COVID-19 & Our Community

Information is key — especially in a crisis. This list of resources helps you to navigate to support sites that can help you and your family as we address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Resources

State Resources

  • The Virginia Coronavirus Fraud Task Force is working to identify, investigate, and prosecute fraud related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Virginia. The Virginia Fusion Center is also actively monitoring alleged fraudulent activity related to COVID-19 and sharing that information with local, state, and federal authorities. To report fraudulent activity email: vfc@vfc.vsp.virginia.gov

Financial Resources

  • Small businesses and nonprofits in Virginia can now apply for a loan of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses. To submit a loan application for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, please visit their website here.
  • The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) has designed a collection of resources that can help with navigating financial security through the COVID-19 crisis. This resource assists both individuals and businesses with information to avoid scams, tips on who to contact regarding health claims/questions, as well as how to find professionals to assist with financial security planning.

Health Resources

  • Virginia Medicaid covers all COVID-19 testing and treatment. Here’s an informative one-pager from the VA Department of Medical Assistance Services on how to get coverage and services.
  • Cover Virginia has information on Virginia’s Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) programs. This resource offers an array of information available regarding healthcare.
  • For any who need reproductive healthcare services, NARAL Virginia has put together this guide.
  • We can’t deny that our pets are a part of our family. Their safety is just as important as ours. The CDC’s COVID-19 and Animals provides useful information on pet care during this time.
  • The American Diabetes Association provides helpful resources, support, and guidance for those impacted by diabetes and who are at higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19. If you are struggling to pay for insulin, the ADA has resources to help. If you have any questions, you can also reach them via phone at 1-800-342-2383.
  • Virginia Department of Health toll-free COVID-19 informational hotline (1-877-ASK-VDH3) and website

Family Resources

  • VirginiaNavigator is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers resources of local services for older adults, veterans, people with disabilities, and their families and caregivers.

Sexual and Domestic Violence Resources

  • Sexual and domestic violence programs are still open and are providing crisis services, emergency shelter, and resource-based support. The Virginia Statewide Hotline remains open 24/7 and is ready to help, and so are sexual and domestic violence programs all over the state. Call: 1.800.838.8238 or Text: 804.793.9999.
  • The Statewide Family Violence Hotline (1-800-838-8238) is also available for families in need of support with domestic violence issues.

Mental Health Resources

  • During this time, it is imperative that we take care of our mental health and also look out for others. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has created a Disaster Distress Helpline which provides access for individuals who seek counseling due to emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This helpline is available all day, every single day. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Education Resources

  • The Virginia Department of Education has a number of documents with information about school closures, as well as a handbook to help parents navigate learning at home.

Income Tax Resources

Housing Resources

  • Stay Home Virginia has many helpful resources, including guidance on how to work with landlords, financial institutions, and others to sustainably use temporary eviction and foreclosure protections during this crisis.