Responsible Restart Ohio
Responsible Restart Ohio is about protecting the health of employees, customers, and their families, supporting community efforts to control the spread of the virus, and, leading in responsibly getting Ohio back to work.
Covid 19 Vaccination Program to Begin
Ohio is preparing to distribute safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines statewide to those who choose to be vaccinated. As COVID-19 vaccines are granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the state will begin to strategically and thoughtfully distribute the vaccines to Ohioans at the greatest risk in conjunction with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
Governor DeWine Calls on Ohioans to Recommit to Safety Practices, Announces New Mask, Social Distancing Orders
In a statewide address to Ohioans Wednesday evening, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called on citizens to recommit to their individual efforts to prevent coronavirus spread as Ohio moves through its most intense, widespread, and dangerous surge of cases to date.
- Assistance Available for Bars & Restaurants with Eligible Liquor Permits All active on-premises liquor permit holders are eligible to receive $2,500 from Ohio’s Bar & Restaurant Fund. In total, Gov. Mike DeWine set aside $38.7 million in federal CARES Act funding to support businesses with an active on-premises permit as of Oct. 23, 2020.
- Employees’ Return to Work Guidelines All employers are advised to use the CDC recommended “Symptom-Based Criteria” for return to work policies. These include fever-free and off fever reducers for 24 hours, improving symptoms, and at least 10 days have passed since the onset of the symptoms. (Use 20 days, when the person has been hospitalized). Requiring a negative test is unnecessary and wasteful, since the test is likely to be positive despite being non-infectious.
- Guidelines & Protocols for Events and Gatherings information provided from the CDC on safe practices for events and gatherings; includes information on best practices, planning & preparedness, what to do if a confirmed case occurs at your event, FAQ’s for organizers, and resource links.
- Posters and Signs printable resources can be used by anyone in Ohio to display common symptoms, protocols, or guidelines during the reopening of business and services throughout Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- FAQ’s – Facemasks in the Workplace
- Ohio Personal Services Order guidelines regarding the reopening of hair salons/nail salons/barbershops/day spas/tanning facilities/tattoo parlors/body piercing locations
- Dine Safe Ohio Order guidelines regarding the reopening of restaurants and bars
- Restaurants/Bars protocols from the Governor’s office for Responsible Restart Ohio
- Hair Salons/Nail Salons/Barbershops/Day Spas/Tanning Facilities protocols from the Governor’s office for Responsible Restart Ohio
- General Office Environment protocols from the Governor’s office for Responsible Restart Ohio
- Manufacturing/Distribution/Construction protocols from the Governor’s office for Responsible Restart Ohio
- Consumer/Retail Services protocols from the Governor’s office for Responsible Restart Ohio
- Continued Business Closures as of May 6,2020
- Contact Tracing involves identifying people who are likely to get sick due to being in contact with those who have tested positive.
- COVID Testing Guidelines The CDC has established priority groups for testing. Ohio has modified these groups to meet the specific needs of our state,
- Genesis Covid-19 Employer Assistance Genesis Healthcare Service has created a partnership to provide a free service of direction and support for local businesses in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects your business
- Healthcare Checklist this order will streamline the restarting of healthcare procedures, reopening of hospitals and outpatient facilities, dentist offices, and veterinary clinics.
For the latest information on Sector Specific Operating Requirements, click on the above image.
The new Ohio Public Health Advisory System is designed to supplement existing statewide orders via data-driven frameworks to assess the level of the virus’ spread and assist individuals and businesses in their response and actions. Click HERE to be taken to the Ohio Department of Health’s website for updates.
- CARES Act explained – Information from the Small Business Committee
- SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans -The CARES Act, which provided additional assistance for small business owners and non-profits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 Advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This Advance may be available even if your EIDL application was declined or is still pending, and will be forgiven. If you wish to apply for the Advance on your EIDL, please visit www.SBA.gov/Disaster as soon as possible to fill out a new, streamlined application. In order to qualify for the Advance, you need to submit this new application even if you previously submitted an EIDL application. Applying for the Advance will not impact the status or slow your existing application.
- SBA Updates – Interested parties are encouraged to subscribe to email updates via www.SBA.gov/Updates and follow on Twitter at @SBAgov for the latest news on available SBA resources and services.
- CARES Act Small Business Owner’s Guide
Stay at Home Order & Critical Infrastructure Guidelines
Official Stay At Home Order: Revised 6/1/20 from the Ohio Department of Health
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
CISA Memorandum and Guidance during COVID-19