NCDHHS Selects First Vendors to Expand Testing and Contact Tracing for COVID-19 and more

  

NCDHHS Selects First Vendors to Expand Testing and Contact Tracing for COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) selected 26 businesses to form its initial pool of qualified vendors to support the state’s response to COVID-19.

North Carolina has identified testing and contact tracing as priorities in the effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and provide assistance to local communities. View the full NCDHHS Press Release.

According to a NCDHHS statement, “The department is prioritizing working with minority-owned business vendors or vendors who retain a diverse workforce. Of the 26 that were qualified, 14 were minority-owned. NCDHHS will continue to work with the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses and partners to encourage prioritized vendors to apply.”

Small Business Programs for COVID-19 Considerations

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and the Small Business Center Network provide important resources for small businesses.

Upcoming Small Business Program webinars include topics like tax relief and obligations as well as business start-up. Register by visiting the Small Business Center Webinars website: scroll to Rowan-Cabarrus in the dropdown menu and select Search.

Free counseling services are also available should you want to talk about your business’ future in light of COVID-19 or any other business-related topic. Register for free one-on-one phone counseling on the Free Business Counseling website (select the “Request for Counseling Form”). You’ll be contacted with available dates and times.