Business Resources

FAQS for Executive Order No. 153 Limiting the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages after 11pm

Statewide Face Covering Requirement

Effective Friday, June 26, businesses and organizations statewide are required to enforce face coverings for all employees, customers, and patrons under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 147. Learn more about the order here, along with face covering guidance and recommendations for businesses here.

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Download these flyers below, in English and Spanish, and post in a prominent location to keep our community safe and informed.




(Re)Open for Business  

Download the Re-Open for Business documentNew Hanover County Public Health is offering assistance and expertise to local restaurants, businesses, and organizations on preventing the spread of COVID-19 through the reopening process. If you are a business owner or manager seeking help with individual processes and safety measures, you can contact the Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800 to talk through your questions and get connected to more resources. If needed, our team can deploy to meet with restaurants or businesses on site (maintaining all protective measures) to talk through processes that facilitate cleanliness and physical distancing.  

Download the (Re)Open for Business PDF 


View the latest guidance, recommendations and best practices during the reopening process: 

The Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) is a central point for businesses to reach out in the event they need assistance. The BEOC also serves as a connection between the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and businesses that might have goods or services needed by the EOC to perform their duties. The BEOC was formed after Hurricane Florence with the hope that no businesses fall through the cracks during any future disasters in our area. 

The Wilmington Chamber is serving as the key partner with the county to set up the Business EOC. The dedicated phone number for the BEOC is 910-762-2611. The email address is 

View materials and print flyers for your establishment by clicking here

Learn about the Small Business Grant Program that distributed $1.3 million in awards to local businesses in June.

Health: 1650 Greenfield Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-3500 • Fax 910-798-7834 • Human Services Fax 910-798-7824
Environmental Health: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 140 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6667 • Fax 910-798-7815