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COVID-19 GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS

COVID-19 SPECIAL UPDATE - 3/25/20

GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS

VOLUSIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICE HOURS (New update)

To support the state’s efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus, most Volusia County offices reduced public access office hours until further notice.

The temporary public access hours are:

  • Mondays:         8 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesdays:         1 to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:    8 a.m. to noon
  • Thursdays:        1 to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays:            8 a.m. to noon

The new hours also apply to the Volusia Sheriff’s Office on the fourth floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center.

Residents who need to do business with the county are encouraged to use www.volusia.org or contact offices by phone or email from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some departments will provide appointment options for alternative hours.

FREE WEBINAR ON NAVIGATING COVID-19 – MARCH 26 (New update)

  • Join a panel of Grow FL expert leaders and CEOs in discussing how your business can navigate the challenges of COVID-19 at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 26.
  • Register here: Navigating COVID-19 webinar

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE (FDOR) ESTABLISHES DEDICATED COVID-19 TEAM (New update)

  • Contact the call center at 850-488-6800 or email COVID19TAXHELP@FloridaRevenue.com with tax-related issues pertaining to COVID-19
  • FDOR encourages all taxpayers to conduct their business through online services. Visit FloridaRevenue.com for information and answers to your questions.
  • Use e-services applications on the website to file and pay taxes.

IRS ESTABLISHES DEDICATED COVID-19 TAX RELIEF WEBPAGE (New update)

PREVENT WORKPLACE EXPOSURE

TAKE THE EMERGENCY BUSINESS DAMAGE ASSESSMENT SURVEY

SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY FUNDING AVAILABLE

  • Florida Emergency Bridge Loan Program – Available to small business owners in all Florida counties that experienced economic damage
  • Application period opens March 17 and runs through May 8, 2020

SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION PLANNING

SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE

GOVERNOR DESANTIS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON CROWD AND DENSITY REDUCTIONS

FLORIDA STATE AGENCY COVID-19 UPDATES 

The below listed State of Florida business operations and transportation related information was part of the March 15 update issued online by the State of Florida Joint Information Center on COVID-19. Here is the latest complete update available: http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2020/03/031520-2110-covid19.pr.html.

  • AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION (AHCA) AHCA will be granting a 90-day extension to all licenses for health care providers and regulated facilities.
  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) FDOT Secretary Thibault and staff from the department will host weekly conference calls with all passenger seaports and public use airports to provide updates related to COVID-19.  Also, pursuant to Executive Order 20-52 issued by Governor Ron DeSantis, FDOT Secretary Thibault has suspended size and weight restrictions for divisible loads on any vehicles transporting emergency equipment, services, supplies and necessary agricultural commodities on state roads.
  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES (FLHSMV) Pursuant to Executive Order 20-52, FLHSMV Executive Director Rhodes waived commercial truck hours of service regulations and other related regulations so that emergency supplies, equipment, commodities and resources can be moved more quickly and efficiently throughout the state.
  • OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATION (OIR) OIR has issued Informational Memorandum OIR-20-02M as a reminder to all health insurers, health maintenance organizations and other health entities to allow for early prescription refills following the Governor’s Executive Order 20-52 declaring a state of emergency in Florida.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19

VOLUSIA COUNTY BUSINESS RELATED ASSISTANCE

For COVID-19 related business assistance from the Volusia County Division of Economic Development, call 386-248-8048 or e-mail doed@volusia.org.

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Helga van Eckert
Economic Development Director
hvaneckert@volusia.org

Sally Sprague
Executive Assistant
ssprague@volusia.org

Brad Harris
Business Manager
rbharris@volusia.org

Pedro Leon
Business Manager
pleon@volusia.org

Virgil Kimball
Business Specialist
vkimball@volusia.org

Heather Edwards
Information Specialist
hedwards@volusia.org

Robbin Sebra
Staff Assistant
rsebra@volusia.org

Offices located in the Daytona Beach International Airport (passenger terminal)
700 Catalina Drive, Suite 200
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
386-248-8048 · 800-554-3801