… Read More »

Forsyth Futures Publishes the Local Impact of COVID-19 Community Briefing

Forsyth Futures has published an interactive, web-based Community Briefing on the anticipated local economic impact of COVID-19. The briefing is available to the public at forsythfutures.org/COVID-19. The briefing features a dashboard of economic indicators that measure changes in the local economy, which will be updated on a weekly basis. The dashboard also provides estimates of the numbers… Read More »

Forsyth County Public Health Provides Guidance for Employees Returning to Work Following a Positive COVID-19 Test

There are important steps workplaces can take to help protect employees and customers if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19. These steps include requiring the wearing of face coverings when they are within 6 feet of others; encouraging employees not to report to work if they have symptoms; requiring all individuals who have been diagnosed… Read More »

Business Obligations in Light of NC COVID-19 Liability Laws

North Carolina remains in Phase 2 of its reopening plan at least through August 7, a timeframe recently expanded by Governor Cooper.  With new legislation and executive orders enacted frequently, many North Carolina business owners have questions about reopening and what steps they are required to take as they struggle with reopening plans.   What does… Read More »

Forsyth Tech Launches College Lift Program

Forsyth Technical Community College announces a new access and success program for economically underserved middle and high school students. The new program, College Lift, was started in Winston-Salem three years ago under the direction of the non-profit Piedmont Renewal Network (PRN), started by Logan Philon, who will now run the program for Forsyth Tech.  “We… Read More »

Common Questions About Commercial Leases During the COVID-19 Pandemic

North Carolina remains under Phase 2 of reopening as we enter the fifth month of health and economic impact driven by COVID 19. While many businesses are now open, some may still be under restrictions or closed until Phase 3 can begin. Business owners have had access to resources and assistance including the CARES Act,… Read More »


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