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Corona Virus Updates

Martin County Board of County Commissioners emergency meeting cancelled

4/2/2020

COVID-19 Release #15

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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