Information and Resources on Coronavirus/COVID-19
Ohio Public Health Advisory System
The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their response and actions.
Statewide Mask Order
Gov. DeWine announced that a statewide mask mandate will go into effect at 6 p.m. on July 23 for citizens living in all 88 counties of Ohio.
All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when:
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One-time Liquor Buyback:
The Ohio Department of Commerce will immediately begin offering a one-time liquor buyback option to support bars and restaurants. This will especially aid those establishments that have stocked up on high-proof liquor ahead of the St. Patrick's Day holiday for which they now have no use, due to their closure to in-house patrons.
Bars and restaurants wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should return their unopened, high-proof liquor products (obtained within the past 30 days) to the agency where they purchased the product. This opportunity is also extended to those with temporary (F2) permits for events scheduled between March 12 and April 6, 2020. If a business has questions about this program, they should reach out directly to the Liquor Enterprise Service Center (LESC) at 1(877)812-0013 or by emailing OhioLiquorInfo@Com.Ohio.gov.
Read more: One-Time Liquor Rebate Program FAQs
SharedWork Ohio is an alternative to layoffs for employers. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain their staff during times of reduced business activity. Under a SharedWork Ohio plan, employers reduce hours to avert a layoff. The participating employee works the reduced hours, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides an unemployment insurance benefit proportionate to their reduced hours.
Interested employers should provide the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with a list of participating employees and specify their normal weekly hours of work, not to exceed 40 hours and not including overtime. Part-time employees may be eligible, but all employees in an affected unit must have their hours reduced by the same reduction percentage. For more information, please visit JFS.Ohio.gov/SharedWorkOhio.
How You Can Help
United Way of Greater ToledoProMedica Health System
Emergency Preparedness Resources
Preparation is the key to withstanding unforeseen emergencies that could jeopardize a business. The following list of other resources contain information that can help businesses prepare for emergencies and disasters:
Toledo/Lucas County Health Department Information
Official Lucas County Resources
FEMA: How to Help
LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund
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