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Resources for Businesses & Employers - In Response to COVID-19 Emergency

We've put together a list of resources for businesses including useful information, relief assistance and more.

Resources for Businesses and Employers


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Resources for Businesses / Employers from Kenton-Hardin Health Department

  • CDC has developed “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” which is available on CDC’s website. 

CLICK HERE to learn more.

  • This guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.
  • CDC also offers "Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations" for non-healthcare facilities with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

  • ODH offers a COVID-19 fact sheet for businesses/employers that contains helpful information, including a "checklist" of steps that businesses/employers which remain open under the Stay at Home Order can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. 

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Governor Requests PPE Donation & Manufacture

Do you have PPE to donate or could manufacture?  The Governor has issued a request for donations and manufacture.


Small Business Administration

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

  • This page includes a link to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, info on Paycheck Protection Program, info on Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief, SBA Express Bridge Loans and more.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security

  • (CARES) Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been signed into law.  This Act provides additional assistance for small business owners, including the opportunity to receive up to a $10,000 Advance (which does not have to be repaid) on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for emergency capital.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) is updating its system to implement this provision so small businesses can request an EIDL advance when they apply for the loan.


CLICK HERE to download the Small Business Guide to the Cares Act.

CLICK HERE to download CARE Act Eligibility Details.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority - Economic Resources including loans and bonds.

U.S. Chamber Resources:

Visit this page for Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Click HERE to download Coronavirus Emergency Loans and Small Business Checklist

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Visit this page for up to date resources: ohiochamber.com/coronavirus-business-resources that: 

  • lists all current executive orders from Governor DeWine and his administration currently affecting businesses; 
  • any actionable programs or resources businesses can utilize immediately; 
  • any legislation pending or passed at the federal or state level that affects businesses or provides additional resources to help offset the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.