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 Updates
Our panel of experts is here to help you navigate COVID 19ASK AN EXPERT
COVID-19 Business Action Plan Template
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
Presented by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP
CDC Reopening Guides
Camps | Childcare Programs | Mass Transit | Restaurants & Bars | Schools | Workplaces
Small Business Support
Lights-On COVID Recovery Loan
This program, sponsored by the Piedmont Triad Regional Development Corporation, offers interest-free, 5-year, non-forgivable loans, with emphasis on downtown and agricultural businesses that can provide proof of hardship. Eligible businesses can apply to borrow from $2,500 to $50,000 which can be used for rent, utilities, payroll, and more.
Restart Winston-Salem Campaign
Small businesses may apply for grants through this fundraising campaign.
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
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…
PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator
The CARES Act
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
Does your store or office need social distancing decals, protective gear, cleansers, or more to get back to business?LOCAL PROVIDERS
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 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
US Bartender’s Guild Emergency Fund
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund