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City Launches “Mask Up Cape Coral” Public Awareness Campaign
 
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The City of Cape Coral is launching a “Mask Up Cape Coral” public awareness campaign encouraging residents and visitors to use face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The campaign will continue through the summer and will be extended if needed.

The campaign will focus on the importance of wearing masks. Most people understand social distancing, washing hands frequently, and other CDC safety recommendations can help slow the spread of the virus. The City is encouraging everyone to wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

“Masks have been proven to be effective at mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Please do your part by wearing a mask. Spread the word, not the virus,” said Fire Chief Ryan Lamb.

The “Mask Up Cape Coral” campaign will include billboard messages near the Cape Coral Parkway and Midpoint Memorial Bridges, banners over Del Prado Boulevard at Veterans Parkway, kiosk messages along SE 47th Terrace, social media posts, and other digital and print messages. The City will be providing campaign graphics and flyers that can be downloaded from the City’s COVID-19 website (capecoral.net/COVID-19). The City also has partnered with the South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Cape Coral Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, and South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Associations (SCHEA) to distribute flyers to businesses who encourage or require face coverings.

Any business that will be requiring masks in support of this campaign can have their business listed on the City’s COVID-19 web page. Please send an email to ecodev@capecoral.net if you want your business listed on the “Mask Up Cape Coral” page.

EMERGENCY ORDER - 2020-09 DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION - Click Here for the Full Order.
On June 26, 2020 The Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued the following order, effective immediately. All vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises who derive more than 50% of gross revenue from such sales of alcoholic beverages shall suspend such sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. Such vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the premises in accordance with Executive Order 20-7 I, Sections I.

Applications For Mortgage Assistance
In response to COVID-19 and its impact on Cape Coral homeowners, the Cape Coral Housing Development Corporation in partnership with the City of Cape Coral State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) is providing limited assistance to low-income homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments. Click Here to learn more and apply.

The LeeCares Business Relaunch Grant Program is again open and accepting applications.  Click Here to learn more. 

Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program Opens for Lender Registration. Start the Lender Registration Here.
The Federal Reserve kicked off its long-awaited $600 billion emergency lending program for midsize businesses, announcing that banks can now register to participate. Under the Main Street program, the Fed will buy 95 percent of a bank loan to a company with up to 15,000 employees or up to $5 billion in annual revenue, although it’s primarily designed to help firms too large to qualify for the government-backed Paycheck Protection Program loans for small businesses.

CAPE CORAL AND COVID-19 IMPACTS - SPECIAL REPORT

Dear Members,

 

Please see the information below from the Department of Business and Professional Development.

 

Thank you and stay well,

 

Donna S. Germain, IOM, FCCP

President/CEO

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY ORDER - 2020-09

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

 

On June 26, 2020 The Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued the following order, effective immediately.

 

All vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises who derive more than 50% of gross revenue from such sales of alcoholic beverages shall suspend such sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. Such vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the premises in accordance with Executive Order 20-7 I, Sections I.

 

Vendors who are also licensed as public food service establishments or "restaurants" under Chapter 509, Florida Statutes, may continue to operate for on-premises consumption of food and beverages at tables pursuant to the restrictions in Executive Order 20-139, so long as these vendors derive 50% or less of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.