Coronavirus Update: how to win 30 grand; rent relief for small businesses

Today is Monday May 4 and the U.S. has officially reported 1,158,040 cases. As one of the 10 most-affected countries in the world, the United States has not been able to flatten the curve. The first case of COVID-19 in the US was reported 101 days ago on 1/22/2020.

The Save Our Business Fund has $2 million available to aid small businesses in Hialeah. Offered by the city’s local government, applications for this relief program goes live today, May 4. This fund will help eligible businesses with rent for up to three months with up to $5,000.

Non-essential businesses in Miami-Dade will remain closed until further notice. Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has specified what has partially reopened in the county, addressing public confusion. The only reopening in Miami-Dade County has been through Emergency Order 21-20, which ordered the limited reopening of parks, golf courses, marinas and boat ramps.

In the mood for money? The “Get Out The Count” challenge is looking for a short-format video that promotes the importance of the census. The deadline for this video is May 7, at 11:59 p.m. There are three prizes, but the grand winner takes $30,000 home.

Monica Lebro wrote the story and Victor Jorges produced the video

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Monica is working on her broadcast journalism bachelor's degree. She loves to write and is passionate about sports, the art of interviewing and strives to become an on-air sports talent. She produces digital content and is a social media manager.

Victor Jorges is a broadcast journalist specialized in covering stories about culture, arts and human interaction. His work includes documentaries, feature packages and written profiles. He currently works at CNN en Español as an associate producer. He hopes to cover Miami's Hispanic American culture for a local network upon graduation. Jorges was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to Miami in 2007.