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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

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Still no stimulus payment?

The stimulus checks/payments are still rolling out.  If you have not received one, please check the IRS for the status. You May Need: Your 2019 return, if filed, and Your 2018 return Data is updated once per day overnight, so there’s no need to check back more than once per day. Didn’t file a return in 2018 or 2019? If you have a filing requirement … Continue reading Still no stimulus payment?

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May is National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care month is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau. In an effort to recognize the important network of foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policy makers and child welfare professionals in the community who help find  permanent homes for children and youth in foster care. The purpose of foster care is to provide support for families going through transition and working to better … Continue reading May is National Foster Care Month