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COVID-19 Employer Resource Guide

Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus and its potential impact on our region. Now is the time to prepare, not panic.

While this is a quickly evolving situation, we will work to provide up-to-date information, actionable intelligence and help employers adopt a prepared mindset to focus on the health of their business.

Free Webinar 3.27.2020

Join the Greenville Chamber and Elliott Davis for a FREE live webinar "How Businesses With A Remote Workforce Can Be #cybersecure"

Date: March 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

You'll learn:

  • New cyber threats
  • Best practices for remote workers
  • Common areas of exposure
  • Solutions to reduce phishing schemes and social engineering attacks
  • How to improve breach response

Click HERE to register!

Small Business & Non-Profit Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster.

Tax Payment Postponement

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Tuesday, March 17th that taxpayers can delay paying their income taxes on as much as $1 million in taxes owed for up to 90 days. Corporate filers would get the same length of time to pay amounts due on up to $10 million in taxes owed. Read more here. 

Interim Guidance for Employers

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available.

The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. (CDC has provided separate guidance for healthcare settings.) This guidance also provides planning considerations for community spread of COVID-19.  Read more.