COVID-19 Updates

With the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative for our chamber members to make fact-based decisions to keep our local economies strong while also taking precautions to protect our employees and community.  VACCE wants to ensure that our membership is monitoring and following official guidance.  We are providing the information below to you to keep you informed of the latest developments and to share what your peers are sharing with their members. Any opinions, interpretations and recommendations of VACCE are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice. VACCE makes no representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the content contained herein. Users of this information accept any and all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that VACCE has no liability to user. 

Please feel free to send samples and updates to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at to add to this page.

Resources and Guides

These resource links help provide you with up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 to share with your members, affiliates, and partners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
Document - Small Business Guide & Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans 
Document - Funding Available for 501c6 Organizations 
Video - National Small Business Town Hall 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans 
Page - Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit 
Document - PPP Loans FAQ Sheet 
Page - National Return to Work Plan 
Document - Summary of OSHA Guidance on Workplace Safety 
Map - State by State Business Reopening Guidance 
Page - Reopening Business - Digital Resources Center 
Document - Standardized Employee Screening Questionnaire 
Flyer - Customizable Workplace Flyer 

U.S. Department of the Treasury 
Overview - Paycheck Protection Program 
Application - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Borrowers - Paycheck Protection Program 
Fact Sheet for Lenders - Paycheck Protection Program 
Application - PPP Loan Forgiveness Application 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Page - Several Samples of Chamber Responses 
Sample - Member Renewal Letter 
Weekly Update - March 27, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 3, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 10, 2020 
Weekly Update - April 17, 2020 - includes webinar recordings 
Link - Economic Recovery Reading List 
Page - Examples of Community Resilience 
Toolkit - Local Leaders Toolkit 
Page - Reopening Roundup Guides 

Virginia Chamber of Commerce 

Small Business Administration
Presentation - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application 
Document - Preparing and Applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
Page - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans 
Infographic - Difference Between PPP & EIDL Loans - as of April 7, 2020


Document - Past Chamber Executive Network 
Recording - Shari Pash Webinar - Maximizing Member Engagement 
Handout - Shari Pash Webinar 
Document - 25 Teambuilding Activities for a Remote Workforce 
Video - Kyle Sexton Chamber Daily - Should You Be Invoicing Members Right Now? 
Document - The Remote Employee Handbook (The Center for Leadership Studies) 
Document - How to Host a Successful Virtual Happy Hour - Frank Kenny for Chamber Pros 
Article - Adjusting Budgets Impacted by Crisis - Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris 
Article - Plan to Recovery - Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris 
Page - Chmura COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index 
Document​​​​​​​ - Financial Health Assessment Framework - Georgetown University 
Sample​​​​​​​ - COVID-19 Business Impact Survey 
Page - Implications for Business - McKinsey & Co 
Document​​​​​​​ - COVID-19 Facts & Insights - McKinsey & Co 
Sample​​​​​​​ - Template for Responsible Re-Entry - Work Considerations 
Document​​​​​​​ - Pandemic Management - Bob Harris 
Document​​​​​​​ - CCEC Virtual Event Study & Resource Guide 


Around Our State

Here are a few links of what your peers have done to keep their regions and members informed.

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

Site - COVID-19 Resources & Updates 

Bristol TV/VA Chamber of Commerce

Site - Bristol Stands 2gether

Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce 
Document - Project Rebound 

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
Document - Back in Business Grant Program 

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce

Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce

Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce

Site - Facebook Group for Community
Site - Business Resource Page

Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce

Page - Business Recovery Guide 
Page - SafeReturnFXBG 

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce 
Site - Business Recovery Forum 

Hanover Chamber of Commerce 

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce

Video - Re-Opening the Economy, One Business at a Time 
Slides - Re-Opening the Economy, One Business at a Time 

Highland County Chamber of Commerce 

Lexington-Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce

Page - COVID-19 Resource Hub 
Video - Task Force PSA 

Loudoun Chamber of Commerce 
Page - Loudoun is Ready Campaign 

Louisa County Chamber of Commerce 

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
Document - Regional COVID-19 Business Task Force 
Sample - Regional Virtual Town Hall 

Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Page - Business Recovery Task Force