COVID-19 Business Resources

Woman shopping at Tonyan Grace boutique wearing a face mask.

The Downtown Salisbury, Inc. team is dedicated to helping our downtown shops, restaurants, attractions, and other various businesses and stakeholders navigate this difficult economic time due to COVID-19. We are here for you day in and day out to provide resources for your business and encourage a quicker economic recovery. In addition, we are continuously finding new and creative ways to encourage and promote a return to shopping, dining, and visiting downtown while maintaining safe social distancing measures.

Downtown Salisbury COVID-19 Updates

We’ve created a one-stop-shop location on our website for downtown visitors and supporters to find up-to-date information on business operating hours, changes in service, etc. Encourage your followers to ‘choose’ downtown Salisbury by sharing the below web page on your business’s social media, website, etc.


It is more important now than ever for shoppers, diners, and visitors to feel confident that downtown Salisbury and its establishments are a healthy setting for them to patronage. Throughout the reopening phases of COVID-19, we are here to remind visitors that our downtown businesses are still here for their enjoyment and are taking the necessary precautions to keep them safe. This means that shops, restaurants, galleries and service businesses are maintaining high cleanliness standards and that all local, state, and/or federal health and safety guidelines are being followed.

For the latest health and safety guidelines for your business, scroll down to the COVID-19 Resources section.

Connect With Us

For assistance or questions about downtown development, events, Empire Hotel, downtown businesses and more please contact Downtown Development/DSI at:


COVID-19 Resources

City of Salisbury

The City has created a page with for their cancellations, postponements and closings at salisburync.gov/closings.

Rowan County

For information specific to the Salisbury and Rowan County area, visit the Rowan County Public Health web page at rowancountync.gov/covid-19.

Business Resources For Support During COVID-19

Rowan County Worker and Business Resources

Economic Resources for Rowan County

Business Resources

  • The Chamber of Commerce, EDC and Tourism have pulled best practices for critical business resources 1) Businesses Re-Entry and Workplace Considerations,  2) Best Practices for Retail, 3) Best Practices for Food and Beverage Businesses and 4) A FDA Best Practices Summary Chart.  These can be found and shared directly at Rowan Reopening and Operating Best Practices. 
  • For health related questions please visit Rowan County Health Department’s COVID-19 updates page, to contact local officials, please send questions to COVID-19@rowancountync.gov.

Creating An Emergency Plan For Your Business

NC Main Street America

Small Business Administration


DSI Committees and Board

  • DSI Economic Vitality Committee meets the 1st Thursday of the month
  • Design Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Promotions Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of the month
  • Organization Committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • DSI Board meets the 4th Tuesday of the month