Spring 2020 Issue
Commonwealth of Virginia Official Website
Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. This website is a comprehensive resource for official actions, guidance, and updates about novel coronavirus from the Commonwealth of Virginia, including information on utilities, transportation, affected workers and employers, childcare and education, and the justice system.
Governor of Virginia News Releases
News releases from the Governor’s office, including those related to COVID-19.
Governor of Virginia Facebook Page
The Governor has been holding almost daily press conferences on COVID-19 which are live-streamed on his official Facebook page.
Governor of Virginia Twitter Page
Twitter is often a useful platform for breaking online news and updates.
Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
VDH is actively tracking and reporting COVID-19 cases in Virginia. In addition to these statistics, this VDH website has updated information about the novel coronavirus, public health situation, and specific resources for healthcare providers, patients, businesses, community partners, educational institutions, individuals and households, travelers, and animals.
Medical Society of Virginia (MSV)
MSV, which represents Virginia’s doctors and medical community, is working closely with VDH and other relevant partners within the Commonwealth to ensure that the physician community of Virginia is well informed and has the resources necessary to provide quality care to patients during the developing COVID-19 outbreak.
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA)
Virginia hospitals and health systems are actively engaged with state, federal, and local partners to prepare for the arrival and spread of the disease in the Commonwealth.
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
The Virginia Chamber has provided a comprehensive overview of resources developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to ensure businesses and employees have the necessary information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Support for Impacted Businesses
Following a request submitted by Governor Northam on March 18, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Virginia. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the Commonwealth affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis can now apply for low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2 million from the SBA to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses. To submit a loan application through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, please visit disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
The Governor has requested that the Department of Taxation extend the due date of payment of Virginia individuals and corporate income taxes. While filing deadlines remain the same, the due date for individual and corporate income tax will now be June 1, 2020. Please note that interest will still accrue, so taxpayers who are able to pay by the original deadlines should do so.
The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), which administers Virginia’s Medicaid program, issued a memo with clarifications and changes for Behavioral Health and ARTS Provider Flexibilities Related to COVID-19. This memo is part of a series of memos that sets out the Agency’s guidance on the flexibilities available to providers in light of the public health emergency presented by the COVID-19 virus. These changes affect both fee-for-service and Managed Care Organization (MCO) models of care. You can find the memo here: https://www.dmas.virginia.gov/files/links/5258/COVID%2019%20ARTS%20and%20BH%20Memo%203.27.20_FINAL.pdf
Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center shows how they're dealing concerns over the coronavirus: https://www.wtkr.com/virginia-beach-psychiatric-center-shows-news-3-how-they-are-dealing-with-the-coronavirus
September 25-26, 2020
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