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New CDC Guidance Shortens Suggested Self-Isolation Time

On July 20, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on how long individuals that test positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate at home. Recent studies show that individuals with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 are no longer infectious 10 days after symptoms begin. The CDC’s updated guidance recommends: (1) […]

Executive Order No. 147

On June 24, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 147, which extends North Carolina’s Safer At Home Phase 2 (Executive Order No. 141) and requires people to wear face coverings while out in public. This Executive Order is effective June 26, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. through July 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Face […]

OSHA Revised COVID-19 Reporting Guidance – New Rules Effective May 26, 2020

On May 19, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provided updated interim guidance detailing when employers must record COVID-19 illnesses. This new guidance applies to employers with 10 or more employees. It goes into effect May 26, 2020, until further notice, and supersedes guidance issued April 10, 2020. The new guidance clarifies that […]

SBA Reopens PPP Loan Applications Monday, April 27

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the U.S. House passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a $484 billion bill that will replenish the Paycheck Protection Program. This supplemental relief package includes:  $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)  $60 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program  $75 billion for health care […]

Statewide Stay-At-Home: Is Your Business “Essential”?

Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 121 on March 27, 2020 which required, among other things, the closing of all nonessential businesses and operations for thirty days from March 30th, 2020. If your business is excluded from the list of essential businesses and operations under Executive Order 121, yet you believe it is essential to […]