Preparing for Recovery

Here are the latest updates from the Governor regarding reopening.
Executive Order 61
Phase One Easing Of Certain Temporary Restrictions
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Executive Order 63
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For guidelines regarding face coverings, please download the following guide from the Virginia Department of Health: ENGLISH or ESPAÑOL.

Phase One Business Guidelines
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Business Guidelines By Sector
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In preparation for reopening, we’ve created a document with helpful tips for businesses in relation to employment, communication, and planning for the future.

To download the full document, please click on the image to the left.

We will continue to update this document as we receive more updates from the Governor’s Office.

Last Updated: May 18, 2020

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Now Available: Virginia Supply Chain Connector

GENEDGE has launched the Virginia Supply Chain Connector – an online portal for Virginia manufacturers and suppliers to find each other, connect, make PPE and more. Together, they’re building a stronger supply chain. Learn more at

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SBDC Resources

The Virginia SBDC has designed a landing page with resources for reopening and recovering for small businesses across the state.

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Roanoke SBDC COVID-19 Resources 

Virginia SBDC Online Events & Workshops   

The Roanoke SBDC has also provided the graphics below for businesses to print out and hang in the window as they plan to reopen to the public. Click on either image below to download and print.

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Resources for Restaurants

Restaurants have been devastated by the COVID-19 virus and subsequent closures. To help restaurants prepare to reopen, we’ve created this document for County restaurants:

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We’ve also pulled together the following resources:

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Operational Toolkit for Reopening


Johns Hopkins has developed an operational toolkit to help business owners who are considering reopening or expanding their operations to determine their establishments’ risk of transmission of COVID-19 and how to reduce it. Read Here