Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Monday, July 6, 2020
Today, Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez announced that he will be rolling back business openings by signing an emergency order that will close restaurants (except for takeout and delivery services), along with ballrooms, banquet facilities, party venues, gyms and fitness centers, and short-term rentals.  These closings would be effective Wednesday, July 8, 2020 . Read his full statement  here .
Beaches will open tomorrow, July 7, 2020, however the Miami-Dade County Mayor advises that increased crowding and people not following the public health rules, could force the closure of the beaches again. 
The 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. countywide curfew remains in effect  with exceptions for essential workers and for people who have a religious obligation.
Face Coverings
All persons in public spaces and places, both indoors and outdoors, shall be required to wear facial coverings , as defined in the County’s EO 20-20, as amended.

Any person not wearing a facial covering is subject to a $50 civil fine.
Learn more about face coverings on our dedicated Coronavirus webpage here .
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) "Next Steps" Webinar
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, published a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 on June 17. Join the South Florida District Office as we explore the next steps in the PPP process. Each session is limited to 250 attendees and Eventbrite access is required to register for the events.

  • Tuesday, July 7 | 1 PM – 2 PM | Click here register
  • Wednesday, July 8 | 1 PM – 2 PM | Click here register
  • Thursday, July 9 | 1 PM – 2 PM | Click here register
  • Friday, July 10 | 1 PM - 2 PM | Click here register
Click  here  to view the EZ Forgiveness Application and  here  to view the Full Forgiveness Application.
CareerSource South Florida Grant
CareerSource of South Florida and t he Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce have set aside $500,000 for small businesses grants to reimburse COVID-19 related expenses as you pivoted to keep open and to keep workers employed.

These grants are strictly for reimbursement and are fairly simple to secure for qualifying businesses that can substantiate their expenditures. We encourage our small business members (3-50 employees) to apply for the grant program. However, only apply if you can check off all the qualifying information needed on the check list here. To apply for this reimbursement program please click here.

For additional questions or information, please contact Tania Valenzuela at

To request assistance as an impacted business or employee, please email   with your contact information and needs. All inquiries will be responded to via phone or email by a Resource Agent.

For a full listing of resources and information visit
View our frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 or email .