“It’s critical we stop the spread of the coronavirus to save lives and to protect jobs.”
— Alex X. Mooney
My fellow West Virginians,
This is an unprecedented time in our nation’s history. I commend the great work of law enforcement, first responders and healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines each day battling this virus. While it has been a time of great uncertainty, this pandemic has proven the strength of our country, the power of our communities and the compassion of our people. I hope you continue to contact our office with any questions or concerns you might have. We will help make sure that you are up to date on COVID-19 so you are best equipped with the latest facts and resources.
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“The coronavirus is a health crisis and an economic crisis. It’s important that we all take the proper steps to protect our health and keep our economy secure.”
— Alex X. Mooney
Gov. Jim Justice's "Safer at Home" Order
The Paycheck Protection Program
The White House Coronavirus Task Force has announced updates on borrower and lender participation in the Paycheck Protection Program, designed to provide funds to eligible small business impacted by this pandemic. The following links have additional background about the program and how it is working to protect workers and small businesses during this time:
To date, over 14,000 West Virginia small businesses will benefit from the Paycheck Protection Program. Loan money is available for West Virginia small businesses!
Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, May 26. There are things producers can do now to prepare for the application process. Learn more about the program and find your local USDA service center here. I hope our eligible West Virginia farmers apply for this important program. We express our gratitude to you for your hard work, strength and devotion to the American people during this difficult time.
CARES Act Recovery Assistance
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance, which is being administered under the authority of the bureau’s flexible Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, provides a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
This is my latest Telephone Town Hall with constituents from throughout the Second Congressional District of West Virginia to provide an update on the coronavirus response. I’m glad over 5,000 constituents joined my Telephone Town Hall on the coronavirus. I was proud to have expert guests on the call, and together, we answered a range of important questions from food shortages to antibody testing. It was incredibly valuable to hear so many voices from across my District tell their unique stories.
Joining me for the Town Hall were the following distinguished guests:
Here is the full recording of the Town Hall.