Protect yourself, your family and others by taking preventive actions to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay home. Do not go out unless necessary and wear a mask if you do need to go out in public.
- Stay at least 6 feet from others to prevent transmission and avoid close contact with sick people or those in poor health.
- Wear gloves to prevent transmission, and avoid hugging, handshaking and physical contact of any kind.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap is not available.
- Do not meet with people who do not live in your home, including family and loved ones that do not live with you.
- People with the virus who are asymptomatic pass the disease to others through talking and close proximity.
- Clean surfaces regularly, including phone, keyboard and laptop to reduce the spread from potentially contaminated surfaces.
- Seek mental health services if you are depressed, nervous or anxious. During this crisis, your health and safety are priorities.
Please visit our website www.DadeCountyProBono.org for additional Covid-19 resources.
- Miami-Dade Coronavirus Page
- CDC Coronavirus Portal
- Florida Governor Executive Orders
- The Florida Bar
- The Florida Supreme Court
- The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
- The United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
- Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court
- The CARES Act
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Florida Reemployment Assistance Application
- Florida Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Bankruptcy Helpline (305) 579-5733 ext. 2237 or www.dadelegalaid.org
- Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back Helpline (305) 579-5733 ext. 2242 (family law and civil legal matters)
- Domestic Violence Helpline (305) 579-5733 ext. 2229 (for expedited help Lpena@dadelegalaid.org)
- Florida Bar Mental Health Hotline 1-833-351-9355 or 1-800 FL1-WELL
- COVID-19 Call Center: 1 (866) 779-6121 or COVIDemail@example.com
- Miami-Dade State Attorney Price Gouging: (305) 547-3300
- State Attorney General Price Gouging: 1 (866) 966-7226
- Additional Statewide Hotlines CLICK HERE
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
- FLORIDA BAR MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
- ANXIETY - Text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line, 741741 for anxiety and stress
- STAYING MENTALLY HEALTHY - Managing Anxiety and Stress during the Covid-19 outbreak
- OFFICE MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP - The Leader’s Guide to Managing Covid-19 Panic
- Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19
- Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Strategies to Remote Work During Coronavirus
FEDERAL STIMULUS PAYMENTS
- Individuals earning less than $75,000 may receive a one-time payment of $1,200. Married couples earning less than $150,000 combined may each receive a check. Qualifying families with children may also receive $500 per child.
- Checks will be direct deposited in the bank account listed on 2018 or 2019 tax returns. Paper checks will be issued to those who have not filed.
- Those who are not required to file (i.e. SSDI/SSI recipients) may receive the payment without filing a tax return (the IRS previously reported that they would have to file a simple tax return: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know
- Unfortunately, those filing returns without a SSN will not receive stimulus checks even though they have paid taxes. Most individuals with a SSN will qualify for the Economic Impact Payment. However, if anyone in the household uses an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), the entire household is excluded from receiving the payment.
- How to apply for reemployment and unemployment
- IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief
- Economic Stimulus Payment Tip Sheet to help former foster youth obtain a stimulus payment.
- Income Tax Tip Sheet is for youth who had child welfare involvement.
Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation)
- Recipients do not have to register to look for new jobs to stay on benefits (if they filed after March 15)
- Florida's benefits of $275 max/week will be supplemented by an extra $600/week as per federal stimulus package
- Florida's previous maximum of 12 weeks of benefits has been extended to a total of 25 weeks
- Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Insurance) provides critical information about unemployment benefits.
Evictions & Foreclosures
- Governor DeSantis issued a moratorium on evictions & foreclosures.
- Thank you to Florida Legal Services and to those who advocated for and signed on to this measure to keep people housed during the pandemic.