COVID-19 Resources

I am ready to help you during these tough times. Please take a look at the following resources if you need assistance. If you need any further help, please email my office at I will provide updates through my newsletters, as well as my social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

Workforce and Taxes

Resources for Virginia's workers while we overcome this pandemic

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Aid for Small Business

Emergency aid from the United States Small Business Agency

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Individual Assistance

Resources available to those who need it during this situation

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Prince William County

Prince William County's government is ready to serve you.

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Workforce and Taxes

The state government has provided extra resources for Virginia’s workers while we overcome this pandemic. Please note that because of this situation, the Virginia Employment Commission will waive the one-week waiting period so workers can receive unemployment insurance benefits sooner. The VEC has also expanded the criteria for workers who would qualify for unemployment benefit which includes:

  • Workers whose employers reduced or completely stopped operations because of COVID-19.
  • Workers who have not obtained paid sick or medical leave through their employer but have been issued a notice to self-quarantine by a medical or public health official.
  • Workers who have not obtained paid family leave through their employer but must stay home to care for a sick family member.

Virginia Employment Commission Unemployment Insurance Information

State Employee Memo via the Governor

"Frequently asked Questions for Workers Regarding COVID-19"

Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Info on paid family or sick leave

Taxes – The Virginia Department of Taxation has extended the due date for individual and corporate income taxes to June 1, 2020, though the filing deadline of May 1, 2020 will remain the same. Please note that while the due date has been extended, interest will continue to accrue.

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Small Business

Virginia had submitted a request for emergency aid from the United States Small Business Agency. This application has been approved. If your small business or non-profit is located in Virginia and it requires emergency financial assistance during this situation, please visit the United States Small Business Agency Disaster Loan website here.

Additionally, there are other separate small business aid options, much of it strengthened by the $2 trillion CARES Act. Please visit the SBA’s Covid-19 Resource Center for more information.

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Individual Assistance

Please know that the government, as well as several other entities, have made resources available to those who need it during this situation. Please consider the following list:

Families who need food assistance can text FOOD or COMIDA to 877877

Medicaid/FAMIS Information 

Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-838-8238

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255

Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990

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Prince William County

From providing breakfasts and lunches to all students to providing updates via texts to your phone, Prince William County’s government is ready to serve you. 

Prince William County’s COVID-19 Webpage

Prince William County COVID-19 Symptoms and Testing Information

General Emergency Services Information

Packaged Breakfasts and Lunches for anyone under the age of 18  

COVID-19 Updates – Text “COVIDPWC” to 888777 for English or “COVIDPWCES” to 888777 for Spanish. For information regarding county government operations, call (703) 794-4669 (Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm). For health-related questions regarding COVID-19, call (703) 872-7759 (seven days a week, 9 am – 5pm).

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My Newsletters

September 15, 2020

I hope you and yours are doing well and staying safe. As we progress through month 6 of this pandemic in Virginia, I want to highlight an important issue. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, it has taken 48,344 lives and caused 1.4 million attempts in just 2018.

September 1, 2020

We are now in the 6th month of this pandemic. As the numerous experts, officials, and the Governor said back in the beginning of the pandemic, this virus would be something we will have to fight against for months, not weeks.Though our statistics give us reason to be cautiously optimistic, there are still new cases found everyday. We need to carry on practicing physical distancing and safe, healthy, habits. While we all continue to fight against this virus together, my colleagues and I continue to pass legislation that will improve Virginia.

August 21, 2020

This past Tuesday, August 18th, our General Assembly began its special session. The House of Delegates met in person on Tuesday, but we have since been holding our session virtually. It is certainly an unprecedented manner of convening our legislative body, but this is certainly an unprecedented time. For the sake of the health of my colleagues, General Assembly staffers, their families, and the local residents of the Richmond area, I am proud we have made this historic step.