Business - How are businesses being supported during Coronavirus?

Due to the COVID-19 issue and its impact on businesses, the City has: 

  • Suspended the payment of the first installment for the Café space rental at the Downtown Mall due on April 1. This can be paid along with the second installment on July 1, 2020. 
  • Suspended past due penalty and interest on all local taxes until June 22, 2020. Businesses responsible for remitting meals and lodging tax are encouraged to file timely returns and set up appropriate payment arrangements with the City.


In response to the impact that COVID-19 is having on businesses in the Charlottesville community, the Community Investment Collaborative (CIC), with funding from the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle, is launching the Business Recovery Fund microloan program.  Read more about the Fund HERE .

Online applications will be available beginning Friday, April 24th, 2020:  Business Recovery Fund application


The webinars are free and open to all area businesses, but pre-registration is required. They will be conducted via Zoom.  After your registration is received, we will send you a link for the Zoom meeting.

  1. Maximizing Cash and Strengthening Finances during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Wednesday, April 29th - 9am to 11am
  2. Recovering from COVID-19: Back to Business as Usual.....Or Not? - Wednesday, May 13th - 9am to 11am
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1. Business - How are businesses being supported during Coronavirus?
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4. Fire - How have Fire Department operations changed during Coronavirus?
5. Neighborhood Development - How is NDS doing business during Coronavirus?
6. Parks & Rec - What Parks facilities are open during Coronavirus?
7. Police - How have Police Department operations changed during Coronavirus?
8. Rent / Tax relief / CHAP - How is Commissioner of Revenue impacted by Coronavirus?
9. Social Services - How do I contact DSS staff during Coronavirus?
10. Taxes & Fees - How is the City supporting taxpayers impacted by Coronavirus?
11. Transit - How is CAT public transit impacted by Coronavirus?
12. Trash & Recycling - How has the trash & recycling programs changed during Coronavirus?
13. Treasurer - Can I utilize DMV Select and Passport Services during Coronavirus?
14. Utilities - How are City Utilities staff conducting business during Coronavirus?
15. Voter Registration - How are elections and voter registration impacted by Coronavirus?