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 has partnered with the Florida SBDC at UWF to provide a grant of up to $20,000 to eligible small businesses through CARES Act funding.
Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital has established two testing sites to test up to 300 people per day, five days a week. All individuals wanting to be tested MUST CALL (850) 746-2684 in advance.
Santa Rosa County/Ascension Sacred Heart weekday testing sites:
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.
The latest news from Santa Rosa County Emergency Management.
The latest orders and information from office of the Governor of Florida.
How to do your part to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Florida Department of Health: COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard
Florida Health: What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida
Follow the Florida Dept. of Health on Twitter for public health resources & info.
The Plan for Florida's Recovery presentation from June 3.
Center for Disease Control: Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
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.
This loan provides short-term, interest-free working capital loans to help Florida businesses impacted by a disaster.
The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Small Business Administration Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters
The FloridaMakes Network Urges Importance of Supply Chain Disruption Planning.
Provides benefits to employers who want to avoid layoffs by allowing reduce work-levels
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.
A plan will provide our policymakers and the business community a solid foundation to begin reopening our economy.
Reemployment Assistance (formerly known as unemployment compensation) Application Guide from FloridaJobs.org