Important Information You Need to Know About COVID-19 Response and Recovery





    The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 30 days to slow the spread https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

    For Small Business Owners, from the US Chamberhttps://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus

    From the IRS, Coronavirus Tax Relief information: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

    From the Commonwealth: Virginia State Tax informationhttps://www.tax.virginia.gov/news/coronavirus-updates

    From Congresswoman Luria's office, Information on the Stimulus Paymenthttps://luria.house.gov/COVID-19-Resources-Stimulus

    Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rightshttps://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

    From the SBA, here's a resource on Coronavirus Relief Optionshttps://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

    From the CDC, here are resources for Businesses and Employershttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html

    From OSHA, here is guidance on preparing workplaceshttps://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

    From the City of Newport Newshttps://www.nngov.com/2538/Coronavirus

    From the City of Hamptonhttps://hampton.gov/3711/Coronavirus-Questions-and-Answers

    From the City of Poquosonhttps://www.ci.poquoson.va.us/

    York County COVID-19 Resource Page: https://www.yesyorkcounty.com/311/COVID-19-Business-Resources

    From the City of Williamsburg:  https://city-of-williamsburg-coronavirus-response-williamsburg.hub.arcgis.com/

    Here is a link to a dashboard developed by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC). It outlines Hampton Roads COVID-19 impacts.  It is updated on a daily basis: https://hrcovid19-hrpdc-gis.hub.arcgis.com/

    This is an excellent recovery resource for small businesses from the Virginia SBDChttp://www.virginiasbdc.org/recoveryresourcecenter/. To view a PDF version of the checklist, click HERE.

    From the U.S. Chamber: Reopening Business Digital Resources Center: https://www.uschamber.com/reopening-business; Reopening Business Digital Resources Center Toolkit: https://www.uschamber.com/business-reopening-digital-resources-center-toolkit; Here's a recording of a virtual event featuring a GSA administrator and a panel of small business owners, discussing the changes, initiatives and programs underway within GSA and the federal government to help small business federal contractors remain economically viable through the COVID-19 pandemic: https://vimeo.com/418212680/877ce7ed14

    From the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development: The impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has reached almost all sectors of our economy. The federal government has issued several forms of relief but it can be hard to navigate all the information and programs currently out there. We have created a website to keep businesses stakeholders engaged and informed on relief available to them. For the latest information, please refer to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade COVID-19 Resource page. We appreciate you as a partner with the Commonwealth and look forward to working with you in the future.



    -- WE ARE OPEN --



    Do you want to inform the public that you’re available and ready to serve? Do you have an offer or other special information you want to share with customers? Let the community know that you’re open by completing a short form via the following link: https://bit.ly/WeAreOpen-Form.

    "We Are Open" is a self-reporting web-based Chamber initiative, where businesses like yours can complete a short form with address, contact information, hours of operation and any additional information you’d like to share (sales, pick-up/delivery options, etc.). Upon approval of your submission, your business will be added to the list of open businesses on the Peninsula, and posted to the Chamber website.

    Click HERE for the current list.






    The COVID-19 Business Recovery Forum is a virtual meeting place for up-to-date COVID-19 analysis, connection and ongoing dialog with those who know the 757 best. Sign up today and sign on at 1 pm every Friday to engage in a live forum discussion. Here's the link: https://www.757recovery.com/.



    We will be recording episodes of Peninsula Biz Buzz on a regular basis throughout the COVID-19 crisis. These episodes will be focused on subjects relevant to the crisis, including recovery, and designed to promulgate information important to our members and partners. You can view the YouTube playlist at https://bit.ly/PBB_COVID-19.



    ForKids is searching for candidates to fill their Chief Financial Officer position.  View the job description HERE.  For more information, contact Bill Young at 757-622-6400 x126.

    The Hampton Roads Workforce Council has a working list of businesses hiring in the 757. This list is focused on companies that have multiple openings that can meet the greatest need. If you have additions to the list, please contact Steve Cook at scook@vcwhamptonroads.org. Here is the current list: https://bit.ly/2UBwi6O

    These companies are hiring - From the Virginia Employment Commissionhttps://wydaily.com/local-news/2020/04/03/if-you-lost-your-job-because-of-the-coronavirus-these-companies-are-hiring/

    The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of business who are hiring.  The list can be found HERE.

    Spot on Talent is in need of an experienced Senior Property Manager.  To learn more about the company, visit their website https://spotontalent.com/.

    South Bay Communications & Security is open and hiring. Click HERE for more information or visit South Bay's website at https://southbaycomm.com/. As directed in the link, resumes can be sent to employment@southbaycomm.com.

    Virginia Natural Gas announced Thursday (5/7) it is hiring “dozens of permanent positions” to be based throughout Southeast Virginia. Click HERE to read full article.

    Click HERE to view a list of Jobs in Hampton Roads (as of 8/14).  The Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) Workforce Development Department (Hampton Roads) requires a minimal of ten (10) hour commitment to complete the Workplace Excellence (WPE) Training Curriculum, a ten (10) module training course.  Workplace Excellence Training will be facilitated virtually (I.e. Teams,  Cell Phone-Android, iPhone, Etc.) as we seek to remain in compliance with CDC Social Distancing Guidelines.  For more information, call (757)301-0704.  To clarify, any potential client/job seeker would be required to complete our Intake process, and commit to completing a minimum of ten (10) hours of virtual Workplace Excellence Training (in compliance with current CDC Social Distancing requirements). This vital curriculum will be instrumental in presenting job seeker/clients to any employer/partner, assuring the right person for the right job.  ALL client/job seeker contact will be completed remotely (I.e. Virtual, iPhone, Android, CHROME Tablet, Teams or Zoom) in the delivery of Workplace Excellence Training.  Be advised that any identifiable barriers which can be addressed should preferably be resolved before the client/job seeker is referred to any employer/partner.  Nevertheless, should the client/job seekers concerns necessitate additional services, referrals will  be made to any CCC service on behalf of the client/job seeker.  We commit to assisting the client/job seeker in selecting a reasonable, realistic, worthwhile and attainable goals as our primary goal is successful entry into the workforce. “We will get through this together”.



    Please click HERE to view a list of local restaurants open for Pick-Up and/or Delivery.

    FM99 has compiled a list of restaurants throughout the 757 who are open for pick-up and/or delivery.  The full list can be found HERE.

    A list of additional Williamsburg Restaurants open can be found HERE.

    A list of additional Hampton Restaurants can be found HERE.



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    From Chamber Member, IMAGE360: This handy resource looks at tactics that any business will need for reopening, including changes that may be necessary to bring back your team and serve customers, and also how you might need to update your physical location--exterior and interior--to ensure everyone’s safety.

    Click HERE to view a copy of the PDF.
    Click HERE to view the Coronavirus Product Solutions Guide.



    Exploring life insurance coverage options?  This Progressive link breaks down what is covered under each plan: https://www.progressive.com/life/









    Isolation and loneliness can be powerful amplifying forces for substance use disorders. A lack of connection to others can allow bad habits to form or be reinforced. Learn more at https://www.rehabspot.com/treatment/co-occurring-disorders/isolation-addiction/

    How COVID-19 has affected Substance Abuse - The coronavirus pandemic has affected the scope of substance abuse and addiction treatment in several ways.  While the capacity of some treatment programs has been limited, many addiction centers have adapted and remain open.  Resources available at https://www.addictionresource.net/covid-19-and-substance-abuse/