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CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

Coronavirus Information and Resources for Businesses

The situation surrounding the Coronavirus is rapidly evolving and we at the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce want to make sure you are taking proper steps to protect your business and family.  At this time, per the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, we are postponing all Chamber events indefinitely. We will evaluate future events in the coming weeks.

We want to ask for your patience during this challenging time and again ask for you to stay informed by following official government sources for the latest announcements and implore you to follow the guidance provided by government officials. You can go to our dedicated Coronavirus Resources pages below for links to official information resources. We will continue to update this page with resources for businesses and families as this situation progresses.  We will be sending a business survey later this week to determine the needs of our local business community.

For the time being, we will operate as a Virtual Chamber of Commerce.  Our office will be closed to visitors, but Chamber staff is still working and will continue to provide information for businesses and the public through our social media sites and via email.

 

Escambia County COVID-19 Metrics

covid-19 video update

Greater Pensacola Chamber President Todd Thomson discusses the economic impacts of COVID-19 on In Studio with Jeff Weeks

Greater Pensacola Chamber President Todd Thomson discusses the local employment impacts of COVID-19 with the Pensacola City Council

August 6th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 6, 2020

Chamber Pensacola City Council Forum Tonight at 5:30 Join us this evening on Facebook or Newsradio 1620 for the Chamber’s Pensacola City Council Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Moorhead Real Estate Law Group.  Click here for more details.   Florida’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Begins Tomorrow During the 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday,…

August 4th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 4, 2020

Chamber County Commission Forum Tonight at 5:30 Join us tonight for our Virtual County Commission Forum.  We’ll hear from the candidates on the issues that are important to the business community.  You can join us on Facebook or listen live on NewsRadio 1620.  More information here.   Accelerate Your Success! Free Q&A and Networking Event…

August 3rd COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 3, 2020

Pensacola’s Top Healthcare Leaders Discuss Lessons Learned in Pandemic Response The presidents and CEOs of Pensacola’s three major hospitals have begun texting each other during the coronavirus pandemic to stay in touch. Like many business leaders, they’ve found it easier to pivot and adapt when they share their experience with trusted colleagues. The presidents as…

July 30th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | July 30, 2020

Take the City of Pensacola Satisfaction Survey The City of Pensacola invites all city residents to complete the Resident Satisfaction Survey by August 9,2020. Click the link here or complete the survey by phone 850-495-2666 (M-F, 8AM – 5PM).The City of Pensacola invites all city residents to complete the Resident Satisfaction Survey by August 9,2020.   Go…

July 29th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | July 30, 2020

Take the UWF Healthier and Safer Business Survey for Reopening Campus The University Of West Florida will soon be welcoming back students back to campus. As a part of their reopening effort, they would like to help promote businesses that are abiding by Centers for Disease Control and State of Florida guidelines for COVID-19.   If…

July 28th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | July 30, 2020

Citizens Insurance Extends Moratorium on Cancellations Florida’s insurer of last resort says it won’t cancel any policies for the rest of the year because of the challenges facing policyholders in the middle of a pandemic. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation said it was extending a moratorium on policy cancellations until the end of the year. Read…

July 27th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | July 30, 2020

Department of Health in Announces New Walk-In Testing Dates in Pensacola The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is continuing specimen collection for COVID-19 offered to Florida residents. The primary focus is virus testing from swab samples to help identify those who are COVID positive and that need contact tracing. This effort is…

July 23rd COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | July 24, 2020

Take the Greater Pensacola Chamber July COVID-19 Business Survey   Take this brief business survey to help us understand how COVID-19 has impacted our local business community.   Click here to take the survey.

July 20th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | July 24, 2020

Pensacola MSA Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4% in June; Escambia County Unemployment Rate at 7.9% More than 5,000 Pensacola area residents went back to work during the month of June, pushing the local unemployment rate down to single digits at 7.4%, according to new data released Friday. The Pensacola metro area’s unemployment rate dropped almost…

July 21st COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | July 24, 2020

Florida Small Business: The Guide for Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies The Florida Small Business Resource Guide contains important contacts and outlines critical services available to support the goals and aims of entrepreneurs, whether looking to start or expand a business in the Sunshine State. From organizations like CareerSource Florida and Enterprise Florida to the Florida…