BUSINESS REPORT ON CORONA VIRUS
From the City of Coral Gables Economic Development Department
COVID-19 UPDATE
NEW! Business Assessment Survey
In order to measure the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our business community, the City of Coral Gables is launching a Business Assessment Survey. We encourage all businesses in Coral Gables to complete the Survey as it will provide valuable information on the economic impacts on the business community, the level of preparation and immediate needs. Please complete this simple survey at www.coralgables.com/businesssurvey .

Short Term Compensation Program
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) is trying to help employers keep their staff. The Short Term Compensation Program would allow employers to reduce employees weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying them off. The employee meeting the qualifications would file a reemployment assistance claim and receive a partial reemployment check to supplement your reduced paycheck. For more information please click here.

National Disaster Dislocated Worker Grants (NDDWG)
The U.S. Department of Labor has launched the National Disaster Dislocated Worker Grants, a program to assist displaced workers with finding disaster relief employment. Disaster-relief temporary workers are allowed to work for governmental and nonprofit agencies in limited capacity and on a temporary basis. For more information, including qualifying criteria and available positions in Miami-Dade County, click here.

Support Your Local Restaurants
Please support our small businesses and restaurants during this time. The Business Improvement District of Cora Gables and the Coral Gables Magazine are keeping an updated list of restaurants that are open for takeout and delivery.

Take-out & Pickup Zones for Restaurants
If you're picking up food from a restaurant in the downtown, the City has reserved some spaces for your convenience. All centralized valet locations are now Take-out & Pickup Zones and new locations were added:
  • Parking lot 25 adjacent to Giralda Plaza;
  • 200 block of Andalusia Avenue near Chocolate Fashion;
  • 2400 block of Ponce de Leon Boulevard near Cheesecake Factory;
  • 300 block of Aragon Avenue in front of Caffe Abbracci;
  • 300 block of Giralda Avenue in front of Tap 42;
  • 200 block of Giralda Avenue near Terre del Sapore; and,
  • 2600 block of Ponce de Leon Boulevard near Canton.
There are now 45 spaces in the downtown dedicated to takeout and pickup parking. These locations will provide free parking for up to 10 minutes. Please look for the “10 Minute Take-out Parking Only” signs. Locations may be adjusted.
City of Coral Gables Economic Development Department www.coralgables.com