Resources for Business Owners
As our community responds to COVID-19, the Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce will continue to be a resource for business owners and the community at large. Please use this page to view the latest updates and resources.
Interim Guidance for Restaurants
On May 22, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued an interim guidance for restaurants as the state prepares to enter into Phase 2 of slowly lifting restrictions while combating COVID-19.
Smart Restart Guide
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community and to help you navigate the new normal in the days, weeks and months ahead, we have created the Smart Restart playbook. This comprehensive guide includes many of the recommendations and guidelines from the CDC as well as other federal and state agencies. This resource will act as a living document and will be updated as situations change moving forward.
Information on COVID-19
Supporting Local Businesses & Community
In this time of uncertainty, we encourage you to support those companies whose businesses are impacted by closures or restrictions.
Funding Resources for Business
Resources for Individuals & Families
The State of North Carolina has waived the waiting period and other restrictions to receive un-employment benefits. Complete information on how to apply for unemployment benefits can be found here. Individuals can also call (888) 737-0259 to talk directly to an unemployment counselor.
Internet Access for Families:
Altice USA will extend its free student broadband and Wifi offerings until the end of the 2019-2020 school year to help students and schools stay connected to online teaching and learning. Get more details here.