In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rock Hill Economic Development has compiled a list of resources to help businesses get the assistance and information they need.  Click Here

Government Support COVID-19

The list below includes a list and links to a variety of federal, state, and local government support being provided to support businesses during COVID-19. 

Federal Government

U.S. Congress

Senate Bill 3548 - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

  • NPR provides a great breakdown of the provisions in the bill here
  • $2 trillion coronavirus response bill providing relief for individuals, big corporations and small business, state and local governments, public health, and others
  • Many Individuals will receive cash payments and there are extra unemployment payment provisions included as well, more support for gig and freelance workers, tax filing extensions, and student loan repayment benefits
  • Small Business support includes allocations for emergency grants to cover immediate operating costs, additional forgivable loan funding, and relief for existing loans already being utilized through SBA programs
  • Big Business provisions include significant funding to support the airline industry, temporary bans on stock buybacks for companies seeking federal loan assistance, new reporting requirements, pandemic recovery oversight, and a refundable tax credit for businesses of all size that are closed or distressed
  • Public Health assistance by way of additional funding for hospitals and community health centers, funding to increase drug access and development, program and response support for the Center for Disease Control, funding for veterans' health care, new telehealth authorizations, and funding to increase the availability of medicine and medical supplies
  • Additional funding set aside to support Safety Net programs, State and Local Government, and federal Education relief 

U.S. Department of Labor

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (for employers with 500 employees or less)

  • Employees will be eligible for two weeks of sick leave at their regular pay rate to either quarantine or seek a COVID-19 diagnosis or preventative care
  • Employees will be eligible for two weeks of paid sick leave at no less than two-thirds their regular pay rate if they are caring for a family member with COVID-19 diagnosis or caring for a child whose school or daycare has closed as a result of coronavirus concerns
  • Full-time employees will be entitled to 80 hours worth of paid sick time
  • Part-time employees will be entitled to the number of hours they normally work in a two week period
  • Employees with at least 30 days with their employer will receive 10 weeks of emergency paid leave to care for children whose schools or daycare facilities were closed
  • After 10 days of unpaid leave, the employer will pay the individual no less than two-thirds of their pay, for a max of $200 per day and $10,000 total
  • Employers with less than 50 employees or less can seek an exemption if they can demonstrate “the imposition of such requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business”

U.S. Small Business Association

State of South Carolina

Governor's Executive Orders

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW)

South Carolina Department of Commerce (SC DOC)

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

  • SC DHEC COVID-19 Information Hub
  • SC DHEC COVID-19 Funding Updates
    • $14.5M for additional DHEC staffing
    • $14.5M for personal protective equipment
    • $5.3M for operating costs
    • $2.5M for COVID educational campaign
    • $1.7M to quarantine indigent patients
    • $1.3M to cover costs of courier lab samples
    • $5M in contingency funds to cover any unanticipated costs