COVID-19 – Business Resources


This is an unprecedented time for Transylvania County and the world, and things are changing rapidly with all elements related to COVID-19. This page was created to help our local businesses and organizations quickly find up-to-date information and resources to navigate this challenging time. Please check back regularly, as new resources and information are added throughout each day as they become available.
To find information on how you can support our local businesses and non-profits during this time, please click here.

Important New Updates

BBB Business Tip: Top 10 scams targeting small businesses (posted 5/28)

WNC Smart Restart Guide (posted 5/27)

North Carolina’s Executive Order No. 141 Safer-at-Home Order to continue through at least Friday, June 26.  Phase Two Overview Flyer and Phase Two FAQs

Transitioning to Safer at Home Comparison Chart

NCDHHS interim guidelines for restaurants and watering holes planning to reopen in Phase Two.

Clarification for “breweries,” “distilleries” and “wineries.” (posted 5/25)


PPE information and suppliers (working list)

Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers, U.S. Travel Association


Tools & Tips, Webinars & Classes

Multiple Dates – NCDOR offers webinars to help businesses understand COVID-19 tax relief available

Every Wednesday, 11:30am – 12pm – NC Chamber offers a weekly forum with Q&A with NC Public Health Officials

Every Thursday, 1pm – Weekly Land of Sky Regional Council COVID-19 response

Every Mon, Wed, Fri at 8am – CAI offers Answers at 8 > M-W-F Call-In for NC Employers



Government Information and Updates

Key Government COVID-19 Information — LOCAL (Transylvania County and City of Brevard)

Key Government COVID-19 Information — STATE

Key Government COVID-19 Information — FEDERAL


Loan and Disaster Financing

Transylvania Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Transylvania Tomorrow Emergency Support Grant Program

NC Rapid Recovery Loans

Save Small Business Fund Initiative of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

SBA Funding Options & Resources

Mountain BizWorks – COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Financing Options,  COVID-19 Funding Help Center and Rapid Recovery Loans



Business Operational Guidance and Resources

General Business Information

Non-profit Specific Information

Tourism Specific Information


Unemployment Information

Virtual WNC Career Expo, June 3-5. Hosted by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, the WNC Career Expo connects job seekers to regional employers – virtually. Meet with hiring employers LIVE online.

Resources for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Layoffs and Lost Wages

Contact the DES Employer Call Center with any questions or concerns: 866.278.3822.

Individuals who want to apply for Unemployment click here or call 888.737.0259

Unemployment Insurance Changes Due to COVID-19

Unemployment Fact Sheet – COVID-19


Additional Resources

Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Center is here to assist you and your business with resources and assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including assistance and information, webinars, and one-on-one counseling.

Better Business Bureau Small Business Resources during COVID-19

SCORE Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub & additional webinar opportunities

NC Works – Computers available to apply for unemployment by appointment only

Compilation of federal, state, local, and private resources available to small businesses in North and South Carolina for dealing with the effects of COVID-19.  


This information was provided in a collaboration by the following to support the local business community and our community at-large: