The information on this page is designed to assist you in light of the events surrounding COVID-19. A lot of this information is new and outside of the scope of our expertise. We encourage you all to reach out to your, tax professionals, legal experts, and or the direct lines provided by these agencies. Understand the information on this page is not intended to be legal advice. Our goal is to simply where you go to find information related to COVID-19 and your business. Employees will also find needed information. Be sure to continue to visit this page from time to time for updates.  Scroll down not to miss anything.

Employers:

The information below will help you, apply for business loans, learn about recent legislation passed by congress, and provide recommendations for operating your business during this pandemic.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) passed in mid-March. It requires certain employers provide employees with sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for reason related to COVID-19. FFCRA will be effective through December 31st, 2020.  

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides over $2 trillion for business, individuals, federal agencies and more. Small businesses are encouraged to keep their employees on payroll by using the Paycheck Protection Program. Which is a loan that can be forgiven if you meet the requirements. As of 5/27 39% of the funding remains from the second round. They have been talks of expanding the usage time of the PPP from 8 weeks to 6 months. Once confirmed we will update as necessary. 

Employer Resources 

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Info

Small Businesses with 2-100 employees can apply for an interest free loan through May 8th 2020.

CDC Interim Guidance for Business and Employees

Refer to the guidelines from the CDC for how to maintain a safe working environment during this time. Link Updated 4/13

OSHA Guidance

OSHA has publish guidance for how to prepare your workplace for the return of your employees in light of COVID-19. Link ADDED 4/29

Paycheck Protection Program

Keep your employees on payroll with the Paycheck Protection Program. The PPP is a loan that can be forgiven if your meet the requirements. For more info click here.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The FFCR Act updates the current policies for who is eligible for paid leave. Link Updated 4/13

 

 

SBA: Disaster Loan Program

$10,000 loan that doesn’t have to be repaid. This is for small business with temporary difficulties. This is not the same as the Paycheck Protection Program. Link Updated 4/13

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to questions surround the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for the US Treasury surrounding the Paycheck Protection Program. The most recent question focus on larger companies that received money when they should not have received money.

Please hang in your office

The FFCRA goes into place on April 1st of 2020. You must have a poster, like this one (poster) visible for your employees to see.

CARES Act Eligibility Worksheet

The US Chamber of Commerce provides eligibility insights into the CARES Act. This program does have loan forgiveness. Material Updated 4/9

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to questions surround the Pay Check Protection program that is included in the CARES Act.

Templates

Furlough Template

Download the Word template to assist you during a furlough. 

Work from Home Template

Template to use for employees that need to work from home. 

Temporary Layoff Template

Download the Word template to assist you during a temporary layoff.

Communication for Positive Test

Use this template, if someone test positive for COVID-19 and you want to make other employees aware. Do not name the person. 

Permanent Layoff Template

Download the Word template to assist you during when permanently laying someone off. 

Permanent Layoff Template

Download the Word template to assist you during when permanently laying someone off. 

Health Resources

COVID-19 FLORIDA CASES

Update to date information from the Florida Dept of Health 

15 Days to Slow the Spread

CDC and White House 15 Day Outline to Slow the Spread of COVID-19.

Additional Resources 

Tax Deadline Extended

The deadline for individuals and businesses has been moved to July 15th, 2020 due to COVID-19.

Winter Haven Chamber Info

Great resource for information in Winter Haven, FL.

Employees

Restaurant Employee Grant

$500 first come first serve grant for restaurant employees. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to questions surround the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. 

File for Unemployment

File for unemployment with the State of Florida. For questions and updates reach of to the Florida Dept of Economic Opportunity. Please allow a couple weeks for updates due to the COVID-19 related claims. 

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