COVID-19 Resource Hub

Best Practices for Small Businesses, Governments, and Individuals

Accelerate SC

Accelerate SC is an Executive Level Department tasked with providing the most update to date information and regulations relating to COVID-19 in South Carolina.  Everything from managing stress during the pandemic to guidance for churches to hold services again can be found on the page.  The link also contains the Governor's Executive Orders, information on testing sites, and more.

Re-Open Main Street

One of the most comprehensive best practices guides compiled to date, Re-Open Main Street is a product of the Downtown Professionals Network.  It contains the best practices for Retail Stores, Restaurants, Professional Services, Arts and Cultural Establishments, Government Leaders, and others as things begin to reopen.

US Chamber of Commerce

The United State Chamber of Commerce has compiled excellent information when it comes to re-opening a business during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Town of Cheraw conducted a consumer survey in May 2020 to help businesses adapt to our local audiences.  The results of the survey can be found by clicking here.

Resources for Small Business Administration Programs

On May 15th, the US Treasury Department issued guidance for small businesses that have accepted funds from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.  The guidance details what steps businesses need to take to ensure that their loan can be forgiven. 

It is possible, but not certain, that the requirements for loan forgiveness may change.  If the information is updated we will update this page to reflect the most current information.  

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application - This is the application required to ensure your PPP Loan is forgiven.

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ - Though this is now slightly outdated, it offers a good overview of frequent questions related to the PPP program.

Treasury Department's COVID-19 Resource Page - Additional information relating to SBA Small Business Programs can be found here.

EIDL Update (June 15, 2020).  There is no reimbursement process for the EIDL advancement.  The only way a business has to account for the spending of the EIDL Advancement Grant is if they also receive a PPP loan.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund - This grant program is offered to restaurants that have been impacted by COVID-19

Press Releases Issued by the Town

March 17, 2020 - A Statement from Mayor Ingram
March 26, 2020 - Cheraw Joins County Curfew
March 31, 2020 - Resource Guide for Businesses and Employees Impacted by COVID-19
April 16, 2020    -  Avoid COVID-19 Stimulus Scams
April 30, 2020    - An Update on Events in the Town of Cheraw
July 23, 2020  - Town of Cheraw Passes Resolution to Encourage the Use of Face Coverings

General Information

Center for Disease Control
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Finding a Job During the Pandemic

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