Resources for Businesses during COVID-19

A number of resources have sprung up to support our local business community during these times. Prince William County Department of Economic Development and the Office of Tourism have a created a dedicated resource page featuring local, state and federal programs. They have also launched #PrinceWilliamStrong, enabling businesses to promote their current services to area residents, such as curbside pickup or virtual classes. Prince William businesses may also schedule free, one-on-one business consultations with Economic Develompent by emailing MWeatherly@pwcgov.org or calling 703-792-5510. You can also sign-up for Economic Development email updates, and follow on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

Our office will continue posting business-related news here, as well. As fitness classes move online, sitdown restaurants offer to-go meal kits and distilleries start producing hand sanitizer, we continue to be awed by the ingenuity of our local business community as you adapt to this once-in-a-generation event. Thank you for all you do for the people of Prince William!

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 has not only been difficult, but costly for our business community to implement the new standards for public health and safety in order to operate […]

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 April, the Prince William County Department of Economic Development created the Economic Recovery Task Force to help staff develop recommendations to aid the county’s post […]

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.) “Workers should not have to sacrifice their health and safety to earn a living, especially during an ongoing global pandemic,” Northam said in a news […]

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 COVID-19 Small Business Relief Micro-Grant program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses that have been economically impacted by the pandemic. The program, which […]

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 the Department of Labor and Industry to develop emergency temporary standards to prevent workplace exposure to COVID-19. Governor Northam also signed an amended Executive Order […]

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 and other resources for industry to use throughout the establishment), guidance on employee health, cleaning and disinfection, as well critical infrastructure resources. Learn more here: […]

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, disinfected water from the distribution system. Flush cold water through all plumbing fixtures (faucets, shower heads, etc.) for at least 15 minutes, starting with the […]

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 Disaster Fund. This is a combined disaster relief and recovery fund to respond to the effects of COVID-19 on the community. The fund is supported […]

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 Budget. During the Board’s 2 p.m. meeting on April 14, County Executive Chris Martino will provide a recap and his recommendations regarding the Proposed FY2021 […]

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 are encouraged to visit PrinceWilliamCounty.biz for assistance with the following: Financial Assistance for Businesses Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) CARE Act Emergency Loans Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) […]

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 Monday, April 13, 2020, from 5-6 p.m. Prince William County Executive Christopher Martino, Board of Supervisors Chair Ann Wheeler and Prince William Health District Director […]

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, no-cost technical assistance to help create a strategy specific to your business needs. Visit their website to find an Advisor near you and to learn […]

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

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 Northam is also live streaming updates regarding COVID-19 on his Facebook page at 2pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Source: Frequently Asked Questions | Virginia.gov

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 directly confront COVID-19. County Executive Chris Martino recently gave a presentation to the Board of County Supervisors showing how the county has prepared to meet […]

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 in Woodbridge. While the McCoart Building is closed to the public due to COVID-19, it is open for the Board meeting and other in-person meetings […]

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 funding to support Northern Virginia employers to remain open during this emergency. These funds are intended to assist local employers to avert layoffs and support […]

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 coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 […]

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, and workers need to know and is broken into sections about what Congress has passed, what Congress is going to do next, and what the […]

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 businesses adapt to new public health guidance and state regulations, many are offering new options for curbside pickup, delivery and takeout. (See tips for making [...]

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 for Prince William County, as well as all of Virginia. As a result, affected businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters may qualify for federal disaster […]

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 on how to cope with COVID-19 affects on your business.

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 their resource list. Source: COVID-19 Financial Resources for Food & Beverage Businesses and Restaurant Workers — Big Spoon Co.

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 Prince William County eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. He also made the Governor aware of County efforts to solicit impact statements from […]

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 well-being of our employees and the public by operating virtually. As always, we are committed to helping your business and are available by phone or […]

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

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