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.


Santa Rosa County COVID 19 Testing Sites Results as soon as 48 hours

Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital has established two testing sites to test up to 300 people per day, five days a week.
No appointment is required.

Santa Rosa County/Ascension Sacred Heart weekday testing sites: 

  • Milton Community Center
    Mon., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    5629 Byrom St. in Milton
  • Tiger Point Community Center
    Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
    1370 Tiger Park Ln. in Gulf Breeze

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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.

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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


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


Florida Recovery Plan Update

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

Plan for Florida's Recovery

For Businesses and Employees

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


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


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


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

Reemployment Assistance



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