During this trying time we wish to reassure you that your Chamber is actively working to help our membership maintain business continuity. The following are resources we've compiled or created. We will get through this together!

COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

Your Chamber is hard at work gathering resources to help you during the COVID-19 outbreak. 
Below you will find opportunities to network, educate, and stay in touch with the latest business-related news alerts. We will continue to add and update this page as more information becomes available, so please check back often. 

Business Continuity Webinars

In light of Coronavirus interruptions, we are providing Business Continuity webinars designed to help us all keep our NOVA community growing.
Each Business Continuity webinar will offer practical suggestions to protect your business from virus-related impact and loss. Join us to hear issues surrounding business and supply chain interruption, workers compensation considerations, setting up and maintaining a remote workforce, general liability, international and domestic travel, employee health considerations, and contingency plans. Our goal is to share the knowledge that employers will need to maintain business in our current environment-and beyond.

Your Chamber's advocacy efforts to date have included facilitating calls with our elected representatives at the local, state and federal level. Please look at the events below for information on upcoming opportunities to interface with your elected leaders and to view or hear recordings of past calls.

We partnered with USI, this webinar was recorded on March 13th

Listen to the seminar here

Please note there is a large silent gap at the beginning, fast forward to 14 minutes and 16 seconds for the beginning of the program.

We partnered with Helios HR, this webinar was recorded onMarch 19th

Listen to the seminar here.
Download handouts here.

We partnered with the Fairfax County Health Department, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and the Community, this webinar was recorded on March 23rd

Listen to the seminar here.
Download the handouts here.

This webinar was recorded on Mar 23rd

Listen to the webinar here

We Partnered with the The KeePressingOn Project

This webinar was recorded on March 26th

Listen to the webinar here.

Please note that the recording starts at 7 1/2 minutes in. 

March 26th |  9:30AM

Listen to the call here

March 30th | 11AM

Register here

April 1st, 3-4PM | Register here

Join the Chamber and member Cherry Bekaert for a webinar to discuss how your organization can access the new funding and programs offered by the federal government following passage of the latest economic stimulus package. Hear about the new Paycheck Protection Program loans and the new funding for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans and how those programs tie into the payroll tax deferral opportunities and employee retention pay credit.

April 2nd | 10AM | Register here

The Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University recently completed a study analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on the Washington region’s economy. In this webinar you will hear from the author of the study, Jeannette Chapman, director of the Fuller Institute. The session will cover the industries most heavily affected by the pandemic, the anticipated impact of the crisis on economic output, and factors to consider on the recovery side. We have partnered with the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

April 2nd | 1-1:30PM | Register here

Join Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday from 1:00-1:30pm as he offers additional guidance on the recent Executive Orders from Gov. Northam, continuity of government measures for localities, utility service, and more.

Stay connected with your fellow Chamber members

In the spirit of staying connected while promoting businesses within the Northern Virginia community, the Chamber will host three virtual networking events each month: Wake Up with the Chamber on a Tuesday, Virtual Happy Hours on a Thursday, and Lunch With the CEO on a Friday. Please register early as we've found these events sell out quickly.
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Tuesdays, 8-9AM

Start off your Tuesday mornings by networking with your fellow members! Be prepared to ask questions, discuss current events, and meet new people over your favorite morning beverage. 

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April 16th, 4:30-5:30PM

It's been a long week, why not unwind and enjoy networking with your fellow members during our Thursday virtual happy hours? Bring your own cocktail, wine, or beer and be prepared for fun. Register here.

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Fridays, 1-2PM

Take your Friday lunch break to the next level by networking with our Chamber CEO, Julie Coons, and fellow members of our business community. Lunch is optional. 

Virginia's COVID-19 Response

BUSINESS ALERT, March 30. 2020:  Gov. Northam ordered a “stay at home” order for all Virginians. This essentially turns the Administration’s suggestion to stay home into a requirement. The order cancels all higher education in-person instruction and closes beaches to any activity other than exercise or fishing. Recent news focused on one higher education institution ordering students to return and a number of visitors to Virginia’s beaches over the weekend.

March 19th & 23rd: The Chamber sent letters on behalf of our larger membership as well as our hospitality and service industry members. Below are resources we think are very valuable to our members hosted by outside organizations. If you would like to see something included here or have questions about the material, please contact Vice President of Government Relations Clayton Medford.

Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity here.
At Gov. Northam’s direction, the Virginia Department of Taxation extended the due date of payment of individual and corporate income taxes to June 1, 2020 (filing date remains the same). Virginia Department of Taxation resources.
Virginia's Department of Health COVID-19 resources.
Arlington's COVID-19 resources available here.
Alexandria's COVID-19 resources.

Fairfax County's Economic Development Authority's resources.

FCEDA survey

Fairfax County's COVID-19 resources available here.
A list of community-based Northern Virginia organizations that need donations click here.
A guide to support your mental and physical health during COVID-19 is available here.
Loudoun's COVID-19 resources.
Prince William's COVID-19 resources available here.

Rossyln's COVID-19 resources.

List of Rosslyn restaurants still operating

#RosslynRewards program

Federal COVID-19 Response

View the Center for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19's resources.
Federal Guidance on “Essential” Workforce resources.
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All of the U.S. is a qualifying area for SBA economic injury disaster loans. Does your business qualify? View more information here.

EIDL Fact sheet.

Download the SBA's Disaster Loan Relief Assistance presentation.

Visit the main COVID-19 site.

Dislocated Worker Grants Summary Memo 

DWG Emergency Funding Request

U.S. Senate's Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee’s CARES Act Guide

View the U.S. Chamber's Legislative Analysis of COVID-19 Stimulus Package here. The following are their most recent guides to the aid and programs being made available to assist businesses during the ongoing pandemic, including their newest guide to the paid sick and FMLA programs.

NEW - Guide to Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Guide

Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide

Coronavirus Small Business Guide

Coronavirus Response Toolkit

U.S. Department of Treasury

Link to CARES Act page.

Paycheck Protection Program

  • A top-line overview of the program can be found here.
  • If you’re a lender, more information can be found here.
  • If you’re a borrower, more information can be found here.
  • The application for borrowers can be found here.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) available here.

Fact Sheet for Employees.

Fact Sheet for Employers.

Questions and Answers here. 

 

Other Resources

St. Louis Federal Reserve’s Research COVID-19 Page


Mastercard Commits $250 Million To Support Small Business’ Financial Security. View it here
 
 
 
 

Member-created covid-19 resource pages

Some of our members have created information-rich COVID-19 resources pages that cover business-related topics such as taxes and legal concerns. We will continue to list these pages as they're sent in to us.

Aronson LLC

The team at Aronson LLC is quickly developing resources in response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak to help you manage your business through these unprecedented times. We’re actively monitoring legislative changes and sharing updates critical to you and your business. Visit the page here.

CohnReznick

We know that by working together we can help minimize the impact of this crisis, and we must all do our part to look out for those whose health, safety, and economic welfare are most at risk. Please take care of yourselves and each other. Visit the page here.

Cooley LLP

Our guidance for businesses on the legal, regulatory and commercial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the rapidly changing environment, we will update this page frequently. Visit the page here.

Evans Consulting

Evans Consulting has created three teleworking guides for our clients, partners and employees. There are three versions: Best Practices, for Managers, and for Employees. Visit the page here.

Littler

We hope this page provides a useful resource for employers to learn how COVID-19 is affecting various aspects of employment law, and how different jurisdictions are addressing the outbreak. Because the COVID-19 situation is dynamic, with new governmental measures each day, employers should consult with counsel for the latest developments and updated guidance on this topic. Visit the page here.

Matthews, Carter & Boyce

At MCB, we have been working with our clients and members of the community to help many of you navigate the changing tax filing and payment deadlines, and we have been sharing information on programs that provide support and relief for businesses and employers. We are committed to offering guidance and will continue to share resources and updates that may impact you and your business during this time. Visit the page here.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury’s experienced professionals are closely monitoring this global threat, combining capabilities in crisis management, insurance law, cybersecurity, employment law, supply chain, and other areas to provide critical guidance to clients in an urgent and quickly evolving situation. Visit the page here.