Rotary is closely monitoring the pandemic of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel corona-virus, and continuously assessing the potential impact on Rotary operations, events, and members.
Here is the official Coronavirus Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/
And here is the official CDC YouTube channel.
ROTARY MONITORS THE
Your health and safety are always our top priorities.
In the near term, Rotary International recommends that districts and Rotary and Rotaract clubs meet virtually, cancel, or postpone meetings and events following the advice of national and local health officials.
Rotary encourages members and their families to take precautions to protect themselves from contracting the virus by: washing your hands often and thoroughly, putting distance between yourself and others if COVID-19 is spreading in your community, and staying home if you are sick.
Here is the official Rotary International COVID-19 page: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-monitors-coronavirus-outbreak
NORTH CAROLINA STAY AT HOME ORDER
Here is the North Carolina Stay at Home Order: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO121-Stay-at-Home-Order-3.pdf
State of North Carolina FAQ page: Stay at Home FAQs
The impact of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is being felt around the world. We believe we are better when we work together. It’s important for us all to take the necessary steps to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our local and global communities safe and supported.
SBA ASSISTANCE FOR
SMALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
LOST YOUR JOB DUE TO COVID-19
The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19: https://www.careeronestop.org/WorkerReEmployment/UnemploymentBenefits/unemployment-benefits.aspx
On March 27, the House unanimously passed and President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus law intended to provide immediate relief for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and state and local governments.