We are now in an unprecedented time in our city, state, country, and world. Advent Coworking wants to help as much as we can during this time. There is a lot of noise and misinformation about what small businesses can do right now to help themselves, their employees, and their business to stay afloat. With that in mind, we have created this page as a way to cut through the noise and just focus on the facts and to present information that is helpful to all.
We will update this list regularly as new information becomes available. If you have any sources or articles that you have found that you think should be added or that others would find interesting, please let us know.
Resources for your health (locally):
Anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath should call their personal doctor or healthcare provider. If an individual doesn’t have a primary care physician, WakeMed is offering virtual urgent care visits for $15 with promo code CARENOW through the end of March. If you live in South Carolina, MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screenings to all South Carolinians with promo code COVID19.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact your health care provider or call the NC DHHS Line 1-866-462-3821. Please make sure to contact your provider prior to showing up, so that a screening can be conducted over the phone and the amount of individuals in their offices can be reduced, thus reducing the chances of spreading any virus you may have.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services regarding North Carolina’s response to COVID-19
How NC Can Stay Ahead of the Curve
Resources for small business owners:
How to get money if your Charlotte small businesses has been financially hurt by COVID-19
Stay Compliant During COVID-19 c/o Zywave
A Brief Guide to Coronavirus Relief and Assistance Programs
Safehome.org Small Business Support Programs
What exactly is the CARES Act? Click here for more information.
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
Curious about how much you will be paid via the COVID-19 stimulus payments? Click here for a calculator from The Washington Post
Are you a service industry professional wondering about resources available to you? Click here for a list of options.
SBA Disaster Assistance Website
SBA COVID-19 EDIL Application + EID Advance Loan (Up to $10k)
SBTDC Coronavirus Resource Page
Paycheck Protection Program
PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator from Fuse Financial Partners
3 Steps to Help Determine Forgiveness for your PPP Loan
Best practices for businesses during COVID-19
AIGA Charlotte: Action through Design
Global Workspace Association (great information for coworking spaces, flexible office industry and remote workers)
The Heart of Resilient Leadership: Responding to COVID-19
Reporters to follow (local and national) for updates:
Manu Raju, CNN
Joe Bruno, WSOC Charlotte
Queen City Nerve
Katie Peralta, Charlotte Agenda
Do you have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to donate? Click here for information to donate items.