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Business Re-Opening Guidance

Download these critical business resources to prepare your company to safely return after the pandemic.

Lear Safe Work Playbook

A practical, interactive guide for companies preparing to open after the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Guidance

Guidance for businesses preparing to safely re-open facilities after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidance from Agency Leaders

Guidance from Local Healthcare Leaders

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Industry Associations

These associations have put together industry-relevant information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and guidelines for business re-opening.

Orlando Business helpline

Connect with Business Support (BRACE)

The Business Recovery Assistance Collaborative Engagement (BRACE) Program was created by the Orlando Economic Partnership in collaboration with business resource and support organizations throughout the region to provide recovery assistance to small and medium sized businesses during this unprecedented national crisis.

How the CARES Act Impacts Business

Get insight on how the CARES Act, the $377 billion federal stimulus package to provide in emergency relief to small businesses in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, affects businesses and how to take advantage of its funding opportunities.

Connect with Lenders for Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recommends working with your current bank to find and apply for the most applicable loan programs for your business. If your existing bank is not offering loans, consider these resources:

Banks

Non-Bank Lenders & FinTechs

*Required to have account to apply for PPP loan

Additional Recovery Resources

ORANGE CARES: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security

As part of the Federal CARES Act, Orange County Government has received $243 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds. These funds will be distributed back into the community, and used for local government expenses related to the response to COVID-19. Orange County Government has created four funding categories and one replenishment category to ensure that the funds are able to meet the immediate and personal need of residents, business owners, nonprofits, municipal and community partners.

Please note: Orange County Government is working to finalize the application details to access CARES Act funding and an announcement will be made soon.” This funding is not yet available so we do not want businesses to think they can access it yet. 

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Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Learn more about how to apply by contacting the organization.

Florida Short-Time Compensation Program

The Short Time Compensation program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff.

The program permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a Short Time Compensation plan to avoid total layoff of some employees.

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Research and impact planning

Orlando Business Impact Survey

The Orlando Economic Partnership is collected information through a series of surveys regarding the extent the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has affected regional business operations.

What employers need to know

Policy Action

What employers need to know about policy changes at the federal, state and local level. 

LATEST UPDATE
The President has signed the $2 trillion stimulus package into law. This package will provide support businesses and employers need to stay viable through the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Federal Response Timeline

Here is an overview of the federal legislation that has been inacted regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business Assistance

These local, state and federal resources are available to support businesses during a disaster or crisis. Learn more about how these programs can assist your businesses, as well as how to apply and access these resources.

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Agency Leaders

While this is a quickly evolving situation, we will work to provide up-to-date information, actionable intelligence and help employers adopt a prepared mindset to focus on the health of their business. Here is some of the latest, most relevant information and resources for employers from national health organizations and agency leaders.

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State and Local Notifications

Stay informed by visiting these state and local organizations, and follow their news and social media channels for updates.

Orange County

Orange County Utilities Suspends Late Payment Fees: In addition to the current policy suspending disconnections for non-payment, Orange County Utilities will suspend late payment fees for residential water and wastewater customers effective Monday, March 23.

COVID-19 Crisis Assistance Program: Due to the overwhelming response from the community, Orange County is increasing its staff members for its COVID-19 Crisis Assistance Program. In response to a high call volume, Orange County is offering an online form to help streamline the process. Those unable to fill out a form online can call at 407-836-6500 Mon – Fri. 8 a.m. to noon.

Orange County Issues ‘Stay At Home,’ Order Effective March 26, 2020: FAQs

City of Orlando

City of Orlando – Stay at Home Executive Order: What You Need to Know

City of Orlando COVID-19 Data Tracker

Osceola County

Flattening The Curve: Osceola Issues ‘Stay at Home,” Order Effective March 26, 2020

Local Healthcare Leaders Support

AdventHealth

Contact the AdventHealth hotline by calling 1.877.847.8747.

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Resources for Safe Business Re-Opening

Nemours

Get the latest updates from Nemours Children’s Health System.

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Orlando Health

Contact the Orlando Health hotline by calling 877.321.2684.

Get More Support

Visit the Business Resource Center

Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health has established a COVID-19 call center that can be reached at 1.866.779.6121.

The call center is available to residents and visitors Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Florida Blue

Florida Blue opened up a FREE 24-hour emotional support helpline for ANY FLORIDIANS who may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, fear and grief due to COVID19.

Call 833.848.1762 to be connected with bilingual behavioral health counselors.

Critical Information

Research and Impact Planning

Use these tools and resources to help identify vulnerable populations and learn more about the economic impact of Coronavirus on Orlando.

This includes collecting informationt through a series of surveys regarding the extent the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has affected regional business operations.

Support Small business on social media

#PickUpOrlando Campaign

As the convener and catalyst for the business community, the Partnership, along with the Chamber and Tech Council, is aligning the region with one voice when it comes to supporting small businesses and the local community.

The #PickUpOrlando social media campaign encourages community members to tell us how they “pick up” Orlando.​ To participate, post a photo of yourself supporting a local business and tag three friends to do the same. ​Use the verbiage “I support (name of business or organization) and use hashtag #PickUpOrlando​.

RESPONDING TO COVID-19

Webinar Series

Re-play the webinars hosted to help employers and small business owners during the pandemic.

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The Orlando Economic Partnership is working hard to ensure that we provide the most up-to-date and relevant information for our regional employers. If you or your company has information to share regarding the outbreak and its impact on the business community, please reach out.