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’ll 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 Daily Updates

Our panel of experts is here to help you navigate COVID 19ASK AN EXPERT

Phased Reopening

NC Phase 2.5 

Reopen Forsyth: Request a PPE Kit

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

Restart Winston-Salem Campaign
Small businesses may apply for grants through this fundraising campaign.

Workplace Restart
Small and midsized employers in Forsyth County can apply to receive masks and safety training.

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

Expert Q&A Call Recap: Unemployment Law

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

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…

Federal: Federal tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15th. (3/20)
North Carolina: The NCDOR will not impose the late payment penalty for income tax due on April 15, 2020 if the tax is paid by July 15, 2020. (3/19)

Goodwill Professional Services Center
Employment resources for employers and employees.

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

Does your store or office need social distancing decals, protective gear, cleansers, or more to get back to business?LOCAL PROVIDERS

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.
Add your business to the listing

Working Remote

Working remotely for the first time? Inc. has some advice:
– Get dressed for work
– Replicate your office experience as closely as possible
– Take short breaks
– Take care of yourself

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

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools