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Coronavirus - Covid-19 Resources


Legislation to provide economic relief to American families, workers, the recently unemployed, and businesses was recently passed with my support and signed into law. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748 - CARES Act) includes broad economic relief for Americans harmed by public policies, including closures, to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Links to more information about how this bill may apply to you can be found below. 


The CARES Act provides economic recovery rebate checks to many individuals and families. More information about this provision can be found below:

Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available - Internal Revenue Service 
(posted June 30, 2020) NEW

Check on the Status of Your Economic Relief Payment - Internal Revenue Service
(posted April 15, 2020)

How Non-Filers Can Sign-up for Rebate Checks - Internal Revenue Service
(posted April 10, 2020)

Information on Rebate Checks for Senior Citizens
- U.S. Treasury Department (posted April 2, 2020)

IRS - Rebate Check Frequently Asked Questions - Internal Revenue Service
(posted March 31, 2020)

CARES Act - Tax Relief and Additional Health Care Changes
- U.S. House Ways and Means Committee (posted March 31, 2020)

Applying for Unemployment - Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (posted March 31, 2020)

30 Days to Slow the Spread - Guidance from the White House - President's Task Force on Coronavirus
(posted April 1, 2020)

About the Governors Executive Order to Stay at Home
- State of Florida (posted April 6, 2020)


The CARES Act includes provisions to help small businesses so that they are able to continue paying the wages of their employees, mortgages, rents and utilities. More information about those provisions can be found below:

Paycheck Protection Information for Sole Proprietors and Self Employed - U.S. Treasury Department (posted April 14, 2020

Click here to view the EZ Forgiveness Application - U.S. Small Business Administration (posted June 19, 2020) NEW

Click here to view the Full Forgiveness Application - U.S. Small Business Administration (posted June 19, 2020) NEW

Federal Reserve takes additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy - Federal Reserve Board (posted April 9, 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions on Paycheck Protection Program - U.S. Treasury Department (posted April 24, 2020)

Information for Small Businesses on Paycheck Protection
U.S. Treasury Department (posted April 7, 2020)

Information for Businesses Applying for Paycheck Protection Loans - U.S. Small Business Administration
(posted April 2, 2020)

Small Business Paycheck Protection Frequently Asked Questions - U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship 
(posted March 30, 2020)

Paycheck Protection Program: Guidance for Churches - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee (posted April 6, 2020)

CARES Act - Tax Relief and Additional Health Care Changes
- U.S. House Ways and Means Committee (posted March 31, 2020)

U.S. Small Business Administrator, Jovita Carranza, approved the Governor DeSantis' request for a disaster declaration in Florida. This allows small businesses to apply for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Small Businesses can begin applying HERE. (posted March 16, 2020)

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the CoronavirusU.S. Small Business Administration
(posted March 16, 2020)

Other Small Business Loan Programs and Resources - U.S. Small Business Administration 
(posted March 16, 2020)


Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - U.S. Department of Education
(posted March 16, 2020)

COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
 - U.S. Department of Education
(posted March 16, 2020)


If you feel that you should be tested you should call your doctor or dial 211 for guidance. Those who meet the criteria to be tested may be guided to the County Epidemiology Department. Some helpful contact information:


  • The statewide 24/7 hotline number: 1-866-779-6121
  • Epidemiology Department of the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County at 321-454-7101
  • Epidemiology Department of the Florida Department of Health in Indian River County at 772-794-7472
  • Epidemiology Department of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County at 407-858-1420 (afterhours, call 407-858-1400)
  • More local contact information attached HERE.
Latest information on the federal response to the Coronavirus (posted April 1, 2020)

CDC Factsheet - What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Here's what you need to know. (posted March 16, 2020)

CDC Factsheet - What To Do if You Are Sick
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. (posted March 16, 2020)

CDC Factsheet - Coronavirus Resource List
An overview of Covid-19 and resources available (posted March 16, 2020)

Florida Department of Health - Factsheet
Florida’s Response to Emerging Infectious Disease March 4, 2020. (posted March 16, 2020)

Florida Department of Health - Should I Get Tested?

COVID-19 Call Center -
1 (866) 779-6121
The Florida Call Center is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm.



CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 
(posted March 16, 2020)

CDC Symptoms 
(posted March 16, 2020)

CDC Situation Summary  
(posted March 16, 2020)

Florida Department of Health - COVID 19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard 
(posted March 16, 2020)

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