NEW! Forward Virginia Guidelines have been release by Governor Ralph Northam detailing the first phase of reopening in Virginia beginning Friday, May 29. Starting Friday, there will be a mask requirement across Virginia. More details here.
Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. The Governor has outlined additional measures to ensure the health and safety of all Virginians. See more here.
Fairfax County declared a local state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 situation. The local emergency declaration is primarily a financial mechanism that provides greater flexibility and authority for the county in purchasing hard to find resources and supplies.
Inova is seeking convalescent plasma donors. COVID-19 has no proven treatment, however, it is possible that donated plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 could help patients who are currently fighting the virus. Donors must have tested positive, be symptom free for at least 14 days and meet all other requirements for healthy plasma donation. Read more.
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Some Fairfax County government buildings and facilities will close starting Friday, March 27 at 5 pm, but services are available online including licenses, inspections, permits, and more. See more info here.
NEW! COVID-19 Case Data for Fairfax Health District: Navigable Dashboard
Loudoun County Coronavirus Website and County Updates: Sign up for text message alerts: text LCCOVID19 to 888777
The Governor will now be holding daily press briefings at 11am. These press briefings will be broadcast on the Governor's Facebook page via Facebook Live. Local News channels will also be streaming online.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management-The Virginia emergency operation center has set up an email where you can direct your questions, comments, and concerns: COVID19JIC@vdem.virginia.gov. The email address account will be monitored by the Joint Information Center (JIC) staff and relayed to the appropriate subject matter expert. Examples of questions could range from requests for information from constituent services, to questions from stakeholder groups seeking information specific to their organization or industry.
This is only a short list of assistance available. Check out Fairfax County's Human Services Resource Guide for many more nonprofit and government services available to Fairfax County residents.
Core Foundation is accepting donations for their #restonSTRONG COVID-19 Donation Drive.
Herndon Reston FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help): Emergency financial assistance
United Community: Emergency Food Supplies for At-risk families
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM): Food and financial assistance
business, Loans, UNemployment resources
NEW! Fairfax RISE (Relief Initiative to Support Employers) is a grant fund that will offer financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits adversely affected by the Coronavirus shutdowns. The grant program will offer up to $20K to qualified small businesses and nonprofits with at least one full-time-employee. The grant is expected to open in early June. Click here for more info and to sign up at the Fairfax County website to be notified when it is available.
NEW! NOVA EDA is offering FREE Business Resiliency Webinars. The next in the series will be New Business Models – Going Digital: What Does it Mean for My Business? on June 5th at 2:00 PM EST. Register online.
Fairfax County Social Safety Net Nonprofit Sustainability Grants Program: Fairfax County has established a $5 million fund to support 501(c)3 and 501(c)19 nonprofit organizations, whose primary work currently supports social safety net services to vulnerable populations within Fairfax County.
NEW! Have you furloughed or laid off workers, or lost a job yourself, because of COVID-19 restrictions? Check out companies now hiring on a new website launched by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.
ABC7 Open for Business Platform: View a directory of businesses that are open in the DMV. Businesses can also, free of charge, register their business on the platform.
Community Business Partnership is offering free small business counseling, and free webinars reviewing the upcoming Fairfax County $2.5 Million fund to support small business recovery.
Virginia Workforce Connection provides assistance with filing an unemployment claim, and has a full service employment center for those seeking work.
Employment Implications of Employment Legislation for Coronavirus from General Counsel PC
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSEUMS & NONPROFITS
Virginia Humanities will award more than $500,000 from the NEH to museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions across Virginia affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Funds can be used for operating expenses including salaries, rent, and utilities. Applications will be available on their grants website beginning April 20.
Institute for Museum & Library Services has been awarded $50 million in COVID-19 relief funding with over $700,000 designated for Virginia. Funds are prioritized to expand digital network access, purchase internet accessible devices and provide technical support.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will provide no cost share/nonmatching grants in the fixed amount of $50,000. Eligible applicants must have received an Arts Endowment award within the past four years. Deadline to apply is April 22.
Verizon, Comcast, and Cox have pledged to keep customers connected for the next 60 days and not terminate services to any residential customer or small business that are unable to pay their bills. Read more.
Dominion Energy suspended disconnections. Read more.
Washington Gas will be waiving late fees and suspending disconnections. Read more.
Loudoun Water is suspending all disconnections and waiving late fees. Read more.
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Visit Loudoun Virginia Economic Development Business Map to see which businesses are open.