COVID-19 Recovery Updates
This page is dedicated to providing businesses with the most up-to-date information and resources regarding COVID-19 and the business community. Please Contact Dan Bates, President/CEO, via cell # (267) 249-9649 with any questions.
Important Contact information:
State of Ohio: coronavirus.ohio.gov or 1-833-4-ASK-ODH
Find your local HEALTH Department
SBA programs for the coronavirus, www.sba.gov/coronavirus
Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Reporting Portal civilrights.justice.gov/
Employers and Job Seekers:
State of Ohio https://jobsearch.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/jobsearch/home
Butler County - OhioMeans Jobs | Butler County: ohiomeansjobs.com/butler
FEMA with questions/concerns: Femafirstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Justice’s new Civil Rights Reporting Portal civilrights.justice.gov/
Explore Hamilton Promotion
The Greater Hamilton Chamber is promoting all bars, restaurants, retail, gift & specialty shops, service industry businesses and Arts, parks & recreation at www.hamilton-ohio.com/explore-hamilton. If your business would like to be listed on that page, please complete the Business Promotion Form HERE!
We understand that many PPP borrowers are anxious to get started with the loan forgiveness process for a variety of reasons. Our Covid-19 team has kept completely updated on all guidance issued and stands ready to advise our clients on the forgiveness process at the appropriate time.
PPP lenders have generally taken a cautious approach to the PPP forgiveness process – and for good reason. If proper forgiveness procedures are not followed, the SBA could deny its guarantee and the lender could be left "holding the bag."
On July 23, the SBA issued a procedural notice which outlined the process for lenders to submit forgiveness decisions to the SBA. Lenders will be able to access an SBA platform to submit forgiveness information beginning August 10, 2020. Significantly, the notice stated this date is subject to extension if new legislation requires changes to the system.
There are several pieces of legislation that have been proposed that would significantly impact the PPP loan forgiveness process, allow for additional loans, and expand the definition of covered expenses. A bill introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (Chairperson of the Senate Small Business Committee) would greatly simplify the forgiveness process for the vast majority of PPP borrowers.
Under Rubio's proposal, loans for $150,000 or less would be forgiven by a very simple certification of the borrower. There has been a separate proposal floated to forgive these loans without the need for any forgiveness application. Loans of more than $150,000 but less than $2 million would have an intermediate level application and would have to submit limited information to the lender. For these loans, borrowers would still need to accumulate the required documentation and maintain it for three years.
We emphasize that these are proposals. These provisions may never become law or may look significantly different than these proposals. If these or similar simplification procedures do become law, borrowers could potentially save time, effort, and money. We emphasize again that neither of these current proposals eliminates the need for borrowers to accumulate and maintain required documentation. Work will still be required.
Given the potential impact of these changes and given that the SBA portal will not be open for two weeks, we are encouraging PPP borrowers to remain patient with regards to forgiveness and see what develops over the next several days. We understand there may be unique situations where it will make sense to move the process ahead immediately. We are ready to move forward in those situations.
Please contact your Kirsch CPA relationship manager if you have additional questions.
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There's nothing like a deadly global pandemic to remind us of our mortality. It's never too soon to begin thinking about what you would like to see happen to your business once you retire or are no longer able to run the company you built. The sooner you begin to plan, the greater the chances you'll reach your goal. Here's a quick overview of how to get started.
FASB Offers Reprieve from Updated Lease and Revenue Recognition Rules
In June, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued guidance that defers the effective dates of the updated standards on leases and revenue recognition rules for certain entities. The FASB has also issued a proposal that, if approved, would defer the updated guidance for long-term insurance contracts. Here are the details, along with a deferral of the credit loss update under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Midyear Tax Planning Ideas for Individuals
So far, 2020 has been a tumultuous year for many people. What can you do today to possibly lower your federal income tax obligations for 2020? Here are some mid-year tax planning strategies for individual taxpayers to consider in light of recent tax-law changes, current events and potential future events.FULL ARTICLE
New Supreme Court Rulings on Immigration and Discrimination Summon Attention
Recent legal developments in Washington are keeping employment law experts on their toes. And that means employers must also keep abreast of major issues that arise and evolve into legislative changes. Real world impacts will vary from one employer to the next, from none to acute disruption. Here's the latest from the Supreme Court that could change how you interact with employees and job candidates.FULL ARTICLE
Protect Morale by Handling Rumors Effectively
Gossip and innuendo can shake the foundations of even strong organizations. Obviously, your company doesn't want false or hurtful stories spreading through the workplace, but how do you prevent it, especially in light of the current economic downturn due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Continue reading to find out how to deal with rumors — and learn why you don't want to institute a broad-based ban on certain workplace conversations.FULL ARTICLE
Minority & Women Business Grant
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency July Update
Ohio EPA’s Virtual Compliance Assistance Conference 2020
WSRLA Program Update
Proper Management of Universal Waste
WRRSP Q&A Part 1
Sustainability In Your Community
WRRSP Webinar Part 2 News and Program Year Updates
Open Burning, Odors, Dust, and Asbestos in Demolition in Your Community
Managing Contaminated Sites in Your Community
Summit on Sustainability Virtual Conference
C&DD Processing Facility Rules
Professional Engineer Certification Rules
Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Operations Rule: OAC Rule 3745-27-19
Coal Combustion Residual Rules
Voluntary Action Program
Solid Waste Management District
Sulfur Dioxide Regulations
Hazardous Waste Set Gen
Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) 2021 Program Management Plan (PMP)
SmallBiz@EPA Monthly Bulletin - June 2020
Ohio EPA Recognizes Magnificat High School with Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) Awarded
View the recording on our YouTube Channel, E4 Magnificat High School Award.
SBA Procedural Notice Regarding PPP
The purpose of this Notice is to inform Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Lenders of the processes for submitting decisions on PPP borrower loan forgiveness applications to SBA, requesting payment of the forgiveness amount determined by the Lender, SBA loan forgiveness reviews and payment of the loan forgiveness amount determined by SBA.
Click here for the information.
Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2020
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
STATEWIDE MASK ORDER
Governor DeWine announced that beginning on Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m., a statewide mask mandate will go into effect for citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties.
"Our preliminary data indicate that the rate of increase in new cases has slowed in the high-risk counties where masks are already mandated, so we are cautiously optimistic that things are heading in the right direction," said Governor DeWine. "We believe that requiring masks statewide will make a significant difference and will be key to making sure other counties do not progress to a higher level of increased spread."
All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when:
- At an indoor location that is not a residence
- Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members
- Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.
The order only requires those 10 years old or older to wear a mask. Additional exclusions include:
- Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability;
- Those who are actively exercising or playing sports;
- Those who are officiants at religious services;
- Those who are actively involved in public safety; or
- Those who are actively eating or drinking.
Schools should follow the guidance previously issued pertaining to masks.
STATEWIDE TRAVEL WARNING
Governor DeWine announced today a travel advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15 percent or higher.
Those traveling from one of the following states should self-quarantine for 14 days at home or in a hotel.
- South Carolina
The self-quarantine recommendation applies to those who live in Ohio and to people who are traveling into Ohio from any of these states.
"I know this will be hard and is a sacrifice, especially as summer vacations are in full force, but when we have a higher likelihood of being exposed, we should take precautions to limit the exposure of others," said Governor DeWine.
Ohio's positivity rate, which is an indicator of the percentage of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, has been around 6.2 percent.
Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for tips on how to effectively quarantine.
Governor DeWine today urged citizens to use extreme caution when considering attending or hosting an informal gathering.
"We are seeing serious exposures to the virus that are arising from everyday events like church services, small house parties, neighborhood get-togethers, children’s sleepovers, weddings, and even bridal showers," said Governor DeWine. "This virus is real, and we cannot let our guards down."
Following a 19-case outbreak linked to a county fair in Ohio, Governor DeWine today spoke with fair managers from across Ohio to stress the importance of following safety guidance during county fair events.
"We've seen photos of packed grandstands and little social distancing," said Governor DeWine. "We want fairs to continue, but I expressed in the phone call today that fairs must follow the rules."
Guidance for fairs is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Lt. Governor Husted today announced that Governor DeWine has signed onto a letter to Congressional leadership with 20 other fellow Governors from across the nation, calling for reasonable limited liability protections for businesses, schools, healthcare workers, and governments as they are reopened during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The letter calls for predictable, timely, targeted liability protections to shield employers from legal risks associated with the spread of the novel coronavirus, so long as they are following the appropriate standards of care to protect their employees, customers, and students. The letter specifically requests that the protections be drawn in a narrow fashion as to not give license for gross negligence, misconduct, or recklessness.
Similar calls for liability protection have been made by Ohio’s leading business organizations. In addition to Governor DeWine, the letter was co-signed by the Governors of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
DROPPING UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
In the first press conference since Ohio’s latest unemployment figures were released, Lt. Governor Husted also highlighted Ohio’s strengthening economy as the state responsibly restarts in the midst of the pandemic. Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped three percentage points in the last month to 10.9%. The Lt. Governor also highlighted how Ohio companies continue to go to great lengths to support their employees and customers.
Beginning with tomorrow's updated Ohio Public Health Advisory System map, Governor DeWine announced that the ICU indicator will be enhanced to address concerns in the event ICU levels increase due to reasons other than COVID-19.
The indicator will trigger if ICU capacity for a county’s hospital region exceeds 80 percent of normal capacity and if 20 percent of the normal ICU capacity is being used for COVID-19 positive patients.
"The 80 percent indicator is a good early warning to measure increasing utilization of ICU services, and this enhancement improves the indicator to ensure we are capturing developments in ICU utilization related to COVID-19 and changes from unrelated things," said Governor DeWine.
The Ohio Public Health Advisory System will also be updated in the coming weeks to include more localized testing data and an indicator related to known contacts spreading the virus when such local data is widely available.
NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will sponsor two new public service announcements created in partnership with the Ohio Restaurant Association, OhioHealth, JobsOhio, and the Ohio Business Roundtable.
What Businesses Can Expect From the Phase 4 Stimulus Package
Gov. DeWine to hold Wednesday evening briefing
Director's Order July 8, 2020
Click here for the Director’s Order for Facial Coverings in Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory
Daymond John's 3 questions for every business owner right now After protesters started taking to the streets in all 50 states and around the world two weeks ago, Daymond John convened an open forum with his entire team.
It was a chance for some employees to share their experiences with racism, economic justice, and the police. Others could ask questions without fear of judgment. “For a lot of people, this is heavy on their hearts,” John said on Tuesday during Inc.’s latest Real Talk: Business Reboot webinar. “It opened up a dialogue.”
Listening, John said, is an important step to healing and creating a more inclusive business and community. “Listening is on both sides,” he noted. “We have more in common than we do apart.”
Another major theme from the discussion: figuring out what’s next. John acknowledged that the coming years will be very challenging for many business owners. To deal with that, he said, every founder or business owner should start by taking inventory of what’s in front of them. Then, ask a few key questions:
- What can I control?
- Who can I call?
- Who can I collaborate with?
Coronavirus Relief Funding for counties, cities, villages and townships
The Office of Budget and Management (OBM) is now accepting registrations from counties, cities, villages, and townships for Coronavirus Relief Funding so that funds can be quickly disbursed after SB 310 is enacted. The registration portal can be found at https://grants.ohio.gov/fundingopportunities.aspx. Note that each jurisdiction will need a DUNS number to complete the registration. Directions for obtaining a DUNS number along with how to register it in the federal SAM is located at https://grants.ohio.gov/helpfulresources.aspx#helpful-resources-DUNS-SAM-registration.
While the CRF disbursements for cities, villages, and townships will flow from the state through county auditors, OBM considers each local government to be a subrecipient of the state and will structure reporting and monitoring that way; therefore, we need to collect this contact information and have attempted to create a process that is streamlined and easy to use.
In addition, OBM has developed a 42-minute training to provide an overview of grants management for those who are new to managing federal grant funds or for those who would like a refresher. That training can be found at https://grants.ohio.gov/helpfulresources.aspx#helpful-resources-citizen-grant-training. If you would like to maintain a record of your training, you can register through the Ohio Learn system; if you do not need to maintain a record, you can view the training online through YouTube by clicking the direct link.
SBA Keys to Recovery Webinar
Late on June 3, 2020, the US Senate unanimously passed legislation that provides significant relief for PPP loan borrowers. This Senate action mirrors legislation passed earlier in the week by the US House of Representatives on a vote of 417-1. All that remains for this relief to become law is the signature of the President. While this is not guaranteed, the bipartisan legislative support makes that fairly certain.
This relief addresses many of the headwinds that businesses would otherwise face to achieve full forgiveness. The timing is especially critical as borrowers who received their loan funds early in the application process are facing the end of their 8-week forgiveness period.
8-week period extended to 24 weeks. Borrowers previously had 8 weeks from the time they received their loan proceeds to both spend their loan funds as well as restore their workforce to pre COVID-19 levels. The legislation would expand this period to 24 weeks for both purposes. Borrowers have the option to keep the 8-week period which may be advantageous under certain circumstances.
75% Test Becomes a 60% Cliff. Prior rules required that at least 75% of loan proceeds be spent on payroll-related costs to achieve full forgiveness. To the extent this 75% threshold was not met, loan forgiveness was reduced proportionally. Under the revised provisions, the 75% requirement is reduced to 60%. In a very critical change, if at least 60% of the loan proceeds are not spent on payroll-related costs, of the loan will be forgiven.
Rehire Requirement Relaxed. Previous rules provided for a reduction in loan forgiveness to the extent workforce levels were not restored to pre-COVID levels during the 8-week period – subject to a safe harbor rehire date of June 30, 2020. The new provisions would allow for workforce restoration during the new 24-week period, as well as extending the rehire amnesty period to December 31, 2020.
New Rehire Exception. The legislation provides an exemption to the workforce restoration rules for borrowers that previously reduced their workforce. There are two potential ways to qualify for this exception:
Could Not Find Qualified Employees to Rehire. To qualify, borrowers must establish an inability to rehire individuals who were employees on February 15, 2020, and an inability to hire similarly qualified employees for unfilled positions by December 31, 2020.
Could Not Restore Business to Comparable Level. Borrower must establish an inability to return to the same level business as was in place on February 15, 2020, due to compliance requirements from HHS, CDC or OSHA.
Repayment Terms Extended. The proposed legislation extends the repayment period for 2 years to 5 years. Payments are deferred until the SBA makes a forgiveness determination. The interest rate on the loans remains at 1% throughout the 5-year repayment period.
Deferral of Payroll Taxes Extended to PPP Borrowers. The CARES Act provided employers an opportunity to defer payment of the employer share of payroll taxes for up to 2 years. This provision was available only to those who did not receive a PPP loan. The new provisions would extend this provision to all employers without regard to PPP loans.
Please contact your Kirsch CPA relationship manager if you have immediate questions at (513) 858-6040.
Governor, Lt. Governor Announce New Funding Opportunities for Ohio Businesses
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NEW Ohio Small Business Grant and Loan Programs
PPP Loan Forgiveness - Additional Guidance Issued
The SBA recently issued additional guidance on requirements for achieving forgiveness of PPP loans. This guidance came in the form of a draft PPP loan forgiveness application and related instructions. We are in the process of incorporating this guidance into an update of our previously issued comprehensive PPP Loan Forgiveness Guide and our loan forgiveness calculator. We will communicate when that update is complete.
Some significant issues concerning forgiveness were clarified while other questions remain unanswered. In addition, the US House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act on May 15, 2020. That Act includes several provisions that would significantly impact PPP loans. Senate Majority Leader McConnell and President Trump have clearly stated their opposition to the Act in total. However, a bipartisan group of legislators has expressed support for some of the business-friendly provisions specific to PPP loans. Stay tuned!
The following is a summary of some of the significant clarifications and questions that remain. Note this list is not all-inclusive.
- Confirms the eight-week period for determining forgiveness begins on the day of loan funding.
- Provides for an alternative eight-week period for payroll only, beginning on the first day of the first payroll period following loan funding. This applies to employers with bi-weekly or more frequent payroll and eliminates the need to split payroll between payroll periods.
- Did not completely resolve the question of cash vs. accrual accounting to determine eligible expenses during the eight-week period as the instructions include inconsistent language. We expect further guidance on this question.
- Provides that FTE calculations will be made assuming a 40-hour workweek. A special election allows borrowers to treat employees with more than 40 hours as 1 FTE and any employee less than 40 hours at a .5 FTE. This may be advantageous in certain circumstances.
- Provides additional calculation guidance related to the two additional tests which must be met to achieve forgiveness: maintaining total headcount and maintaining individual employee compensation at certain levels.
- Confirms the ability to meet the headcount requirement up to June 30, 2020, and provides for excluding certain employees who do not return to work even though a position was offered.
- Describes some of the documentation that will be required to be submitted to the lender in order to achieve forgiveness.
Our PPP Loan Forgiveness Guide will be updated to provide you detailed coverage of these and other pertinent topics. Please contact your Kirsch CPA relationship manager if you have immediate questions at (513) 858-6040.
Protocols for Reopening Businesses Beginning May 1, 2020
SBA provides safe harbor for PPP loans under $2 million
Businesses that together with their affiliates accepted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds of less than $2 million will be assumed to have performed the required certification concerning the necessity of their loan requests in good faith, according to guidance posted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on Wednesday.
The guidance, provided as Question 46 in Treasury’s Q&As related to the PPP, states that borrowers with loans of more than $2 million may still have an adequate basis for making the required good-faith certification, based on their individual circumstances and the language of the certification and SBA guidance.
Congress established the PPP to provide relief to small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, P.L. 116-136. PPP funds are available to small businesses that were in operation on Feb. 15 with 500 or fewer employees, including not-for-profits, veterans’ organizations, Tribal concerns, self-employed individuals, sole proprietorships, and independent contractors. Businesses with more than 500 employees in certain industries also can apply for loans.
The forgivable loans were designed to help employers keep their employees paid and keep their businesses from succumbing to the economic hardships created by the coronavirus pandemic. An eligible recipient of a covered loan can receive forgiveness of indebtedness on the loan in an amount equal to the sum of payments made for the following expenses (subject to limitations) during the eight-week covered period beginning on the covered loan’s origination date: (1) payroll costs; (2) payment of interest on any covered mortgage obligation; (3) payment on any covered rent obligation; and (4) any covered utility payment. Section 1106(i) excludes from gross income any amount forgiven under the PPP.
The SBA warned April 23 that businesses with substantial access to liquidity may not qualify for PPP loans, and several larger companies returned their PPP funds. On April 28, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced that the SBA would review all PPP loans in excess of $2 million to make sure borrowers’ self-certification for the loans was appropriate.
Out of concerns whether their loans would be deemed appropriate, some larger companies that initially received PPP funds have returned them. For the same reason, some leaders of smaller companies have also considered returning their PPP funds or hesitated to apply for PPP loans.
According to the SBA, borrowers with loans below the $2 million threshold are less likely to have had access to adequate sources of liquidity in the current economic environment than borrowers who obtained larger loans.
The SBA said the safe harbor will promote economic certainty for PPP borrowers with limited resources as they work to retain and rehire employees. The $2 million threshold also will help the SBA conserve its resources and focus its reviews on larger loans.
If the SBA determines during its review that a borrower lacked an adequate basis for certifying the necessity of its loan, the SBA will seek repayment of the outstanding PPP loan balance and inform the lender that the borrower is not eligible for loan forgiveness. The SBA will not pursue administrative enforcement or referrals to other agencies if the borrower repays the loan after receiving notification from the SBA.
This article appeared in the AICPA Journal of Accountancy May 13, 2020.
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Academy Rental Group - Rental Tents and More
As a member of the Greater Hamilton Chamber, we wanted to extend our services and discounted pricing to our fellow chamber members as Ohio starts to open back up for business for any short or long term rental needs.
Over the past few weeks we have been working with hospitals and essential businesses for testing tents, overflow tents, crowd control stanchions and more. With the new regulations surrounding the non-essential business and restaurants during reopening of Ohio, utilizing our products will enable you to seat more guests at your restaurants, extend break-room areas and set up temperature testing as a pre-work check in.
Please contact us at 513-772-1929 or https://academyrentalsinc.com/ and mention that you are a chamber member to receive discounted rates.
Academy Rental Group is a local, family owned event rental company, who has serviced Cincinnati for over 25 years. We offer tents, tables, chairs, pipe and drape stanchions and other rental products.
How to improve remote working right now INC. THIS MORNING Jason Fried is a bona fide expert when it comes to remote work.
The co-founder and CEO of Chicago-based software company Basecamp has been managing his team remotely for 21 years, and has written several books about the subject. On Wednesday in the latest installment of our Real Talk: Business Reboot virtual event series he shared his wisdom on how to be a better remote leader.
One example of his great advice: If you’re used to in-person managing, Fried said, you’ll need to rethink your communication patterns. Your employees naturally will tend to over-communicate upon going remote, thanks to the pressure they feel to constantly prove they’re working. “It’s really distracting and really damaging to company culture,” he said.
So Fried says use phone calls or video calls for nuanced conversations or debates, rather than continuous one-line updates via apps like Slack. Or, if you’re willing to be bold, ditch those Slack-type platforms entirely and rely on email again, so your employees can consistently construct more organized thoughts.
For more thought-provoking ideas, check out this recap of Fried’s top six tips for getting better at remote leadership right now.
Watch the full hour-long webinar: How Remote Teams Win.
If you’re short on time, here are clips of the highlights:
Federal Emergency Management Agency Information
FEMA released information on considerations in reconstituting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. To download the entire document in a pdf format, click HERE.
Assistance with SNAP, Medicaid ad CSFP
Shared Harvest Foodbank, located in Fairfield, Ohio; Darke, and Miami counties. The SNAP Outreach team is helping people apply for SNAP, Medicaid, and our CSFP program (for seniors). If you know of any employees from any of the businesses in your area that could benefit from applying for these programs; they can call us at 800-352-3663 or 513-874-0114 to apply over the phone. If any employee contacts us that lives outside of the counties we serve, we will gladly refer them to the correct foodbank. Phone applications typically only take 10-15 minutes. We will submit their application electronically and then follow up to help them through the application process until a decision has been make from their local Job and Family Services.
SNAP is the first line of defense against hunger and can help fill in the gap for people who are waiting for their unemployment benefits to kick in. This program can help a person with reduced work hours and/or loss of job. A person can't make over a certain gross income amount (also depend on size of household) in order to be eligible for SNAP.
List of food pantries according to city in Butler County.
Contact SNAP to apply over the phone along with the COVID-19 updates relating to SNAP.
List of organizations in Butler County that can help your employee
Shared Harvest Foodbank
5901 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014-4207
Toll Free: 800-352-3663
Design Responds To a Changing World
The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything. Its impact on global wellness and the economy has forced organizations in every industry — including our own — to flex and evolve, both in real-time and in the long-term. In this collection of ideas, tips, thoughts, and strategies, we explore how design can play a role in making the world a healthier place.
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Non-Traditional Unemployment for Self-Employed and Others Now Available
Ohioans put out of work by the coronavirus pandemic who don’t qualify for traditional unemployment — such as self-employed workers or those making under the state minimum — can start pre-registering Friday for a temporary unemployment program created by the federal CARES Act.
State officials estimated Thursday that 150,000 Ohioans may qualify for the program, called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. It provides assistance similar to traditional employment for up to 39 weeks, plus an additional $600 a week through July 25. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services had to create a new system to process these applications outside of the traditional unemployment program. Though people can start applying Friday, payments aren’t expected to begin until mid- May. They will be retroactive to when someone became eligible, as far back as Feb. 2.
To pre-register, visit unemployment.ohio.gov and click on “Get Started Now.” Anyone with questions can call 833-604-0774.
Job Search Ohio for Employers and Job Seekers
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COVID - 19 Regional Recovery Fund
Butler County United Way and the Hamilton Community Foundation are partnering with United Way of Warren County and the Warren County Foundation to join forces with Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC). This partnership will create a dedicated source of funding for Butler and Warren Counties to address critical needs in this region related to the coronavirus pandemic, especially for those who will be disproportionately affected, through the COVID19 Regional Response Fund.
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