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COVID Business Resources

Downtown Roscoe

Can I open?

How can I operate safely?

  • The SC Chamber Reopening Playbook has best practices for a wide variety of businesses, from animal services to retail.
  • The Covid19 Business Risk Assessment Calculator from the John Hopkins Center for Health Security will help you identify risk levels for contributing to the spread of COVID-19 and provides mitigation measures to increase the safety of your employees, clients, customers, and community.
  • CDC Guidance on preventing and reducing transmission and maintaining a healthy work environment.

Where can I get money to keep my business going?

  • This fact sheet explains the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
  • Make an online appointment with the Small Business Administration to find out about, and get help applying to, SBA programs including PPP. The SBA is the best source for information on, and assistance with, assistance provided through the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act.

PLEASE NOTE: The SBA reports that scammers targeting small business owners are on the rise, specifically with respect to Covid-19 relief programs. Review SBA's guidance on scams and fraud schemes and report any suspected fraud by calling 800-767-0385 or submitting a complaint online.

How can I help and keep my employees, or find new ones?

Are there Covid-19 relief programs for agricultural producers and farmers?

Are there other resources I should be looking at?

  • Main Street Forward is the Main Street America organization’s Covid-19 Recovery Guide, offering recovery planning tools  and best practices and examples from around the country for small, main street businesses and business organizations.
  • The Streetsense collective for branding and placemaking has created a Pandemic Relaunch Toolkit for Restaurants and Bars
  • Pro bono legal services to help food and beverage businesses navigate the growing number of Covid-19 relief programs, renegotiate leases or other contracts, and change their business models is available from the Pace-NRDC COVID-19 Legal Support Project.