For the latest information on coronavirus, or COVID-19, including service and program impacts in Chatham County, please visit the coronavirus webpage.

Coronavirus FAQ For Employers

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The following are frequently asked questions for employers, including businesses, faith-based organizations, and community organizations. If you are looking for general guidance for coronavirus, visit our General FAQ page

If you have questions about the coronavirus that are not answered below, contact the NC Coronavirus Helpline at 1-866-462-3821 or email

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • I am looking to safely reopen and operate my business. What do I need to know?

  • What is the Safer at Home Order?

  • Where can I find general guidance for employers about coronavirus?

  • Is my business allowed to be open?

  • What can I do to reduce risk of exposure for my employees?

  • I am planning a mass gathering or community event. What should I do?

  • What should I do for events with less than 10 attendees?

  • What do I do if someone at work becomes ill or has tested positive for coronavirus?

  • Is there any assistance for businesses suffering economic losses?

  • What is the guidance for religious services?

  • What should congregate living facilities like nursing homes do to reduce risk?

  • Can a staff member of a long-term care facility work in that facility if they test positive but don't have symptoms?

  • How does FMLA apply to the new coronavirus?

  • My business is not protecting staff as it should, what can I do?