Businesses & Unemployment


On March 23, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a number of COVID-19-related actions that impact New Kent County businesses.

News release

Executive Order #53


Updated news about disaster loan assistance, grants, and other business information can be found on the New Kent County Economic Development Authority (EDA) website.


Those who have questions about unemployment or wish to file a claim, should contact the Virginia Employment Commission by visiting or calling 1-866-832-2363. They have offices in Richmond, Petersburg, and Hampton.