Florida’s Adventure Coast Tourism-Related COVID-19 Resources

Your Visitors Bureau considers the health and well-being of our Hernando County partner businesses, their staffs and families paramount. Our thoughts are with you in these uncertain times. To help, we will communicate the latest Florida tourism-related news as it comes to us and continually update this page of resources available to you.

As we view this to be a collaboration, please advise news of your business operations that may be helpful for us to share as well. Thank you.

Hernando CARES 2020 Small Business Recovery Grant Media Release  

(Find instructions and application links in both documents.)

At the June 23, 2020 regular Hernando County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Board unanimously voted to approve the Hernando County CARES Small Business Recovery Grant.

To stimulate the local economy, the Hernando CARES Program will provide recovery grants up to $5,000 to eligible small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The intent of the grant is to offset the temporary loss of revenue and assist these businesses in their efforts to recover in the aftermath of this historic global pandemic.

Hernando CARES 2020 Abstract

Join Private Facebook Group

NEW: Join the private Facebook group Partnership for Florida’s Adventure Coast Tourism. Gain industry insight and access resources helpful for your Hernando County business. Share your news and questions.


Travel Industry Relief Resources

From the U.S. Travel Association. The link below provides a comprehensive look on the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package passed by Congress on Dec. 22, 2020.

Travel Industry Relief Resources

Updates from the office of Governor Ron DeSantis

September 25 – Executive Order re: Phase 3: Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines 

June 3 – Executive Order re: Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

May 22 – Executive Order re: Expanding Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Play for Florida’s Recovery

May 15 – Executive Order re: Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

May 9 – Executive Order re: Expanding Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

April 29 – Executive Order re: Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

April 29 – Executive Order re: Limited Extension of Essential Services and Activities and Vacation Rental Prohibition

April 16 – Executive Order re: Emergency Temporary Action Related to Unemployment Compensation – COVID-19

April 10 – Executive Order extends Executive Order 20-87 re: Vacation Rental Closures

April 1 – Executive Order regarding Essential Services and Activities during COVID-19 Emergency

March 27 – Executive Order regarding vacation rental closures

March 27 – Executive Order regarding additional requirements of certain individuals traveling to Florida

March 24 – Executive Order regarding isolation of individuals traveling to Florida

March 23 – Executive Order regarding airport screening and isolation

March 20 – Executive Order regarding alcohol sales, restaurants and gyms

March 17 – Executive Order regarding bars, beaches and restaurants

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Updates from VISIT FLORIDA

Updates from SBDC Florida

COVID-19 Business Disaster Recovery Assistance

Local contact: Bill Burnham, SBDC Florida  352.796.0697, wjburnham@usf.edu

Florida Department of Health 

Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

Hernando County Office of Emergency Management


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