Congress has passed a $484 billion economic aid package titled, The Paycheck Protection Program and the Health Care Enhancement Act. The president is expected to sign this into law quickly. Specific to small business, the bill includes $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program and $60 billion for the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program (includes $10 billion allocated for the EIDL Emergency Advance). We encourage all small businesses to take action and apply for these programs now OR reach out to your lender for PPP or the SBA for EIDL to check the status of your applications.


Policy Action

The Orlando Economic Partnership is closely monitoring policy decisions at the federal, state and local level. This is an up-to-date list of important information and resources for businesses and employers from a public policy standpoint.

Federal Legislation

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

COVID-19 Federal Response Timeline

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes provisions related to financial assistance employers are required to provide during challenging circumstances for employees who need to take emergency leave. The chart below summarizes the specifics around the requirements and for more information from the Department of Labor click here.

Stay informed

Key Government Action

The Orlando Economic Partnership public policy and advocacy is providing daily updates to keep employers abreast of the more important actions at the local, state and federal government level.

Local Government Updates

State Government Updates

Federal Government Updates

Updates from Leading Firms

Policy Action News

Get In Touch

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.