SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Businesses

Welcome to Santa Rosa County’s official site for information and resources available to local businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. We understand this situation puts an incredible strain on you, your families, and your employees. We want to help you get through it and return to normal operations as soon as is safely possible. Our commitment to you is threefold: We will bring to bear all the resources at our disposal to help you. We will work with our state and federal partners to access additional assistance as it is available. And, we will be transparent — you will know what we know as soon as we know it. Please refer to this site often as we will continually update the information here and add more business assistance programs if and when they are available.

 


On June 10, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida would disburse up to $1.275 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding to county governments representing populations under 500,000 people. On June 26, the Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the Florida Division of Emergency Management to allow the county access to its share of CARES Act funding.

CARES Act Business Survey

Your thoughts and responses are needed to assist in formulating a plan in utilizing the CARES Act Funding for the Santa Rosa County business community. We ask you take 5 minutes to complete this short 8 question survey to help us determine the best way to support your needs.

BUSINESS SURVEY

 

Santa Rosa County is currently seeking input on how CARES Act funding should be utilized to best serve county residents and businesses. Individuals who live, work or own a business in the county may submit feedback by:

  • Taking a short online business survey.
  • Attending a virtual stakeholder workshop. The workshop is tentatively scheduled for July 10. Details will be published to the county meeting calendar and subscribers will be notified via news release when the date and time are finalized.
  • Sending written comments to CaresAct@santarosa.fl.gov.

A draft of the county’s CARES Act plan — based on local needs identified through community feedback and data-driven analysis — will be presented and available for public comment at the July 23 commission meeting. Applications for assistance are anticipated to open in August with emergency relief beginning shortly thereafter.

 

COVID-19 Essential Businesses Search/Map

If you run an essential business in Santa Rosa County, we ask you to update your business details – operating hours, service offerings, etc. This will make it easier for people to find your business and know what your current plans are.  

Essential Business Map

Emergency Management Updates

The latest news from Santa Rosa County Emergency Management.

COVID-19 Updates

From the
Governor’s Office

The latest orders and information from office of the Governor of Florida.

Read More

CDC Coronavirus Information

How to do your part to slow the spread of coronavirus.

CDC/Coronavirus Information

Florida COVID-19 Map

Florida Department of Health: COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard

Interactive COVID-19 Map

Florida Health

Florida Health: What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida

Florida Health

@HealthyFla

Follow the Florida Dept. of Health on Twitter for public health resources & info.

@HealthyFla

Florida Recovery Plan Update

The Plan for Florida's Recovery presentation from June 3.

Plan for Florida's Recovery

For Businesses and Employees

CARES Act Business Survey

Your thoughts and responses are needed to assist in formulating a plan in utilizing the CARES Act Funding for the Santa Rosa County business community. We ask you take 5 minutes to complete this short 8 question survey to help us determine the best way to support your needs.

BUSINESS SURVEY

CDC Guidance for Businesses

Center for Disease Control: Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Florida Business Damage Assessment Survey

Please complete this survey if your small business has been impacted. This is not an application for disaster assistance but helps state officials determine the impact and need for federal and state assistance.

Florida Survey

Florida Disaster Loans

This loan provides short-term, interest-free working capital loans to help Florida businesses impacted by a disaster.

Florida Disaster Loan

SBDC

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida

SBDC/UWF

OSHA/HHS Guidance

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Workplace Guidance (PDF)

SBA Disaster Loans

Small Business Administration Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

Supply Chain Disruption Planning

The FloridaMakes Network Urges Importance of Supply Chain Disruption Planning.

Supply Chain Disruption Checklist

Disruption Planning

Short Time Compensation

Provides benefits to employers who want to avoid layoffs by allowing reduce work-levels

Short Time Compensation

Santa Rosa County Damage Assessment Survey

We want to make sure we have an accurate assessment so that all who need help can get it. However, our office doesn’t receive the State’s results so we appreciate you taking an extra couple of minutes to complete the county form.

Santa Rosa County Survey

Reopening Escarosa: Business, Industry, and Economic Stabilization COVID-19 Reopening Information

A plan will provide our policymakers and the business community a solid foundation to begin reopening our economy.

View Report

Unemployment

Reemployment Assistance (formerly known as unemployment compensation) Application Guide from FloridaJobs.org

Reemployment Assistance

CONTACT US

 850-623-0174
 ESF18@santarosa.fl.gov

Santa Rosa County Economic Development
6491 Caroline Street, Suite 4
Milton, Florida 32570-4592