COVID-19 Updates for Business | Thursday, January 14th
COVID-19 Updates for Business
With the rapid update of information at the Federal, State, and local levels, we will be issuing these special edition updates each Thursday, in addition to our regular Tuesday, E-News.
Pardee UNC Health Care Has Opened Pre-Registration for Phase 1B Vaccinations
With the announcement by the Henderson County Department of Public Health that Henderson County is officially moving into Phase 1B, Pardee begins pre-registering people aged 75 or older. Effective immediately, people over the age of 75, and who have not already been included in a previous vaccination group, may pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine appointments by going online to or by calling (828) 694-8222 / 694-VACC. Once on the site, patients are instructed to find the Pardee location before proceeding.

Vaccinations scheduled through Pardee will take place at Blue Ridge Community College. Once pre-registered, members of Group 1, Phase 1B will receive details about their appointment date, time and location. There will be no walk-up appointments.

The COVID-19 vaccine requires two shots that are spaced 19-24 days apart. When pre-registered individuals are contacted to schedule their initial appointment, they must verify that they will be in town for their second dose before the first appointment is confirmed. The appointment for a person’s second vaccination will be scheduled at the time of their first shot. 

While there is no charge to the patient, those with insurance are encouraged to bring their insurance card to their appointment. Insurance will be billed for the administration costs for the vaccine. Patients do not need insurance in order to receive a vaccine. 

Masks will be required, and all persons will be screened upon entry. People scheduled to receive the vaccine should plan to come alone and be prepared to wait 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine before leaving. If a person with an appointment requires assistance, they will be permitted to have one person accompany them. 

Please note, due to high call volume people may get a recorded message when they call 828-694-8222/694-VACC. We encourage people in Group 1, Phase 1b, to check the website to monitor vaccine appointment availability. Online scheduling allows us to adjust the available appointments frequently. People are encouraged to check back periodically for new availability if they have gone online and did not find an appointment.
Tips for navigating website:

On the website, select “schedule appointment online,” and then answer a few screening questions to get connected to the online scheduling system. If appointments are available, the vaccination site - PRD COVID Vaccine Clinic Flat Rock - will show as an option.
New PPP 1st & 2nd Draw Loans Now Available
Johnson Price Sprinkle PA has provided guidance on the newly funded, additional round of PPP 1st draw and 2nd draw loans for new and certain existing PPP loan borrowers. The additional funding is part of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act passed in December under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA). The funding is targeted to provided relief and a less complicated forgiveness process.

The SBA is currently accepting PPP 1st draw loan applications for those who did not receive an initial loan and PPP loan borrowers who previously repaid all or some of their loan amount or initially received less than they were eligible for. 1st draw loan applications can be found HERE.

The SBA has also begun accepting applications for PPP 2nd draw loans for those who previously received a PPP loan and will or have used the full amount for authorized uses only, have had a 25% or more drop in comparable quarterly revenue, and have 300 or fewer employees. 2nd draw loan applications can be found HERE.

Applications are being accepted through March 31, 2021.
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