Business Resources
We understand that you're facing great uncertainty right now. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and working to compile several resources that can help you, our local business owners and operators, navigate through this challenging time.

2_IncentivesPaycheck Protection Program

*Portal re-opens for those eligible January 15th and for all January 19th*

  • 12-09-2020 Note: Small business owners who had payments on their existing SBA-backed loans waived during the pandemic will now be subject to taxes on the amount waived, as the IRS now plans to count this as income.View the Memorandum
  • SBA Program closed 08-20-2020
  • Simpler forgiveness application
  • Instructions for completing the simpler forgiveness application
  • Factsheet
  • Interim Final Rule on the simpler forgiveness process for loans of $50,000 or less

The non-profit Virginia 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for Virginia-based small businesses. The forgivable loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance (within maximum three days) to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs while they await recently approved federal funding.

Virginia Chamber of Commerce Dominion Energy Share Dominion Energy is partnering with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation to temporarily expand its EnergyShare program to assist those small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit VA Chamber website for more details.
 County Government

Open for Business

See the alphabetical listing of a few of the York County businesses that are open. There are many more being added so please check back often. If you are open and doing business and would like to be listed here, please email us.

2_Choose York County  Business-Related Disaster Relief Resources

  1. Recovery
  2. Business Tools
  3. Virginia Resources
  4. National Resources

The Latest Information

Effective 12/14/2020:

Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread. Virginians should stay at home from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., wear masks in indoor and outdoor settings, limit social gatherings to 10. View the Announcement and Executive Order 72.

757 COVID-19 Business Recovery Forum  757 Recovery Leaders have provided insights to the Federal CARES Act impact on local businesses and the community. View survey results for Wave 3,  Wave 2 and Wave 1.

DOLI Workplace Safety Standards Effective week of July 27th

Forward Virginia: Phase Three

outlines easing of business restrictions beginning Wednesday July 1st. View Executive Order 67  and Phase Three Guidelines for all Business Sectors for full details.

Hampton Roads SBDC & Raymond A Mason School of Business

offering 10 hours of free counseling services

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC)

  Reopening a building? Guidance for flushing the building’s plumbing systems before reopening a closed building can be viewed on the HRPDC website.  Also, view the expanded instructions or step by step document.

International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC)

reopening best practices guide includes areas such as planning and communication, common area adjustments and traffic flow.

National Retail Federation

Open for Business A Blueprint for Shopping Safe  With a focus on the health and wellness of both employees and customers, now if the time to prepare for the entire retail sector to safely re-open. View the Operation Open Doors Checklist.

Restaurant H.E.L.P.

Podcasts and Toolkit resrouces

Restaurant Comeback Webinars  The 5-part webinar series on how independent restaurants can prepare now to come back even stronger from this pandemic. Each session will focus on strategies, resources and best practices for executing your Comeback Plan. View Recordings


Pandemic Relaunch Toolkit for Restaurants + Bars The toolkit contains clear and concise resources for managing captial, planning for relaunch and also provides recommendations on adjusting operations and increasing guest engagement in the wake of COVID-19.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business A guide to helping businesses of all types and in all regions navigate the complex process of reopening and evolving post-coronavirus pandemic.

Virginia Chamber

Getting Virginians Back to Work a “Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work” initiative to provide recommendations on operating in the current economic climate and how to return stronger than before..

Virginia SBDC

Recovery Resources are grouped into REVIEW: Items To Consider Before Deciding To Reopen; REOPEN: Items To Consider When Developing Your Reopening Plan; and RECOVER: Items To Consider When Planning For The Future.  View REVIEW, REOPEN, REOPEN Checklist document.

2_Incentives  SBA Disaster Relief Funding Options

EIDL procedures and form guidance

2_IncentivesREBUILD! VA Small Business Grant Program

*All available funds have been exhausted at this time.* 

The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19, including restaurants, brick and mortar retail, exercise and fitness facilities, personal care and personal grooming services, entertainment and public amusement establishments, and campgrounds.

County Government   Stay in Touch

We encourage you to join our business email list by clicking HERE to stay up to date on new disaster relief information.

County Government   Contact Us

During this time when offices are closed to the public until further notice, we are still working and we can be reached in the following ways:
By Phone: Office 757-890-3317; Jim Noel 757-876-8810; or Melissa Davidson 757-876-8809