COVID-19 Update
I would like for all of you to know that your health and welfare are a matter of top importance. Please be safe and take all of the essential
safeguards to keep you and your family healthy.
We continue to follow all the recommendations from the CDC and NC Department of Health and Human Services- washing our hands, practicing
our social distancing and being careful.
The outcome of COVID-19 on our citizens will have a lasting effect.
Let’s make sure we take care of one another.
Thank you to all of those who have continued to work hard whether
it be from home or in person.
If you need help, please do not hesitate to contact my office. We can be reached
at 919-733-5800. There are many resources out there and we will do
our best to connect you.

NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan
Program for Small Businesses
In response to the current crisis, the Golden LEAF Foundation is announcing the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program. Businesses are eligible for bridge loans of up to $50,000 with six months of no interest and no payments. These loans are intended to support businesses until they are able to secure an SBA loan or other long-term assistance. If not repaid in six months, the loans will automatically convert to a term loan.
Please share this information with the affected businesses in your district.
Contact Information
For information on the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program and to apply for a loan visit
To speak with someone about this program or other resources available to small businesses contact Business Link NC (BLNC) at 800.228.8443
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be a North Carolina small business affected by COVID-19
(all 100 NC counties are eligible).
Applicants must have at least one (1) employee, who could be the self-employed owner.
Start-up businesses that began operations before March 23, 2020 are eligible.
• Farm businesses
• Nonprofit organizations are not currently eligible 

Re-Entry Registration for Businesses
The NC Emergency Management Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) manages the Statewide Re-Entry Certification Program, which certifies businesses that are deemed essential to restoring the health, safety, or economic well-being of a disaster area, in accordance with NCGS 166A-19.70.

Please note, the Statewide Re-Entry Certification Program is not required by the State at this time. If a local jurisdiction decides to implement travel restrictions, depending on those restrictions businesses may take advantage of the Re-Entry Program. Registered businesses who can provide critical services, essential commerce, and necessary goods for the health and safety of citizens can apply through the below procedure. Local authorities determine the order of access into restricted or curfew areas.

Process for Re-Entry Registration
  1. Applicant sends email to NC Business EOC at with Re-Entry in the subject line.
  2. Applicant provides the contact information for a company representative with Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signatory authority to include email address and title.
  3. Applicant provides an explanation of the nature of business, need for access and locations in North Carolina.
  4. Business EOC will respond with confirmation of receipt of inquiry by email.
  5. Business EOC will contact the applicant if more information is needed to determine eligibility.
  6. If approved, Business EOC will set the applicant up as a BEOC member and provide WebEOC access, log-on information, and directions for working inside of the Vendor Access Registry.
  7. The applicant completes the digital registration, includes primary and alternate point-of-contact information, lists all business locations, reviews and signs the electronic Memorandum of Agreement.
  8. Business EOC is alerted when a memorandum of agreement is signed and submitted through WebEOC.
  9. Business EOC does a final review of the registration, points of contact and completed memorandum of agreement.
  10. Business EOC staff determine based on the nature of business and needs of the state, the order of phased entry: Life, Health/Safety or Economic Well Being.
  11. Business EOC staff complete the certification and save the completed registration in WebEOC.
  12. Business EOC sends a final email letter that includes reminders of the legal responsibilities listed in the memorandum of agreement with regard to liability, misuse and distribution of Re-Entry Certificates and welcomes the new private partners into the NC BEOC.
  13. WebEOC provides a live link to view and print the Re-Entry Certification that includes the applicant’s name, certification category and expiration date.
  14. The applicant can print and distribute to leadership and critical employees.

Mecklenburg County Stay-at-Home Order
The City Stay-at-Home webpage can be reached at

If you have any questions, call the Mecklenburg County Stay at Home help line at
(704) 353-1926. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a remote learning resource offering free daily schedules for students ages 2-18. Click here to learn more.

Executive Order No. 120
To see Gov. Cooper's additional limitations on mass gatherings, restrictions on venues, and long term care facilities, and extension of school closure date Click here.

F or more COVID-19 related Executive Orders (currently, 116-120) can be found here .
N.C. Insurance Commissioner Encourages Insurer Flexibility in Light of COVID-19 Health Emergency
NCDOI released the below information yesterday:

RALEIGH – North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has asked the state’s insurance companies to be economically flexible with consumers in light of the COVID-19 health emergency.
“Some of the mitigating efforts implemented on a state and local level to limit further spread of the virus have had a significant economic impact on consumers,” said Commissioner Causey. "Many consumers have lost their jobs or had their hours reduced, which may adversely affect the ability of these individuals to make timely payment for monetary obligations, including payments for insurance premiums,” he added.
As a result, Commissioner Causey has asked the state’s insurance industry
to consider the following actions:

Relax due dates for premiums payments.
Extend grace periods.
Waive late fees and penalties.
Allow payment plans for premiums payments to otherwise avoid
a lapse in coverage.
Consider cancellation or non-renewal of policies only after exhausting
other efforts to work with policyholders to continue coverage

In addition, Commissioner Causey is requesting that all insurance agents, brokers, and other licensees who accept premium payments on behalf of insurers take steps to ensure that customers are able to make premium payments in a safe manner. This should include online payments or other alternative methods to eliminate the need for in-person payment options to protect the safety of workers and customers.
For more information, visit the NCDOI website at or call 855-408-1212 .

NC Department of Revenue
There are many questions that have been asked in regards to upcoming tax returns and tax schedules.Relief offered in response to COVID-19.
Get your questions answered here .