COVID-19 Business Disaster Recovery Assistance

Business Disaster Recovery Resources

STATE RESOURCES:

Florida Department of Health – Florida Department of Health Covid-19
Information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.
For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, individuals and businesses can contact the Florida Department of Health dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

FloridaDisaster.Biz – FloridaDisaster.Biz
Information regarding business preparedness, recovery, online training, links, and news. When activated, houses the Florida Business Damage Assessment.
During an activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), the Florida Private Sector Hotline will be activated.

Florida Private Sector Hotline: 850-815-4925
Email: ESF18@em.myflorida.com

For information about Emergency Support Function 18 (Business, Industry and Economic Stability) and Florida’s Public-Private Partnerships, please email ESF18@em.myflorida.com

Florida Chamber of Commerce – Florida Chamber Follow Facts, Not Fear
The Florida Chamber is the official state chapter of the National Safety Council. This webpage includes important links from Governor DeSantis’ office, the Emergency Operations Center, Centers for Disease Control, Florida Department of Health and our partners at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and it will be updated regularly.


FEDERAL RESOURCES:

Center for Disease Control (CDC) – Center for Disease Control Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Provides detailed planning considerations and recommended strategies for employers to use now.

OSHA – OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – U.S. Small Business Administration Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Assistance
These resources can help small businesses develop a plan to protect their employees, lessen the financial impact of disasters, and re-open for business quickly to support the economic recovery of the community.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – FEMA.gov News Releases

FEMA Mobile App – Receive severe weather alerts, driving directions to disaster recovery centers, save a custom list RE emergency kit and meeting spot, tips to stay safe for over 20 types of hazards.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to ensure we are all adequately prepared to protect Americans at home and abroad. The website provides great resources for all businesses, including small businesses.


PREPAREDNESS TOOLS:

Comprehensive and customized business disaster preparedness planning information, materials and training videos