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City of Tavares

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Resources for Businesses and Employers

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Information from Elevate Lake and Visit Lake COVID-19 Update

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, Elevate Lake and Visit Lake are committed to providing our business and tourism community with up-to-date and reliable information. We are encouraging companies to fill out the Business Damage Assessment Survey so that state and local agencies can best determine the needed resources for our community. Please do your part to take this situation seriously and implement the necessary precautions to help minimize the impact.

The links below direct you to the trusted sources of information:

Financing Resources for Businesses 
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program*
U.S. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program*

*The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF in Lake County will help vet eligibility for both loan programs and help review application documents. For more information, Lake County businesses can contact the local SBDC offices at 352-404-7338 (Groveland) or 352-602-4575 (Mt. Dora).

Additional Resources for Businesses and Employers

Lake County COVID-19 Business Resources Section

CareerSource Central Florida Coronavirus Support for Workforce
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Florida Department of Health
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Small Business Administration

If our team can assist you with additional information, please call 352-343-9647 or email us at

Stay safe and healthy,

Elevate Lake and Visit Lake

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