From the City of Coral Gables Economic Development Department
Florida Health Department Hotline
The Florida Health Department has set up a hotline and email address to better connect with the community. If you have any questions or concerns, or are experiencing symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, please call the Florida COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121 or send an email to

United Way Launches Miami Pandemic Response Fund
To support rapidly escalating needs, the United Way of Miami-Dade and the Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald have launched the Miami Pandemic Response Fund. The fund will support struggling families with emergency needs including rent/mortgage assistance, food, medication and utilities as well as issue micro-grants to small businesses. For more information click here.

SBA Loan Assistance Webinar
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is holding a webinar to provide key information on its Disaster Assistance Program which is now active for impacts from COVID-19. The webinar is free. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.

GMCVB Launches Miami Eats
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has launched MIAMI EATS - a new program to help our restaurants and their employees during this crisis. Now more than ever it’s important to support our local businesses. The GMCVB has created a detailed interactive list of restaurants that have take out and delivery options for your convenience. While there are many great food delivery services available, we are also encouraging everyone to please call the restaurants directly. For more information, please click here. Restaurants that would like to be included the list are asked to sign up by clicking here.

Support Your Local Restaurants
While restaurants have closed their dining rooms to prevent spreading the illness, many have kept their kitchens open for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. 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.
We’d like to hear from restaurants, cafes and shops outside of the BID district. Please share your plans with us. Tag the City in your Facebook and Instagram posts or send us an email at

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 have been converted to Take-out & Pickup Zones. In addition, the City has added several more locations:
  • 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.

Protecting Consumers
The State Attorney General has provided a list of Consumer Protection Services. The community can report instances of fraud and price gouging during the State of Emergency declared by Governor DeSantis by using the links below.
Price Gouging Form and Hotline: 1-866-9NO-SCAM

Drive In to the Movies - From Your Couch!
The Coral Gables Art Cinema's screen may be dark, but that doesn't mean that you can't go to the movies with them. "Drive in" to the link below to watch a selection of movies for free - from the comfort of your home! Click here to view the selection of movies.
City of Coral Gables Economic Development Department