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  • Nonprofit Pandemic Resources

    As we continue to learn more about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it’s impacting communities across the country and around the world, the Center is here to support nonprofits with updates and resources to help you take steps to safeguard your employees, operations, and NC communities (We're also heeding health and government officials' advice and taking precautions ourselves.) If you know of or have a resource to share, please let us know.

    NC Nonprofits and COVID-19 Survey: Please take 5 minutes to complete a survey that will help the Center, private funders, and governments at all levels become knowledgeable of your needs and be in the best position to provide assistance to your nonprofit and those you serve as we navigate the challenges of COVID-19 containment and response.

    Health and Safety Resources

    Protecting Workers During a Pandemic (OSHA)

    Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)  Information about pandemic planning in the workplace

    When May Employers Require Workers to Self-Quarantine? (Society for Human Resource Management)  When and where can employers draw the line for workers to stay away from the workplace after travelling

    Communication Resources

    Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CDC)  Plans, resources, and tools for communicating before, during, and after a public health crisis

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis Communication Best Practices for Nonprofits (Prosper Strategies)

    Employee Benefits and Human Resources

    Health, Wellness and Leave Benefits Help Employees with Coronavirus (Society for Human Resource Management) Ensure employees are using their health, wellness, and leave benefits to stay healthy or recover, and be aware that benefit programs may need tweaked if widespread illness becomes common

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Workplace: Legal and Regulatory Considerations (HUB International)  Guidance to help employers understand the legal and regulatory considerations associated with responding to illness in the workplace (including but not limited to the Coronavirus)

    Coronavirus: Employers Should Plan, Not Panic (Foley & Lardner, LLP)  The extent to which the coronavirus will take hold in the U.S. is unknown, but employers should take steps now to plan ahead so they will be able to maintain normal business operations.

    Event Management Resources

    COVID-19: Is Your Event Covered? (Professional Convention Management Association)  Make informed decisions regarding meetings and events and communicate appropriately with meeting vendors, attendees, and stakeholders

    Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Cancelling an Event and Liability Risks (EventMB)

    Fundraising Resources

    8 Steps for Successful Fundraising During the Coronavirus Crisis (Amy Eisenstein)

    How Nonprofits Can Connect Virtually During Trying Times (Clairification)  Virtual ways nonprofits can connect with supporters

    Technology Resources

    How to Create an Effective Teleworking Program (Society for Human Resource Management)

    Considerations for a Remote Work Policy (Society for Human Resource Management)

    Coronavirus Impact: Google Hangouts Meet, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex Made Free to Encourage Work From Home (Gadgets 360)  Several companies temporarily offering communications tools and platforms for free

    Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak (TechSoup)  Resources (most of which are free) that can be implemented relatively quickly and with little to no external IT support

    For additional risk management and planning resources, visit Information Central.

    Cultural Agencies:

     Americans for the Arts, has created a survey to assess real and potential economic impacts to arts organizations. I encourage you to participate so that the impact of the virus on North Carolina’s arts infrastructure can be documented. Additionally, Arts North Carolina  provides up to date information on how COVID-19 is impacting us regionally. We encourage you to contact your legislators and let them know how COVID-19 is impacting your agency by using the Arts North Carolina tool found at https://artsnc.org/call-to-action-impact-of-covid-19/

  • Salvation Army

    The SA-Sandhills Program Dept Heads met today to discern our response to the coronavirus outbreak, continued operation of our programs & Thrift, our vulnerable demographics we serve, and operation in a safe & healthy mode for all concerned.

    Until the City of Fayetteville, County of Cumberland, State of NC, or US Federal Office delivers a direct human interaction stoppage … our response is as follows:

    SHELTER / FOOD SERVICES:

    • We continue to serve those in need of sheltering.
      • But, we will “screen” all new entries prior to their admission into our Shelter.
    • We believe our White Flag / Inclement Weather Response nights are most likely over.
      • But, we stand ready to serve in the event of need.
      • That will be coordinated with our regional communities, as the need is officially assessed.
    • Our Daily Public Dinner continues … but, we have decided to move the service line to the Dining Room double entry doors.
      • Meals will be served via Styrofoam clamshells.
      • Trash containment will be outside those doors.
      • Volunteers and staff will remain inside the Dining Room area, while serving the public and our homeless in need of a meal.

    E.D.S. [EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES]:

    • Along with its volunteers, we will coordinate with our Shelter’s Daily Dinner service.
    • We stand ready to serve elsewhere as officially designated by our regional E.O.C.’s.

    CHURCH & COMMUNITY CENTER PROGRAMS:

    • Our Church services will continue “as is”.
    • We implore those experiencing any illness to remain home, seeking proper testing.

    THRIFT STORES & WAREHOUSE:

    • Will continue to open and operate daily … “as is”.

    ADMIN OFFICES:

    • Remain open to receive and redirect the community with its individual need.

    MOORE COUNTY OFFICE [SOUTHERN PINES]:

    • Will continue to open and operate daily … “as is”.

    ROBESON & SCOTLAND COUNTY:

    • We continue to serve via our regional E.O.C.’S & community partners.