COVID-19 Business Resources
As the COVID-19 virus is present, the Economic Development department will continue to provide support and resources to our local businesses. Please find links below to relevant information.
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Re-Opening Businesses Guidance
VA Governor's Office: Forward Virginia Guidelines: Phase One
Safer At Home: Phase Two - Guidelines for All Business Sectors
Safer At Home: Phase Three - Guidelines for All Business Sectors
Trusted Resources for County Businesses:
Federal Government: https://www.usa.gov/ for access to Government Benefits Grants and Loans, Taxes, travel and immigration, jobs and unemployment, Small Businesses plus many other topics of interest.
Commonwealth of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/ for information on how Governor Northam and the state are responding to the current environment and providing information for businesses.
COVID-19 PPE Retooling Playbook
Executive Order 53- Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants, Recreational, Entertainment, Gatherings, Non-essential retail buisnesses and closure of K-12 schools due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Executive Order 55- Temporary Stay at Home Order Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Powhatan County: Visit the County’s website for updates to help monitor the quickly changing environment
CDC: Interim Guidance for Business and Employers
CDC: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
Virginia Department of Health:
Considerations for cancelling or modifying an event in response to COVID-19 in Virginia
Interim Guidance: Considerations for Businesses and Employers, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
VDH Interim Guidance: Information for Food Establishments Regarding COVID-19
Guidance About COVID-19; Helpful Tips and Information for Food Establishments - Poster
Virginia Employment Commission:
VEC: Workers Whose Job Has Been Affected by the Coronavirus
Capital Region Workforce Board Grant:
Grant to assist small businesses (fewer than 250 employees at a site) with certain costs related to the COVID 19 crisis that might help them meet certain needs and/or divert expenses in other areas as a form of assistance. Examples of uses include paying for cleaning services so companies can stay open, paying for cleaning supplies, or purchasing items that can assist employees in teleworking. Other COVID19 related items can be considered on a case-by-case. (Note that “equipment” with a per unit value over $5,000 is not allowed; nor are wage reimbursements for employees). Another condition is that these funds are only available on a reimbursement basis, meaning the business must first incur the cost and present proof of payment to get reimbursed. Reimbursement is available for allowable costs incurred March 1, 2020 – August 31. 2020.
Click here for the application. Submit applications directly to Brian Davis email@example.com with the Capital Region Workforce Development Board.
U.S. Small Business Administration:
SBA: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
SBA: Press Release 03-19-2020- Working Capital Loans Available Due to Coronavirus
SBA: Economic Injury Disaster Loans Fact Sheet
SBA 7 (A) LENDERS
U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
Implementing a National Return to Work Plan
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Coronavirus: 8 Things Your Small Business Needs To Do
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation:
Save Small Business Fund: $5,000 grants for small businesses in the U.S.
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship:
The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
U.S. House Representative Abigail Spanberger: Coronavirus Pandemic- Small Business Guidance and Resources
Richmond Times Dispatch: Local Marketing Grant Program
Global Giving Grant- The Red Backpack Fund for Women Entrepreneurs
VA 30 Day Fund: Forgivable Loans for Virginia Small Businesses
American Farmland Trust: Farmer Relief Fund
RVA Small Business Relief Fund
CARES Act and SBA Disaster Loans Virtual Town Hall Webinar
Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Retail Merchants Association: Don’t Panic, Prepare: Guidance for Small Businesses Navigating Coronavirus (COVID-19)
FACEBOOK for Business:
Managing through and building resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Google for Small Business: Resources to help your small business manage through uncertainty
Richmond Region Tourism:
RRT: Social Distancing Diversions During COVID-19
RRT: Richmond Region Restaurants Offering Curbside, Delivery and Takeout Service