COVID Resources

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Curated COVID-19 Resources

As we continue to learn more about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our communities and our work, NetworkPeninsula is here to offer support with updates and RESOURCES to help you take steps to safeguard your employees, operations, clients, and communities. Please check back as we continue to update this page. Feel free to email us any new resources that you have come across for us to share. If you are in need of SERVICES, click here to review how our nonprofits are continuing to help people in our communities. For ways you can help meet the NEEDS of nonprofits remotely and/or via appropriate social distancing while they continue to serve people in need, click here

NEWRe-Opening Guidelines

Virginia – click here

Newport News – click here

Williamsburg – click here

Hampton – click here

CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting – click here

Virginia Department of Health – click here


Local Resources

Child Care Centers – open and accepting children of essential personnel across the Peninsula. Click here for current list.

Senior Shopping Hours for Local Grocery Stores – click here

#CoronaAid757 Facebook Page- click here.

Assistance for Patients & Families Impacted by COVID-19- click here

Meals for Students in Need- To learn more,  click here

Department of Social Services – individuals can apply for benefits or make any changes online through Eligibility workers are working hard to quickly process applications and make changes so people have access to benefits.

The Peninsula Health District created a COVID-19 Hotline. Contact them at 757-594-7069 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. You can also visit their website for up-to-date information.

Government Resources

Here are links from the Peninsula localities for your quick reference (Thanks to the VA Peninsula Chamber of Commerce for this list):

Newport News – General Questions – The city’s 311 Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can reach them at 757-933-2311, or  The City has also created a COVID-19 website,, where they are posting daily updates on city information and closures.
HUD resources available in your area at HUD’s Resource Locator Tool.  Resources for homeless veterans can be found by calling HUDVET National Hotline (877-424-3838) or online at Resources for Homeless Veterans.
COVID-19 in Virginia – VA Department of Health: click here

Federal information
and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic:

Frequently Asked Questions on Government Response to COVID-19 – click here

From Business Partners

PBMares – financial, tax, and other resources for businesses – click here

Beltone – During COVID-19, Beltone wants to help by providing free hearing aid batteries.  Complete the form or call 1-800-BELTONE.

Cox: Click Here

Bank of America: Click Here

Virginia Career Works Hampton Roads: Click Here

Riverside Health System: Visitation Changes: Click Here

Sentara: Click Here

Bon Secours: Click Here

Dominion Energy: Click Here

Health and Safety Resources

CDC resource for businesses and employers to help plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19 –  click here

Employer/Employee Resources

NEW – Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work – click here

Frequently Asked Questions from Workers Regarding COVID-19 – click here; for Spanish version – click here

New US Chamber guide to the paid sick and FMLA programs:

Unemployment Benefits – changes – click here

Unemployment Insurance (UI) procedures to file or re-open a claim – click here 

Who’s Hiring?click here

News on unemployment benefits

Guidance from the Department of Treasury for deferring tax payments

The New Employer Obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6201): Special Thanks to Diane Umstead and Payday Payroll for sharing! To learn more, Click Here

The Federal Tax filing deadline has been moved to July 15th:

Virginia has extended the State Tax payment deadline to June 1st but taxes must still be filed by May 1st:

Business and Economic Resources

NEW – New Interim Rule for PPP Loans – click here

NEW – Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Application – click here

The 757 COVID-19 Business Recovery Forum –

Assistance in applying for SBA loans: Informative briefs outlining procedures for applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)- To learn more, Click Here

Detailed explanation of SBA’s Disaster Loans, please see SBA’s Three Step Process Factsheet –  click here

SBA Disaster Loans (EIDL) Webinar SlideDeck – click here.

The US Chamber has compiled a COVID-19 Response Toolkit. Here it is:

Information on disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration:

COVID-19 Resource Center, VA Chamber of Commerce:

Nonprofit Resources

NEW – Building Your New Normal: A Toolkit for Nonprofits – As more and more nonprofits continue to plan re-openings over the next few weeks, we know you may have more questions than answers. We are pleased to share the resources below that have been generously shared by The Montana Nonprofit Association.

We also encourage you to remain up to date on state & local re-opening guidelines.

Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Nonprofit Re-engagement – click here

Guidelines for Nonprofits and PPP Loan Forgiveness – click here

How the CARES Act Works for Nonprofits-  click here.

Resources for Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19- click here.


Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136) – click here

Available for emergency assistance during COVID-19 crisis – click here

How the COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Bill Would Affect Nonprofits – click here

Guidelines for Providing Services During COVID:

StateFoodSafety launched a free online food safety course for volunteers to instruct charitable feeding and disaster relief volunteers in food safety principles.  Learn more, take the course and see other free resources at

Productivity During Uncertain Times – Independent Sector webinar – click here for recording.

Human Resources:

Nonprofit HR Coronavirus Digital Information Portal – click here for sessions and presentation materials


Keeping Your Mission on Track: Emergency Succession Plan/Decision Template for COVID-19 – click here.

What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation- To learn more, Click Here

Virtual Board Meetings – To learn more, Click Here

A Checklist for Home Health & Hospice Boards Facing a National Crisis (but helpful for all nonprofits!) – Click here.


Resource Library – PB&J marComm – click here

Coronavirus and Your Message to Donors – The Nonprofit Times – click here for recorded session

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) COVID Resource Guide – click here

AFP Resources During COVID (from Colorado chapter) – click here

Nonprofit COVID-19 Webinar: If you missed the COVID-19 & Nonprofit Response- Health, Fundraising and Risk Assessment webinar on Thursday, slides and video are now available- To learn more, Click Here

8 Steps for Successful Fundraising During the Coronavirus Crisis- To learn more, Click Here

Nonprofit Fundraising in a Time of COVID-19 –  Sarah Milston and Nick Sollogclick here for recording.

Catch A Fire is offering special assistance to any nonprofit whose work has been impacted by COVID-19 – click here

Virtual Covid Resources– Special thanks to PB&J marComm.

Fiduciary Resources:

5 Nonprofit Finance Must-Do’s in the Time of COVID- click here.

COVID Financial Management Resources – click here.

Operating Resources:

Tips for using Zoom- click here.

Public Policy Resources

Summary of H.R. 6201: FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT- To learn more, Click Here

Federal information and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic:

Feds to Provide Nonprofit Organizations Loans to Alleviate Pandemic’s Impact- To learn more, Click Here

Social Security: What services we are continuing and which ones we are suspending, how to contact us, and important information about deadlines we are extending to ease the burden on you and medical providers during this pandemic- To learn more, Click Here

Virginia Medicaid Updates Policies to Fight Coronavirus – Virginia Medicaid will cover all COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing and treatment for members and eligible Virginians. They have also updated other policies to fight the spread of coronavirus and protect members. Updated policies include:
  • No co-pays for any Medicaid or FAMIS covered services
  • No pre-approvals needed and automatic approval extensions for many critical medical services
  • Outreach to higher risk and older members to review critical needs
  • 90-day supply of many routine prescriptions
  • Ensure current Medicaid members do not inadvertently lose coverage due to lapses in paperwork or a change in circumstances
  • Encourage use of telehealth resources
If you have any questions about these changes to Medicaid coverage, contact them online or visit their Frequently Asked Questions page. To learn more about getting Medicaid coverage for yourself or your family or to apply online, visit