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Local Response

Your hub for local response resources. This page will be updated with additional links periodically

Click here for a list of restaurants and retailers here to serve you 
Click here for a list of local business operational changes 
Click here for a list of local bank/financial institutions operational changes 
Click here to see some positive stories from our community on our #SilverLiningsBoone blog

Community Resources


New recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Local Announcements Regarding COVID-19

Updated Watauga County State of Emergency declaration (3/31)

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

COVID-19 Information and Daily Updates

Visitation Restrictions

COVID-19 Screening Procedures

Appalachian State University 

App State Alert

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

CCC&TI Coronavirus  (COVID-19) Update Information

Watauga County Schools 

WCS Coronavirus Information

List of Businesses Providing Public WiFi in Parking Lots 

Financial/Employment Resources 

Guidance on recent COVOD-19 Federal Legislation from the office of Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-5th)  

Business & Community Resource Guide - Resources for Recovery (NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center) (PDF)

SBA / Golden Leaf Loan Programs

CARES Act: Understanding Available SBA Loans (JPS)

SBA Summary of Coronavirus Relief Options (PPP, EIDL) (SBA)

SBA Loan Overview and Comparison (EIDL, EIDL Advance, PPP) (PDF) (SBTDC)

Small Business Association Disaster Assistance Funding Programs (NC Now Eligible)


SBA Economic Disaster Loan Basics - (PDF) - UPDATED 3/26

Easy Guide to Small Business Loans (PDF) - US Chamber of Commerce

SBTDC (Small Business and Technology Development Center) - Hickory/Boone Office

Golden Leaf Foundation & NC Rural Center - NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery for Small Business

Small Business Operations Procedures & Tips

Tips for Small Businesses from NC Department of Commerce (BusinessLink & Online Presence) (PDF) - UPDATED 3/31

Preserving Cash Flow In the Face of Coronavirus - Johnson Price Sprinkle, PA

Tax Deadline Update (Fed & NC) - Johnson Price Sprinkle, PA

NC Expands Penalty Relief (JPS)

Navigating your business through COVID-19, (SBTDC)

Landlords & Tenants: Creativity During COVID-19 (BACC)

COVID-19 Small Business Resources - from Economic Development Partnership of NC (PDF)

How to apply to be listed as an essential business (EDPNC)

Ways to Support Small Business

Tips to help support small businesses (NC Department of Commerce) (3/31)

State of North Carolina 

NC Commerce:  Solutions for Businesses and Employers (COVID-19 Resources)

North Carolina Stay-At-Home Order

North Carolina Stay-At-Home Order FAQ

How to apply to be listed as an essential business (EDPNC)

NC DHHS Mitigation Measures

NC Chamber Coronavirus Resource Guide

NC Department of Commerce: COVID-19 & Unemployment Insurance

NC DHHS Coronavirus Response in NC

CDC: Coronavirus

Local Food Resources

Watauga County Schools Feeding Sites 

For all community groups (some specific to App State Students/Faculty/Staff)

"The Little Free Pantry of Boone"  

High Country Food Hub

Kindly Kitchen Fresh Produce Boxes