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Reopening + Recovery Resources

Our cities are leading from the front. In these challenging times, city leaders are developing innovative ways to connect with residents and help businesses in their community. 

As Florida's municipalities continue reopening services and businesses, the Florida League of Cities will provide access to guidance from federal and state partners, funding and technical assistance opportunities, and sample resources from local governments.

On this page you’ll find:

  • Current reopening guides from Florida cities for beaches, parks, facilities, businesses and more.
  • Examples of grant programs cities are using to support local businesses and residents.
  • Funding and technical assistance opportunities.
  • All reopening and recovery executive orders issued by the Governor, as well as other important statewide documents.
  • Hurricane preparedness resources from state and federal partners, along with examples of municipal disaster preparedness websites. 

Additionally, the FMIT has created a Reopening Decision Guide with guidance on steps to take following a COVID-19 shutdown. The advice in this guide is compiled from state and federal resources. Download Guide │ Download CDC Workplace Decision Tree

We will continue working closely with state officials, municipal leaders and strategic partners to share the latest information about reopening and economic recovery. 

Governor DeSantis Executive Orders & Other Actions

Executive orders issued and other actions taken in relation to reopening after COVID-19 are linked below. 

Click here to view Emergency Order 20-09, issued by Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears, which places restrictions on bars and restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages. (Amended July, 2020)

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The Florida League of Cities established this webpage to help share the latest information regarding the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act with our members. View Resources

Helpful links to state and government agency websites and documents related to reopening after COVID-19 shutdown. View Resources

Ordinances and guidance Florida's cities have created to help reopen city services and local businesses. View Resources

Funding and technical assistance opportunities to help cities and local businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. View Resources

Examples of programs and initiatives Florida's cities and counties have created to help residents and businesses recover from COVID-19 shutdowns. View Resources

Resources and guidance on how to prepare for – and stay safe during and after – a hurricane or other tropical storm in 2020. View Resources

Information and resources from state, federal and local partners to help keep your communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. View Resources