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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Click here for a list of food & beverage establishments in Hanover County open for take-out and/or delivery.

This page provides news and information regarding COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.

To help mitigate the impact of the virus on your business, the Hanover community, and Virginia’s economy, please use the following sources for information you can trust. Additional resources and information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

CARES Act

Federal Stimulus Programs Review – (PDF)

  • Prepared by EDGe and Tax Solution Alliance. Includes explanations of EDIL Grant, EDIL Loan, and PPP (Paycheck Protection Program).

Small Business Administration (SBA)

ChamberRVA

Central Virginia Regional Information for COVID-19

  • Information compiled by Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Team  (Note: Website maintained by regional partners at Henrico County) Latest information from the CDC, John Hopkins & other leading authorities. Includes global and regional updates and information, and resources for households.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

  • Interim Guidance for Business and Employers – Guidance that may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.
  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas of those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19 have visited.

Hanover County Government

Governor of Virginia – Newsroom (Check here often for new announcements.)

Virginia Career Works

  • COVID-19 Related Resources – Information about employment opportunities, resources, and other relevant information for workers and businesses.
  • Capital Region Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative-Employer Application and Agreement – Grant funding to assist small businesses with costs related to COVID-19. 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. Grants do not cover equipment with a per unit value of over $5,000 nor wage reimbursements for employees. These fund are available on a reimbursement basis only, meaning the business must first incur the cost and present proof of payment to be reimbursed. The period for allowable costs is March 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020.

Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences (VDACS)

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)

Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

  • SBA EIDL Loans Webinar – Information and step-by-step instructions for completing the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan application.

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

The Community Foundation for Greater Richmond – For Non-profit Organizations.

Truist – Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIFund) COVID-19 Grants

  • Link to sign up for application information when it becomes available.  Funds will be available to businesses that have completed all application components, on a first come – first served basis.  Eligible businesses in MD, NJ, NC, OH (Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties), PA, SC, VA, WV and Washington, D.C. must be in operation as of August 1, 2019 and have no more than 10 full-time employees and no more and $1 million in annual revenue.

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund/LISC-Local Initiatives Support Corporation

  • Grants available to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.

Virginia Supply Chain Initiative

  • Provides a centralized and turnkey supply chain network for state and local governments, as well as certain businesses, to effectively receive, aggregate, package and distribute critical resources that allow the Commonwealth to accelerate and enhance its local public readiness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Web & Social Media Resources and Assistance:

Facebook for Business

  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program – Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where Facebook operates. More details to follow as they become available

Google for Small Business

Utilities, Phone & Internet Services:

Comcast – Internet Essentials

Dominion Energy

  • Suspension of Service Disconnections – Dominion Energy will not shut off power for nonpayment. If your service was previously shut off for nonpayment, contact Dominion to get restored. Phone: (866)-366-4357

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Public Utilities – Water & Sewer

Virginia Natural Gas

Verizon