• COVID-19 Quick Reference Links & Resources

    Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Worldwide Tracking

     

    VPAP Virginia Tracking

    Virginia Department of Health Tracking


    Governor of Virginia Updates & Resources
     

    If you or someone you know is feeling depressed or suicidal, please call one of the following numbers:
     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
     SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
     Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255; Press 1

    Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

    If you think you have been exposed
    • Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are exhibiting symptoms, call your healthcare provider for medical advice and to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
    • According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, dry cough, shortness of breath

    REGARDLESS OF EXPOSURE, Practice Social Distancing:

     

    • Social distancing can help slow down the outbreak by reducing the chance of infection among high-risk populations.
    • The CDC defines social distancing as it applies to COVID-19 as "remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible."

     

    Use Good Personal Hygiene

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

    Resources for Residents

    For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions guide for workers that have been temporarily laid off or discharged during this public health crisis.

     

    Food Banks

    For those facing food insecurity, please use this link to find a food bank near you: https://www.foodpantries.org/

     

    If you would like to make donations to a local food bank, please call first to maximize “social distancing” when making your donation.

     

    Employment & Taxes

    • The Virginia Employment Commission will waive the one-week waiting period to ensure workers can receive unemployment insurance benefits as soon as possible. Additionally, the eligibility for unemployment benefits has been expanded, and workers who meet the following criteria will be considered for support:

      • Workers affected because their employer needs to temporarily slow or cease operations due to COVID-19.

      • Workers who have been issued a notice to self-quarantine by a medical or public health official and is not receiving paid sick or medical leave from their employer.

      • Workers who must stay home to care for an ill family member and are not receiving paid family medical leave from their employer.

    • For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions guide for workers that have been temporarily laid off or discharged during this public health crisis.

    Resources for Businesses

     

    Small Business Loans

    The U.S. Small Businesses Administration approved disaster loans as a financing option for small businesses in Virginia that have been, and will be, negatively affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

     

    For more information on the criteria for loan approval and for help applying, please visit the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development’s website here: biz.loudoun.gov/sba-economic-injury-disaster-loan-process/

     

     

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