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Macon EDC offers help to businesses during pandemic

Macon County Economic Development Commission (EDC) and Macon County Public Health (MCPH) are committed to helping the citizens of Macon County during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Through the Macon County EDC, businesses can locate resources and news related to economic relief for hardships caused by COVID-19, including information regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Golden LEAF’s Rapid Recovery Loan Program, Unemployment, as well as many other programs meant to help business owners and their employees during this hardship.

For those who need assistance, or would like to find out more information regarding relief programs, you are encouraged to contact EDC directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 828.369.2306. You can also stay up-to-date by following them on Facebook as Macon County Economic Development Commission.

Even though Macon County has been fortunate to currently only have two confirmed cases of COVID-19, it does not mean we are able to become complacent. Our efforts still need to focus on social distancing and making informed decisions about when to loosen restrictions. It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like Macon County Public Health, CDC, and NCDHHS.

For more information, visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus, which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina. Macon County Public Health regularly updates our Facebook page with accurate and current information regarding COVID-19; we encourage the public to check our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MaconPublicHealth for up-to-date information.

Symptoms for COVID-19 are fever, cough, and other lower respiratory illness (shortness of breath). If you believe that you may have COVID-19, call the Health Department at 828.349.2517.

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