COVID-19 Resources

Count On Me NC

Count On Me NC is a joint effort created by government and health officials in partnership with industry leaders from across the state. Please click on the reference link below for more information.

NC Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Resource Guide

The NC Chamber of Commerce provides a comprehensive resource directory to include a schedule of upcoming briefings and webinars, ‘Return to Workplace’ best practices, State of NC updates, hiring occurring in the state, PPE, monitoring COVID-19 and more:

NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund

The NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund has been established and will be managed through the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that has provided financial assistance to hospitality employees and students for more than a decade. The goal of the NC Restaurant Workers Relief fund is to provide immediate financial assistance to the tens of thousands of cooks, servers, dishwashers, housekeepers, and others who live paycheck-to-paycheck, and suddenly find themselves in distress.

Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Plan Updates

The Red Backpack Fund

The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis. The portal will open for applications again on July 6, and August 3. Sign up to get an email notification when the application re-opens here.

You can also learn more by visiting the FAQs on The Red Backpack Fund here.

For additional information please visit the reference link below.

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Guidelines & Resources

CDC Community Guidance & Business Response