The Coronavirus outbreak is prompting necessary public safety measures that impact the workforce and economy. It’s time to work together to minimize the spread of the virus and protect our employees, clients, and the community to the greatest extent possible. We know you have questions about how to keep your business safe and healthy, too.

While this is an ever-evolving situation, we will work to provide up-to-date information to help support businesses and their employees. Click Here to Read Updates

Do you have a specific question about your business and COVID 19?Contact Us

Phased Reopening

NC Chamber: Employer Vaccine Mandates Webinar (November 10, 2021)

NC Executive Order 204 (March 26, 2021)

COVID-19 Business Action Plan Template

Mask Signage for NC Executive Order 147:

Count on Me NC
Customized training modules that have been developed in partnership with public health officials.

Returning to Work Webinar
Presented by Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Reopening Guidebook
Presented by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP

CDC Reopening Guides
Camps | Childcare ProgramsMass Transit | Restaurants & Bars | Schools | Workplaces

Small Business Support

Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans
Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact COVID-19 has had on the applicant’s business. The loans are intended to help businesses maintain normal operations. If you have questions, refer to this Q&A before you apply.

N.C. Unemployment Updates

Covid-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County
The COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County was established to support local community members and nonprofits impacted by the novel coronavirus.  Read More…

General Resources

Forsyth County Emergency Rent Assistance Program

PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator


Determining Your Employee Size & Affiliations

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Effective April 2, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act mandates paid sick leave and expands the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Read more…

Goodwill Professional Services Center
Employment resources for employers and employees.

Crisis Control Ministry
COVID Resources Guide – English
COVID Resource Guide – Spanish

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Supporting Local

Restaurant Listings courtesy of Visit Winston-Salem

Retail, Restaurant, and Small Business Directory & Gift Card Purchase
A service of the Winston-Salem Journal sponsored by Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.
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Working Remote

Open For Business Hub
The Open for Business Hub lists technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period.

How Businesses Can Securely Work From Home
Resource guide from OnPar Technologies

Industry-Specific Resources

US Bartender’s Guild Emergency Fund

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

Understanding NC Executive Orders

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. COVID 19 Response


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)


NC Chamber-COVID 19 Resource Guide

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Toolkit

NC Restaurant & Lodging Association

City of Winston-Salem

Forsyth County

Novant Health

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools