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 Jessica@iredelledc.com.

Governor Coopers Office & News Releases

  • Governor Roy Cooper extends Phase 2 of reopening and adds statewide requirement for face coverings. To read the Executive Order NO 147, click here.
    • Frequently asked questions for Executive Order No. 147, click here.
    • Read NCDHHS guidance on face coverings, click here.
  • The Governor’s Three-Phase Plan released on May 20, 2020, click here.
  • Governor Roy Cooper announced on May 29 that NC has received a $6 million federal grant to support jobs and workforce training to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  To read the release, click here.
  • Due to COVID-19, NC gives business that received grants an extra year to meet goals, to read the release click here.

Is your business preparing to reopen?

  • Guidance for reopening buildings from The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, click here.
  • Ensure The Safety of Your Occupants and Building Water System and Devices, click here.
  • CDC print-only materials & signs, click here to access the resources.
  • Protecting Your Business from COVID-19. This guide from the National Institute of Standards and Technology can help businesses prepare for the impacts of COVID-19 and protect their facility and employees from exposure.
  • Responding to a COVID-19 Exposure at Your Business.  Here is a checklist of what you do it they suspect a COVID-19 exposure has occurred.
  • OSHA Record-Keeping Requirements for COVID-19, click here.

Has your business pivoted to manufacturing Personal Prospective Equipment?

  • Contact Carolina Textile District (CTD) for help in transitioning to production to prototype and producing medical supplies
  • You should also register your business with the NC Manufacturing Extension Partnership by clicking here.
  • If you have PPE to sell? The Supply Connector Directory is designed to connect those who can supply and manufacturer finished good.

Local Suppliers offering COVID-19 supplies or services

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.
  • Economic Development Partnership of NC, Critical Product Supply Chain Instructions, click here.

What are the new rules regarding expanded family and medical leave for my employees?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.  For more details here, including FAQs.

Financial Resources

Financial Counseling

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.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Right, click here.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements, click here.

Local Resources Pages and Information

Public Health Resources

Schools & Childcare

Other Resources

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