COVID-19 Resources

City of Abbeville

Due to the rapidly developing situation concering the Coronavirus or COVID-19, the City of Abbeville has created this page as a business information platform to update the business community on current efforts to minimize the impact of and outline resources available to businesses within the City of Abbeville.

These current efforts include:

  • Working with State and Federal Officials to identify available resources for Small Businesses
  • Communicating the needs of our business community to State and Federal Officials
  • Exploring creative ways to offset the burden of COVID-19 on Abbeville’s Business Community
  • Offering guidance, when appropriate, concerning best business practices
  • If you are a business owner with questions or concerns please reach out to the City’s Community Development Department

Current Mandates from the Governors Office:

Current Resources:

  • Abbeville County 

  • Chamber of Commerce Resource Page

  • Accelerate South Carolina

  • Upper Savannah CARES Revolving Loan Fund


    • The “Paycheck Protection Program” allows for eight weeks of cash flow assistance to small businesses who maintain their payroll.
      • More Information
      • Program Summation (Provided by Bench Accounting)
      • Both the Paycheck Protection Program and EIDL loans are now available.  Businesses are strongly encouraged to start gathering their application documents now, even if they do not intend to apply immediately, which will include financial statements and tax returns so that they may access the funds more quickly. Businesses are also encouraged to document how the loan funds are used so that will make the “forgiveness” part easier at the end (Paycheck Protection Program only). For detailed questions businesses are encouraged to reach out to their Banker or CPA who should be able to provide more insight in the coming days or direct them to a participating institution. The City will also try to answer any questions and connect business owners with approved lenders


EIDL Flyer

PPP Flyer

PPP Flyer 2

Tax Deferment Flyer

(Please note that for the EIDL Program, the up to $10,000 cash advance IS forgiven)

Current Guidance from the Small Business Administration

Current Guidance from the CDC

For Employers:

Employers who have a temporary shutdown, are experiencing a slow or smaller workload than normal, or have temporary/seasonal work can request permission to file claims on their workers’ behalf.  You are allowed to file up to six weeks for your affected employees.  Your employees are exempt from work search requirements during those six weeks.  

For Employees:

If your work is affected by COVID-19, you can apply for Unemployment Insurance. This process and these benefits are the same as applying for benefits if you lose your job through no fault of your own. Below you can click through instructions that walk you through the registration and application portal. 


Trying to file unemployment and been denied? See below for guidance from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

"If you’re wondering why we’ve encouraged self-employed, 1099, church employees, gig workers, and contractors to apply and you’re denied normal UI benefits, we’ve done this so we can capture you in the system and retroactively pay out federal benefits when they’re available.

You will receive email, text or call explaining the next steps."

See below as well for links to additional assistance:

United Way

United Way 211 Program

Department of Social Services

Utility Payment Assistance

SC Thrive Rental Assistance Program

For Service Workers

The United States Bartenders Guild Foundation is offering assistance through grants to those who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are having trouble providing for their daily necessities. Please share with any of our local bartenders or others who serve/prepare alcoholic beverages.

USBG Foundation