Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Executive Order Moving Florida Into “phase 2” of Recovery -06/05/20

Plan for Florida’s Recovery– 06/03/20

GOV. Desantis Announces Plans for Reopening Florida – 04/30/20

Florida Governor Takes First ‘baby step’ to Reopening State-04/30/20

Governor DeSantis Unveils Phased Reopening Plans for Restaurants, Businesses-04/30/20

Governor DeSantis announces ‘Phase 1’ Plan to Reopen Florida. What it means -04/30/20


FGCU Lutgert College of Business has organized the following Virtual Panel Presentation: Managing the Current COVID-19 Pandemic & Effects and Implications for SMEs and the Regional Economy in SW Florida, Thursday, 04/30 12:00-1:00p.m.- Click here to register

CORONAVIRUS Economic Impact Survey by FGCU – 04/28/20

Survey Questions -04/28/20

Market Trends Special Update for Southwest Florida -04/27/20



Centers for Disease Control and Health ProtectionClick here

City of Naples Update
City of Naples Update from Craig Mole – 04/02/20
City of Naples Update: Permits and Inspections – 03/23/20

City of Marco IslandClick here
Live Remote Video Inspections for Occupied Dwellings- 04/20
Marco Island Announces Video Inspection Program -04/08/20
Marco Island Building Services Division – 03/30/20

Collier County Emergency Management Click here

Collier County School DistrictClick here

Collier County Health DepartmentClick here
Click here for COVID-19 tool kit

Collier County Update

Uploading Recorded Video Inspections – 05/04/20

Video Inspection: How to Record, Combine Files & Trim Videos Using Android Device – 05/04/20

Video Inspection: How to Record, Combine Files & Trim Videos Using iOS Device – 05/04/20

Beaches, Parks Reopen Today in Naples, Collier County– 04/30

GMD Public Portal Online Payments Job Aid – 04/23/20

Announcement from GMD Remote Inspection by Video Program – 04/03/20

Collier County Building Permit & Inspections Update – 04/02/20

Collier County Executive Order – 03/26/20

Permit Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures – 03/25/20

NOC eRecording Update 03/25/20

Builder Signature and Affidavits – 03/24/20

Permits and Inspections Update – 03/20/20

Collier County Growth Management Division – Press Release 03/20/20

Permits and Inspections Update – 03/18/20

Economic ReliefFor your Business

Paycheck Protection Program 04/16 2:00-3:00PM: Live Q&A with 5/3 Bank. Click to register – 04/15/20

PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS – 04/15/20

SBDC COVID-19 Resources – 04/15/20

Small Business Guidance & Loans Resources – 04/15/20

The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act – 04/01/20
(This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA).

Payroll Protection Plan for Small Businesses – 04/01/20
(You can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business administration (SBA) 7(a) lending program and additional lenders approved by the Department of Treasury. This
could be the bank you already use, or a nearby bank).

Paycheck Protection Program Application – 04/01/20

Reemployment Assistance FAQ
(Helps you determine your qualification and eligibility for reemployment assistance benefits).

Apply for Reemployment Assistance for Employees
(Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation, can be filed online using CONNECT).

Temporary Layoff Program for Employees
(An employee that is temporarily laid off from work may be eligible for Reemployment Assistance benefits).

Short Time Compensation Program for Employers
(The Short Time Compensation program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff. The program permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a Short Time Compensation plan to avoid total layoff of some employees).

Payment Due Date for 2019 Tax Payments Delayed for 90 Days
(April 15, 2020 income tax payment deadline for 2019 taxes has been pushed back by 90 days for taxpayers, but with a limit on the benefit.  Today, the IRS provided the full details in Notice 2020-17).

Trump Signs Off on Coronavirus Aid Bill 

US Small Business Administration COVID-19 Guidance & Loan Resources 

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
(Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork).

SBA Disaster Assistance
(The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters).

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak 

– HR Resources –

Business Damage Assessment Survey

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Rights Poster (hang in your office/break room)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Frequently Asked Questions

Mandatory Leave Benefits Directive Regarding Fire Code as Applicable to Temporary Health Care Facilities and Priority of Inspecting

Radey Law: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA Leave

Comprehensive FAQ for Employers on the COVID-19 Coronavirus (including Healthcare/HIPPA Issues, Remote work, and more)

– Job Site Best Practices –

Essential Employee Work Letter – 04/01/20

Download this flyer to place at your job site 

Click here for a Spanish version of the job site flyer

DBPR Update
DBPR 032320 Update: Permits and Inspections
DBPR clarifies “Natural Emergency” allows for tolling of certain permits and for up to six months in addition to the tolled period; releases best practices for business 

DBPR Clarification RE: Executive Order 20-52- “Natural Emergency” 

FHBA Member Resources – Click here
FHBA A Special Message From Your FHBA President

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Click here

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Click here

Essential services and Essential Activity List – 04/03/20
The Governor’s Safer at Home Executive Order requires the State Coordinating Officer to maintain an on-line listing of essential businesses on the Florida Department of Emergency Management’s website. 

Essential services and Essential activities inquiry form – 04/03/20
If you have questions about your business being an essential service or would like to request for your business to be added to the approved list of essential services outlined in Executive Order Number 20-91.

Executive Order (20-91) – 04/01/20

Executive Order (20-92) – 04/01/20
New Executive Order 20-92 shall supersede any conflicting official action or order issued by local officials in response to COVID-19.

Florida Health DepartmentClick here
Florida Health Department Data & Surveillance Dashboard – Click here

Fort Myers Continues Phased Reopening of City Parks – 04/30/20

City of Bonita Springs Reopens Some Parks – 04/30/20

Lee County Emergency ManagementClick here

Lee County Government Update
Bonita Springs Permits and Inspections- 03/23/20

Lee County Health Department Click here
Click here for COVID-19 took kit

Lee County School District Click here

NAHB UpdatesClick here