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Local Community Updates

Governor Executive Order #138

https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO138-Phase-1.pdf

Understanding NC Orders

Economic Impact Payment Information Center

Due to the ongoing changes and frequent updates regarding the Economic Impact Payment, the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce recommends the following link as a source of information: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center

Stimulus Package Update

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-stimulus-bill-means-small-business-during-coronavirus-2020-3 

Kernersville Stay At Home Order Call Center

For any questions regarding the Kernersville Stay At Home Order, please call 336-992-0305.

WorkForce Unlimited is offering COVID-19 Screening Services

Advanced Oral & Facial is collecting PPE!

A message from Advanced Oral and Facial: 

Advanced Oral & Facial is collecting PPE for hospitals in need!  We would love it if you could share this with anyone you may know and on your FB page to help us get the word out!!  — Much thanks, Suzanne
Dental colleagues and friends,
 
Our hospitals are in dire need of PPE.  We are setting up both of our office locations (Kernersville & Bermuda Run) as drop off locations for unopened packages of PPE.
 
The items that are needed are as follows:N95 masks/respirators, surgical masks, face shields, medical booties, safety goggles, gloves, kleenex, hand-sanitizer, medical overalls, gowns, advanced respirators (PAPR/CAPR/etc.)

We are in direct contact with the supply chain command center for our local hospitals to make sure these donations make it into the correct hands!

Our office is open Monday through Thursday 8am-5pm and on Friday 8am-4pm.  We are only seeing emergent patients during limited hours but have someone available to answer phones and receive donations.  As a precaution our doors are locked so please knock or call us to let us know you are at the office to drop off.
If you prefer that we send someone to your office, just let me know and we will have someone come by!

Walmart is hiring!

Walmart in Kernersville is currently hiring temporary help for cashiers and stockers and some permanent positions if anyone needs work. Applicants can text #240240 to apply or visit walmart.com.

Carmine's Import Service Offering Senior Citizen Medication and Grocery Pick Up

Please call Carmine's at 336-993-5506 for more information.

How WSJS Sports can help market your business during this time:

Duke Energy COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 emergency has brought many changes to our communities, but few more significant than to business owners who are navigating both personal and professional impacts. Whether it’s reducing business hours, enduring temporary closures or scrambling to find new ways to operate, the pandemic has created a trying time for many. https://www.dukeenergyupdates.com/info/business-resources2

Financial relief for businesses

We realize that businesses are facing unusual financial hardships as a result of the pandemic. We want to make you aware of several measures we’ve taken to help lessen the strain on those most impacted.

We’ve suspended disconnections for nonpayment and waived fees for late payments and returned checks. We are also offering flexible payment arrangements for all customers, including small and medium businesses who may be experiencing changes in cash flow.

We will continue to read meters and send bills, and we are encouraging customers to stay as current as possible with payments to avoid accumulating a large balance that may be harder to manage later.

Utility costs are an eligible forgivable expense within the CARES Act SBA loan program. We have provided links to this information and other trusted business resources on our COVID-19 website.

Essential utility work continues

As one of the many essential services responding to this national emergency, our work continues – even in those areas with stay-at-home ordinances. Our field technicians continue work to ensure that businesses, critical facilities and residential communities have the power they need throughout this time.

As a precaution, they will be keeping the recommended distance of at least 6 feet anytime direct interaction for essential service is required on customer properties, consistent with CDC and other public health guidelines.

Scams continue to target businesses

Sadly, we all must stay alert to the possibility of criminal activity, especially during times of uncertainty. In our direct communications to business customers, we remind them that Duke Energy never asks for personal or detailed business information over the phone and never demands immediate payment using money orders or gift cards. We encourage them to hang up or decline service and call us directly if they are unsure if a call or visit is legitimate. 

Customer service

Business customers can take care of many routine service and account issues via our automated phone system, online or through our mobile app.

A dedicated Business Services Team is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. –  Duke Energy: 800.653.5307; Duke Energy Progress: 866.582.6345.

We understand how essential small businesses are to the vitality of our communities. We will continue to look for ways to help them negotiate these difficult times. For the latest information as circumstances change, please visit dukeenergyupdates.com.