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Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests.
To order your family's tests or find out how to get more, go to https://www.covidtests.gov/.
WV Coronavirus Resources
Page maintained by the Department of Health and Human Resources tracking the spread of COVID-19 in the state and advising West Virginians on how to cope with the disease.
Information and applications for CARES Act grants and information on funding sources.
Governor Jim Justice COVID-19 Action & Executive Orders
Lists and links to all actions and executive orders taken by the Office of the Governor organized by date.
Kids Connect Initiative
Map of wi-fi hotspots intended to support the learning needs of children including more than 1,000 public schools, higher education institutions, libraries, and state parks.
Legal Aid of West Virginia: Coronavirus/COVID-19
Numerous resources to help anyone dealing with coronavirus-related issues in West Virginia including information on schools, students, unemployment, sick leave, health insurance, and much more.
Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program (WV Housing Development Fund)
The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program (MRAP) offers financial assistance to renters and landlords affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Please see this website for application information, timelines, eligibility requirements, and more.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance (FEMA)
FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. See this site for eligibility information, application, and more about the policy. Interested parties can also call 844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday .
Philanthropy WV COVID-19 Relief Funds
A listing (with links) of emergency response funds and charitable responses to COVID-19 around the state.
SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Information on loan and debt relief options, guidance for businesses and employees, local assistance, and more from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
Lists programs supporting recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through technical, training, and management assistance; financial assistance; and state and local assistance.
WorkForce West Virginia
Unemployment application, CARES Act FAQ, and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) information for self-employed, independent contractors, and gig economy workers.
WV Dept. of Agriculture COVID-19 Pandemic Resources for Farmers and Food Producers
Directory of information and resources for West Virginia farmers and food producers.
WV Dept. of Education School System Re-Entry and Recovery Guidance
Includes the Re-Entry Toolkit, guidance for multiple possible re-entry scenarios (i.e. in-person, blended instruction, and/or remote learning), re-entry updates, and focus areas.
WV Dept. of Education School Re-entry Metrics & Protocols
Lists color coded metrics for in-person instruction as well as Athletic & Extracurricular Activity Guidance.
WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources Pandemic Diversionary Cash Assistance
Information on a one-time special assistance payment, Pandemic Diversionary Cash Assistance (PDCA), for families who have temporarily lost or had reduced income and who are not currently participating in WV WORKS. Applicants must have a dependent child in the home; low or no income due to COVID-19; expect to return to previous employment, have a job offer, or expect future income from another source; and must not currently be sanctioned for non-compliance in a BCF program. More information on this program and instructions on how to apply are at the link above.
VACCINATE.WV.GOV (WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 Vaccine Page)
Updates and answers to questions on all things COVID-19 vaccination in the state of West Virginia. Explains the state vaccine allocation plan and timeline, who is in which phase of distribution, etc. Also a lengthy FAQ about COVID-19 vaccination and links to further information for medical providers.
WV DMV Closure and Extension Information
Information on DMV appointment scheduling, closures, and expiration date deadline extensions.
WV Humanities Council CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants
Information on grants designed to assist nonprofit humanities-centered institutions and organizations in West Virginia by providing general operating and/or programming support during this period of financial hardship caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Site has links to grant guidelines, applications, and sample applications. Applications will be available in early May.
WV Nonprofit Association (WVNPA)
Resources for nonprofits and some for small business including information on resources on COVID-19 and CARES Act stimulus options.
Health care programs for families and individuals with low income and limited resources. Family assistance programs that can help with food and shelter costs, work training, help paying utility bills, child care assistance, and educational resources. Food and nutrition assistance. Child support services.
WV Small Business Development Center (SBDC) COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses
Help and resources to support West Virginia's small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WV Strong - The Comeback
Reopening Guidance from the Office of the Governor. Active Guidance documents linked for many types of businesses and organizations and an update feed.
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