Note – As businesses begin to reopen, these updates will now be published weekly on Wednesdays.
The stock market responds well to reopening efforts around the country, while businesses try to make the most of the new economic reality.
Economic Relief Programs
As the PPP frenzy begins to slow during the second round of the program, focus shifts to PPP loan forgiveness and tax implications.
Local Business Updates
Businesses in Tampa Bay and Jacksonville continue to open in accordance with Governor DeSantis’ guidelines. Jacksonville prepares to enter “Phase 2” of its city-wide reopening.
A selection of helpful strategic resources from Forbes, PRSA, and the Muma College of Business on how to shift businesses practices during this time of crisis.
Numbers as of End-of-Day 5/12/20
There have now been 41,923 cases throughout the state of Florida and 1,779 deaths.
Totals by county:
Duval: 1,186 cases and 29 deaths
Hillsborough: 1,473 cases and 41 deaths
Orange: 1,537 cases and 35 deaths
Pasco: 302 cases and 9 deaths
Pinellas: 909 cases and 62 deaths
Polk: 675 cases and 35 deaths
For updated data, visit: https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86.
Florida Department of Health: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus
Florida Chamber of Commerce: https://www.flchamber.com/follow-facts-not-fear/
Tampa Chamber of Commerce: https://www.tampabaychamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/coronavirus-updates.aspx
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce: https://jaxchamber.com/coronavirusbusinessresources/
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce: https://www.lakelandchamber.com/covid-19-resources/
St. Pete Chamber of Commerce: https://www.stpete.com/resource-guide-for-coronavirus-covid-19/