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Coronavirus Resource Guide

The Chamber understands the challenges of these uncertain times and is equipping businesses with the information and resources you need.

View resources and updates from member companies here.

SC DHEC Toolkit for Employers of Frontline & Essential Workers

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the PPP

2021 Complete Guide to Remote Work

MUSC Pandemic Status Report and Economic Impact Data

Thousands of Professional Courses Available to UI Claimants at No Cost

SBA reopens the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants

One Region releases strategy and guidelines to safely reopen tri-county area

The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on 4/27

DHEC releases COVID-19 re-opening guidance for businesses



Reopening Guidance

We are committed to providing the business community with valuable resources and tools to help businesses reopen safely. We have created a Business Reopening Toolkit to equip you with relevant resources for reopening your business.

One Region has launched its One Region Ready plan, which seeks to provide guidance to businesses and employees on how and when to safely reopen businesses. The strategy leverages expertise from business, healthcare, nonprofit, and government sectors to create a coordinated, science-based approach to restoring the local economy.

One Region Ready Plans and Guidelines

One Region Ready launched the One Region Ready Pledge, which organizations can take to publicly promise to follow One Region Ready, AccelerateSC and CDC guidelines and instill confidence in consumers. Across the tri-county region, local business, healthcare, non-profit and governmental leaders are working together to assist businesses with reopening while protecting consumer health and safety through the One Region Ready strategy. 

Advocates Updates

6/4 – PPP Flexibility Passes the US Senate

6/4 – GrowSC Agenda Unveiled

5/21 – Small Business Relief

5/8 – Close contact businesses to begin reopening in limited capacity beginning May 18

About COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 information from the CDC:

The latest employer guidance from the CDC includes:

  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Establish policies that increases the physical distance between employees such as flexible worksites and work hours
  • Cross-train employees on essential functions in case of employee absences
  • Assess your essential functions and reliance on others – be prepared to change your business practices if needed to maintain critical operations

Encourage your employees to implement best health practices, including:

  • Good handwashing (soap and water for at least 20 seconds)
  • Covering your cough and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Regular use of tissues and hand sanitizer
  • Stay home if you or a family member is sick
  • Sanitize commonly touched surfaces and objects regularly

About the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Confirmed Cases in the U.S.

DHEC map of SC cases by county

World Health Organization Video Explainer

CDC: Frequently Asked Questions

Prepare Your Business

SBA Issues Rules on Paycheck Protection Plan

The CARES Act: Learn more about the actions the Treasury Department is taking to support workers and businesses

The SBA and the Treasury Department have initiated mobilization efforts with banks and lending institutions for the Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

City of Charleston Issues Stay at Home Order

COVID-19 Business Impact Report

Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response

SBA programs in response to COVID-19

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program – Apply Now

Communicate with Employees

Preparing your Workplace

Pandemic Guidance

Safety and Health Standards, Control & Prevention

Guidance for Employers

Workplace Tips for Employees

20 Tips for Working from Home

Printable Materials

What You Need to Know

What to do if You are Sick

Stop the Spread of Germs

Symptoms of Coronavirus

View resources and updates from member companies here.

Posted on
March 5th 2020
Written by
Erin Aylor