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UPDATE AS OF MAY 18TH, 2020: BEGINNING AT 12:01AM, MAY 18TH, FLORIDA HAS ENTERED A "FULL PHASE ONE". VIEW EXECUTIVE ORDER HERE.

FOR BUSINESSES

Pinellas County CARES Small Business Grant Program

City of Clearwater's Back 2 Business Grant Program (CLOSED)

AMPLIFY Clearwater's: Operation Forward - A Guide To Reopening Your Business In the Age Of COVID-19

Re-Open Florida Task Force Report

Opening Up America Again

A resource page from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
 
A resource page by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, including links to Resilience in a Box and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Quick Guides.
 
FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members.
 
Disaster planning toolkit, losses of business income implications, worker compensation, and more
 
Fisher Phillips has assembled a cross-disciplinary taskforce of attorneys across the country to address the many employment-related issues facing employers.
During these difficult times, iHeartMedia is determined to help our Tampa and Florida businesses get through this successfully and thrive on the other side. As a part of our efforts, we have developed the web site “Keep Florida Going.”
Work From Home Relief Kit
DEX Imaging is committed to helping those affected by Covid-19. In an effort to help maintain your business continuity as many of our customers work from home, we are offering short term printer rental programs.
Feature Your Small business on iHeart Radio
iHeart is committed to serving our neighbors. We will provide :15 second on-air messages at no charge. Our focus is locally owned and operated small businesses or local non-profit that are still open and serving their neighbors.  All you would need to do is a :15 second script along with your contact information. If a script isn’t possible send the basic who/what/when/where and website information and we’ll write the script. Reach out to the Chamber and we will connect you with Tom.
 
In order to help our community, both our radio show and blog will -- for free -- make announcements on each show of some of the businesses still open and operating. We can also include short messages for each such as your specials, take-out service, discounts, changes in hours of operation, in need of special help, etc.
When the coast is finally clear and our business community is again fully operational, we'll mention those companies again!
 

FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

For information on evaluating patients for COVID-19 from FloridaHealth.gov
 

FOR TOURISM

A message from our local convention & visitors bureau regarding travel bans, event cancellations, etc
A message from The Official Tourism Marketing Corporation for the State of Florida
 
If you recently traveled internationally to one of these affected geographic areas within the last 14 days
 

FOR EMPLOYEES

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Use this website to file for unemployment

Stimulus Checks

Use this site as a resource if you have not yet received your direct deposit or check.

An overview of information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak. Includes links to OSHA standards, control and prevention, by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
 
Each grant applicant will be pre-screened for compliance with the eligibility and application requirements on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis by USBG National Charity Foundation staff or other persons designated by USBG Foundation’s President.
 
The Short-Time Compensation program is a voluntary employer program designed to help employers maintain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying off employees. 
 
United Way Worldwide's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund supports communities by helping local United Ways respond, and bolstering 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis.
 

AMPLIFY CLEARWATER'S PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS

Small Business updates and resources from the Florida SBDC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Local Business Updates

Clearwater is a community that has always prided itself on taking care of our neighbors. While the long term impact of COVID-19 remains to be seen, many of our local businesses have already felt the pain of a downturn in sales.

Now more than ever we need to be mindful of Shopping Local. 

As citizens, we are all making adjustments to our daily routines to ensure the health and safety of our families, friends, and neighbors. 

Update from FRLA: CLICK HERE

BayCare COVID-19 Testing Centers: CLICK HERE

Toolkit for Tourism Businesses: CLICK HERE

VISIT FLORIDA COVID-19 Dashboard: CLICK HERE

 

 

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