July 27, 2020
The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19, including restaurants, brick and mortar retail, exercise and fitness facilities, personal care and personal grooming services, entertainment and public amusement establishments, and campgrounds.
Businesses and non-profits that are approved for a Rebuild VA grant may receive up to 3 times their average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum of $10,000.
THE APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 10, 2020
May 28, 2020
The full list of frequently asked questions and their answers can be found here.
Does my business have liability for patrons or employees who refuse to wear a mask?
Businesses are not responsible for enforcement of EO63 on individual patrons. Businesses are responsible for enforcement of EO61 on employees who are required to wear a mask.
What is the penalty for not wearing a face covering in a public setting mentioned in Executive Order 63?
Patrons who are not wearing a face covering can be the subject of enforcement via the Virginia Department of Health. In the case of egregious violations VDH can enforce through a court-issued injunction (civil) or summons and warrant, which are punishable as a Class One misdemeanor. Both require VDH to go through a judicial process prior to any potential arrest, which distinguishes this from a Class One misdemeanor through the criminal code. This is why the Executive Order cites title 32.1-health, and not the criminal code.
"All patrons in the Commonwealth aged ten and over shall when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside the settings listed below cover their mouth and nose with a face-covering."
April 24, 2020
As you may already be aware, Congress passed, and the President has signed, the latest stimulus that infused additional funds into the Payroll Protection Program. Anyone that is seeking a loan through this program and has not already filled out their application with a lender, is advised to do so as soon as possible. There is a strong likelihood that these funds will run out again, due to the high demand.