COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Updated 5-20-2020

Hometown Businesses that re-open their doors can request to be included in a directory that will be published in The Villages Daily Sun and on The Villages website & social media outlets.
Note: Email addresses are for verification only and will not be published.

Let us know you’re open!   

With the most recent executive order issued by Governor DeSantis on May 15h, Florida is now in “Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery”.

According to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), the order brings all Florida counties into Full Phase 1 and allows:

  • – Restaurants & food establishments to serve patrons at indoor seating up to 50% of the establishment’s seating capacity, excluding employees;
  • – In-store retail sales establishments to operate up to fifty percent of the building’s occupancy;
  • – Museums and libraries to operate at fifty percent of the building’s occupancy;
  • – Gyms and fitness centers to operate up to 50 percent of the building’s occupancy with social distancing measures in effect for classes and sufficient sanitation  supplies provided for a patron’s self-cleaning of surfaces and machines following each use.
The DPBR is also providing both Mandatory Measures and Best Practices for businesses to operate at during the current “Full Phase 1” of Florida’s reopening:
Open For Business Program

The OFB program offers two incredible opportunities for businesses to take advantage of.   The first is an OFB business feature that will run at the top of the pages within The Villages Daily Sun. The second is a free, 2 col. x 3″ (3.8”x 3”), full color, advertisement to be published in the Daily Sun. 

If you would like to get the process started now, you can complete the OFB form and e-mail it to OFB@thevillagesmedia.com.

Download OFB Form

The Villages Daily Sun

To learn more about the available opportunities in the local community during this experience, stay up to date with local testing locations, and learn what businesses are open visit The Villages Daily Sun website.

Open Restaurants & Businesses


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Facility Maintenance Service Request

As part of our continued efforts to deliver outstanding customer service in support of your business, we have created a web-based form through which you may now submit your requests for facility maintenance. This form may be accessed from any internet capable device, and will help insure we receive all the necessary information we need in order to respond to your need in the most efficient manner possible.

You are still welcome to contact our Operations Support team directly at 352-750-9455 for any specific or emergency issues, but we ask that you please implement consistent use of the form for reporting routine facility maintenance requests.

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