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Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces $12 Million in Additional Funding for Disaster Relief Employment for Eligible Floridians in Response to COVID-19

5/21/2020

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that Florida has been awarded $12 million in federal funding through the Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant in response to COVID-19. This federal Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant will provide disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs, employment and training services, and supportive services to eligible Floridians.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/21/2020

FDOH's COVID-19 county report for Martin County.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 21

5/21/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 20, DEO has paid 985,957 claimants a total of over $2.71 billion ($2,710,651,616). 

MARTIN COUNTY TAX DEPARTMENT OPENS to PUBLIC TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020

5/21/2020

Ruth “Ski” Pietruszewski, Martin County Tax Collector, proudly announces opening the tax department to the public on May 26th at 8am. The tax department handles:  Property tax, Tangible Personal Property, Tourist Development Tax, Business Tax Receipts, animal tags, and alarm permits.

TAX CERTIFICATE SALE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15th, 2020

5/21/2020

The Martin County Tax Collector, Ruth “Ski” Pietruszewski, announces the extension of the online tax certificate sale to June 15, 2020. The last day to pay property taxes for the 2019 tax roll is June 12th by 4:30 pm.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/20/2020

FDOH's COVID-19 county report for Martin County.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 20

5/20/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 19, DEO has paid 979,887 claimants a total of over $2.68 billion ($2,680,716,351). 

Martin County works with legislative delegation to correct COVID-19 data reporting

5/20/2020

After notification about a technical issue with COVID-19 data reported by the Florida Department of Health, Martin County is changing the way they share that information. Martin County has been sharing that data through a daily report and linking to it through the Martin County COVID-19 Dashboard. “We have been notified by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), of a backlog of negative test results that have been entered into the system. This means that some of the current negative test results returned from private facilities are not being displayed on the FDOH COVID-19 dashboard, which can impact the overall positivity rate for the county,” said Taryn Kryzda, Martin County Administrator

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/19/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County Board lifts restrictions on beach access, reopens skate parks

5/19/2020

At the Martin County Board of County Commissioners meeting this morning, the Board lifted restrictions at Martin County beaches (including Hobe Sound Beach) as of Wednesday, May 20. Beachgoers are encouraged to follow social distancing and CDC guidelines. Patrons are required to park in marked areas and parking will be strictly enforced. As a reminder, Bathtub Beach remains closed due to erosion issues.

Governor DeSantis' Presentation

5/19/2020

Walk up testing sites & reemployment assistance update.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 19

5/19/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 18, DEO has paid 975,656 claimants a total of nearly $2.66 billion ($2,659,797,859). 

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/18/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 18

5/18/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 17, DEO has paid 896,921 claimants a total of over $2.07 billion ($2,077,819,903). 

Continuing Local State of Emergency - Martin County

5/18/2020

Continues for the next seven days unless sooner rescinded.

Martin County Tax Collector Reopens

5/18/2020

Ruth “Ski” Pietruszewski, Martin County Tax Collector, proudly announces the re-opening of the Willoughby Blvd and Hobe Sound offices Tuesday May 19th at 8am to issue driver’s licenses ONLY. Other transactions are still available online, by phone, by mail, and by curbside pick-up.

Florida to Enter into Full Phase 1

5/18/2020

Effective May 18th

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/17/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/16/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered - Senator Scott's Office

5/16/2020

In an effort to keep Floridians informed, please see the below resources and frequently asked questions.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 16

5/16/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 15, DEO has paid 779,404 claimants a total of over $1.9 billion ($1,919,103,176). 

Martin County Community Update

5/15/2020

RECENT UPDATES

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 15

5/15/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 14, DEO has paid 741,997 claimants a total of over $1.86 billion ($1,861,179,280). 

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/14/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 14

5/14/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 13, DEO has paid 711,896 claimants a total of nearly $1.83 billion ($1,826,218,017).

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/13/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates

5/13/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will continue to issue this update every day through Phase I of Florida’s reopening plan. Once the state moves into Phase 2, DOH will provide this update once per week.

SUPERINTENDENT'S UPDATE - SUMMER PROGRAMMING

5/13/2020

As the 2019-2020 school year draws to a close, the District is reviewing plans for summer instruction and activities in accordance with the latest public health guidelines and recommendations.  Due to the continued health threat associated with COVID-19, the decision has been made to cancel all summer camps scheduled to be held on District property. In addition, all classes and academic programs – including Extended School Year (ESY) and credit recovery programs – will be held virtually during the summer months. 

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 13

5/13/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 12, DEO has paid 665,950 claimants a total of over $1.77 billion.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/12/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 FAQs: Most Common Concerns - Congressman Mast's Office

5/12/2020

Over the last several weeks, my office has received thousands of questions covering a wide range of topics. Here are some of the most common Frequently Asked Questions to date.

FREE DRIVE-THRU & WALK-UP COVID-19 TESTING FOR MARTIN COUNTY RESIDENTS

5/12/2020

Martin County is pleased to partner with the Florida Department of Health and other community partners, in offering a series of free drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing events for Martin County residents ages 16 or older from Tuesday, May 12 – Saturday, May 23.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 12

5/12/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 11, DEO has paid 665,949 claimants a total of over $1.7 billion ($1,722,449,560).

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/11/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 11

5/11/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 10, DEO has paid 656,635 claimants a total of over $1.5 billion ($1,563,282,760). Of the 656,635 claimants paid, 23,031 individuals received Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. As of May 10, nearly $11.5 million has been paid to claimants for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. 

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/10/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/9/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 9

5/9/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 8, DEO has paid 531,702 claimants a total of nearly $1.22 billion ($1,219,590,674). Of the 531,702 claimants paid, 20,579 individuals received Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. As of May 8, more than $10.1 million has been paid to claimants for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/8/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

With Coronavirus Driving Unemployment Up, Mast Launches Virtual Job Fair To Help 18th District Residents

5/8/2020

Stuart, Fla. – With coronavirus driving unemployment up, U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) last night launched a virtual job fair to help residents of the 18th Congressional District find employment in and around our community. Individuals looking for a job can go to mast.house.gov/jobfair to find available job listings. Currently there are more than 80 jobs available, and additional jobs will be added daily as the listings are received.

Main Street Lending Program

5/8/2020

As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Federal Reserve has created the Main Street Lending Program to provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses.

MARTIN COUNTY RESTRICTS ACCESS AT COUNTY-OWNED BEACHES

5/8/2020

The Board is restricting beach access to Martin County residents only, effective Saturday, May 9 until further notice. Seasonal residents must have documentation with their local address. 

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 8

5/8/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 7, DEO has paid 494,944 claimants a total of nearly $1.2 billion. Of the 494,944 claimants paid, 20,579 individuals received Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. As of May 7, more than $10.1 million has been paid to claimants for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. 

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/7/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 7

5/7/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 6, DEO has paid 486,155 claimants a total of more than $1.06 billion. Of the 486,155 claimants paid, 9,679 individuals received Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. As of May 6, more than $4.2 million has been paid to claimants for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers

5/7/2020

This travel industry guidance assumes a phased approach to reopening travel. Our guidance not only directly responds to the COVID-19 threat we face today—it also prepares our industry to handle future threats that may arise. For instance, in the earliest stages of reopening, travel businesses will reinforce CDC travel guidance as to vulnerable individuals. Travel industry guidance may, of course, evolve and be updated as the nation moves through different stages of reopening, as the science and data become clearer, and as the known efficacy of certain practices progress.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/6/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 6

5/6/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 5, DEO has paid 481,497 claimants a total of more than $1.017 billion.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/5/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/4/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County increases public comment options for BOCC meetings during COVID-19

5/4/2020

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners continues to hold regular board meetings at John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library to comply with CDC guidelines for social distancing. Meetings are open to the public and the Board has established two ways to allow members of the public to provide comment remotely– email and phone. These procedures will remain in place until the local state of emergency has expired. Details for both options are listed below.

Declaration of Continuing Local State of Emergency - Martin County

5/4/2020

The local state of emergency has been extended for the next seven day period, unless sooner rescinded. 

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 4

5/4/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 3, DEO has paid 478,666 claimants a total of more than $979 million.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/3/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/2/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 2

5/2/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of May 1, DEO has verified 993,138 unique claims and paid 435,060 claimants a total of more than $621 million.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

5/1/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Limited Re-Opening of Recreational Trails and Beaches

5/1/2020

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that, beginning May 4 2020 Florida State Parks will re-open access to trails, and some day use areas, including some beach access with limited facilities. Visitors will be asked to practice proper social distancing and to limit group size to 10 or less and to stay six feet apart.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - May 1

5/1/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of April 30, DEO has verified 960,410 unique claims and paid 426,623 claimants a total of more than $598.8 million.

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery

4/30/2020

Phase 1 of Governor DeSantis' plan to reopen Florida.

FAQs for EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-112

4/30/2020

Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step.

Plan For Florida’s Recovery Post COVID-19 Emergency

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/30/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - April 30

4/30/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of April 29, DEO has verified 916,002 unique claims and paid 416,683 claimants a total of more than $579.5 million.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/29/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - April 29

4/29/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of April 28, DEO has verified 835,290 unique claims and paid 404,317 claimants a total of more than $553.5 million.

Martin County Board to meet Friday, May 1

4/29/2020

In light of the Governor’s announcement that he’ll release plans to reopen Florida tomorrow, the Board will not meet on Wednesday, April 29. The Special COVID-19 meeting will take place on Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. at the Blake Library as originally planned. This will allow staff time to review the state guidelines and make decisions in the best interest of Martin County residents.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/28/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - April 28

4/28/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that last week, the department paid almost $412 million to Floridians, which is an increase of almost 600% over the prior week. As of April 27, DEO has verified 824,412 unique claims and paid 392,051 claimants a total of more than $523 million. You can see daily reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard.

Updated Economic Impact Payment Information

4/28/2020

On Friday, the Treasury Department and the IRS reported that 88.1 million payments worth nearly $158 billion had been issued in the program’s first three weeks. This is slightly more than half of the total payments that will be made.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/27/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Notice: PPP Resumes April 27, 2020

4/27/2020

The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/26/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/25/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update - April 25

4/25/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of April 24, DEO has verified 785,340 unique claims and paid 166,804 claimants a total of more than $192 million.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/24/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County community update: April 24, 2020

4/24/2020

RECENT UPDATES

Additional Funding To Help Small Businesses - Congressman Mast's Office

4/24/2020

Congress has just passed additional funding to support small businesses and prevent job losses. The delay in passing this legislation was simply unacceptable, but with the bill now passed, I want to focus on the positives of what is in the legislation that can help:

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Re-Open Florida Task Force

4/24/2020

Presentations and agendas from daily task force meetings.

 

Martin County Office of Tourism Update #5

4/24/2020

MEASURING THE IMPACT

Linked here please find the report that was developed for Martin County to assess the impact of COVID-19 on tourism businesses. Destination Marketing Organizations across Florida are sending out this same survey so that we will have consistent data on a statewide basis.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/23/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Daily Update - April 23

4/23/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) unveiled new county and industry-specific data on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. DEO will update this information weekly, but will continue updating the dashboard daily with the total number of Reemployment Assistance claims submitted, verified, processed and paid. As of April 22, DEO has verified 688,723 unique claims and paid 116,830 claimants a total of nearly $150.5 million.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/22/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

MARTIN COUNTY BOARD ALLOWS SINGLE PLAYER RACQUET SPORTS

4/22/2020

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners met on Tuesday, April 21, approving a motion to allow singles and single player racquet sports at Martin County parks.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/21/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Daily Update - April 21

4/21/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is providing daily updates on the efforts made to address the challenges to Florida’s Reemployment Assistance program in response to COVID-19. This includes a new State Reemployment Assistance Claims Dashboard that will be updated daily to reflect the total number of Reemployment Assistance Claims submitted, verified, processed, and paid.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/20/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Daily Update and Launches State Reemployment Assistance Claims Dashboard

4/20/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will provide daily updates on the efforts made to address the challenges to Florida’s Reemployment Assistance program in response to COVID-19. This includes a new State Reemployment Assistance Claims Dashboard that will be updated daily to reflect the total number of Reemployment Assistance Claims submitted, verified, processed, and paid.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/19/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/18/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/17/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Paycheck Protection Program No Longer Taking Applications

4/17/2020

The SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based on available appropriations funding.

MARTIN COUNTY CONTINUING DECLARATION OF STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY

4/17/2020

The Martin County Local State of Emergency was extended to 4/20/2020 to include previously issued Emergency Orders.

Martin County community update

4/17/2020

RECENT UPDATES

Save Small Business Fund

4/17/2020

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial relief through the Save Small Business Fund. The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative to offer $5,000 grants that provide short-term relief for employers across the United States and its territories.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/16/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

KEEPING FLORIDIANS FIRST - COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Individuals

4/16/2020

At the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), providing state and federal resources to communities, businesses and Floridians is our top priority.

In coordination with state and federal partners, resources are available to assist employers and individuals impacted by the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

To assist small businesses and their employees, loans and short-time compensation programs to bridge the gap are available.

To assist individuals, resources including Reemployment Assistance are available.

Additionally, on Friday, March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law, which will expand Reemployment Assistance benefits. Changes are being incorporated into program resource guides and additional information will be made available as we receive guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/15/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 - Emergency Order 041320 - FLHSMV

4/15/2020

On March 9, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-52 providing that “[e]ach state agency may suspend the provision of any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or the orders or rules of that agency, if strict compliance with the provision of any such statute, order, or rule would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the emergency.”

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/14/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Important Health Care Provider Updates for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

4/14/2020

The Florida Department of Health has established a mechanism for health care workers who are un-employed, furloughed or interested in volunteering to provide healthcare to areas impacted by COVID-19 to register in a resource pool that can be called upon when hospitals or long term care facilities need assistance.

COVID-19 FAQs

4/14/2020

Find answers about Coronavirus from across the government.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/13/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/12/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/11/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/10/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Treasury, IRS launch new tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments

4/10/2020

IRS.gov feature helps people who normally don't file get payments; second tool next week provides taxpayers with payment delivery date and provide direct deposit information

Martin County community update: April 10, 2020

4/10/2020

Recent updates.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/9/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

GOLF COURSES MAY REMAIN OPEN TO RESIDENTS AND MEMBERS, PARKS OPEN TO PASSIVE RECREATION ONLY

4/9/2020

At the special meeting of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners this morning, the board voted to allow golf courses to remain open provided they restrict access.

At all Martin County courses, players will be required to show proof of Martin County residency or club membership as of April 9, 2020. Proof of residency includes a Florida ID with a Martin County address or a current utility bill with a Martin County service address. Guests are not permitted.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/8/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SCHEDULES SPECIAL MEETINGS

4/8/2020

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a weekly special meeting to discuss COVID-19 related issues. With the exception of this week, these meetings will be held Fridays at 9 a.m. This week, due to the Good Friday holiday, the Board will be meeting on Thursday, April 9.

Coronavirus Rumor Control

4/8/2020

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.

MARTIN COUNTY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS OPEN ON WEEKDAYS, SOME PARK FACILITIES CLOSED

4/8/2020

At the Martin County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, April 7, the board authorized closures related to county parks including the closure of playgrounds; tennis, pickleball and basketball courts; restroom facilities; and athletic fields for organized and pickup play.

In addition, commissioners agreed that Martin County-owned boat ramps will be open for recreational boating activities on weekdays and be closed on weekends only. Ramps will close at 8 p.m. on Friday night and reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday morning.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/7/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Statewide health emergency: COVID-19 Update #8

4/7/2020

Stuart, FL - As number of patients with COVID-19 in Martin County continue to rise, city officials are working around the clock to ensure essential municipal services are maintained while keeping both city employees and the public safe. In an effort to provide the best service and safety standards for Stuart residents and businesses, City Manager David Dyess enacted the following new protecting measures today...

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Improvements to State Reemployment Assistance Program

4/7/2020

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, during a COVID-19 response roundtable at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Governor Ron DeSantis announced actions the state is taking to improve Florida’s reemployment assistance program. The Governor was joined at the roundtable by Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Ken Lawson, Department of Management Services (DMS) Secretary Jonathan Satter and Department of Revenue (DOR) Executive Director Dr. Jim Zingale.

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

4/7/2020

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

Coronavirus Resources

4/7/2020

Congressman Brian Mast's Office

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/6/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/5/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resource Center - Florida Chamber of Commerce

4/5/2020

Key Guidance and Direction – Essential Services and Activities Order & FAQs

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/4/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Essential Services List

4/4/2020

Governor DeSantis' Executive Order 20-91

Statewide health emergency: COVID-19 Update #7

4/4/2020

Stuart, FL – The City Commission adopted two resolutions at a special meeting today to extend the local declaration of emergency to May 11, 2020 and to ratify Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-91 as part of the “safer at home” restrictions of gatherings and movement of persons for nonessential travel. 

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/3/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Important COVID-19 Resources for Residents

4/3/2020

City of Stuart

MARTIN COUNTY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS TO CLOSE

4/3/2020

All Martin County-owned boat ramps will be closed to recreational boating activities beginning Friday, April 3 at 5 a.m. At this time, licensed commercial fisherman will be permitted to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the boat ramps in Sandsprit Park. Commercial fisherman will be required to produce a copy of their commercial license, and/or a Martin County business tax receipt, to utilize the ramps.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/2/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Executive Order 20-91 - Safer at Home

4/2/2020

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91, requiring all persons in Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities..

Top SBA Lenders – Florida

4/2/2020

Big, nationwide banks were among the largest lenders to “The Sunshine State” businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program. Whether your business is a restaurant, auto repair, medical practice, funeral home, veterinary or hotel, your mission is to exceed your customer expectations. So, if you’re ready to step up your business to the next level, here are the top  SBA Lenders in Florida:

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

4/1/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Assistance for Small Businesses

4/1/2020

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

SFWMD Notice of Temporary District Land Closures

4/1/2020

As part of its ongoing efforts to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 and protect public safety, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will temporarily close public access for recreation to several District-managed properties, effective at 6 p.m. (ET) on April 1, 2020

EMERGENCY BOCC MEETING SCHEDULED APRIL 3

4/1/2020

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Friday, April 3 at 9:00 a.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library to discuss adopting a “Safer at Home” order in light of Governor Ron DeSantis updating and clarifying public access restrictions in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties yesterday, March 30.

Martin County: COVID-19 Daily Update

3/31/2020

Highlights of the day’s local, state and case-related information related to COVID-19.

Treasure Coast Food Bank to hold Drive-Through Mobile Pantry food distributions in Martin County

3/31/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Treasure Coast Food Bank is committed to serving all people affected by this unprecedented event. Treasure Coast Food Bank will hold two drive-through Mobile Pantries this week to provide emergency food assistance for families affected by the novel coronavirus. The Food Bank is continuing to meet needs of residents throughout the community seven days a week.

SFWMD Temporarily Closing Lake Okeechobee Navigational Locks to Protect Public Safety

3/31/2020

Four locks on north shore of lake are closed and hours restricted at fifth lock for safety due to lake conditions 

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) RESOURCES - Martin County School District

3/31/2020

On Monday, March 30, 2020, FDOE issued an additional recommendation that schools remain closed through May 1, 2020. As such, all schools operated by the Martin County School District will remain closed through May 1, 2020.

CARES Act: Small Business FAQ - Small Business Assistance

3/31/2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed. This section of the bill, known as the Paycheck Protection Program, provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers keep their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.

CARES Act: Recovery Check FAQ - Individual Assistance

3/31/2020

Congress passed legislation called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide direct financial relief to American families as we deal with the impacts of the coronavirus. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding eligibility for this assistance courtesy of the Senate Finance Committee

Coronavirus News Update - Congressman Mast

3/30/2020

I am working closely with federal, state and local officials to monitor the coronavirus and mitigate its spread in our community. Here are a few updates on our progress to keep you and your family safe during this time of uncertainty.

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

3/30/2020

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Martin County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

3/30/2020

Last updated: March 30, 2020 at 11:10 a.m.

Martin County Office of Tourism Update #4

3/28/2020

HELP MEASURING THE IMPACT: Destinations across Florida are asking partners to help document the economic impact of COVID-19 on tourism, and we urge you to take a 5-minute survey (survey link) to provide your input. Your answers are confidential and will be seen only by the research firm Downs & St. Germain Research. All organizations are requesting the same information, and the data collected will be consolidated into statewide impact reports.

Statewide health emergency: COVID-19 Update #6

3/27/2020

Stuart, FL – The City is working around the clock to ensure essential municipal services are maintained while we keep our employees and the public safe.  For the benefit of our residents, we are providing all previously announced information and all new changes to operations and facilities into this larger information release. 

Martin County School District Closely Monitoring Spread of Coronavirus

3/26/2020

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) RESOURCES

COVID-19 and the American Workplace

3/26/2020

The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program Guide

3/26/2020

This pilot program allows SBA Express Lenders authority to deliver expedited SBA-guaranteed financing on an emergency basis for disaster-related purposes to eligible small businesses, while the small businesses apply for and await long-term financing.

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

3/26/2020

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.

These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.
 

USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

3/25/2020

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.

Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Two New Deaths Related to COVID-19, 6 p.m. Update - March 24th

3/25/2020

~1,379 positive cases in Florida Residents and 88 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

White House, Senate Reach Deal on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package

3/25/2020

The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning on a massive $2-trillion relief package aimed at jolting the economy from the detrimental impact amid the coronavirus outbreak crisis.

COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund - UNITED WAY

3/25/2020

While 10 percent of Martin County households are living in poverty another 28 percent are considered ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). They're living one missed paycheck away from being unable to meet their most basic needs, like housing and healthcare.

That means 1 in 3 families will be disproportionately affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) as businesses close and their hours are reduced. This vulnerable population is also forced to make the difficult choice of going to work sick or not being paid.

15 Days to Slow the Spread

3/25/2020

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Martin County Dining at a DIstance

3/24/2020

Support Martin County, FL restaurants, while responsibly practicing social distancing.

COVID-19 FL Tourism Impacts

3/24/2020

See up-to-date information on COVID-19 impacts on tourism in Florida.

COVID-19 Resources and Information for Businesses - VISIT FLORIDA

3/24/2020

Resources for Businesses, Employers & Employees

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources - SBA

3/24/2020

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

TREASURE COAST REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL - Dealing with Impacts from COVID-19

3/24/2020

Resources for Small Businesses in Florida

All Florida State Parks to close to the public effective Monday, March 23rd

3/24/2020

DEP has taken many measures to continue providing resource recreation at our state parks during this time, such as limiting operating hours and reducing visitor capacity at parks with high visitation. Unfortunately, this has not resulted in the reductions needed to best protect public health and safety as Florida continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Live Stream Regarding COVID-19

3/24/2020

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis held a live stream briefing to provide updates and discuss the State of Florida’s ongoing response to COVID-19.

During the briefing, Governor DeSantis announced Executive Order 20-80, which requires those who travel to Florida from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the state. 

Governor Ron DeSantis Requests Major Disaster Declaration from President Donald Trump

3/23/2020

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump formally requesting that he declare a Major Disaster as Florida responds to COVID-19.

The letter requested the inclusion of the following Individual Assistance Programs in the declaration: Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Crisis Counseling, Community Disaster Loans and the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program.

The declaration is submitted as a result of the COVID-19 response for the incident period beginning January 20, 2020, for all sixty-seven (67) counties. In addition to the Individual Assistance Programs, the declaration requests additional resources and support from FEMA.

Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One New Death Related to COVID-19, 11 a.m. Update - March 23rd

3/23/2020

~1,096 positive cases in Florida Residents and 75 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

Florida COVID-19 Case Map by County

3/23/2020

Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard, updated twice daily at 11am and 6pm.

Coronavirus Rumor Control

3/23/2020

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, stay informed with our updated myth vs. facts related to the federal (COVID-19) response.

Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

3/23/2020

Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out.

MARTIN COUNTY TO CLOSE COUNTY-OWNED BEACHES AT SUNSET SUNDAY, MARCH 22

3/23/2020

To protect the health and well-being of residents and visitors, Martin County will be closing all county-owned beaches to public access until further notice. This does not apply to property owners, residents and visitors at beachfront properties, who may access the beach via private access. The beach closure will go into effect at sunset Sunday, March 22. The closure includes Sand Dune Cafe at Jensen Beach. 

COVID-19 price gouging hotline started

3/23/2020

Following Executive Order 20-52, Attorney General Ashley Moody activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline for all consumers. The Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline can only be activated following a state of emergency declaration issued by the Governor and covers essential commodities outlined in Florida Statute, Section 501.160.

SBA Disaster Assistance

3/20/2020

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

 

COVID-19 Business Recovery

3/20/2020

This is where businesses requesting assistance will need to begin in terms of submitting applications. 

Coronavirus Financial Relief

3/20/2020

We are working closely with federal, state and local officials to monitor the coronavirus and mitigate its spread in our community. We are also working to help our community’s businesses during this time of uncertainty so that they can continue to pay and provide benefits to their employees.

The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates

3/19/2020

The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue this update every day, seven days per week. 

Your Guide To Self-Isolation And Social Distancing In Martin County

3/19/2020

There’s no denying that the world has entered uncharted territory since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the globe. In this period of uncertainty, there are various ways to stay safe and implement best practices for prevention while still enjoying the natural wonders and small businesses that make Martin County so unique.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE - Martin County Tourism

3/19/2020

The health and safety of our visitors and residents is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation and working with the Martin County Emergency Management Agency, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County and VISIT FLORIDA, to gather and share the latest developments. As of this writing, there are no confirmed cases in Martin County or the Treasure Coast.

Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One New Death Related to COIVD-19, 6 p.m. Update

3/18/2020

~299 positive cases in Florida Residents and 29 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

Statewide health emergency: COVID-19 Update #5

3/18/2020

The City of Stuart is making the following changes to city operations in response to the growing threat of COVID-19:

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

3/18/2020

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

The State of Florida Issues Updates on COVID-19

3/18/2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue this update every day, seven days per week.
Governor Ron DeSantis is in constant communication with Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz and State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees as the State of Florida continues to monitor and respond to the threat of COVID-19.

Martin County Public Transit Updates

3/18/2020

MARTY, Martin County’s public transit service, will continue to provide service for riders performing essential activities. Increased cleaning and disinfecting will continue to be performed on all vehicles and at bus stops with seating.

SPECIAL BOCC MEETING TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

3/17/2020

County staff will brief the Board of County Commissioners on what we are doing at our local level for COVID-19, our current efforts and status.

Coronavirus Florida: Governor closes bars, limits restaurants and beach gatherings

3/17/2020

Bars and night clubs will be closed for at least 30 days

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

3/17/2020

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

3/17/2020

Myth Busters

Governor Ron DeSantis Activates Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/16/2020

The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at https://floridadisaster.biz/

Martin County Coronavirus Updates

3/16/2020

Partnering with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Martin County is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard

3/16/2020

This map shows the confirmed cases of COVID-19 by county within the State of Florida. 

For more information about COVID-19, visit FLHealth.gov or click here. 

COVID-19 General Prevention

3/16/2020

Protect yourself from all infectious deseases by using these precautions.

Coronavirus Map

3/16/2020

Tracking the Coronavirus Contagion: Active Cases

Resources for Businesses and Employers

3/16/2020

Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019.

Florida Department of Health Announces New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Florida

3/13/2020

The Florida Department of Health has announced 15 new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida. To keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the virus, the Department is issuing regular updates as information becomes available.

Community Spread of COVID 19: What Does That Mean?

3/12/2020

As more cases of the coronavirus are found in Florida, there are questions about whether it is being spread from person to person within the community.

Coronavirus Update #4 for Nursing Homes

3/12/2020

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Emergency Order (20-002) regarding visitation in Florida's nursing homes and other facilities (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family care homes, long term care facilities and adult group homes).

Florida Chamber of Commerce Releases Coronavirus Resource Webpage

3/12/2020

To help Florida Chamber members follow the facts of the Coronavirus, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today released our Florida Chamber Coronavirus resource webpage with information business leaders can use to prepare, both internally and externally, for potential impacts from the Coronavirus. This webpage includes important links from Governor DeSantis’ office, the Emergency Operations Center, Centers for Disease Control, Florida Department of Health and our partners at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and it will be updated regularly.

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