Our state and nation are facing an unprecedented and rapidly evolving health and economic situation. As a result, SCMA is working to share accurate and timely information for companies and your employees so that you can plan and respond as the COVID-19 situation develops. Please use this page as a resource for federal and state guidance, best practices, and other resources our partners have shared.

If your company can donate and/or produce any PPE (personal protection equipment) that can be used by healthcare professionals such as respirators, eye protection, face masks, hand sanitizers, or medical gowns, please contact James Richter at 803.528.1288 or james@myscma.com.

Latest Updates

DHEC COVID-19 Resources for South Carolina Businesses

SC DHEC – COVID-19 Heat Map

SBA Lenders Serving SC Small Businesses

Comprehensive And Updated FAQs For Employers On The COVID-19 Coronavirus – Fisher Phillips

US Dept. of Labor – Additional Guidance Following Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Implementation

U.S. Small Business Administration Release on Launching of SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

CDC New Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings

NAM – State COVID-19 Operations Snapshot
As more cities, states and counties issue and revise emergency orders to stop the spread of COVID-19, NAM is working to help manufacturers nationwide assess and understand the implications of these orders and emphasize the essential role manufacturers play in leading the response to coronavirus. 

IRS Guidance – COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

Global / National Resources

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America – 30 Days Slow to the Spread

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
OSHA Alert on Preventing Worker Exposure

Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA – Disaster Assistance 
SBA – Fact Sheet – Economic Injury Disaster Loans

FEMA Main Website
FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
CISA: Risk Management for Coronavirus
CISA: Cybersecurity for Telework
CISA: Cybersecurity Assessments

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPAs recommended use and list of registered disinfectants that are qualified for use against COVID-19
COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Coronavirus Tax Relief

American Chemistry Council
Coronavirus Fighting Products
Coronavirus Fighting Products FAQs

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Poster from Dept. of Labor related to Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA
Poster from Dept. of Labor related to Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA – Spanish Version
FFCRA Notice – Frequently Asked Questions
DOL FFCRA Field Assistance Bulletin – WHD’s 30-day non-enforcement policy
FFCRA Fact Sheet for Employees
FFCRA Fact Sheet for Employers
FFCRA Overall Question & Answer for Employers
Labor Department Offers Guidance On Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Effective As Of April 1 – Fisher Phillips

Fair Labor Standards Act
Questions & Answers (COVID-19)

Family & Medical Leave Act
Questions & Answers (COVID-19)

Other Organizations/Resources
World Health Organization
Johns Hopkins Interactive Map
NCSL – State Action on COVID-19 (helpful for those with operations in multiple states)
Electric Companies and Pandemic Planning – Edison Electric Institute

State Resources

Newly revised DEW COVID-19 resources website
In addition, SC DEW now has a phone line dedicated to employers only. Employers can call, 803-737-2532 with your UI related questions. Individuals need to call the TelClaim line, 1-866-831-1724.
SC DEW – Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
SC DEW – What are Employer Filed Claims and How Do They Work?

SC EMD – Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center

New DHEC Environmental Regulatory Assistance (COVID-19)
UPDATED DHEC Interim Guidance for Business and Employers 3.27.20
Includes guidance for employers who have an employee test positive for COVID-19
SC DHEC Education and Outreach Materials
SC DHEC Water Management

SC Dept. of Commerce
Emergency Preparedness
The SC Department of Commerce and its allies are available to offer South Carolina companies support in areas including: supplier development, cashflow issues, operational challenges, or any other questions you may have about coronavirus, and business impact. Please feel free to email any questions to esf24@emd.sc.gov, or call 803-737-8524. Additionally, April Chaffins, 803-542-1990, or Chuck Bundy, 803-737-0440, both of the SC Department of Commerce, would be glad to assist you in any way.

COVID-19 Tax Relief

SC Governor
Executive Orders
SCMA Letter to Governor McMaster regarding any Shelter-In-Place Order

SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR)
Effective immediately, the SC LLR is extending the license renewal deadline for licenses, registrations, and permits scheduled to renew during the months of April, May, June, July, and August. The new renewal deadline is extended to September 30, 2020. Additional information can be found here (scroll down full page).

Free Virtual Health Screenings
McLeod Health
Roper St. Francis