COVID-19 Business Resources


Business Planning & Preparation

Employer guidelines from the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services

Pandemic checklist for businesses from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

CDC information for businesses

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (CDC)

Guidance for Restaurants and Bars (3/14/2020)

Guidance for Malls and Shopping Centers (3/14/2020)

Guidance for Public-Facing Businesses and Agencies (3/14/2020)

Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (HHS & CDC)

Pandemic Preparedness Planning For U.S. Businesses With Overseas Operations (CDC)

Legal Guidance on Workplace Pandemic Planning (EEOC)

Getting Ahead of the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Checklist for Multinational Employers


Business Emergency Response & Management

CAI: Coronavirus Help Desk

NC Chamber: Coronavirus Resource Guide

Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

Unemployment and the Coronavirus

Pay and the Coronavirus

Coronavirus FAQ's for Employers

Readying your Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan

Coronavirus Response for Employers

Sample Pandemic Threat Condition Levels

Sample Pandemic Preparation Questions



NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery loans

SBA Disaster Assistance Funding

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

How to Access Stimulus Funding for Your Small Business

Paycheck Protection Program

Loan Application Checklist & Application


Other Business Resources

For all general questions, call Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) at 800.228.8443. BLNC staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  BLNC staff will connect your business to the appropriate organization for assistance.  All inquiries will receive a response from a confidential business counselor within three (3) business days.  “Se Habla Español.”

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Economic Development Partnership of N.C. COVID-19 Business Relief Resources Page

Economic Development Partnership of N.C. COVID-19 Business Relief Resources Guide (.PDF)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Response Toolkit 

National Association of Manufacturers: Coronavirus Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Aid Tracker

Facebook Business Resource Hub

Food Industry Association’s “Coronavirus and Pandemic Preparedness for the Industry” document

National Restaurant Association COVID-19 resources 


Resources for Employees & Individuals

IRS Information on Coronavirus Tax Relief

File for Unemployment

If you have lost your job or been laid off, file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.

New changes to the state’s unemployment system have occurred due to the current impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus in North Carolina. COVID-19 specific information is here