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Business Compliance or “Strike Teams”

Orange County’s Business Compliance “Strike Teams” were created in July 2020 with the goal of helping local businesses achieve CDC compliance through the implementation of proper workplace guidelines and procedures to protect patrons and employees against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The teams visited nearly 7,000 business owners and provided free face masks, hand sanitizer and signage during the course of 214 days. The teams experienced an overwhelming amount of support from business owners, achieving an overall compliance rate of 99 percent.

Local Economic Recovery

Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force

The Task Force was established to develop a phased approach to reopening business in Orange County. Visit the Business Readiness tab on the Task Force’s web page for a list of Industry-Specific Guidelines.

CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF)

CareerSource has partnered with Orange County Government on a program to help your business remain competitive now and post-COVID-19 with financial support to avoid layoffs, while upskilling your workforce.

State Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Effective Friday, June 5, 2020, Phase 2 of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery addresses additional guidance for select industries open through the state, as well as general guidelines for residents.

Funding for Small Businesses

CARES Act Funding for Small Businesses

Orange County’s Small Business Grant Program will invest approximately $72.9 million into Orange County small businesses to help them recover from temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

The Economic Injury Disaster Loan will provide economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

Contact Us

Economic Resiliency and Community Support (ESF18)
201 S. Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

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