Here are some helpful links to websites that get updated in real-time as more information develops:
The Governor’s website has a comprehensive list of all the actions taken by the Virginia Executive branch in this time of crisis. He also hosts a daily press conference where he provides updates pertaining to the pandemic. UPDATE: READ GOVERNOR'S STAY AT HOME ORDER!
For more updates about the virus and information on what the federal government is doing, check out the Center for Disease Control’s Website and the federal coronavirus website. The Virginia Department of Health has an update focused on the Commonwealth, including updated numbers of cases in Virginia and local responses to the virus.
If you operate a small business or nonprofit who has been affected by the crisis you can apply for a low-interest disaster loan of up to $2 million from the U.S. Small Business Association to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses.
Utility companies are also helping the community by providing different services to individuals that reach out. To begin, the SCC declared that electric, gas, and water utilities cannot disconnect your utilities during the crisis. After realizing that the internet is going to be especially important for communications and continued schooling, Verizon, Comcast, and Cox have all taken steps to help communities impacted by COVID-19. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors also has compiled a list of resources that can help answer questions on financial instability.
The census is still being conducted this year but they have issued this further update.
Important contact information:
VDH COVID-19 Hotline: (877-275-8343) COVID19JIC@vdem.virginia.gov