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Application Period Extended for the 5th Round of Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Assistance Grants (as of 6/1/21)

The Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) along with Shenandoah County Economic Development, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, LFCC Small Business Development Center and the towns of Edinburg, Mount Jackson, New Market, Strasburg and Woodstock have relaunched the Shenandoah County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Assistance Grant. 

Businesses who have already received a Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Assistance Grant through Shenandoah County are not eligible to apply at this time. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on June 30, 2021. 

Click here for an application or for more information visit https://shenandoahcountyva.us/economic-development/

Coronavirus in Virginia Updates

    Updated: 7/6/2020

    This guide is designed to provide specific measures for businesses across multiple categories to safely remain open, or reopen during these dynamic times. We're here to help our business community succeed which in turn helps our community to prosper. Click here to download.

    "We're All in This Together" and will remain #ShenCoStrong and #StrongerTogether

    Recovery Resources for Small Businesses   The Virginia SBDC recommends using the process here no matter what stage you are in to determine your next steps. This checklist is meant to help guide you through those important questions as you look to reimagine your business and find success in the post-crisis world. Wherever your business may be currently, we suggest starting at the very beginning of the checklist and working your way through.

    SBA recommended Webinars:

    • Cybersecurity: Protection Online - Watch recording here
    • Best eCommerce Platforms for Small Business - Watch recording here 
    • Promoting Your Small Business on the Web - Watch recording here 
    • Pivoting Your Small Business: a 30/60/90 Day Plan - Watch recording here 
    • COVID 19: Business Survival Tool Kit Webinar - Watch recording here 

    Virginia Hotspots: 

    Here you can find a map of all public wifi hotspots in Virginia. This resource may be helpful to you if you are working remotely or homeschooling as a result of COVID-19.. 

    Protecting Your Home - 6 Steps to Take Now When Seeking Mortgage Assistance - Click here

    Renter's Guide - 6 Steps to Take When You Can't Afford Rent - Click here

    Lord Fairfax Health Department Covid 19 Fact Sheets for Businesses:

    Coronavirus What You Need To Know (English & Spanish)

    What to do if exposed to Coronavirus (English & Spanish)

    Virginia Tourism is working closely with the U.S. Travel Association, the Office of the Governor, the Virginia Department of Health, and other state agencies to provide the most up-to-date information to our industry partners, and to take proactive measures to protect the health and safety of our citizens and visitors.  

     An excellent checklist and tool for business owners provided by the LFSBDC. Download here.

      USDA has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers,  producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit www.usda.gov/coronavirus

    Coronavirus Legal Resource Center

    The Coronavirus pandemic has raised several legal questions and concerns. Getting sound legal advice and support at a time like this can go a long way in reducing your stress and protecting your rights. LegalShield lawyers have been working around the clock to provide 4.4 million people and businesses the guidance they need. We are committed to remaining open and available throughout the pandemic to provide legal support. Learn more about how to protect yourself and your legal rights during these uncertain times here.

     If you are a worker who has been totally/partially separated
    from your job due to Covid-19,  click here to file a claim for unemployment insurance. You can also call 1-866-832-2363, Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
    All Valley VEC offices are closed at this time but they are able to assist online.

    The Virginia Chamber of Commerce released the COVID-19 Resource Center to provide the latest information on COVID-19. We encourage all members of the chamber community to utilize this resource to ensure your business and employees have the necessary information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    CDC Guidance & Prevention Protocols for Businesses

    The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses and is updating them as new developments occurResources for Business & Employers





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