GALAX, Va – Senator Tim Kaine made a number of stops in Southwest Virginia to speak to small enterprise homeowners concerning the impacts of COVID-19 over the previous 12 months.
Metropolis leaders in Galax are working laborious to assist the town regain a way of normalcy for the primary time in over a 12 months.
Kaine met with metropolis officers and regionally owned companies to get a greater understanding of how the town has been dealing with the pandemic.
“You realize, it’s been a very laborious 12 months, perhaps the toughest one ever however individuals have been resilient and folks have been inventive checked out their enterprise perhaps achieved some new issues that they haven’t been doing earlier than that they’ll maintain going,” Virginia Senator Tim Kaine stated.
Kaine additionally needed to take the time to clarify the newly handed American Rescue Plan which offers funding for companies impacted by pandemic restrictions.
“We simply handed this new rescue plan, then we’ll have extra funds for companies and likewise for the town and state and county governments and so we wish to be sure individuals perceive what assets can be found and the way they’ll use it,” Kaine stated.
Galax Mayor Willie Greene says the town desires to ensure issues within the metropolis can reopen safely. He says some companies could not be capable of maintain the lights on with out the cash from the American Rescue Plan.
“There’s the one or two, that’s in all probability not even open however you already know the funds that we acquired that we use for small companies actually made a distinction and it in all probability stored a few of them in enterprise,” Galax Mayor Willie Greene stated.
Kaine is about to make a number of appearances in Southwest Virginia over the remainder of the week.
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