COVID-19 Resources


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

COVID-19: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses

News Media Alliance: Guide to the CARES Act

Holland & Knight: CARES Act summary


Spec Ads

Download a series of spec ads that your ad staff can customize and sell to local businesses. Here are a few ideas:

      • Lawn Services
      • Cleaning Service
      • Restaurants that offer curb side pick-up or take out
      • Banks with curtailed lobby hours and expanded drive-thru hours
      • Gardening shops
      • Pharmacies
      • Hardware and home improvement stores
      • Paint stores
      • Local utility offices

The ads are 3 col x 5 and can be reduced to 2 col x 4.

The ads can be customized and emailed to advertisers – no need for face-to-face. You may want to offer a package and give advertisers options for two, three or four week schedules. Make the cost per insertion lower for the higher number of insertions.

Remind advertisers that newspapers are the prime source of reliable local news and information in your community, whether through print or digital products, in good times and in bad, we are here for you!

Download the ads

“Thank You” Campaign

Sun Coast Media Group, a division of APG Florida located in Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota counties, launched a “Thank You” campaign for its readers and the community. Sun Coast Media Group is printing full-page signs for readers to post pictures of themselves with the signs, saying thank you to our health care workers, first responders and retail workers.

“We can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve done and are doing for all of us.” said Glen Nickerson, publisher for the daily Sun Newspapers.

The campaign will start this Sunday along with a front page column explaining it. The Sun is running promotional ads alerting readers to the upcoming signs in their newspapers next week.

Health care workers will be honored April 12, first responders April 15 and retail workers April 19.

Sun Coast Media Group is encouraging local businesses to give thanks in their ad campaigns, as well and welcomes anyone from the FPA organization to use them.

Download Health Care Worker AdDownload First Responders Ad  |  Download Retail Workers Ad

“Newspapers Have Your Back” Campaign

“Newspapers have your back,” reads a new marketing campaign being rolled out by America’s Newspapers. “We are grateful for those who have our back in this important time.”

Newspapers can download this series of print and social media ads at no cost. The print ads include space for the name or logo of the newspaper publishing them.

Download the ads


Content Sharing

The following list of newspapers have agreed to share their COVID-19 coverage with other FPA member newspapers. Please see terms for each individual newspaper.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please email kschubert@flpress.com with the following information: Newspaper name, Website, Terms of use

Participating Newspapers

The Baker County Press
Terms: Provide credit.

Clay Today
Terms: Provide credit.

Islander News
islandernews.com / keybiscayneportal.com (Spanish)
Terms: Unrestricted use of any COVID-19 coverage, including news and opinions. Must preserve writer’s name. Would appreciate credit along the lines of “Reprinted with permission from Islander News” but it’s not required.

Terms: Free use of online coronavirus/COVID-19 reports and information with credit and/or attribution to News-Leader News Staff or reporter, where indicated. Include link to original content at fbnewsleader.com.

Osceola News-Gazette
Terms: Please credit the Osceola News-Gazette.

Palm Coast Observer and Ormond Beach Observer
www.palmcoastobserver.com / www.ormondbeachobserver.com
Terms: Unrestricted use of any COVID-19 coverage, including news and opinions. Must preserve the writer’s name and credit along the lines of “Reprinted with permission from The Palm Coast/Ormond Beach Observer in Palm Coast/Ormond Beach, Florida”. For full-resolution images, email maureen@palmcoastobserver.com

The West Volusia Beacon
Terms: Unrestricted use of any COVID-19 coverage, including news and opinions. Must preserve writer’s name. Would appreciate credit along the lines of “Reprinted with permission from The West Volusia Beacon in DeLand, Florida” but it’s not required. For full-resolution images, email info@beacononlinenews.com

Ponte Vedra Recorder
Terms: Provide credit.


In a time of crisis, newspapers are there for you
Jim Fogler, President & CEO, Florida Press Association

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, newspapers are in full force for our local businesses
Jim Fogler, President & CEO, Florida Press Association

Craig Fugate: The importance of local media and journalism during this emergency
Craig Fugate served as President Barack Obama’s FEMA administrator from May 2009 to January 2017 and served as Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s emergency management director from 2001 to 2009.


Florida Weekly: Statewide COVID-19 Business & Events Updates