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SBA Assistance Updates and More

By Tambone Companies E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we have been updating Our St. Lucie regularly, as a free, digital resource created for St. Lucie County residents and businesses to share information during this time of global crisis. The newest developments include changes to the Small Business Administration financial assistance programs, and additions to the list of "What's Open" in St. Lucie County, as Florida remains in Phase Two of Governor DeSantis' Recovery Plan.

We encourage you to share this email and Our St. Lucie with others so it can be of benefit to as many people and businesses as possible.

Take care, stay well, and we look forward to being able to see you soon,

Richard and Lori Tambone


Below are a few new items that we added this week that may be of interest to you:

  • Our Restaurant page has been updated to reflect even more restaurants now offering dine-in or outdoor seating.
  • Other items added to the website this week:
  • The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advanced Grant program is now accepting applications from small business and agricultural businesses.
  • The SBA issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This guidance implements the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA)  and expands eligibility for businesses with owners who have past felony convictions.


Although some restrictions are being lifted, Florida cases of Coronavirus have continued to increase. As a reminder, here are some guidelines1 to help keep you and your loved ones safe:

Practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet between yourself and others when possible. Individuals over 65 or with underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose when around others and out in public, such as the grocery store.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Cover coughs and sneezes and throw used tissues in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, including your cell phone, countertops and tables, doorknobs, light switches, and car keys.

Get tested for COVID-19 regularly if you work in long-term care facilities, to protect the most vulnerable.

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