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Governor Northam issues statewide mask requirement

May 27, 2020

Plus: Get our free mask sign download for all Virginia dealers (below) Starting Friday (May 29), “All patrons in the Commonwealth aged ten and over shall when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside the settings listed [in Executive Order 63, Paragraph A] cover their mouth and nose with a face covering, as described and

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Phases Zero + One

May 22, 2020

PHASE ZERO Localities in Phase Zero: Accomack County Northern Virginia (Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William; Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park; Towns of Dumfries, Herndon, Leesburg, and Vienna) City of Richmond Key Requirements: For VADA members in the Northern Virginia Region, Accomack County, and/or City of Richmond, Executive Order

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SBA releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, corresponding instructions

May 21, 2020

On Friday (May 15), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in working with the U.S. Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application with instructions on how to apply. “SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities,” the

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A Message on Masks

May 18, 2020

May 15, 2020 We have heard from several dealers that some employees have claimed they are exempt from wearing a protective face covering based on health conditions, disability, religion, personal freedoms, or constitutional rights. You are not required to allow an employee to work without a face mask in violation of Executive Orders and guidance.

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A Message from Don Hall

May 12, 2020

May 2020   In mid-March, the world as we knew it came to a near-immediate standstill, as the coronavirus began its spread across our country. As we faced challenges in how we operate – even with service departments considered essential businesses – and found opportunities for support from our federal leaders and agencies, we adapted

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Executive Order 61: Reopening Dealerships

May 12, 2020

updated May 28, 2020 On May 12, Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 61, which revises the public health guidance in Executive Orders 53 and 55. Coinciding with the Order are newly released Guidelines for All Business Sectors, which stipulate restrictions and best practices for businesses in Phase One of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan: “Forward

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Life in the Time of Coronavirus

May 11, 2020

Our lives have been dominated by the coronavirus. This pandemic has been about far more than the business issues we cover. Although it is tempting to find subjects to discuss in this article to distract from the elephant in the room, we cannot. The subject for this article is COVID-19. We have covered numerous important

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Remembering George Conoly Phillips

May 6, 2020

“Role models like Conoly know that to live a long and happy life requires balance in your business relationships, your personal relationships, the relationship with your maker, and the relationship with your community.” — Don Hall, VADA President & CEO VADA honors the life of Virginia automotive industry veteran George Conoly Phillips, who passed away

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Create a Strategy Concerning Your PPP Loan

May 1, 2020

On Wednesday (April 29), we encouraged dealers to create a budget to ensure proper use of PPP loans. Today, we reiterate the importance of doing so, recommend dealers consider external and internal communications relative to PPP funding, and remind you of the PPP-related resources available. Create a budget. Many franchised auto dealers applied for and

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