COVID-19 Resources

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

The Haines City Economic Development Council hopes to provide our partners and community with reliable updates and resources during this ever-changing situation. We extend our deepest gratitude to all those who are working to aid others and serve the community at this time to help contain COVID-19. Stay safe & healthy!

COVID-19 Business Community Support Survey 

As Northeast Polk County responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Haines City Economic Development Council, Inc. would like your input to better understand our business community’s needs. With the knowledge we gain, we can better serve you with resources to help you move from crisis to recovery to renewal.

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to continue planning for the resiliency and for the future of our businesses – and you can help! With less than 10 minutes of your time, you can provide valuable input that will help guide and inform the projections and trends to come in our new norm.

AdventHealth Resources

Important Resources: Your top COVID-19 questions and concerns:

  • If you have questions about COVID-19 or wonder if you should be tested, call the free AdventHealth Coronavirus Information Line at 877-VIRUS-HQ (877-847-8747).  You can also find information at www.CoronaVirusSignsAndSymptoms.com.
  • Donation Hub:  For ways you can help, including sending notes of encouragement to our caregivers, as well as virtual volunteering opportunities, please click here.
  • Mental Health – If you, your family, or colleagues, are in need of emotional help during this uncertain time, the Heart of Florida United Way 211 Information and Referral Crisis Line is connecting residents with information about available resources in the Central Florida community. Whether it’s finding out the location of the nearest food pantry or seeking information related to the virus, 211 Call Specialists are there to help.
  • Video Visit Options – AdventHealth Video Visits are available now for primary care, pediatrics and specialty care, as well as physical therapy. In the comfort of your home, you can speak with a medical provider by a video visit or phone call.
Polk State College Updates

Polk State College has been proactive in moving its instruction and operations online and, as such, should not be noticeably affected by the safer-at-home order. Online instruction and remote student services will continue as they have since the College resumed instruction on March 30.

For further information visit polk.edu.

Employment Opportunities

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Polk CARES 2020

For more information visit, https://www.polk-county.net/polk-cares-2020 Small businesses designated by the number of employees would receive the following amounts: Self-employed: $1,000 | 2 to 9 employees: $2,500 |10 to 25 employees: $5,000. There may be additional...