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City of Fort Lauderdale Update on Coronavirus

April 9, 2020

Following is an update from the City of Fort Lauderdale on the coronavirus (COVID-19).

CDC Issues New Return to Work Guidelines for Essential Employees

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising that critical infrastructure workers may now be permitted to return to work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community. Critical Infrastructure workers who have had an exposure but remain asymptomatic should adhere to the following practices prior to and during their work shift:

COVID-19: Business Assistance Programs

SBA Economic Injury Loan
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is working directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program offers working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. For details, visit bit.ly/2U3rdVT.

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets may land on objects and surfaces. Other people may contract coronavirus by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

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