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COVID Recovery News

Charlottesville Recovery Roadmap Meeting #3
Thursday, April 1, 4pm on Zoom

The City of Charlottesville continues its virtual listening group process, convening business stakeholders to help narrow and refine the action items to pursue in Charlottesville's business recovery roadmap. Learn more

Some Statewide Restrictions Will Ease April 1

Governor Northam has announced limited capacity increases for social gatherings as well as certain venues & events. Learn more

COVID-19 Vaccines & Employer Liability

Recorded March 24: Overview of legal guidelines, risks and limits for employers who want their employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Watch video

Vaccinate Virginia Webinar for Virginia Employers

Recorded March 30: Learn about the Commonwealth's COVID-19 vaccination response and the new Vaccinate VA Essential Worker Toolkit. Watch video

U.S. Chamber "Ask Me Anything" Webinars

Subject matter experts will answer your questions LIVE about the myriad legal, operational, and health challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic and recession present to employers of all sizes. Learn more

April 5: Legal Questions
April 6: COVID-19 Testing
April 7: Personal Health
April 8: Public Health
April 9: Mass Vaccination Sites

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

This fund will include over $16 billion in grants and opens April 8th. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue. Those who have suffered the greatest economic loss will be the first applications processed.

Eligible entities include: Live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, Live performing arts organization operators, relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria, motion picture theater operators, and talent representatives.

More info from Small Business Administration

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

New information is still coming out. We'll do our best to keep you updated! The best thing you can do right now is make sure your financials are in order.

SBA announced yesterday that restaurants DO NOT have to sign up for or a DUNS number to access this fund.

March 18 webinar from Virginia SBDC

March 31 webinar from Missouri SBDC, 3pm Central

The fund (grant) will provide only $28.6 billion in grants so APPLY EARLY! Loan amounts are based on lost revenue: 2019 gross revenue minus 2020 gross revenue. The maximum grant size will be $5 million for restaurants and $10 million for restaurant groups. Grant funds will not be taxed like income.

Most American restaurants and bars will be eligible. Included in the list are: restaurant, food stand, food truck, food cart, caterer, saloon, inn, tavern, bar, lounge, brewpub, tasting room, taproom, licensed facility or premise of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products.

Need help accessing COVID relief for your business?

Contact the Central Virginia SBDC for assistance.