November 2nd — Weekly COVID-19 Update

“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it, that’s the way we move forward.” — Michelle Obama

This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:

Tomorrow, November 3rd, is Election Day.

Governor Northam and the Virginia General Assembly have worked diligently to ensure public safety while protecting your right to vote. You may cast your vote on Tuesday, November 3rd until 7:00pm. Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification at the polls. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 3rd, or may be returned to your polling place’s drop box by 7:00 pm.

The Virginia Voter Protection Hotline has been open since early voting began and will operate through Election Day. This hotline allows individuals to ask questions about voting and/or report any problems they experience personally or observe on Election Day that could affect voting negatively, including structural issues like electrical outages or possible voter harassment. To call, please dial 844–4VA-VOTE (844–482–8683).


  • Currently, 183,418 cases have been reported in Virginia.

Housing Security

Employment & the Economy

  • The Rebuild VA Grant Program received an additional 30 million dollars, recently expanded its eligibility criteria, and increased the amount of grant money businesses receive. Businesses with less than $10 million in gross revenue or fewer than 250 employees will be eligible under the new criteria, and the maximum grant award will increase from $10,000 to $100,000.

Public Assistance Programs

  • Today, Governor Northam announced that the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has been awarded more than $3.5 million in competitive federal funding to help vulnerable youth in Virginia.

Prince William County — General Updates

  • The Office of Housing & Community Development has implemented the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) to provide emergency housing assistance payments for eligible households who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. To qualify, applicants must be able to support documentable income reduction, through reduced hours, job loss, sickness or being the sole provider for another household member, which was directly related to “loss of income” for the household due to COVID-19, on or after March 1, 2020.

Prince William County — Health

  • Currently, 14,660 cases have been reported in Prince William County.

Prince William County — The General Election

  • PWC has four sample ballots, and the one you will be given depends on where you reside. Three are based on your Congressional District for the House of Representatives. The fourth is specific to the Town of Dumfries.

Prince William County — Education

  • Pre-K through third-grade students who indicated an in-person preference (or did not select a preference) will be phased in under the 50/50 model as follows.

Prince William County — Employment

  • To help those who have lost their jobs in the pandemic, Prince William County has partnered with Virginia Career Works to launch ELEVATE. This program provides no-cost employment assistance to members of the community, including training programs, job placement services, and more.

Prince William County — COVID-19 Testing

  • Free COVID-19 Testing available for residents who live and work in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park. Participants must provide their full name, telephone number, and a home or work address in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park to obtain COVID testing and receive the results. To ensure you receive a test please arrive at the site as close as possible to the start time and ensure you are in line by the time posted below.

COVID-19 Resources:

  • Virginia Department of Health website

If you need constituent services, please contact our office at

Please stay safe and healthy.

Thank you,

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy



Democrat for Virginia Governor. Public defender, @VAHouse Delegate, twin mom. Petersburg Proud. #HailState (she/hers)

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Jennifer Carroll Foy

Democrat for Virginia Governor. Public defender, @VAHouse Delegate, twin mom. Petersburg Proud. #HailState (she/hers)