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Posted on: May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Business Resources

Business Resources

We Are Here For Your Hollywood Business

The City of Hollywood’s Office of Communications, Marketing & Economic Development (CMED) is open for business, compiling information to assist Hollywood businesses throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We encourage you to check the City of Hollywood’s webpage, sign up for City and Business email/text updates, and follow us on Facebook. Our team is available to talk you through any of your business-related issues. Contact us at 954.921.3620 or by email


Business Assistance: Navigating COVID-19


Backing Business: Temporary Café Zones to Expand Outdoor Dining

City of Hollywood: Backing Business - Temporary Café Zones

The purpose of the Temporary Café Zone expansion is to back the City’s restaurant businesses that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 mitigation measures, and provide these businesses with the opportunity to expand their dining areas using outdoor spaces. This 30-day pilot program will run from Thursday, May 21st through Monday, June 22nd.

The use of Temporary Café Zones requires restaurants to register online, which includes submitting a registration form with supporting documents (indemnification form and proof of insurance), along with other requirements. Restaurants are NOT PERMITTED to begin establishing their expanded outdoor dining spaces until approval of registration.

Please note: Approved restaurants located in the designated expanded Temporary Café Zones on Hollywood Boulevard and the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk are permitted to operate in the expanded areas ONLY during the following time period: Thursdays beginning at 2:00 p.m. through Monday at 5:00 a.m. 

To learn more and apply for Temporary Café Zones, please click here.


Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Phase 1 of Reopening Hollywood Businesses

On May 18, 2020, Broward County joined into the State’s Phase 1 Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Under the Phase 1 order, some businesses previously closed, or open only for certain activities, have reopened with restrictions. These businesses include:

  • Professional Services
  • Restaurants and Food Establishments
  • Personal Services (such as barbershops and salons)
  • Drive-In Movie Theaters
  • Community Rooms, Fitness Centers and Gyms in Housing Developments
  • Public Community Pools and Private Club Pools
  • Museums

Click here to learn more about the businesses that may reopen and the restrictions that must be followed.


PPP Vendor List

Click here to access a list of PPE vendors which the City of Hollywood has compiled.


COVID-19 Small Business Survey

COVID-19 Small Business Survey

The City of Hollywood is seeking information from small business owners about challenges facing their business as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Your answers will help us understand and identify the challenges facing small businesses in our community and will inform local policy decision making.

Take our survey here.


Simple Steps to Restarting Your Business

"Simple Steps to Restarting Your Business" Workshop Series

Every Thursday evening in May, Broward SCORE experts will discuss the following topics to help your business better prepare for reopening in this COVID-19 economy. Remaining session:

  • May 28 - Employees: Getting People Back To Work

Register here.


Important Update: Business Assistance Programs

President Trump Signs $484 Billion In Federal Aid For Small Business Lending Programs 

On Friday, April 24, 2020, President Donald Trump signed legislation providing an additional $310 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $60 billion of which is reserved for community banks and small lenders; $75 billion for hospitals; $25 billion to support testing efforts; and $60 billion for emergency disaster loans and grants. Read the COVID-19 Federal Legislative Summary Update here.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Fact Sheets: CLICK HERE