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 Dear Valued Members and Investors,

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is working on behalf of our business community at this difficult time. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have been in contact with congressional, state, and local leadership on a daily basis to make sure our business owners' concerns are being heard. 

Our Chamber encourages all small business owners to review your options regarding state and federal assistance in order to keep your organization running. Please use us as a go-to resource for the latest business information. Members of our Chamber staff have been in contact with members who are hurting, especially within our hospitality and tourism industries. We are your advocate, so please email us at info@ftlchamber.com and we will work to direct your question and/or concerns to the appropriate party. 

We encourage you to visit your local shops and restaurants, thereby supporting our small businesses. 

We will be updating the information below this message on a recurring basis, but please follow our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn pages where we will be providing information as we receive it. If you have an urgent question, Broward County has set up a hotline at (954) 357-9500. The call center will accept phone calls from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

Sincerely,

Dan Lindblade, CAE

President & CEO, GFLCC

 

 

Emergency Orders Issued By Florida Government

          Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation Emergency Order 20-09 - Suspending Alcohol Consumption at Bars         

          Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Order 20-123 - Full Phase I Reopening 

 

Broward County Emergency Orders

          Broward County Administrator's Emergency Order 20-20 - Facial Covering Required in All Public Places

          Broward County Administrator's Emergency Order 20-17 - Required Signage for Broward County Restaurants & Retail Establishments

          Broward County Administrator's Emergency Order 20-13 - Extension of Phase I Reopening

          Broward County Administrator's Emergency Order 20-12 - Phase I Reopening

 


As all Americans do their best to protect against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), our Chamber is cognizant of our members' concerns regarding the respiratory disease.

Right now, many sectors of South Florida are open for business and our Chamber staff is working to support members especially small businesses, the backbone of our economy. 

Below, you can download a comprehensive guide providing information for both employees and employers.

If you have any questions regarding our Chamber's schedule of events or policy, please email us at info@ftlchamber.com.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR GUIDE FOR BUSINESSES & EMPLOYEES

CareerSource Broward is assisting with Florida's Reemployment Assistance Program. Click here for information.

Comprehensive and Updated FAQs for Employers

 

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CARES Act & Your Business

 

Assistance for Employers & Employees

A Conversation with Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis

A Small Business Owner's Perspective of the Crisis

The Crisis' Impact on Malls & Retailers

A Conversation with Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony

Crisis' Impact on Development

Caring For Your Mind, Body & Spirit

FPL's Efforts to Assist Customers Across Florida

COVID-19's Current & Future Affects on Mental Health

 

 

              

                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

C.B. Smith Park

(Florida National Guard partnering with Memorial Healthcare System)

Address: 900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines

Testing Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Who can be tested?

First responders and healthcare staff, including police, fire-rescue, medical staff and essential staff that is supporting the management agencies during the novel coronavirus pandemic. You must have COVID-19 symptoms and be prepared to show ID.

▪ People who are 65 or older with COVID-19 symptoms and have chronic conditions. You must show I.D.

▪ Individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and have recently traveled internationally on a cruise or plane or have a compromised immune system. You must show I.D.

Pembroke Pines police say you can call 954-276-4680 in advance to pre-register for a screening. 

Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium

Broward Health is operating a drive-thru testing site at 3700 N.W. 11 Place in Lauderhill. To be tested, patients must pre-register and have a written script from a physician to schedule an appointment. Those who would like to pre-register can call the Broward Health line at (954) 320-5730. 

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Address: 3250 Meridian Parkway, Weston

Testing Hours: By appointment only

Visit https://my.clevelandclinic.org/landing/preparing-for-coronavirus for screening requirements or call Cleveland Clinic’s 24/7 COVID-19 hotline for more information 855.697.3750.

Festival Marketplace

Broward Health is operating this mobile testing unit behind the Festival Marketplace, located at 2900 W. Sample Road in Pompano Beach. Patients must first pre-register and have a written script from a physician. To schedule an appointment call 954-320-5730.

Holiday Park

This testing site is located at 1150 G. Harold Martin Dr. in Fort Lauderdale. Testing is being be conducted at the baseball field parking lot near Sunrise Boulevard. Those who are over the age of 18, who are symptomatic or asymptomatic can get tested at the site. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-209-7919.

Mitchell Moore Park

Patients who do not have a vehicle can get tested at a walk-through site located at  901 NW 10 Street in Pompano Beach. There is no age restriction to get tested at the site, but patients must be showing symptoms of COVID-19. Appointments are not necessary but can be made by calling 954-412-7300.

Urban League

Patients who do not have a vehicle can get tested at a walk-through site located at 560 NW 27 Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. There is no age restriction to get tested at the site, but patients must be showing symptoms of COVID-19. Appointments are not necessary but can be made by calling 954-412-7300.