For Our Providers

Coronavirus Guidance and Resources for Our Providers

Spotlight News, February 2021
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The PPP has reopened to all lenders.

This round of loans is available to first-time applicants as well as to those who have already benefited from the PPP, which is designed to provide small businesses with money to continue paying employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Funds can be used to help with payroll costs, including benefits, mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker-protection costs related to COVID-19, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations.

Practices have until March 31, 2021 to apply.

Eligibility criteria for practices:

  • Have no more than 300 employees
  • Be able to demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020

Note that these loans will be forgiven if all employee-retention criteria are met and funds are used only for eligible expenses.

Talk to your practice’s CPA or attorney prior to applying for any financial assistance.

For more information:

 For a PPP application:

NCDHHS Updates

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has shared informational resources to deal with the new realities of treating patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Links to those resources we feel may be most useful to our partner practices appear in the date-organized list below.

Other trusted sources for information and updates, all of whom have devoted large portions of their websites to COVID-19: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Vidant Health.

Medical Volunteering

The American Medical Association (AMA) has posted a set of guidelines for physicians and other medical professionals wanting to assist communities across the country being hit hardest by COVID-19. The AMA resource includes both a list of opportunities for volunteering, including embattled states directly asking for medical assistance with the influx of confirmed cases and related hospitalizations, as well as important factors that potential volunteers should weigh prior to signing up to help.