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Updated Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Please see Governor Justice’s Executive Order that includes the Stay-At-Home Order that is currently in effect and the Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers, as described in the Executive Order.

The Morgantown Area Partnership is working together with the Monongalia County Health Department, local officials and area hospitals to communicate the latest information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn More ›


Below are resources that can assist in implementing practices that may help minimize the impact on your business:

Center for Disease Control

Small Business Administration &

Small Business Development Center


Business Assistance Programs

To assist those affected by economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus, the West Virginia Department of Commerce launched a directory with information about state and federal resources available to businesses. Read More ›


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program 
West Virginia has received its official disaster declaration #16354  - WV Disaster Number WV-00052 for Economic Injury, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Access to the online Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program application in now available by clicking the first URL below. A helpful tip for making this process more organized and easier to understand is to print off a paper version to review it first. To do that, you can click the second URL below (for review purposes only), as the online portal (first URL) is how you will want to submit your application.

Note: You will also need to obtain copies of your most recent federal tax returns, as well. 

  1. https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

  2. https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/PaperForms

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act

The bill includes $377 billion in financial assistance for small businesses and to help ensure employees do not lose their jobs due to COVID-19. The main provision will be 8 weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally backed loans to small employers who maintain their payroll during this time of uncertainty. Eligible employers have 500 or less employees, self-employed individuals, gig-economy businesses, nonprofits and veterans organizations. Learn More ›

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has committed $1 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts. Of the $1 million commitment, $250,000 will go to the American Red Cross as it continues to mobilize efforts to respond to the outbreak, and the remaining $750,000 will provide funding to nonprofits addressing direct needs in the communities across the Dominion Energy footprint, with a primary focus on those areas that are home to the more than 7 million retail customers Dominion Energy serves. The deadline is April 15th. Apply Now ›

Emergency Impact Fund for North Central West Virginia

Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) Board of Directors has established the “Emergency Impact Fund for North Central West Virginia” to assist nonprofits in addressing the immediate impacts of COVID-19. Read More ›

Truist – NCIFund COVID-19 Grants

Available to businesses in West Virginia:

· That were in operation as of August 1, 2019.
· That have no more than 10 full time employees and no more than $1 million in annual revenue.

Learn More ›

Families First Paid Family Leave

On Tuesday, March 24 the U.S. Department sent out a series of links to landing pages on their website with more information for employers and employees. Those links are included below:

Additional programs listed on USChamber.com 



Unemployement Information & Ideas on Temporary Positions

WorkForce West Virginia Unemployment Updates

Gov. Jim Justice issued an executive order on Thursday, March 19, directing WorkForce West Virginia and the West Virginia Department of Commerce to provide unemployment benefits to those affected by COVID-19 and administer them to the maximum extent permitted by federal law. Learn More ›

The 2020 Census
Now more than ever, West Virginia needs to have the best counts possible. Data collected from the census informs the distribution of federal funds to states and communities each year for things like infrastructure, health care and food assistance.

The 2020 Census is hiring temporary and very flexible positions with regard to what days and hours one works. Census positions in Monongalia County are paying  $20/hour and reimburse $0.58/mile.

To apply, simply go online to 2020census.gov/jobs.

*Training for those hired at this time will occur around May 6, which should be after the window of the virus contagion period. As always, the health and safety of Census workers is of paramount importance to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Online Food Order Delivery
With the influx of carry out and drive through orders, additional delivery drivers are needed by Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats.


Featured Jobs from Our Membership

For more information on other jobs that are available at this time, please visit our member jobs page ›



Additional Resources:


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Local Health Resources

CDC Guidance


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