COVID-19 Resources

Iredell County Economic Development Corporation is committed to supporting Iredell’s vibrant business community as it responds to the impacts of COVID-19.  We are working with state, regional, county and local leaders to help our businesses during this uncertain time.  To support our local industry and community, we have prepared a list of resources and survey to understand how we can best respond to the current and future needs of our local businesses. Below is a evolving list of articles and resources to help our community navigate through this challenging time. If you have resources to share, please email us at

Please take a moment to respond to our Survey, click here.

North Carolina Governor’s Office

State Protocol for Essential Business

During times of emergency, local and state government does have the authority to impose restrictions. Effective Monday, March 30 at 5:00 pm Governor Cooper has issued a state-wide Stay-At-Home order for non-essential businesses.  Companies that fall under the Federal Government Essential Critical Infrastructure List are considered essential businesses in NC.  Please check the Executive Order to see if your business/industry as been included as essential. If your company is essential, your employees do not need any type of paperwork/certification to go to work.

If you are unsure if your company is considered essential, you may make an essential business request. If your company made a previous request to be considered an essential business it is not valid and they must make a new request to get an official State decision. 

For additional guidelines on ReEntry and Essential Businesses in North Carolina, please visit

Department of Labor Guidance

  • The department of labor publishes guidance explaining paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coroavirus Response Act, click here.

Financial Resources

  • IRS as established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus, click here.
  • NC Carolina Department of Revenue will not impose late payment penalties for income tax due on April 15 if the tax is paid by July 15. Read the full notice.
  • In response to the unique economic challenges of COVID-19, a consortium of public, private, and nonprofit partners have come together and launched an innovative recovery-lending program to help support entrepreneurs like you and stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector has established the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery loans for more information, click here.
  • Golden LEAF Foundation Board of Directors approved $15 million in funding for Small Businesses to launch the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program, managed by the NC Rural Center. click here.
  • The NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program will make loans to eligible businesses for up to $50,000 with zero interest and no payments for six months. If not repaid in six months, the loan will automatically convert to a term loan.
  • The Small Business Administration has been authorized to issue $50 billion in loans, learn more here.

Financial Counseling

Is your business experiencing supply chain disruptions due to the impact of COVID-19?

  • If you are an N.C. manufacturer, please register your business with ManufacturedNC here
  • This database of suppliers contains every kind of thing produced in NC
  • BIO launched a Coronavirus Hub that connects those companies that have supplies, capacities, and resources to share, with those companies, researchers, or healthcare providers that need them. The new hub will enable users to post requests for urgently needed items, as well as to post the availability of supplies and capacity. The portal connects in real time through customized announcements and is searchable by keywords. Connections for medical supplies will be facilitated in partnership with Healthcare Ready to ensure an organized and optimized allocation of items in need, and thus will not be publicly available or searchable.

Displaced workers or need to file an unemployment Insurance claim?

  • NCWorks Career Center can provide assistance for you or your displaced workers
  • Have you lost a job or been laid off contact the N.C. Division of Employment Security to file a claim, click here.

Local Resources Pages and Information

Public Health Resources

Safety Guidelines and Business Operations Information


  • Iredell-Statesville Schools
    • Remote Learning for I-SS students will begin Monday, March 23
    • Nutrition Hubs for Meal Pick-Up available, request meal form, click here.
    • Emergency K-5 Childcare for Essential Community Staff, please call or email Grover Linebarger at 704-832-2514 or by email at, if you think you may be eligible for K-5 childcare through I-SS.
  • Mooresville-Graded School District
    • Remote Learning for MGSD students will begin Monday, March 23
    • Meal pick-up available for breakfast/lunch meal at Park View Elementary between 11:00am and 1:00pm.
    • Free Broadband Access for New K-12 and colleges students will be available for households for 60 days with TDS (formerly Continuum) 704-660-3840 or Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband access 1-844-488-8395.
  • Mitchell Community College
  • UTI, NASCAR Technical Institute

Other Resources

If you have any questions please reach out to our team, click here.