The Florida Department of Education has released additional announcements regarding COVID-19 and the remainder of the school year including school closures, distance learning, and event cancellations. Those details can be accessed here.
Parents and caregivers are getting creative to ensure learning continues during these unforeseen times by creating daily schedules and accessing online resources like PBS.
Several companies are reducing or waiving subscription costs. Information regarding educational companies can be accessed here.
Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Nikki Fried has activated the 2-1-1 Call/Text Line for Free Children’s Meals at Summer BreakSpot locations. Click here to find a site, text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-21, or call 2-1-1.
Feeding America has 9 food banks serving Florida. Those locations can be found here.
To report impacts to your business, please visit https://floridadisaster.biz
The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Federal Disaster Loan Assistance. Applications can be accessed here.
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19.
Civil & Criminal Proceedings
The Florida Department of Corrections has suspended institution visitations, but mail, phone calls, and video visitations are still permitted.
Clerks of Court across the state are amending services, hearings, and deadlines. To find information on your county, please access the directory here.
Sheriffs across the state are announcing amended services. To find information on your county, please access the directory here.
For testing, updates, and preparedness information, you may go to the Florida Department of Health webpage: www.floridahealth.gov
The Florida Department of Health has established a COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7. The phone number is 1-866-779-6121 and the email is [email protected].
The World Health Organization offers a Q&A on COVID-19 that explains a wide range of relevant information: www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
The Center for Disease Control is regularly updating its website with the latest data and research on the coronavirus: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
For travel advisory updates, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Updates to public transportation services can be accessed by visiting the American Public Transportation Association Directory here.
Enterprise is lowering minimum rental age to 18 to provide students ease of access to travel home. Details here.
Frontier is providing free domestic travel for college students: https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-airlines-announces-college-students-fly-free/?fbclid=IwAR3CIIY-N8gTYOh61DAo_YKj1wU5Lll-pu8Ugprf9Gqa-CubaE3ECnw4uj8
To report price gouging or fraud, Florida's Price Gouging Hotline is now open and can be accessed by calling (866) 9NO-SCAM or visiting https://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/0/308348F71208C29085256EED00604673?OpenDocument
Charter Communications is offering free access to Spectrum Broadband for new K-12 and collegiate households. More info here.
Comcast is offering low-income customers two months of free internet access. More info here.
Verizon Wireless is providing several offers to customers. Those details can be accessed here.
T-Mobile is providing all customers with unlimited smartphone data and an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot service for plans with hotspot data: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response?icid=MGPO_TMO_U_CUSTSUPT_Z2739VFSHS97O7KGF20085
At&T is proving all internet customers with unlimited internet data and free service for new customers. More info here.
The April 15 tax filing deadline has been extended: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
Here's a list of stores with amended store hours for seniors.
Information on utilities that have suspended disconnections can be accessed here.
Information on statewide closures can be accessed here. Further announcements relative to specific counties and municipalities will be coming from your local government officials.