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Last updated: 5/22/2020
RECENT NEWS AS OF MAY 22, 2020:
Governor Henry McMaster announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday, May 22nd. The governor’s announcement comes after AccelerateSC has been meeting for nearly a month to determine the safest ways to reinvigorate the state’s economy.
The “Response” component of AccelerateSC has established exhaustive safety guidelines for businesses that have been allowed to reopen. Guidelines for attraction facilities can be found here and on the AccelerateSC website, along with guidelines for all recently re-opened businesses.
Examples of attraction facilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Historic buildings and sites
- Amusement park rides
- Go-Kart tracks
- Bingo facilities (specific guidelines can be found here)
- Miniature golf facilities
For the full press release announcement, click here.
CDC site with information for the products they recommend in various settings. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html
EPA Approved Disinfectants https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2 and
EPA Onepager onsafely using disinfectants. https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-04/documents/disinfectants-onepager.pdf
Wondering how to protect yourself as we reopen, HERE is CDC guidance on cloth masks: how to wear, how to make and how to care for your mask.
Accelerate SC Task Force Survey: The SC Chamber and SC Department of Commerce have developed a survey, which the task force will use to seek critically needed data to make important decisions during the next 30 days. The survey will remain open until Thursday, April 30th.
Questions about Economic Impact Payments?
The IRS is issuing Economic Impact Payments. These payments are being issued automatically for most individuals. However, some people who don’t usually file a tax return will need to submit basic information to the IRS to receive their payment. Questions? The IRS is regularly updating the Economic Impact Payment and the Get My Payment tool frequently asked questions pages on IRS.gov as more information becomes available. Here are answers to some of the most common questions.
U.S. Chamber has been a strong advocate for the small business community and the swift enactment of this legislation, and recently launched the Save Small Business Initiative—a nationwide program to provide supplemental funding, resources and webinars, research, and advocacy for American small businesses. Click here to encourage House members to vote to restore funding now in support of our small business community.
WEBINAR REPLAY - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation– The Path Forward: Navigating the Return to Work – This conversation hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce brings together James Bullard, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Dr. Alan Wright, Chief Medical Officer, Roche Diagnostics Corporation focuses on testing and the impact on returning to work.
New Executive Orders: Click here to read the recent Executive Orders issued by Governor McMaster reopens public boating ramps and landings to “facilitate authorized outdoor exercise and recreational activities.” along with beach access and retail shops.
Accelerate SC Task Force: In a press conference, Governor McMaster announced his intent to roll out an economic revitalization task force called “Accelerate South Carolina.” This task force will help guide the state toward reopening the economy after COVID-19 reaches its peak (expected in early May), and cases begin to decrease. Membership will include representatives from various business and industry sectors. The task force will develop a plan to move South Carolina toward a phased-in reopening of some businesses and activity as healthcare data indicates it is safe and appropriate to do so. The Governor plans to release more specific details about Accelerate SC next week.
Reopening is upon us. Here are resources from SHRM about policies to put in place before workers return.
- Longwoods International Travel Sentiment Study - Wave 7
- Destination Analysts Travel Sentiment Index
- FFCRA and CARES ACT for Employers presented by S.C. Chamber and Ogletree Deakins
- NMB Chamber of Commerce/CVB Small Business Administration EIDL Assistance
- Extended Tax Deadlines & CARES Act Business Impacts
- Small Business Administration EIDL Assistance Webinar
- Small Business Administration Coronavirus Resources and Loans presented by Will Furman, Area Manage
- Horry County - Questions about COVID-19 impacts in Horry County? Call the Horry County Emergency Management phone bank at 843-915-5000, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F.
- DHEC Care Line - If you have general questions about COVID-19, call 1-855-472-3432. Staff is answering calls from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week. In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
- 211 one-stop resource for finding assistance. This resource run by United Way is available 24/7 by calling 211 or by visiting them online at sc211.org.
May 6, 2020 Press Conference from Gov. McMaster and state officials:
North Myrtle Beach Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting - May 1, 2020
Is your restaurant/bar providing curb-side, carry-out, and/or delivery services? Would you like to ensure consumers know you have online ordering capabilities? We'd love to hear from you. Please email your business name, address, phone number, website and specific details on business continuity during this time to firstname.lastname@example.org