If a company is uncertain if they are essential, they may make an essential business request with the NC Dept. of Revenue here: https://www.ncdor.gov/home/ncdor-actions-covid-19/covid-19-essential-businesses. If a company made a previous request to be considered an essential business through BEOC it is not valid and they must start again. Again, a company must ask with the new process in the essential business link above if the company is not sure and wants to get an official State decision.
Find the manufacturer or supplier your business needs at ManufacturedNC. This database of suppliers contains everything produced in NC. Whether you’re a manufacturer who wants to localize your supply chain or a business searching for packaging suppliers, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
If you are an N.C. manufacturer, please register your business with ManufacturedNC here. Other businesses may be looking for you.
North Carolina Emergency Management has assembled a vetting team to review vendors wishing to supply critical products to the State of North Carolina. Supplies urgently needed include: NIOSH-Approved Respirators (N95s, etc.), Other Respirators (KN95s, etc.), Procedural or Surgical Masks, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, Goggles, Safety Glasses, Face Shields, Nitrile Examination/Medical Gloves, Nitrile Non-medical Gloves, Coveralls, Gowns (Isolation or Surgical), Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant (Spray or Wipe), and Invasive Ventilators. If your company can sell Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or other critical supplies to NC, please complete this online form.
Manufacturers interested in pivoting to PPE (gowns, masks, gloves, etc.) can contact the Carolina Textile District (CTD) for help in transitioning their production to prototype and producing medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. They should also register their business with the NC Manufacturing Extension Partnership by clicking here.