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COVID-19 Business Updates

As this unprecedented situation unfolds, we will do everything we can to support you. Check this page for the latest local business resources and needs related to Coronavirus.

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Business Recovery Fund Round 2 Now Open – Apply now for microloans up to $10,000 for Charlottesville and Albemarle businesses.

Buy Local Gift Cards in Charlottesville – Provided by The Daily Progress/Lee Enterprises. Businesses can join the page for free here


Forward Virginia Phase One: Restaurants may open outdoor seating, personal grooming businesses may reopen by appointment, and other limitations will ease. See overview of changesSee detailed business guidelines | Read local health dept. letter

Questions about the Governor's Phase One plan? Call the Thomas Jefferson Health District COVID-19 hotline at 434-972-6261.


>> Business Recovery Fund Round 2 Now Open – Apply now for microloans up to $10,000 for Charlottesville and Albemarle businesses.

>> Financial Resources list (scroll down) from Charlottesville Office of Economic Development

>> List of Private and Corporate Resources (grants and assistance) from Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC)

>> Summary Memo on Local, State & Federal Resources & Financial Relief Available to Nonprofits from Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)

Funding Guides and Resources

>> Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC) COVID-19 Business Resource Guide

>> Central VA SBDC 15 minute video overview of CARES Act for small businesses (April 26)

>> Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act (pdf) from the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship – Tips to get started and FAQ for each type of relief

>>Summary of Bi-partisan Agreement on CARES Act (pdf) from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Overview of each section of the CARES Act including small business, industry, and individual/family

>> Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) resources for nonprofits

>> Practical advice to manage cash flow and expenses right now


Virginia SBDC Refocus and Rebuild Series
Thursdays, May 7-May 28, 12pm. Register & access past recordings

U.S. Chamber Path Forward Series: Navigating the Return to Work
Thursdays ongoing, 3pm EST. Register & access past recordings


Decoding the CARES Act – Recorded 4/9/20 by CVSBDC & CBIC. Watch now

Preserving Your Team in the Age of Social Distancing – Recorded 4/7/20 by DisruptHR/Charlottesville. Watch now

Live Call with Senator Tim Kaine – Recorded 4/6/20. Watch now


>> COVID-19 Small Business Survey from Albemarle County Economic Development

>> Senator Tim Kaine has asked to hear from Virginia businesses about your experiences with the SBA loan program implementation, specific needs for your business, and your ideas for future relief legislation. Please call (202) 224-4024 or visit


5/13/20: Gov. Northam provides update on COVID-19 in Virginia – NBC29 report

5/4/20: Gov. Northam announces plan to re-open Virginia over course of 3 phases – NBC29 report

4/23/20: Thomas Jefferson Health District Medical Director Dr. Denise Bonds shared COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Businesses.

COVID-19 News