COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

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Background

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsylvania County has been very cognisant of the ever-evolving data and situation. In addition to encouraging our residents to follow all health guidelines, Pittsylvania County has taken some significant steps to help our community, including: 

Resources

COVID Cases in the Area

Interested in keeping up with how COVID-19 is spreading in Pittsylvania County and the surrounding communities? The Virginia Department of Health provides daily updates on the number of reported cases, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, and how many people have died from the respiratory illness. You can also keep up with the process of vaccination efforts and find data about how many in our community have taken the COVID-19 vaccine. Pittsylvania County Service Authority Utility Relief Program

Utility Relief for the Service Authority 

For customers of the Pittsylvania County Service Authority who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, help is available. The Service Authority received over $13,700 in CARES Act funds to distribute as relief for customers who have been affected by COVID-19 and are behind on their bills. You can apply here, on our website, fill out a paper application, or you can call the Public Works Department at 434-836-7135 to learn more and apply. 

Pittsylvania County Small Business Assistance Grants

Pittsylvania County recently received a $330,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for a small business assistance program. As many as 20 local businesses will receive up to $15,000 for past and future expenses, including rent and mortgage assistance and the purchase of supplies and personal protection equipment. Any small Pittsylvania COunty business with less than 20 full-time employees (20 hours or more weekly) is eligible to apply, but companies in hard-hit industries like tourism, retail, and food and beverage will be scored higher during the application process. You can apply here, on our website, or fill out a paper application, which should be returned to Pittsylvania County, PO Box 426, Chatham, VA 24531, ATTN: Kattie Saunders. 

The first wave of applications have already been processes, but applications are still being accepted and funding is still available. 

Other Business Resources 

If your business is struggling to make ends meet or has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, there are plenty of resources available for you. Please check out the following sites to learn more about the many resources on the local, state, and federal levels that are available to area businesses.Both Danville and Pittsylvania County Economic Development and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance have a host of available resources.

Regulations

After essentially all public events were shut down for several months during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia, and Pittsylvania County, are largely reopened, with a few remaining guidelines in place. These include recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control that those who are unvaccinated continue to wear masks.