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Coronavirus Update - 04/30/2020

Guidelines for Reopening Certain Businesses Now Available
Gov. Jim Justice announced yesterday evening that the State had met the criteria of three consecutive days with Coronavirus positive cases below three percent, meaning that Week One of the "West Virginia Strong – the Comeback" begins today.  Today, hospitals can open for elective procedures, as well as other outpatient medical facilities.  Week Two actually begins Monday and provides that small businesses of ten or less people, professional services (nail salons, hair salons), outdoor dining for restaurants and churches can open.   Click here to read the full plan from the Governor.

Coronavirus Related Updates - 04/09/2020

Zoom-Bombing Defense
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article  on defending against video-teleconferencing (VTC) hijacking (referred to as “Zoom-bombing” when attacks are to the Zoom VTC platform).  Many organizations and individuals are increasingly dependent on VTC platforms, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, to stay connected during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The FBI has released this guidance in response to an increase in reports of VTC hijacking.

Paycheck Protection Program
Paycheck Protection Program ( PPP) which is an 8 week loan that can be forgiven (same as a grant) if handled appropriately.  At worst you have a loan at .05% interest over a 2 year period. 

Click here for Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet.

Staying at Home in West Virginia

To prevent COVID-19 from spreading further, numerous communities and even entire states across the country have ordered their residents to stay home. West Virginians should already be taking such common-sense steps as limiting non-essential travel and maintaining social distancing. West Virginia residents should therefore be prepared to follow the rules of a “Stay-at-Home” order if one is issued for the state or the nation.

To ready West Virginians, it is important to know:

  • A Stay-at-Home order is not martial law
  • A Stay-at-Home order is not a lockdown
  • A Stay-at-Home order does not close West Virginia roads, bridges or borders
  • A Stay-at-Home order does not prevent West Virginians from leaving the state
  • A Stay-at-Home order does not prevent West Virginians from returning from out-of-state

Coronavirus Related Updates - 03/27/2020

As the nation deals with the spread of the coronavirus and the uncertainty it has created, visit CDA’s COVID-19 Information and Resources page for key business resources. The resources below (and more) are available on the new resource page.

As you lead during the COVID-19 crisis and the months to come, be sure to make time for educational resources to help you navigate the unknown.Upcoming webinars:

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