Orange County Government has received $243.2 million in Federal CARES Act funding. The County’s Small Business Grant Program will distribute $72.9 million of that to approximately 6,500 small businesses ($10,000 per business) to help them overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19. Additional funds are available for indiduals too.
The City of Ormond Beach has reopened The Casements at 50% capacity for self-guided tours and also resumed normal hours of operation for the skate park at the Nova Community Center. Also, in an effort to support critical summer childcare needs, the city will be offering a modified version of Summer Connections Camp beginning June 8, 2020.
City of Port Orange announces that its City Hall will reopen for City services starting on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:00 am, after being closed for regular business since March 20 for taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
On Tuesday, May 26, the Volusia County Council approved a $2.5 million grant program to assist non-profit agencies in the county that have sustained financial impacts from the coronavirus crisis. Also Tuesday, the County Council agreed to allocate $15 million to distribute to Volusia’s 16 cities to assist them with their COVID-19 expenses.
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicking off the start of summer, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing a very different travel season given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. TSA has implemented changes to the security screening process that reduce the potential for cross-contamination at the security checkpoint in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Recently, Moderna, the biotech company, reported promising results in the first eight of 45 people enrolled in an initial test of the safety and immune responses to its vaccine.
Volusia County rolled out two new programs Tuesday to help local residents suffering financial impacts from the COVID-19 crisis, earmarking $5 million for emergency rent and mortgage assistance and another $3 million for food aid.
Based on the recent levels of compliance, coupled with guidance from the local Department of Health, effective tomorrow, May 15, 2020, at 7:00 a.m., the following re-openings in downtown Flagler Beach will occur:
A team of University of Central Florida researchers is looking at changing people’s saliva to help manage the spread of COVID-19 as the nation gets ready to go back to work and school.
The City of Orlando Partners with Orange County Government, AdventHealth, Orlando Health and GENETWORx to Open Free Appointment Only Mobile COVID-19 Drive-Thru & Pedestrian-Accessible Testing Sites