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COVID-19 Resources For Businesses

As new cases of the Coronavirus are continuing to be reported in our country and our state, we want to make sure our shareholder businesses have the official resources they need to protect themselves, their employees and their families.

Below you will find both local and national information provided by various agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

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March 31 Key Announcement Takeaways:

Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-17, which orders the closure of non-essential businesses, as defined by the executive order, throughout the state in order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Full List of Non-Essential Businesses


Helpful Tools

New - Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

New - Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

New - Includes Paycheck Protection Program!  US Chamber: Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

March 23

Carranza Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans Through End of 2020

Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters.

March 20 - Future of Lexington Business Meeting

We held a meeting with local restaurants and elected officials so we could relay accurate and helpful information to you about insurance policies, alcohol and beverage sales and guidelines, the Town of Lexington Emergency Ordinance and more. 

View Meeting Minutes


March 19

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to South Carolina Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


March 17

SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Town of Lexington

Town Council signs Emergency Ordinance. View Ordinance


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)


SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)


Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA)


U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Columbia Metropolitan Airport


Certified Cleaners

  • ServiceMaster
    Only uses disinfectants that are effective fiven the EPA's Emerging Pathogen Standard and follows the CDC's personal protective equipment and safety recommendations.
  • SERVPRO of Lexington: SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. All of our cleanup practices and pricing are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we’re here to help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal.