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COVID-19 Recovery & Reopening

While there is not a clear path to know how or when to reopen your business, visit your favorite restaurant, or meet-up with friends, we can help provide resources so you can make the best decision for you. The well-being of Wake County and the region is a top priority for the Raleigh Chamber and Wake County Economic Development. Below, you will find a few resources that will help you decide how and when to continue moving forward.


How can we help?
If you are a business looking to relocate but are uncertain of the current landscape or are you a site selector and would like an update on how the county is doing? Send us an email and our team will respond within 24 hours. Email us at:  


North Carolina Government

SlowCOVIDNC - Get Behind the Mask and Download SlowCOVIDNC. SlowCOVIDNC is the official COVID-19 Exposure Notification app for NC. It is: completely anonymous, operated through Bluetooth, and an easy way to protect your co-workers, your customers, and your community.
Learn more here.

What reopening phase is North Carolina in?


Raleigh Chamber COVID-19 Resources

If you are ready to reopen your business, we have collected resources to help you create a safe environment for you and your employees. Do you need to purchase PPE for your business? Are you looking for information about grants or support programs? Or perhaps you need cleaning and sanitization services? Check out the reopening site here.


Wake County Government

Visit the Wake County Gov COVID Resources: see here

  • Wake County Gov COVID-19: Email
  • Wake County Gov Public Health Hotline: 919-250-1500 (Multiple languages available)
  • To donate cleaning and healthcare supplies: email and 919-856-6946


Wake Forward Small Business Loan Program

  • The Wake County Wake Forward program will provide loans to small businesses and sole proprietors that have lost revenue due to COVID-19. The small business loan program allocates $5 million in total to support small businesses in Wake County, with $1 million of that funding set aside for sole proprietor businesses. Businesses must be located in Wake County. To learn more about the program, you can watch this video and apply here.


Employment Resources  

There are multiple resources available to help find jobs, reskill, or seek new certifications to help you rejoin the workforce. We have updated our jobs website with COVID employment resources; you can learn more by visiting Work in the Triangle or see information below:


Work in the Triangle


Business Recovery & Reopening Resources

NC Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines for Conducting Business: see here

CDC & OSHA Guidelines


Tourism and Hospitality Updates

Count on Me NC, a public health initiative: see here
Visit Raleigh Tourism COVID-19 Guidelines: see here
Raleigh-Durham International Airport: see here

General Business and Small Business Resources


Industry Resources

  • COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Small & Medium Manufacturers: see here
  • EDPNC Resource List for Businesses Pivoting to PPE Manufacturing: see here
  • NC State Manufacturing COVID-19 Resources: see here


County Resources

Wake County consists of 13 municipalities and is home to Wake County Public School system. For information about a specific municipality, see below.


Wake County Public School System

Return to School Guide: see here and here
Video Guide from Superintendent, Cathy Quiroz Moore: see here


Local Colleges and Universities Reopening Plan

North Carolina State University: Preparing for Fall Semester
Duke University: Duke Guide to Returning to the Workplace & A Return to Campus
University of North Carolina: Carolina Together
Meredith College: Staying Strong
William Peace University: COVID 19 Information Center
Wake Tech Community College: Learn Well Fall 2020 Plan & Safety Guidelines & Protocols for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Shaw University: Keeping ShawU Safe
St. Augustine's University: Coronavirus Information
Campbell University: COVID-19 Updates
North Carolina Central University: COVID-19 Updates
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary: COVID-19 Updates
Barton College: The Return to Campus Plan
Durham Technical Community College: COVID-19 Response
EDA University Center at Fayetteville State University: Small Business & COVID-19 Recovery Training