Featured News Archives for 2020-05

Alliance Announces New Members

These are the resources needed for those businesses opening on May 4 or May 12.

Responsible Restart Ohio


Guiding Priciples: coronasvirus.ohio.gov

  • Protect the health of employees, customers, and their families.
  • Support community efforts to control the spread of the virus.
  • Lead in responsibly to get Ohio back to work.

Responsible Protocols: coronasvirus.ohio.gov

  • No mask, no work, no service, no exception. 
  • Conduct daily health assessments.
  • Maintain good hygiene at all times.
  • Clean and sanitize.
  • Limit capacity to meet social distancing guidelines.

Continued Business Closures: coronasvirus.ohio.gov

  • Schools (K-12 and daycares)
  • Older Adult Day Care Services and Senior Centers
  • Adult Day Support or Vocational Habilitation Services in Group Settings
  • Entertainment, Recreation, and Gyms (follow the above link for the full listing of closures)

Manufacturing, Distribution & Construction: follow the link for very specific guidelines

Consumer, Retail & Services:  follow the link for very specific guidelines

General Office Environments: 

Personal Care Services

Restaurants and Bars

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

Resources for Businesses and Employers


Ohio Manufacturer's Association

"Safety Guidance & Resources for Manufacturers During the COVID-19 Emergency."  Click Here.

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

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 CARES Act Eligibility Details.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

CLICK HERE for the US Chamber Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs Employer Guide.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

COVID-19 Resources from the US Chamber

Northwest Ohio COVID-19 Resources

Resources compiled by the BGSU Center for Regional Development.

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

Economic Resources including loans and bonds.

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.