Coronavirus Disease

COVID-19

Important Information

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Economic Recovery Task Force

Mission
To develop safe initiatives stimulating business and the economy during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Fall Festivities Road Closure Application

Bricked street with businesses on left and park on right with Curbside To Go sign by curb and Mask Up Campaing light pole bannersCurbside To-Go
A new, easy and convenient initiative for Winter Park retailers and restaurants. Curbside To-Go makes pickup zones easier to find through a system of special kiosks. Large, dynamic signs and teal-colored curbs anchor each zone and are numbered so businesses can ask customers to pick up food or merchandise at a specific area. Customers can text when they arrive, and delivery is made as seamlessly as possible.
Access the FAQ for participating businesses.

Retail Row
The city and Chamber of Commerce Economic Recovery Task Force have created a new opportunity called “Retail Row @ the Farmers’ Market.”  Every Saturday beginning October 3 through December 19, a limited number of retail spaces will be reserved at the Farmers’ Market for small businesses within city limits to expand beyond their brick and mortar store. This special outdoor opportunity will allow small businesses to reach a larger audience in a safe, established market, that already attracts over 400 customers every weekend in Central Park West Meadow.

There is a limited number of Retail Row spaces permitted each weekend and products cannot compete with normal farmers’ market sales. If you are a small business in Winter Park and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please contact cdaus@cityofwinterpark.org for additional details.

West Meadow Wednesdays
If you are a nonprofit within city limits and would like to participate in the Chamber of Commerce West Meadow Wednesdays and would like more information, please contact tcahill@winterpark.org.

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Press Releases

Members

NameOrganizationSector
Betsy Gardner EckbertWinter Park Chamber of CommerceChamber
Michelle NeunerCity of Winter ParkCity
Sarah GraftonPark Avenue DistrictBusinesses
Drew MadsenCity of Winter Park
Economic Development Advisory Board
Advisory
Board
Michelle StrenthOrlando Health®Healthcare
Mike CarolanWinderweedle, Haines,
Ward & Woodman, P.A.
Professional
services
Joanne McMahonJM Hospitality GroupRestaurant
Tracy Klinglerfrank.Retail
Sam StarkRollins CollegeEducation
Lief EricksonComReal Orlando, Inc.Real Estate
Jay ChaudhariRVR Consulting GroupFinancial services
Betsy GwinnBach Festival Society of Winter ParkNonprofit

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Other Helpful Resources

Volunteers

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PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must follow all state and local health officials’ COVID-19 recommendations, as well as any specific requirements designated by the organization for which they volunteer.

Need assistance

Feed the Need Florida
Feed the Need Florida is a program of 4Roots & the Florida Department of Agriculture that partners with local restaurants and caterers to offer free meals to residents in need.

  • A limited number of meals were available for Winter Park residents at the Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New England Ave. from April 14 through June 30.
  • Each meal was served cold, in a reheatable container and included one starch and one protein.
  • Winter Park residents were able to pick up meals via drive thru or walk up at the Community Center. Social distancing of 6’ was required.

Meals of Love
Restaurant-prepared meals delivered to a senior or disabled adult in need

Second Harvest Food Bank
As an existing partner with the city, residents in need of food assistance can find food providers in the Winter Park area.

Orlando To Go
Winter Park area restaurants offering takeout/delivery.

Winter Park Health Foundation/Wellbeing Network The Daily Well
A virtual village of resources, digital programs, opportunities to connect and commiserate, and more

COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application

Emergency Utility Assistance Program
In partnership with Heart of Florida United Way® 211 Program, the city approved up to $50,000 in direct and matching grants to help customers pay their electric utility bills. The city approved a direct contribution of $25,000 and another $25,000 in dollar for dollar matching funds to match community contributions over the next 90 days.

If you are a Winter Park electric utility customer who is need of assistance please:

The city will not disconnect service for non-payment until further notice. Customers in need should contact 407-599-3220 to establish a repayment plan.

Electric Fuel Rate Reduction: Complete.

Residential Food Support
When residents suddenly find themselves unemployed, providing meals often becomes challenging. Realizing this hardship, the city has partnered with two organizations to help provide food and meals to Winter Park neighbors in need. A $25,000 contribution was approved to Second Harvest Food Bank and $75,000 contribution was approved to Feed the Need Florida.

Feed the Need Florida
Feed the Need Florida is a program of 4Roots & the Florida Department of Agriculture that partners with local restaurants and caterers to offer free meals to residents in need.

  • A limited number of meals were available for Winter Park residents at the Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New England Ave. from April 14 through June 30.
  • Each meal was served cold, in a reheatable container and included one starch and one protein.
  • Winter Park residents were able to pick up meals via drive thru or walk up at the Community Center. Social distancing of 6’ was required.

Meals of Love
Restaurant-prepared meals delivered to a senior or disabled adult in need

Second Harvest Food Bank
As an existing partner with the city, residents in need of food assistance can find food providers in the Winter Park area.

Orange County Resident Resources

OrangeCARES

Energy Efficiency

  • Under the city’s Sustainability Division, $30,000 was approved to be distributed in $500 payments to businesses willing to apply to the Green Business Program. This program promotes energy audits and offers suggestions to save money through energy efficiency with no requirement to make changes.
  • Applications for the Green Business Program can be accessed at cityofwinterpark.org/GreenBusiness

Orange County Business Resources

OrangeCARES

PPE for Small Biz – Orange County Initiative

Small Business Administration CARES Act

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
The city has partnered with the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce in helping our business community during this COVID-19 crisis. The Chamber is offering its resources to all businesses in the city limits that may need assistance during this time. If you would like to receive information or offer ideas/initiatives to the Chamber, please:

Small Business Utility Assistance: No longer accepting applications. 

Electric Fuel Rate Reduction: Complete.

More information

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/
Phone: 877-VIRUSHQ (877-847-8747) [AdventHealth]

Florida Department of Health
Website: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Email: COVID-19@flhealth.gov
Phone: 866-779-6121 [Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.]

Division of Emergency Management (FloridaDisaster.org)
Website: https://www.floridadisaster.org/covid19/

Orange County Florida (Testing Sites)
Website: https://www.ocfl.net/EmergencySafety/Coronavirus.aspx
Phone: 407-723-5004 [Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.]

Our Vision

Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.