COVID-19 North Carolina Business Resources

We are in this together.

Here at Hire Scene, we believe in the power of community. During uncertain times it is more important than ever to support one another. Like you, we have been impacted by the daily changes of COVID-19. We have compiled a list of North Carolina business resources to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape.


Essential Business Designation

Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 121 (EO 121) on March 27, 2020. This order directs that non-essential business and operations must cease, effective on Monday, March 30 at 5:00pm, and will remain in place for 30 days. Section 2 of EO 121 identifies businesses that are considered “Essential Businesses and Operations.” If you believe your business is “essential” and you were not among those designated “essential” you may submit a request to The North Carolina Department of Revenue here. You may continue to operate until the Department of Revenue acts on your request.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program helps small businesses keep their workers on their payroll for eight weeks. Find out more here.

NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Lending Program

The North Carolina COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Lending program supports North Carolina small businesses and family farms as they recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. Find out more here.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan

An Economic Injury Disaster Loan can help take the financial toll off businesses as a result of the sister. Find out if your business is eligible here.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Effective April 1, 2020 certain employers are required to provide paid leave for employees due to COVID-19. Find out more here.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Check out business recommendations from the NCDHHS here.

Personal Protective Equipment Shortage

Manufacturers who are interested in producing PPE to supply our healthcare workers with essential supplies can contact the Carolina Textile District here.


We are here for you and hope this list of North Carolina business resources help. We will continue to update this page as more relief opportunities come available. Contact us today if we can offer any additional support. Stay safe.