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PPE Resources, Guidance, and FAQs
Relief for Hospitals
Resources for Small Businesses
What Small Businesses Need To Know
Information for Small Businesses from the White House
Small Business Assistance from the Treasury Department
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in Response to COVID-19
- SBA Loan Application Information
Paycheck Protection Program
- Paycheck Protection Program Application Form
- Paycheck Protection Program Guide for Small Businesses
- Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet from the Treasury Dept.
- Paycheck Protection Program FAQs from the Treasury Dept.
- Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rule (SBA)
Phase II - Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs
Phase III - The CARES Act FAQs
- Small Business Guide to the CARES Act
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Resources for Small Businesses and Employees
Resources for Individuals
Economic Impact Payments FAQs
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FAQ Regarding Governor Northam's Executive Order 53
Virginia COVID-19 Situation Summary
Virginia Department of Health Emergency Preparedness
Virginia COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel Coronavirus, which was first identified during an outbreak investigation in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. Accurate, reliable information about COVID-19 can be found on the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.
Latest Virginia News
On Wednesday, April 8, Virginia’s number of coronavirus cases increased by more than 300 between Tuesday and Wednesday as the state health department reported 12 new deaths connected to the virus — the largest increase in deaths in a day so far. Virginia now has 3,645 cases overall as of Wednesday, with 75 total deaths and 615 cumulative hospitalizations, per Virginia Department of Health data. 30,645 of more than 8.5 million Virginians have been tested so far.
The hospitalization data from VDH however doesn’t accurately represent the number of current hospitalizations in the commonwealth. Virginia’s State Health Commissioner Dr. M. Norman Oliver says the VDH data “lags behind” those from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, because the state’s info reflects people who’ve either been discharged from the hospital after recovery or those who’ve died.
VHHA data as of April 8 shows 649 people currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases — 468 are in the ICU and 293 are on ventilators. The increase in cases between Tuesday and Wednesday (312) was less than the 455 cases added between Monday and Tuesday — the highest daily increase Virginia had seen since the beginning of the outbreak.
Symptoms and Prevention
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. *
- Shortness of breath
*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
ALERT: Wittman's Washington, D.C., Office Teleworking:
In light of the evolving situation concerning the corona virus ("COVID-19") and the National Capitol Region (NCR) experiencing community transmission, out of an abundance of caution, my DC office will be working under a modified operating status, including telework, until further notice. My district offices in Hanover, Stafford, and Tappahannock will continue working under normal operating status. We want to ensure that we assertively safeguard the health and safety of our workforce while remaining open to serve the American people and conduct mission critical functions. Official business will continue to be conducted. If you need to get in contact with anyone in my office, please call any one of my offices listed below. For immediate assistance, please contact one of my district offices.
Phone: (804) 730-6595
Phone: (540) 659-2734
Phone: (804) 443-0668
Washington, DC Office
Phone: (202) 225-4261
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