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


SC DEW Employment & Workforce Data Dashboard

Global / National Resources

White House
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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
CDC Expands Definition of Who is Considered a COVID-19 “Close Contact”. United States health officials redefined what counts as a COVID-19 close contact

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
COVID-19 FAQ webpage
OSHA Lessons Learned: Frequently Cited Standards Related to COVID-19 Inspections
Common COVID-19 Citations: Helping Employers Better Protect Workers and Comply with OSHA Regulations

Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA – Disaster Assistance

FEMA Main Website
FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Revised Regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Press Release: Revised Regulations for the 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 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 the Treasury and Small Business Administration simplified forgiveness application (3508S) for PPP loans of $50,000 or less
Form 3508S Instructions
New Interim Final Rule (IFR) with guidance concerning forgiveness and the loan review process for these loans.

US Department of Labor
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Fair Labor Standards Act
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Family & Medical Leave Act
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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 Final Report
AccelerateSC Website
Basic Operations for Manufacturers During COVID-19

Recall Taskforce 
Offers of Work Website
Revised DEW COVID-19 Resources Website

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

SC DHEC Businesses & Employers (COVID-19) Page
DHEC Document with COVID-19 Outreach Materials & Resources
County-Level COVID-19 Dashboard
SC DHEC Covid-19 Screening & Testing Sites 
SC DHEC Testing & SC Data (COVID-19)
DHEC Environmental Regulatory Assistance (COVID-19)
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 DHEC, UofSC, to Lead Year-long ‘SC STRONG’ Initiative to Evaluate COVID-19 Infection and Immunity Over Time. Additional details can be found here.
SC DHEC’s Key Indicators Dashboard provides an “at-a-glance” view of several important data elements used to assess the measure of impact from COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccine & Vaccination FAQs
COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Enrollment

SC Dept. of Commerce
Emergency Preparedness

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SC Department of Education
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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