These are trying times for all of us. Broward County is working night and day as we combat this coronavirus together as a community.
Broward issued Emergency Order 20-03 which directs a Shelter-in-Place: Safer at Home Policy.
Broward has also issued Emergency Order 20-04 which provides clarifications on certain closures.
Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines to protect yourself and your loved ones.
I know this is causing hardships for many in our community. The following is a list of updates and resources that I hope can assist you during this time.
UPDATE: BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Closed until May 1st.
CareerSource Broward will host a free virtual job fair on April 3, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Register for online job fair at bit.ly/CSBDVirtualJobFair.
Or e-mail Auvernia Molina at email@example.com or Monique Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org.
REEMPLOYMENT (UNEMPLOYMENT) INSURANCE:
You can apply for reemployment assistance at floridajobs.org.
SBA ECONOMIC INQUIRY LOAN:
Small businesses and non-profit organizations can apply for a low interest loan up to $2 million. Go to sba.gov.
Emergency Interest Free Bridge Loan available until May 8th. Apply FloridaDisasterLoan.org
Florida Business Damage Assessment Survey apply online https://floridadisaster.biz/.
The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.
Free to attend. Each call is limited to the first 750 callers.
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0368196
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823655
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0915149
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823656
Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0420385
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823448
Friday, April 3, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0698553
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823657
These webinars will also be offered in Spanish during the week from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday – Friday. Free to attend. Limited to the first 250 callers.
Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID – 892635472
MORTGAGE & RENTERS RELIEF:
Many mortgage lenders are willing to postpone mortgage payments during this crisis, without negative credit penalties. Foreclosures and evictions have been suspended for two months. Call your mortgage lender for more information. Contact your landlord if you are unable to pay your rent.
Comcast Internet Essential services is free to low-income families. Go to https://www.xfinity.com/prepare
AT&T is offering two months of free service for low income families. Details at about. www.att.com
FPL has payment assistance programs. Information at https://www.fpl.com/help.html
SNAP – myflorida.com/accessflorida.
Summer BreakSpot- https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com
Feeding South Florida-feedingsouthflorida.org.
Broward Schools Food Programs: https://www.browardschools.com/coronavirus
If you are currently not participating in a meal program and are experiencing a food shortage due to COVID-19, you can call the Elder Helpline at 954-745-9779 for assistance.
DEPARTMENT OF ELDER AFFAIRS:
Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE): http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/index.php 1-800-963-5337
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS (FDVA): Veteran Clinical Contact Center 1-877-741-3400
COVID-19 CALL CENTER:The COVID-19 Call Center, 954-357-9500 is taking calls from the public from 8AM to 8PM seven days per week.
To learn what Broward County is doing, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.