Resources for YOU during COVID-19

Below you will find a compilation of various resources that you might find helpful during the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you need additional assistance, please contact our office at

Free COVID-19 Printable Posters & Signs for Small Businesses and Organizations

Click HERE to download various posters and signage related to COVID-19 safety for your local small business.

Hurricane Preparedness:

A state of emergency has been declared by the Governor due to the potential impacts our area could face by Hurricane Isaias.

While Isaias is unlikely to bring high winds, it appears increasingly likely that Virginia may see significant rainfall from this storm. Impacts include possible flooding, high winds, and potential storm surge. 

For helpful preparation tips, visit the Virginia Department of Health.

For power outages and preparation tipsDominion: (866) 366-4357, and their outage map can be found HERE.

§16 VAC 25‐220, Emergency Temporary Standard, Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS‐CoV‐2 Virus That Causes COVID‐19.  In accordance with Va. Code §40.1‐22(6a).

On July 15, 2020 the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted §16 VAC 25‐220, Emergency Temporary Standard, Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS‐CoV‐2 Virus That Causes COVID‐19.  In accordance with Va. Code §40.1‐22(6a). Click HERE to visit the document.

Here is just a brief summary:

The rules require all employers to:

  • Mandate social distancing

  • Assess their workplaces for potential exposure to the virus and the hazard levels of all job tasks

  • Mandate face coverings for employees in customer-facing positions or when social distancing isn’t possible

  • Clean and disinfect commonly used areas and equipment

  • Provide easy and frequent access to both handwashing and hand sanitizer

  • Screen employees prior to entry to work

  • Notify employees within 24 hours if a coworker tests positive for the virus

  • Bar employees known or suspected to be positive for COVID-19 from returning to work for 10 days or until they receive two consecutive negative tests

In addition to CDC and OSHA guidelines, the standard includes provisions that require employers to:

  • Provide flexible sick leave policies, telework and staggered shifts when feasible

  • Notify the Virginia Department of Health of positive COVID-19 tests

  • Notify VOSH of three or more positive COVID-19 tests within a two-week period

  • Provide COVID-19 training of all employees within 30 days (except for low-hazard places of employment)

  • Prepare infectious disease preparedness and response plans within 60 days (except for employers with 10 or less employees)

  • Post or present agency-prepared COVID-19 information to all employees

Back to School Press Conference Link

Click HERE to watch republican legislators discuss school reopenings this fall.

Emergency SNAP Benefits:

Emergency SNAP benefits will again be made available to Virginia SNAP participants for the month of July. Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients' SNAP EBT cards on July 17. SNAP participants who are not currently receiving the max allotment as their monthly benefit are eligible for emergency SNAP benefits.

Further information can be found here on the VDSS page for SNAP benefits HERE. 

Energy Assistance:

On Friday June 26th, the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) announced that they will be accepting applications for cooling assistance through August 17. VDSS will also issue a supplemental payment, through funding by the CARES Act, to households who received fuel or crisis assistance during the most recent heating season.

Individuals and families may submit an application online via CommonHelp, by calling the Enterprise Customer Service Center at 1-855-635-4370, or through their local department of social services by Monday, August 17.