FMEA COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19FMEA, in coordination with state and federal industry and government partners, continues to monitor the evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In an effort to provide our members with up-to-date and critical information, we have created this website to serve as a COVID-19 Resource Center.

If you have any questions, changes to your utility information, or need additional information, please email nalbers@publicpower.com.

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COVID-19 Resource Center

 

State Resources

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Webpage

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 Landing Page

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Governor DeSantis’s PowerPoint Presentation on Phase One of Re-Opening Florida’s Economy: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step (April 29, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 (March 16, 2020)

Activated March 16, 2020 by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19. The application period opens March 17, 2020 and runs through May 8, 2020.

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Re-Open Florida Task Force

Guidance on Access to Restoration Areas During Emergency Recovery Operations

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Executive Orders

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-192 – Amending Executive Orders 20-68, 20-139, 20-166, and 20-179 pursuant to guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Aug. 6, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-180 – Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief (July 29, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-179 – Extending EO 20-69 Regarding Virtual Local Government Public Meetings until Sept. 1, 2020 (July 29, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-166 – Extending the State of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-52 for 60 days (July 7, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-159 – Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief (June 30, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-150 – Extending EO 20-69 Regarding Virtual Local Government Public Meetings until Aug. 1, 2020 (June 23, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-139 – Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery (June 3, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-137 – Extending Mortgage Foreclosures and Eviction Relief (June 1, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-131 – Lifting Restrictions on Organized Youth Activities (May 22, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-123 – Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery (May 15, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-122 – Allowing Broward & Miami-Dade Counties to enter into Phase 1 starting May 18 (May 14, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-121 – Extension of Foreclosure and Eviction Relief (May 14, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-120 – Expanding Phase 1 of Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan to Include Palm Beach County; Allowing Reopening of Salons (May 9, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-114 – Extending for 60 Days State of Emergency Declared in EO 20-52 (May 8, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-112 – Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery (April 29, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-111 – Extending Executive Orders 20-87 and 20-91 until 12:01 am May 4, 2020 (April 29, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-95 – Documentary Stamps for SBA Loans (April 6, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-94 – Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief (April 2, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-91 – Safer at Home; Essential Services and Activities (April 1, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-89 – Restricting Public Access to Non-Essential Businesses/Facilities (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe Counites) (March 30, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-88 – FRS/DROP Program employees (March 30, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-87 – Vacation Rental Closures (March 27, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-83 – Protective Measures for Vulnerable Populations, Gatherings, and Remote Work (March 24, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-82 – Isolation of Individuals Traveling to Florida from New York Tri-State Area (CT, NJ, NY) (March 24, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-80  – Airport Screening and Isolation (March 23, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-72 – Non-essential Elective Medical Procedures (March 20, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-71 – Alcohol Sales, Restaurants, and Gyms (March 20, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-70 – Broward and Palm Beach County Closures (March 20, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-69 – Local Government Public Meetings during COVID-19 (March 20, 2020)

Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Order 20-68 – Bars, Pubs, Nightclubs, Beaches, Restaurants (March 17, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-52 – COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (March 9, 2020)

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) Emergency Order in support of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-52

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-51 – Establishing COVID-19 Response Protocol and Declaring Public Health Emergency (March 1, 2020)

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Other State Resources

Associated Industries of Florida COVID-19 Resources for Business

Florida Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Center

The Florida Scorecard: Metrics to Help Secure Florida's Future by the Florida Chamber

Florida League of Cities Coronavirus Resources 

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Hurricane Season During a Pandemic

American Red Cross Doctrine Bulletin Pre-Landfall Shelter Operations in COVID-19 Pandemic (May 14, 2020)

CDC Webinar Slides: "2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19" (May 27, 2020)

FEMA COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season (May 2020)

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Re-Opening Florida and the Country

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-139 - Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery (June 3, 2020)

Governor DeSantis’s PowerPoint Presentation: Update on Phase One of Re-Opening Florida’s Economy: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step (May 15, 2020)

Governor DeSantis’s PowerPoint Presentation: Phase One of Re-Opening Florida’s Economy: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step (April 29, 2020)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-112 - Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery (April 29, 2020)

President’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again via Whitehouse.gov (April 17, 2020)

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National Resources

Baker Donelson Guidance Document: Nationwide Emergency Declaration – Access to Disaster Relief Fund

CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again (May 2020 Document)

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

CDC Guidance Documents (May 2020)

CDC Guidance on Errands and Going Out (June 12, 2020)

CDC Testing High-Density Critical Infrastructure Workplaces (June 13, 2020)

CDC Testing Priority Guidance (Revised April 27 to reflect updated priorities for testing patients with suspected COVID-19)

COVIDView: A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity

Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams

FEMA Fact Sheet: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Preservation Best Practices

FEMA Guidance Fact Sheet: Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting

FEMA Guidance Fact Sheet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures

FEMA Guidance Fact Sheet: Public Assistance: Non-Congregate Sheltering Delegation of Authority

FEMA Public Assistance Applicant Quick Guide

National Association for Manufacturers: COVID-19 Marketplace and Suppliers of PPE

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

President’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again via Whitehouse.gov (April 17, 2020)

Presidential Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America – 30 Days to Slow the Spread via Whitehouse.gov

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance

Treasury Guidance on Use of Coronavirus Relief Funds (May 28, 2020)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): COVID-19 Recovery CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (June 2020)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Insights: COVID-19 Disinformation Campaign (May 2020)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response Version 3.0 (April 17, 2020)

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Energy Sector Resources

APPA Briefing Paper on Use of CARES Act Funds for Utility Customer Assistance

APPA Information about COVID-19

APPA Overview of the Federal Legislative Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 20, 2020)

Electric Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) Coronavirus (COVID 19): Key Messages

ESCC Resource Guide – Assessing and Mitigating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Version 9: Updated June 26, 2020

ESCC Contact Tracing Planning Considerations Document (May 11, 2020)

ESCC Mission-Essential Workforce - Testing and Protecting Mission-Essential Control Center and Generation Facility Personnel Is Fundamental

ESCC Press Release - COVID-19 Response: Electric Power Industry Closely Coordinating With Federal Partners (March 23, 2020)

Ernst & Young Guidance on Cost Recovery for COVID-19 Related Costs Public Utilities

EPRI COVID Impacts on Load and Preparations from Italy

FERC, NERC Industry Guidance to Ensure Grid Reliability Amid Potential Coronavirus Impacts

National Governor’s Association Governor Guidance on the Energy Sector During COVID-19 Response (March 25, 2020) 

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) COVID-19 Master Assignment Tracker
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has graciously shared their COVID-19 Master Assignment Tracker. This tracker is used by NYPA’s Incident Management Team to capture, assign and track tasks associated with their response to the pandemic. Please feel free to use this as a template for your response.

Summary of Safety Information on Work Policies and Procedures (APPA, March 30, 2020)

U.S. Department of Energy Coronavirus Hub

U.S. Department of Energy COVID-19 Energy Sector Response Efforts and FAQs

U.S. Department of Energy and Homeland Security on Classification of Critical Utility Workers

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Operations and Control Rooms - Pandemic Response Guide

 

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Other National Resources

National League of Cities COVID-19 Pandemic Response

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Response Toolkit

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Employment and Labor Resources

Families First and Coronavirus Response Act

Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave & Expanded FMLA under FFCRA Poster

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Short Time Compensation Program for Employers

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Temporary Layoff Assistance

Memo to FMEA Members from FMEA General Counsel re: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (March 25, 2020)

U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources

U.S. Department of Labor FFCRA Guidance Documents News Release  

U.S. Department of Labor FFCRA Fact Sheet for Employees

U.S. Department of Labor FFCRA Fact Sheet for Employers

U.S. Department of Labor FFCRA Questions and Answers

U.S. Department of Labor Temporary Rule – Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (April 6, 2020)

U.S. Department of Labor Temporary Rule Correction (April 10,2020)

U.S. Department of Labor Webinar: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

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Additional Resources

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 General Prevention

How to Protect Yourself

Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe

Running Essential Errands 

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

What To Do if You Are Sick

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FMEA Member Pages and Policies and Information Related to COVID-19 

Florida public power remains committed to protecting the health and safety of employees and customers, while continuing to provide affordable, reliable electricity throughout the pandemic. Please visit your Florida public power provider to learn about pandemic relief efforts and resources, financial assistance options, bill payment options, as well as how your public power utility is supporting its customers and the community.

FMEA Member Only Resources Section

Alachua

Bartow

Blountstown

Bushnell

Chattahoochee

Clewiston

Fort Meade

Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Utilities Authority - FPUA)

Gainesville (Gainesville Regional Utilities - GRU)

Green Cove Springs

Havana

Homestead

Jacksonville (JEA)

Jacksonville Beach (Beaches Energy Services)

Keys Energy Services

Kissimmee (Kissimmee Utility Authority - KUA)

Lakeland (Lakeland Electric)

Lake Worth Beach

Leesburg

Moore Haven

Mount Dora

Newberry

New Smyrna Beach (Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach - UCNSB)

Ocala (Ocala Electric Utility)

Orlando (Orlando Utilities Commission - OUC)

Quincy

Reedy Creek

St. Cloud (Operated by OUC)

Starke

Tallahassee

Wauchula

Williston

Winter Park

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