Economic Dashboard

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COVID-19 Recovery Plan - Guidance from State and Federal Regulations and Best Practices to Support Business Recovery 
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Local Funding

Patrick County

Small Business Relief Fund Grant  - This grant program has been created to help businesses that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first round of applications are due on September 11, 2020, with grant funds being made available to small businesses of 50 or fewer employees.

City of Martinsville and Henry County

  • Harvest Foundation & Virginia 30 Day Fund Launch $1 Million Small Business Partnership - The Harvest Foundation and the Virginia 30 Day Fund are partnering up to offer a brand new forgivable loan opportunity for small businesses in Martinsville and Henry County called the “Pay it Forward MHC Small Business Relief Fund.”
  • Martinsville CARES Small Business Assistance- Grants of up to $5,000 are available to qualifying small businesses located in the City of Martinsville to aid in the recovery from the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic. Aid in the recovery from the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

City of Danville

  • Cares Rent/Mortgage Assistance - This fund will assist with delinquent mortgage and/or rent for individuals affected by COVID-19.  
  • Social Services - Utility Assistance  - This fund will pay fifty (50) percent of delinquent utility bills for individuals affected by COVID-19
  • City of Danville’s Business Utility Grant Program - Will cover 50% of payment due (up to $10,000) of delinquent utility payments for businesses
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Services Grant - Payment or reimbursement of up to $2,500 for the purchase of personal protective equipment and services. Qualifying expenses include sanitizing stations, temperature screening equipment, gloves, masks, cleaning services, face shields, cleaning supplies, take-out containers, disposable utensils and menus, touchless POS systems, etc.
  • Outdoor Seating, Curbside Pick-Up, and Take-Out Grant - Payment or reimbursement of up to $10,000 for the purchase of items or services to help enhance outdoor seating, curbside pick-up, or take-out options for restaurants. Qualifying expenses include shelters, tents, awnings, furniture, signage, fencing, construction costs, heating lamps, outdoor cooling systems, etc.
  • Marketing and eCommerce Grant - Payment or reimbursement of up to $2,500 to be used towards paid marketing efforts and eCommerce upgrades. Qualifying expenses include website development or upgrades, online shopping carts, advertising, design services, promotional materials, etc.
  • Danville CDBG Rent/Mortgage 0% Loan Program - This program is designed to help businesses who have temporarily closed as a result of COVID-19 and need assistance paying their rent/mortgage\

  • Dan River Region Entrepreneur Ecosystem - to assist small businesses, sole proprietors, independent contractors, and “gig” workers that are impacted by decline in economic activities due to COVID-19 pandemic. This program closed August 31, and awarded 20 $2,500 grants to businesses in Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County (NC).

Halifax County

  • COVID 19 Emergency Loans - Lake Country Development Corporation announces a COVID-19 Emergency Loan program. Please see the flyer and applicationSmall businesses located in Halifax, Mecklenburg or Brunswick County that were in operation by February 15, 2020 are potentially eligible for a loan.
  • South Boston Virginia Small Business Emergency Loan Fund The Town of South Boston and Destination Downtown South Boston have partnered to form a $250,000 loan pool to support small business needs during this time of economic uncertainty.

School Reopening Plans

 Patrick County 

Patrick County Schools
Start: August 11th - Virtual\Remote
September 14th - Hybrid Plan

 Henry County Public Schools 

Henry County Schools
Start: August 10th

 Martinsville City Schools

City of Martinsville
Start: August 10th

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Pittsylvania County 
Start: August 24th - Virtual\Remote
September 28th - Hybrid Plan

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City of Danville
Start: August 24th
Virtual\Remote for the first 9 week

Halifax County Public Schools

Halifax County
Start: September 8th
Virtual\Remote for the first 9 weeks

Surrounding Counties: 


North Carolina

  • Caswell County - Start: August 17 - Virtual\Remote
  • Person County - Start: August 17 - Blended/Hybrid Learning model
  • Rockingham County - Start: August 17 - Virtual\Remote for the first 5 weeks
  • Stokes County - Start: August 24 - Virtual\Remote for the first 9 weeks

School information updated as of September 21, 2020

Available Childcare

Childcare Providers in Danville & Pittsylvania County (as of Aug. 10, 2020) 

Virginia Department of Social Services Child Care Search



COVID-19 Testing Sites This map/list is intended to help provide information of known locations of various COVID-19 test sampling sites. 


COVID-19  Cases


Virginia COVID19 Dashboard counties


View Listing of Local Health Districts
Health District Directors Phone List- Revised June 5, 2020




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