Coronavirus Update

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The Florida League of Cities has created a webpage to provide information on public safety efforts by federal, state and local governments. On this page you’ll find resources  to assist in controlling the spread of the coronavirus and prevention tips.


The Coronavirus Resources page provides helpful links from the CDC and World Health Organization, a resources section with downloadable materials on how to keep safe, as well as recent news highlighting the latest efforts by state leaders and local governments.


As the impact of the coronavirus evolves, we will work closely with state officials, our members and strategic partners to share the latest information. We’ll continue to update this page as new resources become available, so please check back daily. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to practice good health habits.

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During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, Elevate Lake and Visit Lake are committed to providing our businesses and community partners with up-to-date and reliable information. As noted in last week’s email, we are still encouraging businesses to fill out the Business Damage Assessment Survey if they haven’t done so, as our state and local agencies are still compiling this information to determine the needed resources for our community. Of course, the number one priority at the moment is to stay healthy and to limit our exposure to COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.


The Florida Department of Revenue issued two Emergency Orders related to Sales and Use Tax and Property Taxes yesterday, March 26th, that will provide flexibility on tax due dates. The press releases can be viewed here:


Responding to COVID-19 Webinar Series

Our regional partner, the Orlando Economic Partnership, has an informative COVID-19 Business Resource Center that could be of use to you and your businesses. They have also launched a webinar series focused on sharing guidance on how best to respond to the realities of COVID-19.

Webinars Replay:

COVID-19 Business Recovery Assistance

State Action & the impact on the Business Community

DEO Reemployment & Recovery Assistance 


Financing Resource Links:

FloridaDisaster.biz 
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program*
U.S. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program*

*The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF in Lake County will help vet eligibility for both loan programs and help review application documents. For more information, Lake County businesses can contact the local SBDC offices at 352.404.7338 (Groveland) or 352.602.4575 (Mt. Dora).


Additional Resources for Businesses and Employers

We continue to update Lake County’s COVID-19 Response Page regarding Reemployment and Business Resources, so check it often.

CareerSource Central Florida Coronavirus Support for Workforce
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Small Business Administration


We will be sharing more information in the weeks ahead as best as possible, as the situation is fluid and resources are updated constantly. If our team can assist you in any other way, please call (352) 343-9647 or email us at info@elevatelake.com or visitlake@lakecountyfl.gov.

Stay safe and healthy,

Your Elevate Lake & Visit Lake Team