The executive order made the following changes for the State of North Carolina:
- Removes the one-week waiting period to apply for unemployment benefits for workers who lost their jobs
- Removes the requirement that a person must look for another job during this time when so many potential employers are closed and social distancing guidelines are in effect
- Allows employees who lose their jobs, or in certain cases have their hours reduced due to COVID-19 issues, to apply for unemployment benefits
- Permits applicants to apply for benefits remotely by phone or online
- Directs that employers will not be held responsible for benefits paid as a direct result of these COVID-19 claims
Dr. Mandy Cohen @ncdhhs says NC will stick to executive order banning gatherings of 100 or more people despite guidance from @realDonaldTrump and @CDCgov @ABC11_WTVD #CoronavirusOutbreak #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/UuvvliYjTT— Andrea Blanford (@AndreaABC11) March 17, 2020
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