NEW:  PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM  – Learn more HERE

SBA DISASTER FUNDING: Find out more HERE.  Ohio Small Businesses now eligible for SBA economic Injury Disaster Loan – Click HERE to apply. Need help filing out the application? Access these step-by-step instructions.

TEMPORARY LABOR SHIFTS:  Although many businesses must consider temporarily laying off staff, other industries have temporary vacancies to fill. Here is a list curated by the Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce and will be updated as new businesses become available.

Paris Health Care Ravenna

Community Resilience Grants are available to support initiatives that mobilize residents to address significant needs in their community as a result of the novel coronavirus (e.g. diaper drives, toiletry drives, and letter drives). Grant awards will range between $500 to $2,000, and projects must take place prior to April 30, 2020.

UNEMPLOYMENT: If an employer downsizes or closes due to the coronavirus, its employees are eligible for unemployment, and are not required to wait one week or look for other work. People under mandatory quarantine are also eligible for unemployment. Detailed questions and answers are here, and you can file for unemployment online here.

If you are part of the Food and Beverage Industry these sites may be beneficial to you:

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/

OFW Emergency Fund
https://ofwemergencyfund.org/faqs

CORE Gives (Children of Restaurant Employees)

https://coregives.org/

NAVIGATING THE LAW: Here is a COVID-19 Task Force free blog of legal questions and answers surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic.

WORKERS COMPENSATION DEFERRAL: Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation system is announcing that insurance premium installment payments due for March, April, and May for the current policy year may be deferred until June 1, 2020. At that time, the matter will be reconsidered. “BWC will not cancel coverage or assess penalties for amounts not paid because of the Coronavirus Pandemic” – Lt. Governor Husted

WORKING FROM HOME: This site has free resources to adjust to remote work life.

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT: The act gives all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employees own health needs or to care for family members. Additional Details are HERE; Consult your tax advisor for further guidance. Effective April 2, 2020