COVID19: Resources & County Response

As our community works to slow the spread of COVID-19, our message to residents is: Pause, don’t panic. Practice physical distancing, mask-wearing and other CDC-recommended measures. Those who can stay at home should, lessening risk for people who do not have that option, such as those working in healthcare, public safety and retail. 

While the new vaccines offer hope, they will likely not be available to the general population until late spring or early summer of 2021. In the meantime, prevention remains the best medicine. Please avoid indoor public spaces as much as possible and double down on healthy habits to protect yourself and those around you. 

Supervisor Boddye’s office continues to operate remotely for  the most part. Please call 571.492.4259 or use the online portal for help. For the latest Countywide updates, visit and  use this link to sign up for alerts by text. Stay well!

Updated COVID Boosters Now Available in Prince William County

Eligible Virginia residents can now schedule appointments with their healthcare providers to receive the new COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccinations, at no charge. These updated boosters, manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Modernaare, […]

Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits At Prince William Public Libraries, Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Prince William County government is distributing free, at-home COVID-19 test kits at 11 of its library branches starting on Monday, January 31 – Wednesday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. – […]

Virginia has invested more than $20 million in vaccine outreach. But demand is still dropping. |

On a warm day in May, Garry Wakely strode vigorously down the streets of downtown Bristol, Virginia, stopping just short of flat-out run. In less than 15 minutes, a group […]

BOCS Meeting Recap: Bipartisan Discussions on Data Center ZTA, Redistricting Language, More

A message from Supervisor Boddye… Last Tuesday, the Board of County Supervisors held the last in a seven-week run of consecutive meetings. We will next meet June 16. This seemed […]

This Friday: Appointments for Adolscents Start at State-Run Vaccination Centers

Virginia’s state-run Community Vaccination Clinics (CVCs) will begin offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents aged 12-15 on Friday, following federal approval Wednesday of the vaccine for that age group. […]

New FCC Program Offers Qualifying Households Discount on Broadband

The FCC announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the new Emergency Broadband Benefit. The temporary $3.2B Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a discount of […]

Virginia Moves to New Vaccine Scheduling System; Pre-registration No Longer Required

Virginians no longer have to pre-register and then wait to be contacted to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Now, to book at a Prince William Health District clinic, visit  […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: April 28-May 5, 2021

The Prince William Health District is holding a vaccination clinic using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this Saturday, May 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Boys and Girls […]

Vaccinations to Open to ALL Prince William Residents

Prince William County has reached an exciting milestone in vaccinating residents against COVID-19: Everybody in groups 1A and 1B who pre-registered with the state system has been offered an vaccination […]

Increasing Supply Brings Pop-up Clinics to Prince William

With COVID-19 vaccine supplies increasing, state-run pop-up vaccination clinics are opening in the Prince William Health District area (Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas […]

Increased Capacity: New Large Scale Site Opens in Prince William

In the March 16 update to the BOCS, Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Misner shared that a Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Community Vaccination Center, or CVC is opening in Prince William. […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Update: New Vaccination Site in Occoquan District

This update combines information from the 3/2 BOCS meeting, the 3/3 update from Dr. Avula, and the 3/4 town hall with Dr. Ansher and Dr. Sandoval. New! Update Your Pre-registration [...]

Virginia Will Soon Offer One-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced on Feb. 27, 2021 that a new single-dose COVID-19 vaccine will begin being offered in Virginia next week, following federal approval the Johnson […]

Virginia Rent Relief Program Announced: Avoid Eviction

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – Earlier this week, Governor Ralph Northam announced $524 million in new federal funding to help keep Virginia families in their homes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

BOCS Update: Prince William A Leader in Vaccine Distribution

The COVID-19 updates to the Board of County Supervisors continue to offer a dispelling of misinformation, updates on changes and reiteration of factors that are as yet unchanged--such as the [...]

Vaccine Signup Paused Ahead of New Statewide System’s Launch

In preparation for a new statewide vaccination registration system,  health districts in Virginia, including the Prince William Health District, closed their vaccination waitlist forms on Feb. 12, 2021. During this […]

FAQ: CVS Vaccination Program

Virginia will begin to receive an additional 26,000 doses of COVID-19 per week through the new Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will ship these doses [...]

Vaccine & Testing Updates from the CXO Office

February 4, 2021: Following the most recent vaccination updates from Governor Northam, the County Executive Office notified the Board that the Prince William Health District (which reports to Virginia Department […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Increasing Distribution

In his Feb. 2 presentation to the Board, PWC Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Misner discussed the challenges that followed a chaotic federal rollout of the vaccination program in December, and [...]

New Waitlist Introduced

Vaccine Shortage Hits Home: Trump Administration Fails To Fulfill Orders: On Jan.15, outgoing federal officials notified the Virginia Department of Health (the agency overseeing the Prince William Health District) that its [...]

Vaccines Will Soon Be Available to “1B” Group

Update: New VDH form allows residents to register to be alerted when they are eligible to receive the vaccine. Click to register.  Prince William County, along with the rest of […]

Prince William County’s first responders begin receiving Moderna vaccine |

(Read full story: –  Prince William County Emergency Medical Services staff began receiving the Moderna vaccine today, according to Prince William Health District Director Dr. Alison Ansher. Prince William […]

Coping During COVID – Mental Health Resources

As physical distancing turns into isolation for many of us, please remember that despite what it may feel like, you are not alone. A number of free resources are available […]

Preparing for Vaccine Distribution in Greater Prince William

While there are now two COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use in the U.S., Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines, it will take months to produce and distribute enough doses to […]

COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program | PWCSA

Action Required by January 21, 2021! You may be eligible for financial assistance to help pay unpaid water bills if you or a person in your household has lost income […]

Federal Grant Will Help with Homeless Services in Prince William County

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently accepted, budgeted and appropriated a $1.3-million COVID Homelessness Emergency Response Program (CHERP) grant, through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, […]

Ambulances ‘diverted’ from Sentara hospital  | News |

Local ambulances were bypassing Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge Monday afternoon due to capacity issues. But officials said the move was not directly the result of an increased […]

As Cases Rise, Governor Announces New COVID Protections

On Dec. 10, Governor Ralph Northam announced additional, targeted measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 as new cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in all areas of Virginia. Executive […]

Prince William County to Provide Hotspot Devices to Schools

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently accepted, budgeted and appropriated $1.2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act funding to buy 4,061 Wi-Fi hotspot […]

Celebrating Safely: Assessing COVID Risk This Holiday Season

**See the latest CDC recommendations** With the holidays upon us, many of us are trying to strike a balance between family traditions and protecting loved ones from COVID-19. The CDC notes […]

State Allocates Additional $116 Million for Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

Governor Ralph Northam today announced a new allocation of more than $116 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to support Virginia’s institutions of higher […]

VRE Welcomes Riders Back With Increased Safety Measures

As Prince William County residents return to work and congestion increases on the region’s roads, many are rethinking their commutes. One option is the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), which has […]

Help Small Businesses Weather COVID – Volunteers Needed

Many local businesses are still struggling from the impact of COVID-19, but may not be aware of programs that could help them weather the storm. The county’s Department of Economic […]

Board approves $15.9 million of federal CARES Act funding for county schools; Walts promises middle and high school plan by Oct. 21| Headlines |

Some Prince William supervisors and School Board members sharply criticized county school leaders this week after they wavered on a return of students to classrooms in November. Trending on InsideNoVa Powered […]

Prince William County Provides Childcare Scholarship Program for Families Impacted Financially by COVID-19

Prince William County Government, in partnership with Prince William County Schools (PWCS), is pleased to announce that a childcare scholarship program is available to families financially impacted by COVID-19. If [...]

Trick-or-Treating Alternatives: Planning a Safe Halloween

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween will be different than in years past. To encourage the safety, health and wellbeing of residents, Prince William Health District officials recommend that […]

Superintendent acknowledges ‘likelihood’ of COVID-19 cases in schools when students return | News |

Although Prince William County schools remain on track to allow students to attend school in-person starting Nov. 10, there will be challenges — including the “likelihood” of COVID-19 cases among […]

PWCS Presents Three Options for Learning in the 2nd Marking Period. – Bristow Beat

The Prince William County School Board must soon decide whether to move from “virtual learning” to a “50/50” model. The school division recently presented three options for the second marking […]

Supervisors Allocate An Additional $20M in CARES Act Funds to Prince William County Public Schools

At its September 8 meeting, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously allocated $20M in CARES Act funds to Prince William County Public Schools, to help offset budget and […]

Food Resources: Pantries, Distributions & Drives

{{ vc_btn: title=Find+Food+Pantries&style=flat&color=pink& }}{{ vc_btn: title=Volunteer+or+Donate&style=flat&color=pink& }} Struggling with food insecurity? The Prince William Community Feeding Taskforce is here to help! Find food distribution sites and times, or call the [...]

County Task Forces Work to Meet Community Challenges During COVID-19

Prince William County continues to work to meet both the public health and economic needs of residents through its Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which coordinates task forces on community feeding […]

The Department of Economic Development announces two new programs to help Prince William County businesses adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Economic Development is excited to announce two new programs designed to help Prince William County businesses adapt to the challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that it […]

Virginia Supreme Court Grants Temporary Statewide Eviction Moratorium

Court suspends eviction proceedings through September 7 at Governor’s request The moratorium, which will begin on Monday, August 10 and remain in effect through Monday, September 7, halts all eviction […]

Virginia Launches COVID Contact Tracing App

Today, Virginia launched a COVID-19 exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Get your […]

Prince William County awarded $41 million in second round of CARES Act funding | Coronavirus |

While the county continues to grapple with climbing costs associated with the pandemic, including dramatic costs estimates for schools in the fall, Prince William County has received an infusion of […]

Department of Economic Development Receives Funding to Provide Business Incentives

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a number of non-essential businesses in the county to close and many small businesses were severely impacted, particularly in the restaurant, retail and travel sectors. In […]

Virginia businesses will soon have to follow safety rules to limit COVID-19. Here’s what they need to do. | Daily Press

  Gov. Ralph Northam said he asked the group to create the regulations in May due to a lack of mandates from the federal government. (View an FAQ for employers.) […]

Prince William County schools getting $5 million for COVID-19 costs | Prince William |

Emily Sides, Jul 21, 2020  The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has re-allocated $5 million in federal COVID-19 assistance so they can support Prince William County Public Schools.  […]

Boddye On School Funding: We Are In This Together

Last night, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allocate $5M of its CARES Act funding to Prince William County Public Schools, to offset costs associated with […]

Supervisors Defer Real Estate Tax Due Date to Oct. 15

Recognizing that a number of  resiedents and businesses are facing financial uncertainty in light of the pandemic, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted to defer the first-half real […]

Service Authority Customer Lobby Reopens to the Public

Beginning July 1, 2020, the Prince William County Service Authority’s Customer Service and Utility Permit counters in the Raymond Spittle Building will be open for in-person transactions Monday through Friday […]

Meet the Covid-19 ‘long-haulers’ whose symptoms won’t seem to go away | Advisory Board Daily Briefing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patients with Covid-19 typically recover from the disease in about two weeks’ time, but there are a number of patients who have had […]

County Prepares for Phase III: Operational Status Update

Our combined efforts have helped to flatten the curve in Prince William, and we will begin Phase III on Wednesday, July 1. This will mean the lifting of a number […]

OmniRide to Increase Service Levels Starting June 22nd

OmniRide will resume operating all routes and increase service levels on OmniRide Express buses starting Monday, June 22, 2020. Weekday Express service to destinations in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., […]

PWCS Plans for 2020/21 School Year

Courtesy of Prince William County Schools On June 9, Governor Ralph Northam shared the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Recover, Redesign, Restart 2020 plan for returning students and staff to school. A […]

Virginia Announces Temporary Moratorium on Evictions

Governor Ralph Northam has announced a temporary statewide moratorium on all eviction proceedings in Virginia. The Governor requested this moratorium in a letter sent to Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice […]

BOCS Meeting Recap: Promoting Civil Rights, Responding to COVID-19

Once again, the Board Chambers were a space for lively debate and heartfelt community input this past Tuesday, with Public Comment spanning several hours. Thank you to everybody who took […]

Board of County Supervisors’ Allocates an Additional $25 Million in CARES Act Funding

In May, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted to allocate $15.8 million of the $41 million of CARES Act funding the county received from the federal government, with […]

CVS to Offer “DIY” COVID Testing; Appointment Required

At select sites, CVS Health is offering free self-swab tests to individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria. Appointments are required. Currently, the only location in Prince William […]

Testing on May 30 at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Sentara Healthcare Limited Free Testing for Eligible Prince William County Residents To assist public health officials contain the spread of COVID-19 in overlooked/undertested communities of color, Sentara Healthcare is offering […]

Virginia Department of Health announces hotline for reporting reopening concerns | News |

With Executive Order 63 in effect as of Friday, May 29, which requires that masks be worn in most public buidings, Virginia Department of Health spokeswoman Maria Reppas told the […]

Board of County Supervisors Announces COVID-19 Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Program

Financial Assistance Now Available to Eligible Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19   At their May 19, 2020, meeting, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted unanimously to establish a […]

Reopening Safely, Sustainably

A message from Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye... The recent New York Times piece highlighting the nearly 100,000 American lives already lost to this pandemic is heartbreaking. Meanwhile, many are [...]

Governor Northam Announces Face Covering Requirement and Workplace Safety Regulations

Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Governor also directed […]

Volunteer Opportunities in Prince William

Volunteer Prince William announced a number of ways that you can help families struggling in these challenging times: The Community Feeding Taskforce has a big need for volunteers who can […]

Reopening Toolkit for Businesses

Virginia Department of Health has made a business reopening page available on their web site. This page provides resources related to the Governor’s Emergency Order EO61 including a toolkit (signs […]

Prince William Area Disaster Fund Accepting Project Proposals

The Prince William Area Disaster Fund’s application period opened Wednesday, May 20. The fund was created as the combined disaster relief and recovery effort for the Greater Prince William area […]

Highlights: May 19 BOCS Meeting

{{ vc_btn: title=View+Meeting+Online&color=pink& }} A message from Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye: At a little over 12 hours, yesterday's Board of Supervisor's Meeting is definitely in the running for one [...]

COVID-19 economic impact | can’t pay rent or mortgage | Stay Home Virginia

Resources for Virginians struggling to pay their rent or mortgage due to COVID-19. Source: COVID-19 economic impact | can’t pay rent or mortgage | Stay Home Virginia

Balancing Economic and Health Concerns when Entering Phase I

The coronavirus pandemic has created a situation with no easy answers. As someone who works for a small business, I understand there are valid concerns that non-essential business closure and […]

Prince William board to decide how to spend $41 million in federal COVID-19 aid | News |

“We know there are a lot of businesses being hit hard right now,” Boddye said. “We’re going to have a lot of folks coming to us, wanting that relief and […]

Prince William County Partners with Health Department and Walmart for Testing

Two COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites are opening May 15, 2020, in the Walmart parking lot located at: 17041 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Dumfries, VA 22026 8386 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20109 […]

Service Authority Guidance on Flushing Pipes When Reoccupying Buildings

Prior to reoccupying a commercial building or home that has been vacant for a week or longer, flush stagnant water from pipes in the structure to replenish plumbing with fresh, […]

Governor Issues Executive Order 62 Delaying Northern Virginia Phase One


Governor Northam Announces Phase One Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions

It’s important to note that Northern Virginia has requested a slower reopening process. The information regarding these details is available by clicking here. Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-One […]

Northern Virginia Localities Urge Governor to Set Regional Targets for Reopening

The chief elected officials of the five largest localities in Northern Virginia have sent a letter to Governor Ralph Northam, supporting his “Forward Virginia” reopening plan in general but urging him to […]

County Continues to Find Ways to Serve Homeless

COVID-19 has created challenges in serving the most vulnerable populations in the county, including those who are homeless. To better serve the needs of the homeless, the Prince William County […]

In-Person Graduations Scheduled for August

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) has announced that it will tentatively scheduled in-person high school graduations for August. The COVID-19 virus and the Governor’s closure of schools across the […]

Governor Northam Announces Expansion of Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Governor Ralph Northam announced on April 29, 2020 that Virginia has secured relief options for more than 200,000 Virginians with privately held student loans. The payment relief is the result […]

Post Budget Adoption Update: Investing in Our Future

Last night, the Board of Supervisors adopted Prince William County's FY2021 Budget. It is a far cry from the ambitious set of priorities we were presented with back in February, [...]

Residents Urged to Minimize Waste In Response to COVID-19

Keep Collection Workers and Communities Safe Northern Virginia joins the nation in an abundance of refuse and recycling being collected by municipalities. Stay-at-home orders have sent people into their basements, [...]

Feeding Taskforce Helpine

Anyone in the Greater Prince William Region in need of food can call the Helpline.  Agents will help callers connect with their nearest food pantry or assist with scheduling a […]

OmniRide Reducing Express Services as of April 27

OmniRide will further reduce its Express commuter bus services as of Monday, April 27, due to low ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic. While Express ridership has dropped by approximately 90 […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Lessening Stress for Vulnerable Families

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Normally, the Prince William County Department of Social Services would host several events to spread the word, including inviting the public to plant […]

NOVA to Offer ‘JumpStart’ Tuition-Free Summer Online Courses for Region’s High School Students

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is using institutional dollars from the Federal stimulus to launch a new summer schedule of tuition-free online classes for approximately 70,000 qualified Northern Virginia high […]

Prince William Board of Supervisors Approves Funding for Homeless Crisis Response Plan

On Tuesday, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors accepted, budgeted and appropriated $324,534 from state and federal grants and $300,000 from Affordable Housing Proffer Funds for housing the homeless […]

OmniRide Adds Precautions for Essential Traveling Amid COVID-19

OmniRide is continuing to provide service to ensure that essential employees are able to get to work and the public can get to critical destinations like grocery stores, pharmacies, and […]

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center: Busting COVID-19 Myths

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center hosted a virtual legislative roundtable engaging local, state, and federal legislators to discuss COVID-19 and its effects on our community. […]

Prince William County Partners with Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William to Collect Donations for Disaster Relief

The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William partnered with Prince William County Government and the cities of Manassas, and Manassas Park to collect donations for the Prince William Area […]

County to Voice Support for Virtual Board Meetings

Yesterday, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors unanimously passed Supervisor Boddye’s resolution to voice support for Governor Northam’s Amendment 28 to HB 29/2018-2020 Biennium Budget Bill, which would grant localities […]

Libraries are Offering Programs Online for All Ages

While COVID-19 has everything shut down, the folks at Prince William Public Libraries have found other options. They have gone digital. A science experiment on how to make a bottle […]

April 10th Updates from the Landfill

The below updates are summarized in a PDF you can download by clicking here. Effective April 10th, until further notice: Landfill and Balls Ford Compost Facility will be closed on […]

FY21 Budget: Current Economic Realities

Many of you have reached out with concern about how the real estate tax rate originally advertised in February will affect families now struggling to make ends meet. I have […]

Board to Receive Public Comments Regarding Budget Online and In Person

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors will hold public meetings this month to maintain the continuity of government and take the appropriate steps towards adopting the Fiscal Year 2021 […]

Prince William County Resources Available for Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

The Prince William County Department of Economic Development and Office of Tourism (d/b/a Visit Prince William, Virginia) are actively engaged with the business community during the COVID-19 health crisis. Businesses […]

InsideNoVa, Prince William County Government to Hold COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall – Coronavirus

InsideNoVa and Prince William County Government are partnering to hold a virtual town hall to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and answer residents’ questions. The town hall will take place on […]

School Nurses Volunteer to Help Prince William Health District During Pandemic

Twenty-two school nurses from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) have signed up to volunteer through the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to help staff the Prince William Health District […]

Board Acts to Maintain Continuity of Government During Pandemic

Please note, that while in-person comment is still available during public hearings, residents are urged to instead utilize online methods for contacting Supervisors, such as emailing or adding comments […]

Governor Northam Announces Emergency Funding to Shelter Virginia’s Homeless Population

Initial $2.5 million in funding will house unsheltered individuals, support case management Governor Ralph Northam today announced an initial $2.5 million in emergency funding to shelter Virginia’s statewide homeless population […]

County Working with Community Partners to Provide Resources

The schools are working hard to make sure children in the county continue to stay fed. A recent change in USDA rules now allow parents to pick up food without […]

County Works with Community Partners to Create Feeding Taskforce

Normal run-of-the-mill emergencies tend to last a few hours or maybe a few days, but the challenges associated with COVID-19 are much different. The impact of the pandemic is expected […]

Renewed Hope, Amidst Shifting Budget Realities

Developing the budget is one of the most critical, and complex, duties with which the Board of County Supervisors is tasked. This process is a delicate balance between investing in […]

Guide to coronavirus mortgage relief options | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

If you’re among those financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, you might be concerned about how to pay your mortgage or rent. Federal and state governments have announced plans to […]

Solid Waste Facilities usage – COVID 19 Guidance

Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay at home order on March 30, 2020, which restricts all Virginians to essential trips only. The County Landfill and the Balls Ford Compost Facility […]

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses | Virginia Small Business Development Center

The Virginia SBDC Network staff is located throughout the state and is capable and able to meet with you virtually (phone, web conferencing) to assist with your questions.We offer confidential, […]

Virginia’s Statewide Stay at Home Order Frequently Asked Questions |

The Commonwealth of Virginia put together an informative FAQ section regarding the Governor’s stay-at-home order (Executive Order 55) which also includes answers to Executive Order 53. At this time, Governor […]

Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on County Operations

Up until COVID-19 hit the area, the county was projecting a revenue budget surplus of approximately $5.7 million for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020, according to Prince William County […]

Potomac Health Foundation » Letter to our partners regarding COVID-19

The Potomac Health Foundation is opening a new grant cycle and not-for-profits are encouraged to apply. With the COVID-19 emergency, the Foundation is extending flexibility to its grantees on where […]

COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Supporting Those Disproportionately Impacted by Coronavirus and its Economic Consequences The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has launched the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia. The Fund will attract and […]

County Executive Provides Update on Response Efforts to COVID-19

Prince William County is actively cooperating with surrounding jurisdictions, businesses, hospitals, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to […]

Coronavirus Has Upended Our World. It’s OK To Grieve | NPR

  On weekday evenings, sisters Lesley Laine and Lisa Ingle stage online happy hours from the Southern California home they share. It’s something they’ve been enjoying with local and faraway […]

Leading Epidemiologist ‘Absolutely Confident’ Antiviral Drugs Will Stem COVID-19 Pandemic | Here & Now

Dr. Larry Brilliant has been on the frontlines in the fight against disease for decades. The epidemiologist helped eradicate smallpox, and he’s also been involved in the battle against polio and […]

1918 Flu | Throughline

  We’ve heard a lot of people draw comparisons between the 1918 flu, sometimes called the Spanish Flu, and the current coronavirus pandemic. This podcast episode of Throughline by NPR […]

County Offers Tools to Keep Residents Informed About COVID-19

In an effort to provide ongoing information regarding COVID-19, Prince William County is offering several new tools that residents can now access. The county’s new COVID-19 website – available at – [...]

Information Regarding the March 31 Board of County Supervisors Meeting

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors is holding their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Court […]

County Partners with MurLarkey Distillery to Produce Hand Sanitizer

​Prince William County is partnering with MurLarkey Distillery in Bristow, VA to make hand sanitizer that will go to first responders and healthcare workers. Mike Larkin, the president and one […]

Resources for the Unsheltered and Homeless During COVID-19 and How You Can Help

Supervisor Boddye’s office has received numerous inquiries on the safety of some of the most vulnerable people within our community: the unsheltered and homeless. While there are many resources available […]

Virginia’s SNAP Program to Issue Emergency Benefits

Existing clients will receive additional benefits in March and April Emergency benefits will be made available to Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants during the months of March and […]

SSG Announces New Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Grants to Help Employers during the COVID-19 Crisis – Virginia Career Works Northern Region

On March 17, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced new measures to combat the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including the release of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Rapid Response […]

COVID-19 Testing

We recognize and understand that there is a lot of frustration and confusion regarding COVID-19 testing. Unfortunately, there is a limited supply of testing supplies available throughout the region and […]

Legislative Update: Federal Action on COVID19

Coronavirus Preparedness Response Supplemental Appropriations Act House and Senate Passed on March 4, 2020 President signed into law March 6, 2020 H.R.6074 addresses the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contains $8.3 billion to […]

FAQ About Virginia’s COVID19 Restrictions

General Questions When does this order go into effect? What areas of the state are covered? The order is in effect from Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM until [...]

The Prince William Health District Call Center is now open 7038727759

Image text: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) The Prince William Health District Call Center is now open at 7038727759 For questions related to COVID-19, the Prince William Health District has opened our […]

Governor Northam Orders Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses, K-12 Schools

Bans public gatherings of more than 10 people Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel […]

OmniRide Altering Bus Service Due to COVID-19

March 23 – In response to declining ridership while many people telework during the COVID-19 pandemic, OmniRide will make changes to some of its Express commuter bus schedules effective Wednesday, March 25, […]

Unsheltered and Homeless Resources: Streetlight Ministries

Our office reached out to County Departments and community partners to collect information regarding resources available for the unsheltered and homeless. StreetLight Community Outreach Ministries provided the following information via […]

A Message From Supervisor Boddye

Transcript Dear Occoquan District Neighbors - this is Kenny Boddye, Occoquan District Supervisor. I’m reaching out to you today regarding the situation surrounding the coronavirus. Every single member of our [...]

Federal Government Responses to Coronavirus

The House Ways and Means Committee has assembled a comprehensive FAQ to help explain how the federal government is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. It covers what small businesses, seniors, […]

Support Local: Find Delivery Services & Virtual Experiences

Visit Prince William has put together a listing of local food and beverage businesses, open spaces and virtual experiences that can help keep us connected while practicing social distancing. As [...]

Coordinated Entry System

  During the COVID-19 crisis, residents are reminded to contact the County’s Coordinated Entry System to provide resources to any people experiencing homelessness. If someone experiencing homelessness is sick or […]

Board of County Supervisors Join Call for More Testing

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors sent a letter to Vice President Michael Pence, who chairs the Federal COVID-19 Task Force, calling for the National Capital Region to be designated […]

Landfill and Balls Ford Road Compost Facility – New COVID 19 GUIDANCE

The County Landfill and the Balls Ford Compost Facility are both open. However, we have instructed our employees to practice social distancing and stay 6 feet away from customers, so […]

Take the Census While You Are at Home

While the Census Bureau monitors the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation and follows the guidance of health authorities, the agency is reminding people to complete the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone, […]

U.S. Small Business Administration Declares Virginia a Disaster Area

In keeping with our commitment to bring you the most up to date information, we wanted to let you know that the US Small Business Administration has granted disaster declaration […]

Prince William County Closes Government Buildings to the Public

Due to evolving concerns related to COVID-19, Prince William County closed all government buildings to the public as of 5 p.m. today, Thursday, March 19, 2020, until further notice. The […]

Column: How You Can Help Those Facing Homelessness During the Pandemic | PW Perspective

COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus, has pretty much upended everyone’s lives and is forcing everyone to stay indoors. The pandemic is also putting a strain on our ability to directly help […]

Amid coronavirus crisis, county relocates overnight homeless shelter to larger space | News |

Some of Prince William’s most vulnerable residents had a new place to sleep last night. About four dozen homeless people who had been staying at the county’s overnight shelter were […]

Emergency Access to Capital Resource List – PenFed Foundation

The PenFed Foundation has put together a resource list for businesses including veteran owned businesses. They are actively updating the resource list as well as providing news updates and webinars […]

Prince William County to Donate $30,000 to Local Food Banks

In an effort to ensure the most vulnerable families in the community have access to food, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors made donations totaling $30,000 to the local […]

ACTS’ Senior Link call reassurance program

Due to the ever changing situation surrounding COVID-19 concerns, one of the precautions seniors and those with disabilities are choosing is to stay home. ACTS wants you to be aware […]

Volunteers for the COVID-19 outbreak – Volunteer Prince William

As we all face these unusual circumstances we are surely adjusting our normal business practices. I have gotten a number of calls and emails regarding folks that would like to […]

Prince William County Service Authority Coronavirus Information

March 16, 2020 Update  Dear Customer, The Service Authority is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation and taking all necessary measures to ensure the continued delivery of clean […]

COVID-19 Financial Resources for Food & Beverage Businesses and Restaurant Workers — Big Spoon Co.

Big Spoon Co. has an excellent list of COVID-19 relief resources for food and beverage businesses and restaurant workers that they are actively updating. Follow the link below to view […]

Supporting Governor’s Efforts to Expand SBA Support

On March 18, Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye sent the letter below to Governor Ralph Northam, in support of the effort to seek an economic injury declaration that would make […]

OmniRide Making Changes to Protect Public Health

OmniRide today announced several changes to help protect the public and OmniRide employees from the COVID-19 pandemic while still providing vital mobility services in our community. Effective immediately OmniRide’s Local […]


Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. The scams take a variety of forms, such as setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, […]

PWC Department of Economic Development COVID-19 Business Update

Prince William County Department of Economic Development is dedicated to serving our business community during the COVID-19 situation. We have adjusted our normal business practices to protect the health and […]

SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

{{ vc_btn: title=Submit+Your+Business+Impact&color=pink& }}{{ vc_btn: title=Supervisor+Boddye%27s+Letter+of+Support&color=pink& }} Today, government efforts to combat the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30 million small businesses, U.S. Small Business [...]

Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Combat COVID-19 and Support Impacted Virginians

Directs adherence to 10-person gathering ban, quarantine for high-risk individuals, worker and employer support Governor Ralph Northam today announced additional steps to help Virginians impacted by novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, […]

After struggling for days to get coronavirus test results, Manassas man found positive for COVID-19 | news/prince_william |

After struggling to get COVID-19 test results for days, the family of a Manassas man learned Sunday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Titou Phommachanh has started an experimental […]

Prince William County Declares Local State of Emergency

County Executive Chris Martino signed a Declaration of Local State of Emergency for Prince William County in response to the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control to limit crowds of […]

Flattening the Curve: How “Hitting Pause” Can Save Lives

With mixed-messaging pouring in through social media and a lot of unknowns, one side effect of COVID19 is confusion! While it is natural to want to go about with “business […]

COVID19: County Response

Prince William County Health District (PWHD) and the Office of Emergency Management recently reported on how the county is responding to COVID-19, and Virginia declared a state of emergency on […]