COVID-19 Community Resources

COVID-19 Pandemic Information

For information regarding the global pandemic and the latest guidance from Virginia public health officials,

Communicating about COVID-19

Unemployment and other Public Benefits

Online Connectivity for Students Who Lack It

Minimizing Your Risks of Getting COVID-19

COMMUNITY RESOURCES BY REGION

Food, Housing, Goods, Transit, Health, Money, Care, Education, Work, and Legal

ALL AREAS

Utilities

Power

  • Dominion Energy Temporarily not shutting off power for nonpayment. Reconnecting residential customers whose services were shut off.
  • American Electric Power AEP Coronavirus (COVID-19) information.
  • Atmos Energy has temporarily suspended natural gas disconnections.

Unemployment

  • No waiting for unemployment benefits. Governor Northam has directed the Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission to waive the one-week waiting period to ensure workers can receive benefits as soon as possible.
  • Enhanced eligibility for unemployment. Workers may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits if an employer needs to temporarily slow or cease operations due to COVID-19.
  • Fewer restrictions. For individuals receiving unemployment insurance, Governor Northam is directing the Virginia Employment Commission to give affected workers special consideration on deadlines, mandatory re-employment appointments, and work search requirements.

Internet/Phone

Comcast, Charter, Verizon, Google, T-Mobile and Sprint have signed a pledge to keep Americans internet-connected for the next 60 days, even if people cannot afford to pay.

Education 

CENTRAL VIRGINIA & LYNCHBURG

NEW RIVER VALLEY

ROANOKE VALLEY

SHENANDOAH VALLEY & CHARLOTTESVILLE

SOUTHSIDE