All North Carolinians can prepare for COVID-19 by getting the latest information directly from reliable sources. The COVID-19 outbreak has been accompanied by a flood of misinformation from unreliable sources. As our community responds to COVID-19, our staff are monitoring the situation and working to bring you information and resources. Please watch this page for news updates and emerging resources.


As American businesses begin to open again, it’s important we continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep members of our communities healthy and safe. Wearing a cloth face covering, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands are good practices that will continue to protect us and our neighbors as our economy reopens.


NCDHHS Updates

NEW RESOURCEPartner COVID-19 Testing Toolkit (English and Spanish) guides community partners (e.g. schools, churches etc.) through the steps to host a testing event, what resources are available, and how to work with a medical partner.  Read more about the Partner COVID Testing Toolkit here.

PRESS RELEASES since the last update include:



NC Government Response

North Carolina Pauses in Safer At Home Phase 2, Adds Statewide Requirement for Face Coverings. As trends move in the wrong direction, NC will not yet move into Phase 3. For specific questions or concerns related to COVID-19, dial 211 or 888-892-1162. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.



Local Health Updates



NC Chamber



NC Department of Health & Human Services



NC Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA)

As North Carolina’s restaurants, hotels, attractions and businesses reopen after the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, Count On Me NC is a mutual pledge and public health initiative that empowers guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe and protected.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce


NEW! Vaccine Guidance and Resources 
As part of its Reopening Business Digital Resources Center, the U.S. Chamber has added a new component—titled Vaccine Guidance and Resources—to provide you and your members with the latest updates and information regarding COVID-19 vaccine development, prioritization, and distribution. Please click here to view the new Vaccine Guidance and Resources and vaccine guide/FAWs: A primer on vaccine allocation, prioritization, and timelines from the U.S. Chamber. An interactive map to see what kind of COVID-19 research is going on in your community. A  tracker providing information on state and territorial plans for phased allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. An online portal to help get communities get connected to vaccine providers once COVID-19 vaccination is widely available to the public. Click here for additional vaccine guidance and resources.



Centers for Disease Control & Prevention




Many North Carolinians have become unemployed or had their hours reduced as a result of COVID-19 (the coronavirus pandemic). At the same time, certain businesses across North Carolina need to find new employees quickly because of increased demand. Learn more about who’s hiring and get connected to new job opportunities.



NC Commerce



Occupational Safety and Health Administration



American Industrial Hygiene Association



WPCC Small Business Center




NC Division of Employment Security. Employers can find info regarding unemployment insurance from the NC Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security. Contact the DES Employer Call Center with any questions or concerns: 866.278.3822. Individuals who want to apply for Unemployment can contact:  or 888.737.0259.



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