50-state guide to COVID-19 business resources
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency March 9 and on March 12, the Business Damage Assessment survey was activated to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at https://floridadisaster.biz/. Surveys submitted by small businesses can be used to access the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, activated March 16, is managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19.DeSantis has required those traveling to Florida from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the state and that airline travelers from the New York City area, self-quarantine for 14 days. The order also includes people from Louisiana who enter the state on Interstate 10. On April 1, DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order effective April 2 which lasts for at least 30 days.
Resource page: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Business resources: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/businesses/
Essential services: The state currently follows CISA guidelines regarding essential businesses for construction and building trades. https://s33330.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Executive-Order-20-91-Essential-Services.pdf