We continue to receive correspondence from different agencies with resources for businesses and other community resources. Today we add to the list we sent last week, putting the newest resources at the top of the list.
As of today (March 26), here are short explanations and links to information we have received from multiple sources that may be helpful to you:
Florida Chamber COVID-19 Call with Governor DeSantis On March 30 at 2 pm, there will be a conference call between the Florida Chamber and Governor DeSantis. Space is limited.
Sign up here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GAQc_83uSbS_CBvIenx88A
Hiring? Is your company seeking to hire more people due to COVID-19? Let us help you connect with job seekers who are looking for their next opportunity. Email [email protected] with the details and we will help promote your job openings.
Need help or know someone who does? 2-1-1 is a FREE service provided by United Way that connects area residents to critical health and social service resources when they need help. From help with a household bill, food assistance, or counseling for suicide prevention, calling 2-1-1 or visiting their website which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round.
Briefing with SBA Administrator, Office of Disaster Assistance, & SBR CEO Roundtable A Limited Access SBA Disaster Assistance Webinar is taking place Friday, March 26 at 2 pm – this will be a live web event with SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza on COVID-19’s economic impacts and the SBA’s targeted relief efforts for the nation’s small businesses. Only 3,000 attendees allowed nationwide.
Data from March 25 on COVID-19’s Impact on the Tourism Industry, Florida and Nationwide
Updated data on COVID-19 from Florida Health
Latest Marion County Update (3/25 video): https://www.facebook.com/MarionCountyFlorida/videos/903997456688376/
Business and Financial Survival Guides from Mid-Florida SCORE
Resources from last week’s email:
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing Disaster Assistance Loans for small businesses impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Centers for Disease Control has a page set up for resources for businesses.
Governor Ron DeSantis has activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations.
Link to survey: https://floridadisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments
If Floridians’ employment has been negatively impacted because of mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, these Floridians may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance.
The Short Time Compensation Program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff.
Here’s the Governor’s most current Executive Order regarding Beaches, Bars and Restaurants.
Here’s the Governor’s most current Executive Order regarding Non-Essential Medical Procedures
If I forgot anything and you know something else we should share, do not reply to this email. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] instead.
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