Resources For Partners
We know you have questions during this time of uncertainty. While we aren't able to answer all questions, we can connect you with resources that may be able to. We will continually update this page with information, as it becomes available.
RESTAURANT OUTDOOR DINING GUIDELINES
Due to COVID-19 all in house dining has been suspended. Beginning on May 4th, Governor Henry McMaster has allowed restaurants and bars to serve food and alcohol on their outdoor patios. The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association has created guidelines for these services.
ATTRACTIONS OPENING GUIDELINES
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions has released guidelines for family entertainment centers that can be modified for any size attraction. Please click here for those guidelines.
The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act is the largest economic relief bill in US history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn. The bill includes: help for small businesses and non-profit organizations; help for severely impacted industries (like tourism and hospitality) and State and Local government entities; business tax relief; help for affected workers; help for hospitals, healthcare workers and infected individuals; and help for States, Local Government, and Transportation.
You can find more information about the CARES Act here and read Frequently Asked Questions about the CARES Act here.
YORK COUNTY COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER
York County Government has put together a page with resources for how to access free virtual health screenings, medical facility locator, updates on confirmed cases countywide and statewide, demographic data, and updates from Governor Henry McMaster.
On April 7, Governor McMaster issued a Stay At Home order. All South Carolina residents are to stay at home or work until further notice, unless visiting family, exercising outside, or obtaining essential goods or services. You can read the full emergency ordinance here.
YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS
York County Economic Development has created a community resources page to share important information and updates with York County businesses and workers.
YCED has provided information and resources for businesses on the following topics:
For Small Businesses
US Small Business Administration - Small Business COVID-19 Resources & Guidance
Paycheck Protection Program Loans
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Small Business Debt Relief Program
York County and South Carolina List of Approved SBA Lenders
Catawba Regional Development Corporation
Winthrop Region Small Business Development Center
COVID-19 Workforce Resource Hub
How to Access the MyBenefits Portal
How to Access the SC Catawba Works Office
YORK COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS
The York County Regional Chamber has put together a resource page for information on the following topics:
Business and Community Support
Impact on Employees
Small Business Resources
Guidance for Employers
Other Helpful Information - from DHEC, SC DEW, and US Department of Labor
In addition, they have also compiled a list of resources, including printable materials, for information about COVID-19, confirmed cases in the US, CDC Frequently Asked Questions, best health practices, and more.
Whether you're looking for relief funds or national resources. The Arts Council of York County has created a resources portal for their artists.
Click the headline for a full list of grants, loans, and other funding sources.