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COVID-19

Your chamber is here to convene, convey and connect our community amid the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus for our residents, school families and our business workforce. Below are some official resources you can use as we navigate this situation together: 


South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Updates 

The Path Forward Readiness Plan 

Paycheck Protection Program

Many restaurants reopened May 11 for indoor (50% of its occupancy) and outdoor seating.

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Resources

Business & Travel Resources 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Overview from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

 

PPE Resources 

 

Non-Government Grant Programs

 

Health Resources 

 

Government & School Resources 

 

Note: Please also check to see if your current financial institution is accepting applications. Additional PPP lenders can be found here.

 

Webinars

 
In case you missed it
Burr Forman Webinar April 16th

 

Deferred Deadlines

  • Town of Hilton Head Island: Collections of business license fees, local tax, and local hospitality tax delayed until June 20.
  • Cross Island Parkway tolls suspended.
  • State and Federal Taxes Due July 15
  • Beaufort County Business License Renewals Deadline Extended to June 1

 

Ways to Help

  • Donate what you can. Bluffton Self Help, the Deep Well Project and Sandalwood Food Pantry have needs for monetary and goods donations. 
  • Outside Brands is offering memberships to help their employees as well as the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s COVID-19 Fund.
  • Donate to the University of South Carolina – Beaufort (USCB) Student Relief Fund
  • The Sea Pines Resort is raising funds to help resort employees who are affected by the resort closure as well as the Heritage Classic Foundation.
  • The Restaurant Worker Relief fund, through the Lowcountry Strong Foundation, provides dinners and other commissary food items to the restaurant workers who are currently out of work or have lost wages.
  • Donate to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which will rapidly deploy resources to community-based frontline nonprofit organizations addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton Counties.
  • Second Helpings continues to rescue food for local food pantries.
  • Hilton Head Community Church is collecting gift cards to donate to the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry. Drop them off at the Community Center between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
    Check with your local churches; they may have their own outreach.
    • Tie a blue ribbon outside your business or home to show support for our local healthcare workers and first responders. The trees outside out chamber offices are tied in blue ribbons to show our support.
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