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Access the Virginia Department of Social Services' dedicated page for guidance and resources related to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Virginia Resources

In addition to this page, which is updated regularly with the most timely information and guidance from the department, VDSS has launched COVID-19 Virginia Resources, a mobile app and website designed to streamline access to critical and actionable resources from 2-1-1 Virginia, CommonHelp, and a myriad of other state and federal agencies.

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is working closely with the Northam administration, the COVID-19 Taskforce, as well as local partners and stakeholders to respond to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Related Program Resources


Additional News

  • State Corporation Commission issued an order directing utilities in Virginia to suspend service disconnections for 60 days to provide immediate relief for customers who may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • No waiting for unemployment benefits. Governor Northam directed the Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission to waive the one-week waiting period to ensure workers can receive benefits as soon as possible.
  • GRTC (RVA bus system) suspends all on board fare collection and enforcement.
  • Department of Motor Vehicles grants a 60-day extension for those who cannot renew online or whose license or registration expires before May 15.

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