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COVID-19 Information and Resources

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.

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

Click here for the “See and Do in Hanover County” app.

Recovery Resources for Small Businesses – Virginia SBDC

Reopening Guidelines for Hanover Restaurants and Retail Food/Beverage Businesses:

(*NOTE: The following applies to Hanover County businesses exclusive of those located in the Town of Ashland.  Please click here for information about Phase I Outdoor Dining within the Town of Ashland.)


Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

  • Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the CARES Act, loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the proceeds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses. Use this link to access the guide, forgiveness forms, instructions, worksheets and step-by-step video explanation

Federal Stimulus Programs Review – (PDF)

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

Small Business Administration (SBA)

America’s Small Business Development Center Network  in partnership with SBA – Protect Your Business

  • Small Business Resiliency Webinar, Guide, Plan Template and Emergency Procedures Template and additional resources from Grow with Google.

Business for All Emergency Grant

  • Hello Allice is offering $10,000 grants to small business owners impacted by COVID-19.  Additional information and resources are also available on this website.


  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – Information, tips, and links to resources.
  • RVA Small Business Relief Fund – ChamberRVA and Facebook have announced the creation of an RVA Small Business Relief Fund, a new program intended to provide immediate grants to qualifying small businesses in the region impacted by COVID-19.  For-profit businesses who meet the criteria are eligible to apply for Round One grants starting May 13, 2020 at 9:00 am and closing May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
  • Forward RVA – Information about PPE initiatives, reopening checklist, and industry specific resources and community connections

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.)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

  • Save Small Business Fund – Small businesses employing between 3 and 20 people that are located in an economically vulnerable community and have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for a $5,000 grant.  Applications accepted starting April 20, 2020.

Salesforce Care Small Business Grants

  • (*Note: As of June 18, 2020 – Applications are no longer being accepted. Resource will be updated if additional funding become available.) Grants in the amount of $10,000 available.  Applications open to Virginia businesses starting 8:00 a.m. on April 24, 2020. Eligible businesses must be a for-profit company, have between 2 to 50 employees, have been in business for 2 full years as of March 2020, have experienced challenges from COVID-19, and meet all other listed requirements.

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 Community Capital

  • COVID-19 Resources for Communities – Webinar Series  on Tuesdays in April – May, 2020 – Virginia Community Capital is partnering with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Virginia Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC Network) to host multiple weekly update webinars and office hours, announce new programs and resources, and to assist Virginia’s business community.

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)

Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

LISC-Local Initiatives Support Corporation

  • Small Business Relief 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.

Agriculture Industry Resources and Assistance:

Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences (VDACS)

American Farmland Trust (AFT)

  • Information about the Farmer Relief Fund including links to donate or apply to the fund.

Leisure & Hospitality Industry – Resources and Information

Richmond Region Tourism

Virginia Tourism Corporation

Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA)

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

  • Restaurant Employee Relief Fund – Eligible applicants can apply for a $500 one-time grant.
  • Virginia’s Restaurant Promise – Download & Print Posters (various sizes available) The Virginia Restaurant Promise is a set of commitments to employees and customers. It’s aim is to ensure everyone’s safety as we welcome service teams and customers back into restaurants.

Nonprofit Organizations – Resources and Information

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

National Council of Nonprofits – COVID-19 Resources and Information

Retail Industry – Resources and Information

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