News from Representative Waltz



Dear Friend,


I'm continuing to work closely with federal, state and local officials to monitor and fight the coronavirus in our community. There has been a lot of new information about the coronavirus and our community’s response, so I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss anything:

Stimulus Check Update: Nearly 80 million Americans have received their economic stimulus payments as of yesterday. To help taxpayers get their CARES Act stimulus payments as soon as possible, the IRS launched the "Get My Payment" web app this week. The app allows you to:
  • Check your payment status
  • Confirm your payment type (direct deposit or check)
  • Enter your bank account information for direct deposit
NOTE: In certain cases, the "Get My Payment" app will be unable to tell users the status of their payment. You may receive an error message if you:
  • Are not eligible for a payment (see the FAQs on who is eligible and who is not eligible)
  • Are required to file a tax return and have not filed in tax year 2018 or 2019
  • Recently filed your return or provided information through the Non-Filers Form (payment status will be updated when processing is completed)
  • Are a Social Security or VA benefit recipient (the IRS is working with the relevant agency to issue payments and information is not available in this app yet)
  • Tried to enter your information too many times and are locked out for 24 hours (information is updated once a day)

My office and I are aware of this error message and difficulties accessing the system and want to be helpful. Please contact us with any issues you're experiencing at (202) 225-2706.

Paycheck Protection Program Update: Yesterday, the PPP officially ran out of funds to help keep our small businesses afloat and keep employees on payroll. Our small businesses not only employ workers but are what make our communities unique. This is why I am urging my colleagues in Congress to get back to work to approve additional funding for this program to ensure these businesses can keep their doors open!

Here are the latest stats on the Paycheck Protection Program:
  • As of Wednesday night, more than 1,100,000 loans have been approved for small businesses around the country
  • Almost $270 billion in loans have been processed and nearly 4,800 lenders have participated nationally
  • In Floridamore than 50,000 program loans have been given out to small businesses, amounting to nearly $13 billion distributed as of Monday

For more information, click here for the most up-to-date FAQ document from Treasury about the Paycheck Protection Program.

State Government UpdateOn Tuesday, Governor DeSantis announced Florida has added 100 new servers and 1,000 more employees to keep up with high demand on the state’s unemployment website. Visit the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's website for more information about Florida unemployment insurance information. Additional employees are also answering phone calls. To Contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity by phone, call 1-800-204-2418.

Local Government Update:

Testing in Volusia and Flagler Counties:

  • Flagler County: The drive-thru coronavirus testing site is open to qualifying residents. Call 386-313-4200 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to complete a short screening process to qualify for an appointment. Residents must have:
    • Underlying medical conditions resulting in weakened immune systems or be over the age of 65
    • Symptoms of COVID-19 which includes fever, cough and shortness of breath
  • Volusia County: Three testing locations are open and operating Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. No referral nor appointment is necessary. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, visit one of these three locations:
    •  960 S. Williamson Blvd. - Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club (drive-thru testing)
    • 1200 Deltona Blvd. - Deltona Plaza (drive-thru testing)
    • 1205 S. Woodland Blvd. - DeLand (walk-up only)

FAQs and resources for individuals, small businesses & farmers: I have compiled a list of resources and Frequently Asked Questions to help ensure you have all the information you need to receive support that Congress has put in place:

For more information about the coronavirus in Florida, visit my website here. 

As always, follow my daily work on social media by liking my Facebook page and following me on TwitterYouTube and Instagram and feel free to reach out to my offices in Florida or Washington, D.C. if my team or I can ever be of service.


In Service,



Michael Waltz

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