COVID-19 Resources

Keep an eye on our social media pages and this resource page for updates as information becomes available.

Contact Information:

Click here for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to file unemployment.


Click here for the latest information from the county.

Pasco County Public Schools will be closed through May 1st. Please check their website, linked above, for the latest information.

Pasco County Schools will be feeding students at 27 drive-thru locations as well as 15 bus stops throughout Pasco. These locations and bus stop deliveries will only be operating on Tuesdays, however, the packages will include breakfast and lunch for five days for each student. The student must be present to receive food.

In an effort to gauge the demand for meals the school district has created a Meal Request Form. Anyone who plans to visit one of the sites to receive meals for students is asked to fill out the form located here.

Please visit this website to find the location nearest you.

Student Meal Hotline

Nikki Fried, Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner, activated a text line and call center to find free meals for kids during school closured due to the Coronavirus.

Text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find the closest participating Summer BreakSpot location with meals available.

Call 2-1-1 to speak with alive operator.

Meals will be available in Pasco County next week. Click here for more information.

Business Owners

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently in place to support small businesses affected by COVID-19.

This program will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses. The Application period is open from March 17-May 8.

The short-term, interest-free loans help in the time between when the economic impact occurred and when a business secures other financial resources.

The Department of Economic Opportunity is currently surveying businesses throughout Florida. Businesses and non-profits can access the Business Damage Assessment survey at floridadisaster.BIZ.  Select “COVID-19” from the drop-down menu on the survey page.

Go to for information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Drive-thru Testing by BayCare

According to ABC Action News, BayCare Health Systems will begin drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at locations across the Tampa Bay area.

BayCare patients who have been instructed by their doctor to be tested for COVID-19 can use one of the seven drive-thru testing locations listed below, including a location in New Port Richey.
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Carillon) | 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite. 106, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
  • BayCare Urgent Care (New Port Richey) |4821 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Countryside) | 3351 N. McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33761
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Tampa) | 3440 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33607
  • BayCare Urgent Care (New Tampa) | 17512 Dona Michelle Drive, Suite 5, Tampa, FL 33647
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Bloomingdale) | 2442 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Haines City) | 36245 U.S. Highway 27, Haines City, FL 33844

The drive-thru service will be available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please stay safe and follow the CDC guidelines. Keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest updates.