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 is having difficulty obtaining PPE (personal protection equipment) for your employees please contact James Richter at 803.528.1288 or james@myscma.com.

Older links and resources are available at our Archived Links Page

Latest Updates

US DOL
Revised Regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Press Release: Revised Regulations for the FFCRA

SC DEW
South Carolina Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for the Week Ending September 12th
SC DEW Executive Director Statement on the August 2020 Employment Situation

SC DOE
State Superintendent of Education Memo: Face to Face Instruction and Notification of Changes in School Operational Status

Global / National Resources

White House
Made in America Executive Order Signed to Expand U.S. Production of Critical Medicine and Medical Supplies
Memorandum on New Federal Unemployment Benefits
Memorandum on Deferring Employee Payroll Tax Obligations
Memorandum on Continued Student Loan Payment Relief
Executive Order on Halting Residential Evictions & Foreclosures

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC COVID-19 Page
COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings
Manufacturing Workers and Employers – Interim Guidance from CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
CDC – Businesses and Workplaces
CDC – Communities, Schools, Workplaces, & Events
CDC – Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA COVID-19 Page
COVID-19 FAQ webpage
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA – Disaster Assistance
Fact Sheet on New Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) for Business in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, & Georgetown Counties
News Release on New EIDLs for 5 Lowcountry Counties
Flyer for NEW EIDLs for 5 Lowcountry Counties

FEMA
FEMA Main Website
FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
CISA COVID-19 Page

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
FFCRA leave based on the closure of summer camps, summer enrichment programs, or other summer programs
IRS Provides Guidance on Recapture of Excess Employment Tax Credits (FFCRA and CARES Act)
Legal Considerations When an Employee Refuses to Work Due to Fear of Contracting COVID-19

SBA PPP
SBA PPP Website
Main Treasury Website for Small Business Assistance
PPP Frequently Asked Questions
SBA and Treasury have announced new EZ and revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program. PPP Forgiveness Application
PPP EZ Forgiveness Application
PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Instructions For Borrowers
PPP – Revisions to the Third and Sixth Interim Final Rules

US Department of Labor
DOL’s Wage and Hour Division Revised FAQs for Paid Leave Under FFCRA Related to School Reopening Scenarios
DOL’s Employment and Training Administration Guidance on PUA Eligibility Related to School Reopening Scenarios

EPA
Please see our Archived Resources

IRS
Please see our Archived Resources

Fair Labor Standards Act
Please see our Archived Resources

Family & Medical Leave Act
Please see our Archived Resources

American Chemistry Council
Coronavirus Fighting Products
Coronavirus Fighting Products FAQs

Federal Reserve
Main Street Lending Program Webinars
Main Street Lending Program Forms and Agreements
Federal Reserve Board expands its Main Street Lending Program to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to be able to receive support 

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EEOC – Updated Information: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

Other Organizations/Resources
World Health Organization
Johns Hopkins Interactive Map
Association of Corporate Counsel Guide to Assist Companies When Determining Liability if Someone Catches COVID-19

State Resources

AccelerateSC
AccelerateSC Final Report
AccelerateSC Website
Updated Basic Operations for Manufacturers During COVID-19

SC DEW
Recall Taskforce 
Offers of Work Website
Newly revised DEW COVID-19 resources website
Additional Six Weeks of Extended Benefits (EB) Program Announced
South Carolina Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for the Week Ending August 29
South Carolina Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for the Week Ending August 15
South Carolina Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for the Week Ending August 8th
Notice on Fraud Concerns Related to the Paycheck Protection Program
South Carolina Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for the Week Ending August 1
South Carolina Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for the Week Ending July 25
South Carolina Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for the Week Ending July 18
South Carolina Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data for the Week Ending July 11
South Carolina’s Employment Situation for June 2020
Director Ellzey’s Statement on Employment Situation for June 2020

SC EMD
SC EMD – Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center
SCEMD Launches New Tool Showing All Local Mask Ordinances

SC DHEC
SC DHEC Businesses & Employers (COVID-19) Page
New DHEC Document with COVID-19 Outreach Materials & Resources
New County-Level COVID-19 Dashboard
DHEC Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Scenarios for Businesses
SC DHEC Covid-19 Screening & Testing Sites 
SC DHEC Employer Return to Work Guidance
SC DHEC COVID-19 Page
SC DHEC Testing & SC Data (COVID-19)
DHEC Environmental Regulatory Assistance (COVID-19)
SC DHEC – COVID-19 Resources for South Carolina Businesses One Pager
SC DHEC Education and Outreach Materials
COVID-19 Community Engagement Survey
DHEC Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Scenarios for Businesses
DHEC Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Scenarios for Businesses (Spanish)

SC Dept. of Commerce
Emergency Preparedness

SC ORS
ORS Notice on Requesting Mapping Data from Broadband Providers

SC DOR
Please see our Archived Resources

SC Department of Education
List and Details of School District Reopening Plans Approved by the SC Department of Education

NIST/MEP
NIST MEP Emergency Assistance Program – CARES Act Funding
The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) has recently been awarded funds through the NIST MEP Emergency Assistance Program as part of the CARES Act.  The funds are being made available to support US small- and medium sized manufacturers (SMEs), including manufacturers in rural areas.  The funds will be used to provide services that directly support the efforts of South Carolina’s manufacturers and boost their ability to respond to the business challenges they face as a result of the pandemic.  These challenges lie in a number of areas including workforce, supply chain disruption, loss of business/markets and cost competitiveness.  Please contact SCMEP to learn more.

SC Governor
Executive Orders

Stay Safe SC Toolkit 

SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR)
COVID-19 Page
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).