In uncertain times, we must all come together and work as a community to fight this virus. Along with following the news and state guidelines, here are some resources to help you and your business not only survive but thrive in these uncertain times.
We’ve created a living and breathing document of resources and updates on reopening, financial help, individual help, and business help. We will update this resource weekly.
COVID-19 Case Count & Stats :
This website has current and up-to-date COVID information, such as total cases in FL, total deaths, ICU beds open, free testing areas, and whether or not individual counties are capable of opening. Genuinely very helpful and is one of the most reliable sources for COVID information in the state of FL.
County-by-County Mask Requirements:
This website has the current counties that require face masks in the state of Florida. Find your county and when and where you need to be wearing a mask.
Tampa Testing & Rules:
This website has Tampa-specific information on the coronavirus, from executive order information to testing site locations. You can watch daily case counts and FAQs about the virus and get details about how to get tested in a location near you.
Business Rules & Relief Help:
This article has tons of resources for businesses impacted by the coronavirus and different resources that can help them out.
Small Business Help:
This guide breaks down how to navigate the current pandemic as a small business and also provides information on various loans that are available for those in need.
Rapid Response Recovery Assistance Program (R3): Economic Recovery Financial Assistance:
This program aims to assist small local businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Managing Your Finances During the Coronavirus Outbreak.
The coronavirus has destabilized the economy and had impacts on workers across the globe. Taking steps to get help and taking the reins of your money can help you ride out the storm.
LendEDU provides individuals and business owners with a look inside how COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of our financial lives and tips for how to manage your finances during COVID-19.
Highlights of the article include:
A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know:
As the novel coronavirus continues to infect people across the nation, COVID-19 is forcing businesses to shut down and causing millions of Americans to file for unemployment. Annuity.org has put together a fantastic resource for everything finance-related for companies and individuals so you can take control of your finances and live even during these uncertain times.
One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together:
One Tampa is an effort to help preserve everything we love about our city. The City of Tampa established this fund to help individuals and small businesses that were affected by helping them with basic needs – rent and essential utilities.
Now is the time to rally together and rise up as One.
SBDC COVID-19 Resources:
The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and our state and federal partners remain committed to helping you access the disaster capital and resources your business needs to recover, rebuild, and grow.
This resource provides information for small business owners, such as grant and loan applications, reopening guidelines, and any additional training necessary for reopening transitions.
Hillsborough County Back To Business Toolkit
This toolkit was created to provide you with the resources you need to resume safe operation and put the current health and safety guidelines provided by federal, state, and local government agencies at your fingertips.
Mental Health Resources:
Local Assistance For Mental Health Support:
Anyone can find themselves facing a crisis in life, and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is here to help residents.
Wellness Resources For Mental Health and Well-being.
The national Disaster Distress Helpline is available to anyone experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to speak to a counselor. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Telehealth and Online Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens not only health, life, and the economy. It threatens a recovery from substance abuse.
There is an absence of information regarding online recovery options during this health crisis. Sunshine Behavioral Health took on the challenge of spreading education and awareness during these trying times.
Sunshine Behavioral Health is a non-profit and provides resources and a hotline to help patients during these trying and stressful times.
- Social distancing information
- What is Telehealth
- Online support group information