COVID-19 Response and Resources

SimpleHR is an essential business and we are committed to providing our clients and their employees up-to-date, accurate and timely information related to COVID-19 and its effects. Our team of professionals is working tirelessly to compile all of the available information and will provide updates to this page, as they become available. We are honored to be the trusted resource for all of your HR needs and know that together, we will overcome whatever obstacles come our way.

Employer Resources

Updated CDC COVID Recommendations - 01/05/2022

Covid-19 Relief Bill 2021 - 03/16/2021

CDC Vaccination Recommendations - 03/08/2021

PPP Program Changes for Small Businesses - 02/22/2021

PPP guidance issued by SBA - 12/27/2020

DHS Florida State Executive Order 20-244 Phase 3

DHS Extended I-9 Compliance Flexibility Guidelines

Okaloosa County Business Owner Signage Notification released July 21, 2020

CDC Return to Work and Isolation Guidance revised July 20, 2020

FFCRA and EPSL Flow Chart - Refer to this flow chart to determine what type of pay benefits an employee is eligible to receive when they are not able to work due to COVID related issues.

Draft of SBA PPP Forgiveness Application – Note that this application is subject to revision by the U.S. Treasury Department and final guidance on Payroll Related Expenses has not yet been released by the SBA as of the date of this posting.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Best Practices

Essential Businesses List (Revised 4/02/2020) and Non-Essential Business Information

Paycheck Protection and SBA Loan Forgiveness - Documents related to the CARES Act can be found here. We recommend contacting Coastal Accounting – (850)279-6533 or or contact your CPA firm to help facilitate the application process.

URGENT FFCRA Small Business Exemption Rules for employers with less than 50 employees

Mandatory CDC Worksite Poster

DHS Revised Form I-9 ID Requirements for COVID-19

DOL Guidance on Sick Leave and FMLA March 26, 2020

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Toolkit

CDC COVID-19 Business Resource Page

CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Poster

Guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Preparation Guidance

Information from the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA)

DOL American Workplace & Families First Information

DOL FFCRA: Fact Sheet for Employer Paid Leave Requirements

DOL FFCRA: Questions and Answers

Florida Department Of Health COVID-19 Call Center: +1 (866) 779-6121 or email

Employee Resources

Reemployment/Unemployment Application

Florida Re-Employment Assistance / Unemployment Information

Social Distancing

Stop the Spread of Germs at Work

FFCRA: Employee Paid Leave Rights

EPSLA Emergency Paid Sick Leave Form