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MDFAWL’S VIRTUAL JAMBOREE

Thank you MDFAWL for featuring the Virtual Jamboree in its summer newsletter highlighting how your work has benefitted our community during these...
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CARES ACT UPDATE

Reemployment Assistance Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Resources You can also download a copy HERE.

HELPFUL LINKS TO STAY INFORMED

HELPFUL HOTLINES

    • COVID-19 Call Center: 1 (866) 779-6121 or email your questions to COVID-19@flhealth.gov (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
    • Miami-Dade State Attorney Price Gouging Hotline: (305)547-3300.
    • State Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline: 1(866) 966-7226.

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    RESOURCES FOR COPING WITH COVID-19</div

    SMALL BUSINESS/HELPFUL TIPS
    ANXIETY
    • To get free confidential, 24/7 support for anxiety, text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line, 741741
    STAYING MENTALLY HEALTHY
    OFFICE MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP
     
    Important Information
    We are encouraging everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:
     
    • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health
    • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
    • Try to refrain from hugging and handshaking; verbal greetings are suggested
    • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
    Federal Stimulus Payments to Individuals
     
    Reemployment Assistance (aka Unemployment Compensation)
    • Applicants do not have to wait a week to receive benefits once they file their applications.  Filing is of course a challenge due to the already lackluster website being overwhelmed with new applications
    • Recipients of RA do not have to register to look for new jobs to stay on benefits (if they filed after March 15)
    • Florida’s paltry benefits of $275 max/week will be supplemented by an extra $600/week thanks to the federal stimulus package
    • Florida’s previous maximum of 12 weeks of benefits has been extended by 13 weeks for a total of 25 weeks
    Evictions & Foreclosures
    • Thanks to the advocacy of legal aid attorneys statewide, Governor DeSantis issued a 45 day moratorium on evictions & foreclosures yesterday.  Thank you to everyone who pushed for this commonsense measure to keep people housed during the pandemic.
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