Business Resources
We understand that you're facing great uncertainty right now. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and working to compile several resources that can help you, our local business owners and operators, navigate through this challenging time.
Vaccinate Virginia
The Virginia Department of Health launched a new, centralized website that allows Virginians to easily pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. This ‘one-stop-shop’ website allows individuals to pre-register online, check that they are pre-registered, and access additional information on Virginia’s vaccination roll-out.

Read the News Release
Visit Vaccinate Virginia website


DoorDash Restaurant Operator Grant

Virginia Restaurant Lodging Travel Association (VRLTA) partnered with DoorDash to support, recognize, and reward restaurants that have been actively engaged in helping their community and their business adapt during the pandemic. DoorDash will award approximately 125 grants of $3,500 each for a total of up to $450,000 in grant money to Virginia businesses, so that local restaurants can continue to thrive. Applications close March 1, 2021 at 5PM.


COVID-19 Helpline

As a partner of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and to serve residents of York County and Poquoson, the County is establishing a Covid-19 Helpline to assist individuals in registering for the COVID-19 vaccine, call 757-890-5890
York County Covid-19 Helpline

2_IncentivesPaycheck Protection Program

*Portal re-opens for all January 19th*

Effective 12/27/2020: 

Economic Aid Act:  This Act provides financial and other benefits for the nations small business owners through March 31 2021. Review the Virginia SBDC Overview (PDF), SBA PPP Interim Final Rule (PDF) and Legislation document (PDF)

Dominion EnergyShare Program 

Virginia Chamber of Commerce Dominion Energy ShareDominion Energy is partnering with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation to temporarily expand its EnergyShare program to assist those small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The non-profit Virginia 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for Virginia-based small businesses. The forgivable loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance (within maximum three days) to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs while they await recently approved federal funding.

2_Choose York County  Business-Related Disaster Relief Resources

  1. Recovery
  2. Business Tools
  3. Virginia Resources
  4. National Resources


Effective 01/27/2021:

 AMENDED Executive Order 72 effective until 02/28/2021. Virginians should stay at home from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., wear masks in indoor and outdoor settings, limit social gatherings to 10.  Business restriction guidance based on business classification.

Effective 01/27/2021: 

DOLI Workplace Safety Standards Final Standard adopted

Effective 12/27/2020: 

Economic Aid Act:  This Act provides financial and other benefits for the nations small business owners through March 31 2021. Review the Virginia SBDC Overview (PDF), SBA PPP Interim Final Rule (PDF) and Legislation document (PDF)


757 COVID-19 Business Recovery Forum  757 Recovery Leaders have provided insights to the Federal CARES Act impact on local businesses and the community. View survey results for Wave 3,  Wave 2 and Wave 1.

Forward Virginia: Phase Three

outlines easing of business restrictions beginning Wednesday July 1st. View Executive Order 67  and Phase Three Guidelines for all Business Sectors for full details.

Hampton Roads SBDC & Raymond A Mason School of Business

offering 10 hours of free counseling services

COVID19 Permanent Standard Info-graphic

2_Incentives  SBA Disaster Relief Funding Options

EIDL procedures and form guidance

2_IncentivesREBUILD! VA Small Business Grant Program

*All available funds have been exhausted at this time.* 

The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19, including restaurants, brick and mortar retail, exercise and fitness facilities, personal care and personal grooming services, entertainment and public amusement establishments, and campgrounds.
 County Government

Open for Business

See the alphabetical listing of a few of the York County businesses that are open. There are many more being added so please check back often. If you are open and doing business and would like to be listed here, please email us.

County Government   Stay in Touch

We encourage you to join our business email list by clicking HERE to stay up to date on new disaster relief information.

County Government   Contact Us

During this time when offices are closed to the public until further notice, we are still working and we can be reached in the following ways:
By Phone: Office 757-890-3317; Jim Noel 757-876-8810; or Melissa Davidson 757-876-8809