COVID Health Information And COVID Business Resources

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COVID Health Information

COVID Business Resources

For information on Florida’s Phase 2 Reopening, click here.


 

From The Center For Disease Control

Coronavirus Information from the Center For Disease Control
CDC Best Practices To Avoid The Spread of Germs

From The Joint Information Center On COVID-19 For The State of Florida

Latest Update from July 10

From the Florida Department of Health

Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard
Information and Resources
The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 1 (866) 779-6121 | [email protected]

Drive Thru Testing Sites

Find a free testing site in Lee County! Click here for a list or refer to the graphic below.

List of COVID testing centers in Lee County.

Information on how to handle drive thru COVID testing.

From Lee County

Information on Government Services

Avoid Scams

Info On Common Scams During This Health Crisis

Stronger Than C19

Florida residents are encouraged to do their part in helping Florida combat COVID-19 by anonymously answering questions that range from age and residency, to recent travel, to potential COVID-19 contact. The StrongerThanC-19 community action survey is designed to gather information to help the Department track and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Florida; it is not a symptom checker designed to dispense medical advice. The StrongerThanC-19 community action survey is free to use and can be accessed by visiting: www.StrongerThanC19.com.

The free StrongerThanC19 app is available to both iOS and Android users and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google app stores.

Southwest Florida Emergency Relief Fund

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, in partnership with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, has created the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund to receive donations to help meet needs in our community related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This relief fund will provide flexible resources to 501(c)3 organizations in our area working with those who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to donate.

Tips to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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CONTENTS FOR COVID BUSINESS RESOURCES

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

Business Assistance Resource Center

Lee County has opened our Business Assistance Resource Call Center. We will have representatives available Mon-Fri, 8:00-5:00pm to answer questions on loan programs and assist the businesses in connecting them to the right resources. Please share this information with your members and let me know if you have any questions.

Call Center Hotline- 239-533-2273
Email: [email protected]
Webpage: https://www.leegov.com/covid-19/business

From Governor Ron DeSantis

Effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 5, businesses will see further easing of restrictions as outlined in Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Read more here.

 

From The Florida Department of Revenue

State and County Sales Tax Relief

 

GRANTS LOANS AND OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you need guidance for applying for financial assistance please reach out to Duane Hoverstein at the Small Business Development Center at FGCU. P. (320) 282-1677, email: [email protected]. You can also view online guidance here.

Lee CARES

Businesses have an opportunity to apply for help through the LeeCARES Business Rehire grant program beginning at noon Monday, July 6.

Assistance is available to eligible businesses and some nonprofits that are rehiring employees laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants of $5,000 are available for each full-time employee (or FTE equivalent) rehired. Funds can only be used for operating expenses not covered by other resources. Businesses receiving the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) may be eligible if their covered loan period has expired.

Businesses must have 250 or fewer employees, and the business owner must be a Lee County resident. Learn more.

Reemployment Assistance From The DEO

For information on Reemployment Assistance from the DEO including downloadable paper applications, click here.

Bridge Loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans

For information on bridge loans click here.

For information on coronavirus economic injury disaster loans and other relief from the SBA click here.

On The Paycheck Protection Program

Visit the SBA website to find:

  • Paycheck Protection Program Loan Information
  • Who Can Apply
  • Loan Details and Forgiveness
  • Lender Forms and Guidance
  • Additional Program Information
  • Other Assistance

Want loan forgiveness for your PPP loan? Click here.

 

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS

From The FMB Chamber

List of Business Resources

From The Lee VCB

COVID-19 Resources for Recovery Newsletter #10

From the US Chamber of Commerce

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Guide

Re-Opening Resource Center

Combating the Coronavirus Toolkit For Businesses

Guide to Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs

Independent Contractors guide to CARES Act relief

Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit  

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (Paycheck Protection Program)

Coronavirus Response Toolkit

Guidance For Employers

Guidance For Employees

Resource Hub for Small Businesses

From The Better Business Bureau

BBB Back to Business Toolkit

Coronavirus information including information on scams, price gouging, and charitable donations.

Tips for Business Owners during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Business resources for localities across the United States and Canada.

BBB Business Resources for Florida

BBB Standards for Trust advice for businesses

From OSHA

Worker Exposure Risk Chart

OSHA’s COVID-19 Resources

From FGCU

Restart SWFL Initiative

CDC Guidelines For Businesses And Employers

Read them here

From The Small Business Development Center

Free COVID-19 On-Demand Trainings

To request a consultation with an SBDC consultant, click here.

From SCORE Mentors Southwest Florida

SCORE’s Coronavirus Small Business Resources Hub

Webinars, On-Demand Training & Events

Coronavirus and Your Small Business – Q&A with SCORE Mentors

To connect with a SCORE Mentor click here.

From the Florida Chamber of Commerce

Coronavirus Resource Page

From the Fort Myers Chamber

https://resource.fortmyers.org/