Pinellas CARES Small Business Grant Progress Report
Phase 1 of the Pinellas CARES Small Business Grant program closed on June 30. Since the program opened on May 4, Pinellas County received 5,051 completed applications. The County has issued 2,420 checks totaling $12.1 million to eligible businesses with approved applications. Our team continues to review applications received before the June 30 deadline and will issue grants to eligible businesses as quickly as possible.
Pinellas County passes emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in most indoor spaces
Faced with an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners passed an emergency ordinance requiring that citizens wear face coverings in most indoor public places. The ordinance took effect June 24 at 5:00 p.m. and remains in place through the duration of Pinellas County’s State of Local Emergency.
Bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages
Effective June 26, 2020, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued Emergency Order 2020-09 suspending the sale of alcoholic beverages by vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises that derive more than 50 percent gross revenue from such sales, including bars and nightclubs.