COVID-19 Advisory

A “Stay-at-Home” order is in effect in North Carolina.
Face coverings are required statewide.
Statewide curfew: effective between 10pm-5am.
For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal. Read More


Resources for Hospitality Business Owners and Employees

Updated Jan. 6, 2021

North Carolina is currently under a “Stay-at-Home” order and is in Phase 3 of its reopening plan.

The state is in a phased plan to reopen the state and restore businesses and ease travel restrictions.
The "Stay-at-Home" Phase 3 runs through at least Fri., Jan. 29.

For hospitality business owners


​For unemployed hospitality workers

  • Job opportunities
  • N.C. Division of Employment Securit​y
  • N.C. Restaurant Workers Relief Fund
    NCRLA has launched a relief fund to provide fast access to cash for restaurant and hotel workers immediately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The N.C. Restaurant Workers Relief Fund will support any of the tens of thousands of restaurant and hotel employees now facing significant financial hardship. The goal of the fund is to provide qualified applicants with $500 to help with the immediate expenses faced by many who have suddenly found themselves without work. Read more

  • Raleigh Music Venue Employee Fund
    Organized by several downtown Raleigh music venues, 100% of the money collected from this fund will be equally distributed between 48 behind-the-scenes employees at The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop, KINGS, Lincoln Theatre, Slims Downtown and The Wicked Witch. Venmo a contribution to @Raleigh-Downtown-Music-Venues. Read more

  • N.C. Artist Relief Fund
    A collaboration between Artspace, PineCone (Piedmont Council of Traditional Music), Theatre Raleigh, the United Arts Council and VAE, this fund was created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the COVID-19 crisis. One hundred percent of donated funds will go directly to artists and arts presenters in N.C., including musicians, visual artists, actors, DJs, dancers, teaching artists, filmmakers, comedians and other creative individuals and arts presenters who are experiencing widespread cancellations. Read more