Together, we are facing a global crisis nobody has seen in their lifetime.  The COVID-19 virus is an ongoing situation, and one that we all must pay attention to.

I am sharing some important resources for you and your family.  We are updating this information regularly, and I encourage you to visit the links provided for the latest updates.

There is a lot of misinformation and scams related to COVID-19.  Please be careful, and look to the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC for guidance.

Above all, please take necessary precautions to protect yourself and those you come in contact with every day.

PROTECT YOURSELF

To help contain the spread of COVID-19, remember:

  • Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water.

  • Regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

  • STAY HOME – even if you are not considered high-risk, you can still pass the virus to others. The best way to prevent the spread is to stay home, and to practice social distancing (staying at least three feet away from anyone).

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL SICK

If you are experiencing a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, call your doctor or emergency room to seek medical attention.  The CDC has prepared a fact sheet you can read HERE.

Governor Northam delivers daily press briefings about the Commonwealth’s response to COVID-19.  View previous briefings HERE.

Governor Northam has closed all K-12 schools in Virginia for the rest of the school year.

If your child is in need of meals, they can receive breakfast and lunch at Churchland Middle School, I.C. Norcom or Wilson High from 10 AM – noon.

Instructional Packets for students are available HERE.

Visit the Department of Education website HERE for more information.

The Child Care Subsidy Program through Virginia’s Department of Social Services has increased their support and flexibility. You can get more information HERE.

Dominion Energy has suspended all service disconnections for non-payment. If your services were previously shut off, please contact Dominion HERE.

Virginia Natural Gas has suspended all service disconnections for non-payment.  You can contact Virginia Natural Gas HERE.

The Virginia Supreme Court has declared a judicial emergency in response to COVID-19 and all courts in Virginia are CLOSED until April 6, 2020.  You can read the declaration HERE.

Governor Northam has taken several steps for those unemployed as a result of COVID-19.  The one-week waiting period has been waived, and other eligibility and restrictions have been updated.  You can see the Governor’s FAQ HERE.

The VA Department of Taxation has extended due dates to file taxes.  You can visit the Department’s website HERE.

The IRS has extended the tax deadline to July 15, 2020.  You can learn more HERE.

All in-person visits to all correctional facilities are cancelled until further notice. Off-site video visitation is available. You can find more information HERE.

All DMV customer service centers are closed until April 2.  If your license expires before May 15, you have been granted a 60 day extension.  Vehicle registrations expiring in March or April are also extended 60 days.  You can read more at the DMV website HERE.