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Covid-19 Updates, Forms, and Links

Small Business Guide to Cares Act

Updated 3-27-2020

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Options to Know:

The CARES Act which Congress is using to help small business and employees recover from the coronavirus pandemic, has many provisions in it.  Click on the document to the left to find out in easy terms how you will be affected and what steps you need to take.

Small businesses may go through the SBA loan process which has been talked about by the news media, but another way will be through many banks and Federal Credit Unions, which should be an easier, and quicker process once the program is in place.  Loans will cover payroll for employees, rent or interest on mortgage payments, and utilities for 8 weeks, up to a maximum of ten million dollars.  Your employees need to stay on your payroll and will continue to get paid.  The loan for these expenses due to the coronavirus will be forgiven and paid for by the Treasury.

Immediate grants will be available which will get money in your hands within three days. 


When the Chamber finds out which financial institutions are participating, we will list them here.

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ's

Updated 3-31-2020


Click on the document to the left to answer many questions on the Paycheck Protection Program - part of the CARES Act recently passed by Congress.  Lots of good tips in this...

Governor Issues Stay at Home Order

Updated 3-23-2020

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Effective: 8:00pm, March 24th

Prohibited Activities:

  • Public Amusement

    • Museums

    • Fairs

    • Pool Halls

    • Bingo

    • Children's Play Centers

    • Playgrounds

    • Bowling Alleys

    • Movie Theaters

    • Concerts

    • Music Halls

    • Social Clubs



Until terminated by subsequent

Executive Order.

PVTA Ready Ride Offers Tuesday Rides For Seniors 

Updated 3-24-20

Below is a listing of stores offering early shopping for seniors in our area.  PVTA will provide morning READY RIDE! hours on Tuesday beginning at 6am in KEYSER and MOOREFIELD to accommodate seniors.


Walmart in Keyser and Moorefield opens each Tuesday at 6am for seniors

Martins will open for seniors at 6am every day

Dollar General Stores open at 8am every day

Hawse Shop and Save will be open 8am – 9am every day for seniors

Petersburg Shop and Save 8 – 9am each day for seniors

Food Lion in Moorefield and Romney are open to the public 7am - 11pm daily

Call (304) 257-1414 or toll free at (800) 565-7240.


Guide for Employers

WV Chamber of Commerce

West Virginia Coronavirus Guide for Employers.




US Chamber of Commerce

Social Media Post Examples and Graphics.


Custom Flyer for Your Business

US Chamber of Commerce

Customizable Flyer for Your Business.

West Virginia DHHR Covid-19 Site

Small Business Covid-19 Disaster Loans

Updated 3-20-2020

The Small Business Administration is making money available to small businesses affected by the coronavirus disaster in the form of low interest loans.  These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.  If your business has been damaged by the pandemic, and you anticipate further damage, you may be eligible for a 3.75% loan, or 2.75% if you are a non-profit.  Terms for each loan are set individually.  Details can be found here:

When you are ready to apply, the SBA strongly recommends using their electronic application to save significant time.

The online application can be found here:  

Have your latest business tax return available.  If you need assistance, call the SBA at: 800-659-2955 or email them at: 

Letter from I-68 Alliance on behalf of many groups in the region, including the Mineral County Chamber, in support of small businesses and their employees and getting them quick relief during this crisis.

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