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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. We are reaching out to 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 and we will work to direct your question and/or concerns to the appropriate party. 

Please continue to keep your fellow Chamber members in mind. For example, we have a growing list of restaurants and caterers who are ready to serve you by providing menu options via pick-up or delivery. Please click here for the information.

We will be updating the information below this message on a daily 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.


Dan Lindblade, CAE

President & CEO, GFLCC



Executive Orders Issued By Governor Ron DeSantis

          Executive Order Number 20-70 (Broward and Palm Beach Closures)

          Executive Order Number 20-71 (Alcohol Sales, Restaurants, and Gyms)

          Executive Order Number 20-72 (Non-Essential Elective Medical Procedures)

          Executive Order Number 20-91 (Statewide Stay at Home)

Broward County Emergency Orders

          Broward County Administrator's Emergency Order 20-01 Closing Non-Essential Businesses

          Broward County Administrator's Emergency Order 20-03 Directing Shelter-in-Place: Safer at Home Policy

Municipal Emergency Declarations

Cooper City Fort Lauderdale Lighthouse Point Pembroke Pines Tamarac
Coral Springs Hallandale Beach Miramar Plantation Weston
Dania Beach Hollywood North Lauderdale Pompano Beach Wilton Manors
Davie Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Parkland Southwest Ranches  
Deerfield Beach Lauderhill Pembroke Park Sunrise  


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. As of March 23, in alignment with Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale's Emergency Orders, our Chamber building is closed until further notice. Furthermore, all Chamber events through April 12 have either been postponed or cancelled.

Right now, many sectors of South Florida remain open for business and our Chamber staff is working remotely 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




The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19. 
Limited to the first 1,000 callers.


Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694; Code: 5550236
Entry Link:
SBA Disaster Loan Virtual Office Hours
Monday - Friday
11:00 A.M - 1:00 P.M.
– and –
3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
The U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Office will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Limited to 250 callers at one time. Participants may call at anytime and are welcome to enter and exit at will. Callers will be muted upon entry and will be taken in the order they are received.
Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID - 162817288




CARES Act & Your Business


Assistance for Employers & Employees

A Conversation with Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis



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.

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Address: 3250 Meridian Parkway, Weston

Testing Hours: By appointment only

Visit for screening requirements or call Cleveland Clinic’s 24/7 COVID-19 hotline for more information 855.697.3750.





Click HERE for a full list of our Chamber restaurants and caterers, along with their takeout and delivery options.