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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

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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

May 18th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | May 18, 2020

Full Phase One Opening of Florida’s Economy Begins Today Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-123 which takes effect today.  This Executive Order brings Florida into Full Phase One of reopening our economy.  This builds off the partial Phase One opening which began on May 4th.  You can read the governor’s Executive Order here.…

May 12th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | May 15, 2020

Escambia, Santa Rosa Businesses Asked to Take Survey to Help with COVID-19 Recovery The Economic Reset Working Group is asking area businesses to take a survey to better inform economic recovery efforts. The two-county group, led by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, was created last month by the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center to…

May 13th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | May 15, 2020

Reopening Escarosa Details All You Need to Know About State’s Reopening The Greater Pensacola Chamber is now releasing a one stop resource to answer questions amid the state’s reopening.  The guide compiles up-to-date information on COVID-19 rules, protocol and expectations. From testing sites, childcare facility updates to guidelines for hotels to safely reopen, you’ll find…

May 14th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | May 15, 2020

Hear Chamber President Todd Thomson Discuss Reopening Escarosa on Newsradio 1620         Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce President Todd Thomson discussed the Reopening Escarosa resource guide on Andrew McKay’s Morning Show this week. Hear the interview here.   Enterprise Florida to Award Trade Grants for Virtual Business Matchmaking Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is launching a new…

May 11th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | May 10, 2020

Reopen Escarosa Document to Provide Resources for Businesses and Public In an effort to provide the public in Northwest Florida concise and accurate information related to COVID-19 business resources, a consortium of Escambia and Santa Rosa County business, economic development, and tourism agencies have joined together to create the Reopen Escarosa resource document. This document…

May 6th COVID19 Update

By Todd Thomson | May 8, 2020

U.S. Chamber and MetLife Poll Shows Small Businesses Ramping up Actions to Survive Pandemic Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber and MetLife released the monthly Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll—which surveys how small businesses nationwide are adapting their operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other key insights, the most recent poll—taken on April 21,…

May 7th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | May 7, 2020

Take the Escambia County Phase One Reopening Florida Business Survey As business in Florida reopens, it’s important that we have updated data to share with local officials and policymakers to help develop plans and programs to assist business recovery. Please take this brief survey to let us know what needs to be done to get…

May 5th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | May 5, 2020

Pensacola Fire Department Available to Assist Businesses with 25% Occupancy Adjustment To promote Pensacola’s COVID-19 recovery and community risk reduction, the Pensacola Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office is available to assist business owners with calculating their new 25 percent maximum occupant capacity. This service is provided as a courtesy to business owners within the City…

May 4th COVID19 Update

By Todd Thomson | May 4, 2020

Pensacola Restaurants are Opening Their Dining Rooms Starting today, restaurants in Florida can operate with up 25% indoor capacity and outdoor dining with proper social distancing.  For an up-to-date list of local restaurants that will be opening and their hours go to this PNJ article.   State Opens 10th Drive-Through Testing Site in Pensacola A…

April 30th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | April 30, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Releases Phase One of Reopen Florida Plan Governor Ron DeSantis announced Phase One of his Reopen Florida Plan with an executive order.   Phase One goes into effect Monday, May 4th with the following restrictions: Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year Restaurants can provide outdoor dining with six…