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Small Business Relief Grant Application and Guidelines

— Listed below are the City of Manassas Economic Development Department and Authority press release, small business $2,500 grant application, and guidelines from the CARES Act $1.5 million allocated to our City for small businesses. As your Manassas City Councilwoman liaison for EDA, I encourage all City businesses to apply. A lottery will happen if we have too many applicants.   Click to access 29423-EDCM-CaresActGrant-PressRelease.pdf … Continue reading Small Business Relief Grant Application and Guidelines

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Osbourn Drive-by Graduation Celebration

–Congratulations to all of our amazing Osbourn Seniors who had non-traditional graduation because of COVID19. Cars were decorated, students were dressed in cap and gown, and tears flowed, as students waved goodbye to teachers, students, and friends. The students were cheered and received their never-used post-prom T-shirts. Our students took one last lap down to Osbourn’s front door. Congratulations Seniors! Continue reading Osbourn Drive-by Graduation Celebration

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VDH unveils CovidCheck a new online health screening tool

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/ As we are all working to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health created a resource, COVIDCHECK that allows individuals to check their symptoms, find close testing centers, and answer questions you may have about exposure and testing. The symptom check portion asks interactive questions that recommend the next steps an individual can take to make sure they stay safe. Continue reading VDH unveils CovidCheck a new online health screening tool

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Online food shopping available for SNAP recipients

On Friday, May 29, an innovative online purchasing pilot program approved by the United States Department of Agriculture will allow 740,000 Virginians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, to buy food online and have it delivered to their homes. The participating online retailers are Walmart (which has contact-less pick up service) and Amazon. This will allow community members in need to stay safe … Continue reading Online food shopping available for SNAP recipients

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Tune in to Virginia War Memorial this Monday Morning

Memorial day is this Monday, May 25th. Join the Virginia War Memorial in their live stream as they honor Virginia’s Heroes. The Virginia War Memorial is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s premier monument, museum, and educational center dedicated to Virginians who served to defend the United States from World War II through today. Its mission: To honor veterans, preserve history, educate youth, and inspire patriotism in … Continue reading Tune in to Virginia War Memorial this Monday Morning

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Food for our kids still on for Memorial Day

Our Manassas City Public School has been distributing meals every Monday 11:30am to 12:30pm since the shut down of our schools. And they are not missing a day on Memorial Day. The Monday pick-up will feed a student for a week. It has been inspirational to work with our community to feed our students. The meals for a week will continue to be distributed by … Continue reading Food for our kids still on for Memorial Day

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Manassas City EDA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund expands eligibility

Manassas City Economic Development Authority (EDA) had a special morning meeting Saturday, May 23, 2020 to establish the requirements for a Small Business Relief Fund from a proposed transfer of CARES Act funds. The amount for the Small Business Relief Fund is assumed to be $400,000 but must be approved by Council. As your Councilwoman and EDA liaison, I support the EDA authorized requirements for … Continue reading Manassas City EDA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund expands eligibility

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Summer camp operation guidelines

As we approach the summer months, many parents are wondering about summer day camps. The main concern is if they will be open and safe for their children. Summer Day Camps follow the same guidance as child day care providers, meaning they follow the guidance listed below: There are critical precautions that child care centers, as well as summer day camps must abide by, some … Continue reading Summer camp operation guidelines

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Preparing for Phase One Together in the City of Manassas

#PrepareTogether for Northern Virginia Phase One: — By: Theresa Coates Ellis — As your Manassas City Council Member, I proposed with Council agreement, for our Community Development, Economic Development, Historic Manassas Inc., to work with our volunteers in Economic Development Authority, and Business Council, to initiate safe social distancing guidelines for retailers and restaurants to reopen in Phase One. Potomac Local News: “Manassas City Councilwoman … Continue reading Preparing for Phase One Together in the City of Manassas

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Housing Resources for Veterans and Surviving Families During Covid-19

— As a military mom, I am very proud to have two Air Force vet children — our daughter and son. With Memorial day weekend here, we remember the incredible sacrifices made by our armed forces and their families to keep America safe. We honor our service members who gave their lives — the ultimate sacrifice. Many veteran families may be going through a hard … Continue reading Housing Resources for Veterans and Surviving Families During Covid-19