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May 19th COVID-19 Update

Florida’s SBDC Provides Helpful Tools for Safely Reopening Small Businesses

As businesses begin to reopen, it’s important to have a plan to do so safely.  Florida’s Small Business Development Center has provided resources that follow CDC guidelines covering the health and safety of your returning workforce and customers, sick leave and supporting policies, remote and flexible workplace policies, and other measures. Find more reopening tips and information here.


COVID-19 Testing Site to Remain Open Two More Weeks at UWF With No Pre-screening Required

A mobile COVID-19 testing site with no pre-screening required will remain open for two more weeks for Escambia and Santa Rosa County residents at the University of West Florida.

The drive-through test site will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the SP2 parking lot, which is on the east side of campus near the East Sports Complex. Individuals are asked to remain in their vehicles.

The site was opened at the request of the Governor’s Office under the direction of the Florida Department of Health in conjunction with both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and assistance from the Florida National Guard.


Florida Chamber Predicting a Swift Economic Recovery After Q2

Jerry Parrish, chief economist and research director at the Florida Chamber of Commerce stated Monday that the economy could soon rebound after the state reopens.  Read more here.