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How to Support Our Local Businesses During Covid-19

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update Page

Town Hall Phone Number: 305-861-4863; Mon. Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Call Surfside Police Dispatch all other hours (non-emergencies), 305-861-4862

Order in Surfside
In an effort to #FlattenTheCurve our food establishments are closed for dine-in service, but continue delivery and take-out services. Help us support our local businesses during these difficult times by continuing to patronize our local restaurants or purchasing gift cards for future use whenever possible. 



MIAMI EATS - Order Out, Help Out
The GMCVB has just launched a new campaign to help promote offers from Greater Miami restaurants. Learn more and apply.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Click through to each link below to learn more about the corresponding subject:


Business Damage Survey 
The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online here. 

Fast Facts - Small Business Administration Loans
• The SBA has activated their Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for Florida businesses affected by COVID-19
• Long-term loans up to $2 million offered to eligible small businesses and nonprofits
• SBA loans are only meant for businesses that are unable to access credit from lenders
• Interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75 for nonprofits
• Loans are meant to help financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred, not to recoup lost profits

Fast Facts - Florida Emergency Bridge Loan Program

• The State of Florida has activated as state-wide loan program for small businesses affected by COVID-19
• These short-term, interested free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources
• Loan amounts are limited at $50,000 awarded per small business: loans are offerd interest-free for a 1-year term
• To be eligible, small businesses must prove that they are actively pursuing long-term financial resources such as an SBA or bank loan
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Application deadline is May 8, 2020. Application and more information.


Currently Hiring

  • Dollar General: 50,000 new employees across the country by the end of April.
  • Domino’s: 10,000 workers to meet increased demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Walmart: 150,000 U.S. hourly workers for its stores and distribution centers through the end of May.
  • Amazon: 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a crush of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online. That includes workers at its warehouses, delivery centers and Whole Foods grocery stores, all of whom make at least $15 an hour.
  • Pepsi: 6,000 new, full-time, full-benefit frontline employees across the U.S. in the coming months.
  • Walgreens: 9,500 existing full- and part-time roles in stores across the United States, including pharmacy technicians.
  • GE Healthcare 
  • Outschool (for teachers): Hiring thousands of teachers to meet demand.