What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. (Provided by the World Health Organization).
The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce is here to help our members and our community. This page is to bring you resources for maneuvering in your business during these uncertain times. Furthermore, the Chamber will be developing important and relevant webinars to help all business owners. Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events as well as our Facebook page for updates.
Mutual Aid Infrastructure- Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro Facebook Group
Mutual Aid SAW Resource List (updated regularly)
Staunton Creative Community Fund
Staunton Downtown Development Association
The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge
United Way SAW
The Valley Strong (updated regularly)
Virginia Employment Commission
Waynesboro YMCA (child care for essential employees)
If you are a worker who has been totally/partially separated from your job due to Covid-19, go to http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed to file a claim for unemployment insurance. You can also call 1-866-832-2363 Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Small Business Resources
Curbside or Delivery Options (Chamber Members)
Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau
Chick-fil-A Waynesboro & Staunton
Hank's Grille & Catering
540-943-8525 (Waynesboro Town Center)
540-324-2131 (Stuarts Draft)
Skipping Rock Beer Co.
The Queen Bean
*Is your business offering carside/curbside or delivery options? Let us know by emailing email@example.com.