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COVID-19 Business Updates

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund – The $28.6 Billion RRF is opening registration Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT and opening for applications Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT.

Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund – Applications are NOW open! This fund provides flexible, affordable capital (loans) and free business support services to small businesses and nonprofits across the south and southeast.

Capacity & Social Gathering Limits to Expand May 15 – Indoor social gatherings 100 people; outdoor 250. Indoor entertainment 50% capacity or 1,000 people. Indoor sports 50% capacity or 250 spectators. Alcohol sales allowed after midnight.

COVID-19 Vaccines Digital Resources Center – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vaccines Digital Resource Center includes information, tools, and templates that businesses of all sizes need to rally around a common goal: Vaccinate America.

Recovery Roadmap Business Training Virtual Series – Free business workshops from the City of Charlottesville, designed to help area businesses recover in 2021.

Broadband Accessibility & Affordability – Albemarle County announced the creation of the Broadband Accessibility & Affordability Office (BAAO) and the appointment of Michael Culp as its Director.

Workplace Guidelines

Virginia.gov Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia home page

THIRD AMENDED Executive Order Seventy-Two – Easing of Commonsense Surge Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Virginia Department of Health coronavirus information for businesses

Virginia Enacts First-in-the-Nation Permanent COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Health Standards Amid Pandemic – Press release January 27, 2021

Questions about coronavirus safety? Call the Thomas Jefferson Health District COVID-19 hotline at 434-972-6261.

Funding

Restaurant Revitalization Fund – The $28.6 Billion RRF is opening registration Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT and opening for applications Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT.

Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund – Applications are NOW open! This fund provides flexible, affordable capital (loans) and free business support services to small businesses and nonprofits across the south and southeast.

Non-profit Virginia 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for Virginia-based small businesses to provide immediate financial assistance to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs.

Resources

Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC) COVID-19 Resources

Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) resources for nonprofits

COVID-19 Vaccines Digital Resources Center – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vaccines Digital Resource Center includes information, tools, and templates that businesses of all sizes need to rally around a common goal: Vaccinate America.

Webinars

U.S. Chamber Path Forward Series: Navigating the Return to Work
Every other Wednesday, 2pm EST. Register & access past recordings


Virginia SBDC Recorded Webinars Watch now

Practical Lessons from Employers Who've Been Vaccinating their Workers for Months – Recorded webinar from U.S. Chamber of Commerce April 15 on the role employers can have in vaccinating employees and addressing vaccine hesitancy

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.

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.

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