Coronavirus Update (as of 7/1/20)
Here are some links and tips for independent auto dealers dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus. This page will be updated periodically as more information becomes available.
FIADA Held a Dealer Q&A via Zoom on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Here are some helpful links and questions answered during that session.
Paycheck Protection Program Update as of June 4, 2020.
Some new resources (posted 7/1/20):
The Independent Dealer's Guide for Safely Operating During COVID-19
Guidelines for Opening up America Again
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again
State Government Websites
U.S. Chamber of Commerce State by State Business Reopening Guide
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business
Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 20-91 (Florida, April 1, 2020) (Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency)
"I. Paragraph 2 of Emergency Order 07-20 is hereby amended and restated to clarify that
additional following essential businesses may remain open:
2. Essential retail and commercial businesses, which may remain open, are:
* • •
f. Gas stations>>: new and used automobile dealerships;<< and auto-supply, auto-repair,
and related facilities>>, provided however that such businesses should ensure that customers
practice the social distancing as advised by the CDC;"
Safely Operating Your Dealership During a Pandemic (downloadable .pdf)
Click here for the CDC Guidelines on how to prepare yourself and your dealership. “Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).”
How to Kill Coronavirus in Your Car Without Damaging Interior Surfaces
NIADA Webinar: Understanding the SBA's PPP Forgiveness Application Process, Wednesday, May 20th. More information and register here.
The in-person CE and pre-license courses are cancelled at least through the end of May. We will continue to update this page and are in the process of contacting any registered students.
If you would like to take an online CE Course or online Pre-license Course, please visit https://www.fiada.com/page/DTS
If you have any questions or need to contact FIADA, please email email@example.com or text us at 800-237-0448.
FIADA is part of the RESET Task Force, tasked with providing industry-specific policy recommendations to the Florida Legislature and bringing forth initiatives that will seek to help all of Florida’s economy rebound from the effects of COVID-19 and future economic slowdowns.
NAAA COVID-19 Resource Center
VEMO Auto Auctions
Federal Legislative & Regulatory Updates:
New Updates 4/3/20: Today is the first day most small businesses can apply for the new SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans to help you cover payroll and other approved costs. But, you’ll need to use the new application form that the SBA amended last night. Visit the NIADA COVID19 Dealer Resource page at covid19.niada.com to get the latest application form and find an eligible lender in your area.
NIADA COVID-19 Dealer Resource Page
NIADA Applauds Addition of Auto Sales as Essential
Florida Tax Collectors Information (check your county for updated hours and procedures:
Florida Tax Collectors Association
Property and Coronavirus: Is My Business Covered?
Internal Revenue Service/Tax Information:
Coronavirus Tax Relief
Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020
State Tax Filing Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic
IRS Release on Coronavirus-related Tax Credits
Palm Beach County Tax Collector not allowing dealers to pick up or drop off work in person at the moment. You can mail or FedEx dealer title work for processing (along with return postage or FedEx account #) to:
Central Service Center
4215 S Military Trail
Greenacres, FL 33463
Small Business Administration:
SBA Lenders and Borrowers FAQ (including Paycheck Protection Program)
Small Business Administration Press Release on Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
Should Businesses Wait for a Grant Instead of Applying for a Low Interest Federal Loan?
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Fact Sheet - Florida
Notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of FLORIDA
Disaster Loan Assistance - Disaster Declaration Details - Florida
SBA Loan Application page
Archived Florida Emergency Orders by County (superseded by Governor's Emergency Order of April 1, 2020:
Alachua County Emegency Order
Broward County Emergency Order 20-01:
Car Dealerships Deemed Essential and Can Remain Open
Miami-Dade County Mayor Issues Addendum to Executive Orders Clarifying that Car Dealerships May Remain Open
Orange County Exectuive Order
Palm Beach County Emergency Order Number 2
Car Dealerships Deemed Essential, Not Subject to Closure
Pinellas County Executive Orders