COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Workforce

COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Workforce

Gallia County Economic Development, with assistance from OhioSE our regional JobsOhio partner, have worked to gather a list of programs and resources thus far.  We will continue to add to this list as further resoures become available. 

Stay At Home Order + Essential Critical Infrastructure Guidance

EXTENDED Through May 29th. Offical Stay At Home Order from the Ohio Department of Health
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce by the Cyber Security & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
CISA Memorandum and Guidance during COVID-19
Restart Ohio Protocols
 Ohio Department of Health Responsible ReStart Protocols

Responsible Protocols downloadable PDF

Continued Business Closures

Continued Business Closures downloadable PDF

Sector Specific Operating Requirements

Responsible ReStart Downloadable PDFs

COVID-19 Checklists
Important Surveys for Businesses

White House Critical Supply Survey: in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers, put to gether this survey as they are seeking volunteers who can donate, provide and/or produce critical supplies for the COVID-19 pandemic

Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) Economic Damage Assessment Survey

Press Relase:  CARES Act establishes New $349B Paycheck Protection Program

CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security) Act for Small Business: A Guide

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program Info Sheet (Borrowers)

Paycheck Protection Program Info Sheet (Lenders)

Paycheck Protection Program Application

SBA Personal Financial Statement

SBA Lenders and Loans: these are only banks that have closed recent SBA loans and NOT a complete list of SBA lenders. Please check with your lender first as new lenders are being SBA approved.

SBA (Small Business Administration)  (because of Govenor Mike DeWine’s emergency declaration, Ohio businesses will be eligible for Economic Impact Loans; apoplication may be possible by March 20th).

Updated Info: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Process provided by Ohio University SBDC

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Combating the Coronavirus

CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers from the CDC

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know provided by the National Governor’s Association

U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources

U.S.  Department of Labor:  Wage and Hour Division has pages up for questions about how this emergency affects both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.  They are working to provide information on labor and employee relations relating to wages and employment as COVID-19 continues to create challenges in the workplace. 

OSHA Guidance for Prepping Workspaces for COVID-19

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Are you a business who applied for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) prior to 3.27.20? The CARES Act was signed on the 27th, which provide additional assistance for small business owners and non-profits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 advance on an EIDL which may be available even if your EIDL application was declined or is still pending, and will be forgiven. Visit as soon as possible to learn more and to complete a new, streamlined application.

State of Ohio:Ohio Development Services Agency – Small Business Relief  Office– The Office of Small Business Relief (OSBR) is focused on identifying and providing direct support to the state’s nearly 950,000 small businesses to help during the current public health crisis and to position them for a strong rebound.

Ohio Department of Insurance: order has been issued by Lt. Governor for employees to take care of their employees’ health insurance during the state’s shutdown due to COVID-19 coronairus.  It also gives employers a two-month grade period to pay insurance premiums to their insurance providers.  Details under the tab, Insurance and Coronoavirus COVID-19.

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation:  Ohio BWC will allow businesses to forgo payments in March, April and May, and defer payments until June 1, leaving an estimated $200 Million in the state economy.  Read details on BWC website.  

Ohio Department of Commerce
Families First Coronavirus Response Act

ODJFS Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Liquor Buy Back (for impacted bars & restaurants)


Appalachian Growth Capital (AGC) (small business lending)

  • AGC Lending Application in PDF


COVID-19 Job Search Resources for job seekers and businesses

ODJFS SharedWork Ohio (a way to equally cut back worker hours and allow unemployment compensation to fill the gap)

SharedWork Ohio PDF Guide
Utilities & Service Providers:

Columbia Gas of Ohio – suspending non-payment shutoffs

AEP Ohio– suspending non-payment shutoffs

Charter Communications – free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for new, student households

South Central Power Company – response to COVID-19
Public Health Updates:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Ohio Department of Health
General Information

PDF: Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks by SAMHSA

Last update: May 1, 2020

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