October 13th — Weekly COVID-19 Update

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain

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:

Today, October 13th, is the last day to register to vote in Virginia for the November 2020 Election.

Governor Northam announced that Virginia is allocating $30 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to improve broadband access in underserved localities. Localities must apply for the funding, and eligible projects are those able to be completed within the time constraints on spending federal dollars, which means more Virginians could get connected to high-speed, broadband internet by the end of the year.

Health

  • Currently, 160,805 cases have been reported in Virginia.

Housing Security

  • Governor Northam announced that $12 million in additional funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will be directed to Virginia’s Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) due to great demand for financial assistance.

Employment & the Economy

Medicaid

  • The Legal Services of Northern Virginia received a grant through the Potomac Health Foundation to help individuals in Prince William County (PWC) with issues surrounding Medicaid and the Marketplace, including help with application assistance, analyzing eligibility, or representing individuals in Medicaid appeals. Please contact Susan Nolan at 703–647–4748 or susan@enroll-virginia.com.

Prince William County — General Updates

  • The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William received an additional $1,000,000 in CARES Act funding from the County. The funds were used to provide financial support for 12 nonprofits across the County, who offer vital support to families in the community.

Prince William County — Health

  • Currently, 13,281 cases have been reported in Prince William County.

Prince William County — Education

  • Prince William County Public Schools is interested in gathering feedback from parents and community members about options for the 2021–22 school calendar.

Prince William County — Employment & the Economy

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

Prince William County — Election & the Census

  • 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 — 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 DelJCarrollFoy@house.virginia.gov.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Thank you,

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy

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

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Jennifer Carroll Foy

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