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Coronavirus Information

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COVID-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus, continues to spread around the world and throughout the United States.  It is vital to stay current on updates and guidelines from the CDC, the WHO, the federal government and the state of Florida. Here are some resources to help you stay informed on this rapidly changing situation. 

Coronavirus Rumor Control

The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things; don’t believe the rumors, don’t pass them along and go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the federal (COVID-19) response.

County Orders/Policies

For a county by county collection of specific orders and policies go the Florida Association of Counties/Institute of County Government County Response Dashboard.   

Additional County Information

Visit the Florida Association of Counties/Institute of County Government Main Dashboard for additional resources.

Additional State and National Agency Information

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration--What You Need to Know About COVID-19 in Florida

Florida Department of Revenue--Order of Emergency Waiver 20-52-DOR-002  (Sales and Use Tax and Related Taxes)

Florida Department of Revenue--Order of Emergency Waiver 20-52-DOR-01 (Property Tax Oversight)

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity--Reemployment Assistance Service Center

Florida Department of Health--Florida-specific information on the Coronavirus

Florida Department of Health--COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard   

US Department of Treasury--Treasury and IRS Delay Federal Tax Day to July 15, 2020

US Department of Treasury--Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know

Information for Businesses

Here are a few resources for assistance for businesses that have been negatively impacted by this crisis:

U.S. Small Business Administration - Economic Injury Disaster Loans:
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Florida small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. Learn more about the program, eligibility or apply HERE. For assistance, call (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. The deadline to apply is December 18, 2020.

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program:
Currently available to small business owners experiencing economic damage as a result of COVID-19: Find more information about the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program online, or by calling (866) 737-7232 or by emailing Disaster@FloridaSBDC.org.

Business Assessment Damage Survey:
The State of Florida has activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the impact of the Coronavirus on Florida’s local business operations and local economies.

Short Time Compensation Program for Employers:
Short Time Compensation Program for Employers seeking assistance to retain their workforce.

Florida-specific information on the Coronavirus from the Florida Department of Health and data from the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.   

Please note:  FAPL, it's Board members, staff, and members are not healthcare professionals .The information provided on this website is for general purposes. Please refer to your individual healthcare provider and official government/healthcare websites for specific guidance. 

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