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Important Links & Resources
Sign up for Loudoun County text alerts: text LCCOVID19 to 888777
Sign up for Prince William text alerts: text COVIDPWC to 888777 for English or COVIDPWCES to 888777 for Spanish
If you or someone you know is feeling depressed or suicidal, please call one of the following numbers:
If you think you have been exposed
EO-61 Delays Phase One for Northern Virginia Localities ~ May 12, 2020
Resources for Residents
For those facing food insecurity, please use this link to find a food bank near you: https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/va-ashburn
If you would like to make donations to a local food bank, please call first to maximize “social distancing” when making your donation.
Judicial System & Rental Rights
The Department of Corrections has suspended all in-person visitation to state correctional facilities and has suspended all transfers from local and regional jails for the next 30 days.
The Supreme Court of Virginia declared a judicial emergency and suspended non-essential state court proceedings from March 16 until April 6. During this time, an unlawful detainer may be filed by a landlord against a tenant unable to pay rent, but the court will not hear the matter until at least April 7. You can find the announcement by the Supreme Court of Virginia here.
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that all DMV Customer Service Centers will be closed effective midnight, March 18 until at least April 2. Online services will still be available, and to the extent possible, everyone is encouraged to complete your transactions online. There is a 60 day extension for licenses and identification cards that expire March 15 - May 15 and for car registrations that expire in March and April. You can read the DMV's full update here.
WMATA (Metro Bus & Rail) announced changes to their reduced train and bus schedules to help protect the health of customers and Metro employees. You can find their full update regarding service changes here.
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) shared a reduced schedule for their Fredericksburg and Manassas lines starting March 17 until further notice. You can find the updated schedule here.
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.
The Department of Taxation is extending the due date for individual and corporate income taxes owed to June 1, 2020. Interest will still accrue. *Note: the filing deadline of May 1, 2020 remains the same.*
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors has approved a one month delay in payment of personal property taxes. The tax deadline will now be June 5, 2020, instead of May 5.
Resources for Small 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/