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Coronavirus Information Report

With all of the craziness of COVID-19, it can be easy to think you’re in this alone. But don’t worry, you have support and NC is here to help you. If your business is open in the Charlotte-area please fill out our form below. We will be creating a list of openings in our area on this page as a helpful tool for our residents. Below you can see our current resource list for Charlotte-area residents.

Medical Facilities

  • SecondClinic Tele-Health:$10/month for unlimited online doctor visits. We treat more than 150+ symptoms and send prescriptions, give COVID counseling and more. For age 16+, NC and SC residents only. We will take a limited number for better access to our docs. For emergencies call 911. Download the app to enroll.
  • Frajovon R Talley DDS PLLC: Emergency Dental Procedures.
  • Lake Norman Compounding Pharmacy: We are a compounding only pharmacy specializing in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, vet medications, skincare, topical pain relief, CBD oil, pharmaceutical grade vitamins. We offer compounding services for patients with lactose, gluten allergies, a backorder or short supply medications, pediatrics and much more.
  • Moose Pharmacy of Concord: Full-service pharmacy offering free medication delivery, custom compound medications, and FDA-approved compounded hand sanitizer.
  • One:12 Counseling: We are offering flexible Teletherapy/distance counseling via video and phone conferencing for individuals, couples, and children to help support the emotional wellbeing of everyone during this crisis.
  • OrthoCarolina: Telemedicine (video visit) refers to the practice of caring for patients remotely using live video visits. It allows our healthcare providers an additional way to evaluate, diagnose and develop treatment plans with a patient using technology, such as video chat and smartphones, without the need for an in-person visit. See here for more details.
  • The Joint Chiropractic:$29 New Patient Special Includes a Consultation, Exam, and Chiropractic Adjustment.

AUTO Facilities

  • Carolina Rent A Car, Inc.: We offer daily, weekly and monthly car, truck and van rental. Compact cars to 15 passenger vans, 4 sizes of pickup trucks, moving vans. We can assist you with your transportation needs. Auto Sales and Leasing are also available. Local Company serving Charlotte for 23 years.
  • Classic Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram of South Charlotte: We offer factory Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram parts and repairs. We will be staying open to ensure that our customers are able to maintain and repair their vehicles.
  • Felix Sabates Ford Lincoln: Car sales, repairs and more.
  • FLEET TRUCK SERVICE: We offer mechanical repairs on all makes and models of vehicles. Passenger cars, medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, motorhomes, and buses.
  • Pegram Insurance Agency Charlotte: We offer a full line of Home / Auto / Motorcycle / Classic Car Insurance as well as General Liability and Workers Comp.
  • Pegram Insurance Agency Monroe: We offer Auto, Home, Renters, and Business Workers Comp and General Liability Insurance. Our hours are 9 am – 5 pm, and most transactions can be handled with e-sign, so you don’t have to visit the office.
  • Sam’s Xpress Car Wash: Car washing service/self-serve
  • The Swedish Garage, Inc.: Repair and service of European automobiles.

Home Care / Self-Care

  • Broadband Search: This tool shows and compares every single internet package available in the city.
  • CubeSmart Self Storage: Open 7 days a week. Self-Storage and packing materials for all your storage needs.
  • Emerald Lawn & Landscape: We are a family run business providing full-service lawn care and outdoor pest control.
  • Killo Exterminating Co.: Pest Control (“exterminators”) has been recognized as an essential business. Killo Exterminating will remain open to help with Char/Meck’s pest control needs while following Social Distancing guidelines. These guidelines may affect our office staffing, so we ask for patience when calling.
  • Ivey Exterminating, Inc.: Ivey Exterminating, Inc. is a full-service pest control company. A third-generation business, locally owned and operated for over 65 years. Services include general pest control, termite inspections and treatments, carpenter bees, fire ants, wasps, mosquito control and crawl space health including vapor bearers and mold remediation.
  • My Safety Matterz: We sell self-defense products, pepper sprays, stun guns, diversion safes, etc. We have over 450 products on our website.
  • Pegram Insurance Agency Charlotte: We offer a full line of Home / Auto / Motorcycle / Classic Car Insurance as well as General Liability and Workers Comp.
  • Pegram Insurance Agency Monroe: We offer Auto, Home, Renters, and Business Workers Comp and General Liability Insurance. Our hours are 9 am – 5 pm, and most transactions can be handled with e-sign, so you don’t have to visit the office.
  • Start 2 Finish: Currently offering a 6-Week Virtual Run/Walk Challenge.
  • TGA Cleaning Services: Small, family-owned and operated residential cleaning available.
  • Vintage Hair Salon LLC: Vintage Hair Salon offers beautiful hair service, wigs, facial wax, lashes, and makeup services.

Pet Care

  • Calvin’s Craft Cookies: We wanted a better dog treat so we made one. We upcycle grains from breweries and use them as the main ingredients for our dog treats.
  • CBW Charlotte, LLC: We are offering Daycare, Boarding and Grooming services for the pups of Essential Service Workers at our Charlotte Metro and Matthews Camps. We offer a 20% discount on a full day of daycare for these workers as well as early drop-off and “no contact” curbside drop off and pick up. Our Fort Mill Camp is operating as usual for all of our customers. CBW Fort Mill is offering a 20% discount to healthcare workers and first responders, as well as early, curbside drop off for these workers and a 20% discount on a full day of daycare.
  • Pet Wants Lake Wylie: Fresh, nutritious pet food and all-natural treats and chews made with the best ingredients possible and delivered free to your doorstep.
  • Scoop Brothers: We are a K-9 waste removal service. We service residential yards, neighborhoods, and also manage and install commercial pet waste stations.

Restaurants

  • Coaltrane’s Chargrill: Coaltranes is a South American-inspired rotisserie and char grill, with a focus on healthy. Offering local chicken, stuffed avocados, char-grilled wings, freshly-made bowls, and many vegetarian options. We cook everything in-house, from scratch, and #neverfry. We are doing take out AND delivery to our customers. Gift cards are also available.
  • Dunkin’: Dunkin’ is keeping you runnin’ with carrying out, drive-thru and delivery services, at participating locations. We encourage you to order ahead via the Dunkin’ app for a quick grab and go experience.
  • Famous Toastery: Famous Toastery is now offering online ordering and curbside pickup to continue to supply our guests with the very best in breakfast, lunch, and brunch food during these times.
  • Libretto’s Pizza: Authentic NYC pizza and Italian kitchen! So good you will forget your manners! Available for taking out and delivery.
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes: Several locations in the Charlotte area. We have our entire selection of delicious bundt cakes available for curbside pick-up! Let us help you celebrate your special occasion or simply provide a sweet treat for you and your family.
  • Sushi 101: Sushi 101 is offering takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery with DoorDash and UberEats.
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe: We are offering carryout orders and curbside pick-up! Customers can order in-store, call ahead, or place an order online!
  • The Captain’s Cap: Drive-thru and carry out food services. Seafood, steaks, and chicken.
  • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar: Contact-free curbside pick up & delivery are available from 12-8 pm, daily. Please place your order on our website or give us a call!

Income Assistance

  • As of March 17th, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, has expanded unemployment benefits and eligibility after closing sit-down restaurants. According to the recent press release, “This Order will directly aid workers who may have lost wages in restaurants and meeting places due to mass gathering restrictions. For example, workers who lose income due to tips or scheduled work hours, but are still employed, would be eligible for benefits because of this Executive Order.” Read full eligibility details here.

Utilities, Rent, Etc.

  • Charlotte Water will not disconnect water services for residents who are unable to pay until further notice. Read the full release here.
  • Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas will not disconnect services due to non-payment. Here is a full list of steps they are taking during this time.
  • United Way states that if you need food assistance, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services to contact 2-1-1 or locate your local 211 helplines via their website for support.
  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Contact policy.charter.com or 1-844-488-8395.
  • The following will not disconnect services for non-payment until further notice. Those currently disconnected will be re-connected. Piedmont Natural Gas – www.piedmontng.com, 800.752.7504

Food Assistance

  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry has updated its services to better serve the community by pre-packing items for clients. Read their response to COVID-19 here. (List of the local Charlotte Loaves & Fishes pantry locations here)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are offering two meals, lunch, and breakfast for the following day, to anyone 18 years old and under. Click here for more information and a full list of distribution locations.
  • Gaston County Schools has set up a “Grab and Go” meal service for children in their school district. Click here for distribution locations, times, and pick-up information.

Children & Families

  • CMS will offer grab and go lunch and breakfast for the next day free to anyone 18yrs and under in select school parking lots Monday – Friday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. • For questions or to learn participating schools click HERE or contact lunch@cms.k12.nc.us or 980-343-6041
  • To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Mecklenburg County has closed several facilities, services, and events (such as Senior Centers and Park) effective March 18th, 2020. Read here for the full list of closures.
  • Governor Roy Connor has closed all K-12 schools for two weeks, effective March 16th – March 30th. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have adjusted the school calendar and moved Spring Break from April up to March. Full details here.
  • Gaston County has closed the library and senior center as of March 17th. Read here for more information.

Pet Care

  • The Humane Society of Charlotte’s Pet Foodbank will deliver in a “no-contact” approach beginning on March 21st. For an individual pet, food assistance emails the HSC’s Community Outreach Coordinator at kthompson@humanecharlotte.org. Click here for more details.

Support for Small Businesses

  • Gaston County has assembled a task force to help assess the needs of local businesses in the community. Read the full press release here.

Small Business Administration Updated Disaster Assistance Loans (As of March 17th, 2020)

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has updated its Disaster Assistance Loan criteria to support more small businesses. According to a recent press release from the SBA, the following criteria will have two immediate impacts:

– Faster, Easier Qualification Processes

– Expanded, Statewide Access to the SBA Disaster Assistance Loans. · For more details on the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Loans visit their website here.

Mental Health Support

    • The following 24/7 crisis hotlines provide free, confidential emotional support:

Genesis Project: Call 704-596-0505

Atrium Health: Call 704-444-2400 or 800-418-2065

– National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

– Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or visit veteranscrisisline.net/

NOTE: For additional COVID-19 response, resources visit https://charlottenc.gov/HNS/CE/Pages/HNS-COVID19.aspx

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