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:

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) UpdateYesterday, President Trump signed phase 3.5 of the CARES Act to which replenishes the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses, strengthens our hospitals and expands testing, all of which are critical to beating this invisible enemy. Here’s what’s inside: 


For businesses still looking to apply, here’s the application and the list of participating lenders by state.

Click here for the most up-to-date FAQ document from the Treasury Department about the Paycheck Protection Program.

CARES Act Helping Students: On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education announced K-12 schools will receive $13.2 billion in additional funding to help support continued learning during this pandemic. Our students deserve to have every opportunity for a good education, no matter where their learning takes place and I’m glad to see this funding from the CARES Act go towards helping our K-12 students stay on the path to academic success!

Stimulus Check Update: The Treasury Department and the IRS just announced 88 million individuals have received payments worth nearly $158 billion nationwide in the program’s first three weeks. Of that $158 billion, roughly 6,300 Floridians received more than $11 billion. Click here to get an update on your payment status.

Local Government Update:

Florida K-12 schools will continue distance learning and remain physically closed until the end of this school year. Parents and students should visit their school district’s website for more information on closures and distance learning guidelines:

An update on the status of the local beaches, boardwalks and piers in our district: 

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)  Can we add that antibody testing has begun in Volusia?
  • Volusia County Fairgrounds: Antibody testing for COVID-19 will begin early next month on     May 4 starting at 8:30 a.m.
    • No appointment necessary but a blood draw will be required for the test
    • Cost of the test should be covered by insurance or free if you don’t have insurance 
    • Located at 3150 E New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32724

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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