Essential Business List
The NC Emergency Management has a new process to vet businesses and allow them the ability to move employees IF an emergency or shelter in place order should be put into place. IF your business needs to remain in operation should this occur, here are the steps for a business to follow to be vetted:
- Email [email protected]
- In the email provide the following information:
Point of Contact including: name, email, phone number, address
- Nature of your business and why it is critical to continue operations
- Business website
For navigating new changes to the unemployment insurance system:
Frequently Asked Questions: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-information
Website for filing: www.des.nc.gov
Call center: 1.888.737.0259
It will be key to have patience when calling since they are experiencing much higher call volumes than normal.
Questions about financial resources available for businesses impacted by COVID-19:
US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) online application for an Economic Injury Loan.
Online application at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the impact of COVID-19.
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