As the Commonwealth of Virginia and our local governments have declared states of emergency regarding COVID-19, ChamberRVA continues to coordinate with regional partners to address developments related to the coronavirus and impact to businesses and the community.
We are closely monitoring and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Virginia Department of Health, and our regional jurisdictions. Get the latest on conditions in Virginia from VDH, and updates pertinent to your organization below.
Important Update: On March 30, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam issued a Stay at Home order to combat the rise in COVID-19 cases until June 10, 2020. Read the Executive Order (EO 55) to learn more about how this effects schools, businesses, and everyday life. You can find the Governor’s list of essential and non-essential businesses here.
Relief for RVA’s Small Businesses
Thousands of Richmond region businesses are deeply impacted by the effects of COVID-19. These businesses are the leaders, job creators, community builders, and the engines of our economy. We are committed to doing all we can to help them.
That’s why, with the help of Facebook, we’ve created the RVA Small Business Relief Fund.
Paycheck Protection Program
Small Business Loans
Important Update, April 28: Additional funding for the EIDL program has been reauthorized, however applications have not reopened. We will update this section as soon as applications are live again.
One of our responsibilities is to make sure you have all the information you need to support your small business. The information in this box contains a step-by-step process that will walk you through how to apply for a small business loan and how to learn about different loans and qualifications.
- Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program
- SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Application Page
- SBA Disaster Loans Three Step Process
- Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
- U.S. Chamber Paycheck Protection Summary
- Small Business Paycheck Protection Overview
- Paycheck Protection Program Information for Borrowers
- Paycheck Protection Program Application Form
- Paycheck Protection Program Information for Lenders
- Paycheck Protection Program Sample Application Form
Click here to go to the new SBA website for COVID-19 financial problems.
Know you are not alone. Every business in Greater Richmond is facing impacts from the coronavirus outbreak, and your Chamber partners are here to support you. At the link, find updated resources for your business as you navigate this challenging time.
Local business organizations are doing their part to keep their community informed. Here, get the latest from Richmond-area counties and towns as we combat the coronavirus spread together.
Staying Safe. Keeping Strong.
Your employees’ safety is paramount, and we understand you may be shifting the way you work — and for possibly quite some time. Keep your team safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and get tips on how to set up a remote workforce to succeed.