COVID-19 Local Updates and Resources
6/8/2020 Florida Blue recently announced a new opportunity encouraging members to watch a 3-minute video pertaining to Coronavirus and COVID-19. In return, participants will receive a $300 gift card that can used for medical expenses*!
Employees enrolled in their employer sponsored health plan, offered through Florida Blue, are eligible to receive the incentive. Spouses and dependents (Age 18+), who are also enrolled, can participate by logging in and/or creating their own FloridaBlue.com account.
5/26/2020 Restart SWFL with FGCU https://www.fgcu.edu/restart/ The Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University is studying the impact of the Coronavirus on Southwest Florida. This allows them to assess the effects of the virus on our region over time. The survey is intended to let state and local officials hear your concerns. Providing updated assessments such as the survey results will enable us to be better prepared when these efforts get under way. Please distribute the survey to your business contacts. The more input received, the better the data will be. Your help makes a difference!
Please click here to participate in our survey to be added to the LCMS Foundation PPE supply distribution list. Survey ends May 29, 2020.
Local PPE Supply Leads:
Excel Supplies - disinfectant spray, gloves, shoe covers supplier in Fort Myers - use the code LCMS when checking out to receive a 10% discount
PPE Partnership with the Conference of Florida Medical Society Executives - masks, gowns, thermometers, etc. available in Orlando
Hand Sanitizer Available at Mr. Tom's Distillery - downtown Fort Myers
CONTINUAL CDC UPDATES: CDC
5/18/2020 Verizon First Responders Discounts
5/7/2020 CDC UPDATE
4/30/2020 State of Florida Executive Order 20-112 for May 4, 2020
4/29/2020 Reach Out To AT&T and SPRINT
4/27/2020 Fort Myers COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
4/27/2020 The CARES Act passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes new legislation regarding the use of HSA/FSA/HRA funding to purchase Over The Counter (OTC) medication and feminine hygiene products.
4/27/2020 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has posted new Frequently Asked Questions regarding the second tranche of disbursement of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. Please note there is conflicting information about whether a provider who hasn’t previously received money from the first round of funding can apply for this round. The AMA is trying to clarify this and other questions with HHS.
4/21/2020 FMA letter to Governor Desantis to resume elective medical procedures.
4/16/2020 Financial Webinar with Markham, Norton, Mosteller, Wright and Company
4/7/2020 Payment Protection Program Information from Markham, Norton, Mosteller Wright & Company
4/2/2020 Safer at Home PDF
3/31/2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act - C.A.R.E.S. Act
A summary resource to refer to regarding the Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (click here).
3/30/2020 The American Medical Association update to the CARES Act summary. (Click here).
3/25/2020 Link to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (application for Unemployment Benefits is located at this site)
3/24/2020 CMS Relief on Reporting
3/23/2020 FMLA Eligibility with COVID-19
3/23/2020 Department of Labor News Release
3/20/2020 TeleHealth for Physicians