Powhatan Community Resources
|Page last modified April 30, 2020|
- Powhatan County Public Library
Get a free library card for digital checkouts for books, audiobooks and magazines, digital resources.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10:30 am the library is hosting a virtual Storytime on Facebook.
- Resources for Adults 65+ (PDF)
A list for seniors of Powhatan businesses and services to help see them through the pandemic.
- Powhatan Extension Office News - April 2020
The Extension Office is offering free online courses on personal finance, financial volunteer training and Food Handler ServSafe.
- Powhatan County Restaurant Information
See what local restaurants are open and offering delivery or take out.
- Powhatan County Ride Assist Services
Volunteer transportation to Powhatan seniors, age 60+ , who are unable to drive themselves for basic needs or for delivery of necessities.
- Senior Navigator
A free nonprofit website that connects seniors to local resources: financial help, housing and food assistance, etc.
- Three Crosses Distilling Company
Offering free hand sanitizer. Please consider making a donation for their service.
Free Wireless Internet
- Powhatan County Public Library
2270 Mann Road
- Powhatan Administration Building
3834 Old Buckingham Road
3910 Old Buckingham Road
3880 Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan County Public Library
2270 Mann Road
- PCPS WiFi-enabled Bus Locations
Little Zion Baptist Church, 5680 Cartersville Road
Muddy Creek Baptist Church, 3470 Trenholm Road
Deep Creek VFD (Company 5), 5631 Anderson Highway
Providence Presbyterian Church, 1950 Ridge Road
Powhatan VRS Sub Station, 5901 Old Buckingham Road
Macon District VFD (Company 3), 6377 Old Buckingham Road
- Virginia Wifi Hotspot Locations
- COVID-19 Broadband Resources
- Keep Zoom Meetings Private & Reduce the Odds of Zoombombing
Please check the links below for food pantry hours of operation and guidelines for service.
- The Coalition of Powhatan Churches Food Pantry
2500 Batterson Road, Powhatan VA, 23139
Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 5:00 to 7:00 PM
- Feeding Powhatan
2410 New Dorset Circle, Powhatan VA, 23139
3rd Wednesday of every month 7:00 to 8:00 PM
- Passion Community Church
4480 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, VA 23139
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Sundays 3:00 to 5:00 PM
- Virginia Pet Food Pantries
The CARES Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security (CARES) Act is intended to assist individuals, families and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Coronavirus Pandemic Individual Financial Assistance: Rebates and Unemployment
FAQ and resources for COVID-19 rebates and unemployment compensation.
- Frequently Asked Questions from Workers Regarding COVID-19 (PDF)
Guidance for workers on how to navigate this public health crisis to keep their families both healthy and financially stable.
- Virginia Employment Commission
Career assistance for job seekers, employment services for veterans, as well as other programs designed to assist with employment.
- Unemployment in Virginia FAQ (PDF)
A Library of Virginia guide and resource on applying for unemployment.
- I am Unemployed
A Virginia Career Works resource of businesses currently hiring.
- Virginia Workforce Connection
An online source to connect with potential employers, search for jobs and find training opportunities.
For Businesses and Employers
- Powhatan County Economic Development Business Resources
The Economic Development department provides support and resources to local businesses.
- Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act (PDF)
New resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers.
- Applying for SBA Disaster Loans (Webinar)
Free webinars by the Small Business Administration’s Richmond District Office.
- SBA Debt Relief
A financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Paycheck Protection Program Loans
A loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration for businesses to keep their workforce employed.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
Provides up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
- SBA Express Bridge Loans
Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
- Employee Retention Credit
A fully refundable tax credit for eligible employers equal to 50 percent of qualified wages that employers pay their employees.
A non-profit funded by the SBA that offers free confidential business counseling via phone, email and a variety of video and chat services.
- CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
Interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19 in non-healthcare settings.
- CDC Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility
Everyday steps, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers.
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Planning guidance for COVID-19 based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices.
Federal Economic Impact Payments
- Eligible taxpayers who have filed tax returns for 2018 or 2019 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals, or $2,400 for married couples and up to $500 for each qualifying child.
- Some taxpayers who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment.
- The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment to those eligible.
- Get My Payment
Check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment.
- Instructions for non-filers
See the IRS’s What You Need to Know Q&A for information about the payments and eligibility.
- Find the Masks
Where to donate safety goggles, surgical/N95 masks and face shields to healthcare workers.
Beginning April 3, 2020 the CDC updated their guidelines on cloth face masks and recommended the public wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
- CDC Guide on How to Make, Use and Clean a Cloth Mask
- U.S. Surgeon General on How to Make a Face Mask (Video)
JOANN Fabrics is accepting homemade cloth face mask donations. Customers are able to pick up a face mask kit at any open store, free of charge, to create masks to donate to healthcare systems and organizations in need.
Mental Health, Crisis & Support
- Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19 (CDC)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Resource & Information Guide
- Mental Health & Psychosocial Considerations during COVID-19 (WHO)
- Mental Health America’s COVID-19 Information & Resources
- Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255. Veterans press 1 to reach specialized support
- Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
- Boys Town National Hotline (Youth)
- The Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ Youth)
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
- Child Protective Services Hotline
- Adult Protective Services Hotline
- Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline
- VA Coronavirus Updates (Video)
Governor Ralph Northam provides live updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:00PM.
- Virginia’s Actions & Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Information
- Governor of Virginia News Releases
- Governor of Virginia Executive Actions
- Estimates of Outbreak Peak in Virginia
- How VA Police Will Address Stay-at-Home Violations
- Virginia Localities COVID-19 Responses
- COVID-19 US Cases Map (CSSE-Johns Hopkins)
- WHO FAQ on Coronaviruses (COVID-19)
- CDC Cleaning and Disinfection for Households
- USPS Statement on COVID-19
- Emergency Preparedness (Department of Homeland Security)
- Coping with COVID-19
- Viruses 101