UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2020: PINELLAS COUNTY COMMISSION HAS EXTENDED THE MASK ORDINANCE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2020
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.”
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
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
Use this website to file for unemployment
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.
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.
BayCare COVID-19 Testing Centers: CLICK HERE
Toolkit for Tourism Businesses: CLICK HERE
VISIT FLORIDA COVID-19 Dashboard: CLICK HERE
Business Directory Pages: