WV Commerce Department Launches COVID-19 Business Relief Directory

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — To assist those affected by economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus, the West Virginia Department of Commerce launched a directory on Thursday with information about state and federal resources available to businesses.

The directory, which is available online at www.westvirginia.gov/covid19, includes topics such as Small Business Administration loans, Department of Labor standards, unemployment benefits and tax deadlines.

“A lot of small business owners, entrepreneurs and employers in West Virginia are hurting right now and we want each of them to know that we are all in this together,” said West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch. “With the launch of this resource directory, we hope to connect people to the resources that will provide real economic relief that will hopefully help our businesses weather this storm.”

The directory will be updated as new state and federal resources are made available, so business owners and members of the public are encouraged to sign up for email updates from the West Virginia Department of Commerce to stay up to date on new developments related to COVID-19 economic relief.

For public health recommendations, businesses should review the websites for the Department of Health and Human Resources and Gov. Jim Justice.

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