Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The City of Miami Beach is committed to working with our community businesses and stakeholders to keep everyone informed as this situation continues to unfold. Please find below the latest information on mandates/guidelines as well as businesses resources.  For a full listing of resources and information, visit


Trolley and Transit
In the interest of public  health  and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Miami Beach is suspending all trolley service  effective today, March 26, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Miami-Dade Transit’s Metrobus system will continue to run FREE weekday routes across the County with reduced frequencies. For Miami-Dade County transit updates, please  click here.


Today, Department of Revenue Executive Director Jim Zingale issued two emergency orders: E mergency order  #20-52-DOR-001   to extend the final due date for property tax payments and E mergency order  #20-52-DOR-002   to extend certain filing deadlines for Florida businesses. This action is taken to provide short-term relief to taxpayers while recognizing the requirement for a balanced state budget.

For taxpayers who have additional questions, the Department of Revenue has established a dedicated team to address tax-related issues pertaining to COVID-19 and created an email address, . Visit the Department’s webpage for COVID-19 updates. For more information or to sign up for email updates from the Department of Revenue, visit .

List of Temporary/ Seasonal Jobs Available
Click here to view a list of available job openings from the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.

CareerSource Employment Services
CareerSource South Florida is gathering some of the latest, most relevant information and employment resources available for our community. If your employment has been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts in Florida to stop the spread of COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance. Click  here  for CareerSource's reemployment FAQ's and  here  to view their COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Resource page.

Small Business Tax Payers
The state's Department of Revenue has a special email address, , to answer questions for small business taxpayers and encourage taxpayers to work with the department if they have financial difficulties with meeting taxpayer deadlines.

What To Do If You Have to Furlough Employees
LODGING Editor Kate Hughes leads a discussion on what hoteliers should keep in mind when furloughing employees during COVID-19

Congressional and Legal Update for Small Businesses
NFIB COVID-19 Webinar Part II


SOBEWFF ® & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund

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