Florida Coronavirus update for March 26


  • March 26, 2020
  • /   Orlando Sentinel
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100+ cases, 2 more deaths in Orange County, 2,300+ cases statewide

Yelp Reviews During Coronavirus


  • March 26, 2020
  • /   Eve Batey
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Yelp withdrew its earnings outlook as the restaurant industry ground to a halt.

Florida Offers Loans to Tallahassee Small Businesses


  • March 26, 2020
  • /   Amanda Plasencia
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Two businesses in Tallahassee are the first to receive Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans offered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

National Restaurant Association Offers Guidance


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   Gloria Dawson
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If a state or local government determines that it needs to prohibit dine-in service for restaurants, it should allow restaurants to offer takeout (pickup), drive-thru, and (possibly) delivery – though the latter is not without further risk.

Epidemic Will Cost Restaurants $225B Short-Term


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   Peter Romeo
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In a letter requesting $145 billion in direct aid to eating and drinking places, the Association said 5-7 million industry jobs could be lost.

Relief Bill for Restaurant Employees


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   Peter Romeo
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Enterprises with 50 or fewer workers on the payroll can ask for a waiver.

Okaloosa County Commission Enacts Emergency Measures


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   CBS18
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Clearwater Beach Will Close For Two Weeks


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   ABC7 Staff
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Clearwater Beach will be closing down for two weeks starting on Monday at 6:00 a.m.

Alabama Governor Ivey Issues Beaches to Close at 5:00pm


  • March 19, 2020
  • /   Kimber Collins
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All beaches in Alabama will be closed effective at 5:00 p.m. Thursday March 19th

Walton County Closes Beaches


  • March 19, 2020
  • /   Jim Thompson
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Walton County Commissioners vote to close beaches.