There are both state and federal resources that can be used to minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this section as we become aware of additional resources that may assist you during this challenging time. We will add relevant resources to this list as they become available.
Please visit the list of curated links below for the most current information on these topics:
U.S. CARES Act Assistance for Small Businesses
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities
Get information on coronavirus (COVID-19) tax relief for businesses and tax-exempt entities, including employee retention credits and paid leave for workers and tax credits.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters.
Paycheck Protection Program
An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Virginia Department of Taxation
Any income tax payments due during the time period of April 1, 2020, to June 1, 2020, will now be due on June 1, 2020. This includes individual and corporate income taxes paid to Virginia Tax. Businesses impacted by coronavirus can request an extension of the due date for filing and payment of their February 2020 sales tax return due March 20, 2020, for 30 days. When granted, businesses will be able to file and pay no later than April 20, 2020 with a waiver of any penalties.
Virginia Employment & Financial Support
Information from the state on support for affected workers, unemployment insurance, utilities, and corporate/sales/individual taxes.
Virginia Support for Businesses
Information from the state on support for impacted employers, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and corporate/sales/individual taxes.
Virginia Employment Commission Resources (Unemployment Insurance)
The Commonwealth has taken unprecedented steps to fight the spread of COVID-19 as well as making substantial moves to help those in the workforce who've been affected by this global event. This page will serve as your online resource to learn about any changes to the benefits application process along with VEC office closings, pertinent news releases and links to other helpful sites.
Virginia Announces Changes in Unemployment Insurance program as a result of the Federal CARES Act
The CARES Act provides increased benefits for workers collecting unemployment insurance by $600 for claims effective March 29th until July 31st.
American Medical Association (AMA) Resources
Physician practices managing patients during the COVID-19 pandemic are confronting new and unique operational and business challenges. This checklist provides high level guidance for practice owners and administrators.
Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) Resources
Scroll down to the section entitled “COVID-19 and Your Business” for links to resources curated by MSV.
MSV Insurance Agency (MSVIA)
The MSVIA is working to keep physicians up to date with reputable and timely information about COVID-19.
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
The Virginia Chamber has provided a webpage of resources developed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department of Health, Treasury Department, Small Business Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other organizations and government partners to ensure your business and your employees have the necessary information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our workforce healthy.
American College of Radiology:
Virginia Department of Health:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:
World Health Organization:
Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation:
National Institutes of Health:
Richmond Academy of Medicine:
Medical Society of Virginia: