Treasure Covid 19 Update July 13 2020
Florida is shattering a national coronavirus record, reporting more than 15-thousand new cases. The death toll rose by 45.
South Florida restaurant owners, struggling amid the pandemic, are calling on Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott to pass the Restaurants Act.
The bill, dubbed the Real Economic Support that Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive Act, or Restaurant Act, would provide grants to restaurants that are not publicly traded and have $1.5 million or less in revenue under normal circumstances.
The grant can be used to cover payroll, benefits, mortgage, rent, protective equipment, food, or other costs. It provides an addition or substitute to loans provided through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which Congress passed in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package in March, for restaurants to spend more on overhead costs, as well as payroll.
A South Florida congresswoman believes it’s time for what she calls a reset in our fight against the coronavirus. Democrat Donna Shalala says that we need a statewide 14-day reset and a mandatory mask order to get COVID-19 under control.
Governor Ron DeSantis continues to remind Floridians to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings.
Indian River County will be considering Face Masks.
The commission on Tuesday is to consider requiring the public to wear face coverings in any indoor public space where social distancing is not possible, and in any outdoor public place where more than 50 people are gathering and social distancing is not possible.