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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 9, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Virginia, we recommend that you visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia portal, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's State Resources list or the USDA's COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities for Virginia.

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Description of Program and Relief

Prevention of Utilities from Suspending Service

The State Corporation Commission (“Commission”) ordered that electric, gas, water, and sewer utilities suspend disconnection of service to any customer, pending further orders from the Commission, in light of the impact of COVID-19.

Government or Lead Agency

State Corporation Commission

Dates Available

March 16, 2020 until September 16, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions


Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information


List of Additional Information

For the State Corporation Commission’s order and a list of utilities subject to the order, please visit:

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