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Virginia receives Major Disaster Declaration

3 April 2020 Covid19 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

Gov. Northam announced Virginia has received a Major Disaster Declaration from the federal government to aid in the commonwealth’s response to COVID-19. The designation provides federal public assistance for all areas in the state at a federal cost share of 75 percent. This allows state agencies, local governments and certain nonprofit organizations to purchase additional supplies and receive reimbursements for COVID-19 related costs. The declaration also authorizes federal agencies to provide direct emergency assistance to Virginia.

“We thank the federal government for moving quickly to approve Virginia’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration,” said Gov. Northam in a press release. “This critical funding will support our ongoing, statewide efforts to fight this virus in our commonwealth and keep Virginians safe.”

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