On the Issues

Fighting Coronavirus

A note from Mark Warner:

Daily life in Virginia and around the world has changed dramatically in the last few weeks. I am thinking about every Virginian affected by this pandemic — those on the front lines fighting coronavirus and their families, the children who won’t return to school this year, and the small business owner struggling to stay afloat. 

As we all do our part to slow and stop the spread of coronavirus, I’m fighting for you in the Senate, doing my best to make sure that every Virginian benefits from coronavirus stimulus packages. 

Finally, I want to say thank you. Thank you to our medical professionals and first responders, but also those who have been deemed essential and are showing up to keep our country running: the grocery store workers, postal workers, folks delivering our food and packages, sanitation workers… the list goes on. We owe it to these folks to follow public health directives, stay home if possible, and do everything we can to slow and stop the spread of coronavirus.

We will get through this together if everyone does their part to slow and stop the spread of the virus. Thank you for your vigilance.

⁠—Mark Warner

During times like this, it’s critical that everyone stays informed:

What Mark is Doing

Bi-Partisan Congressional Relief Packages

Sen. Warner is working around the clock to make sure that the Senate’s coronavirus response works for every Virginian. You may have heard about the various phases of funding that Congress has passed. Here is what each bill contains:

Phase I: On March 6, 2020, the President signed the first bi-partisan emergency funding bill. This $7.8 billion emergency bill to provide much-needed resources for national coronavirus response, including:

Phase II: On March 18, 2020, the President signed the second bi-partisan coronavirus relief bill, which focused on the immediate economic impact of the pandemic. This bill included:

Phase III: On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). This bi-partisan bill allocates more than $2 trillion in federal funding to combat the coronavirus pandemic, including:

Phase IV: On April 24, 2020, the President signed the latest bi-partisan coronavirus relief package, aimed at helping small and midsize businesses. This bill included:

Outside of the large Congressional aid packages, Sen. Warner has been working hard to make sure that everyone is cared for through this outbreak. That work includes:

What We’re Doing

We are living through a global pandemic, and the landscape of our state, our country, and our world has shifted a lot in the last few months. In this face of this unprecedented threat to public health, here are the adjustments Team Warner has made to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19:

How You Can Help

If you have the means, now is a great time to help your neighbors as we face this difficult and uncertain time together. Here’s what you can do to help your community: