COVID-19 Resources

We recognize the challenges being faced by the employers and workforce in our community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is designed to help economic development leaders, employers and our workforce in Muskingum County respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

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 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

  • 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

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

CISA Memorandum and Guidance during COVID-19

  • 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
  • ODJFS SharedWork Ohio (a way to equally cut back worker hours and allow unemployment compensation to fill the gap)
  • SharedWork Ohio PDF Guide
  • Support Local Business website launched by USA Today that allows visitors to support local businesses during the COVID-19 crisis by listing them in the database and pre-purchasing goods/services via gift cards
  • TechCred provides reimbursement for business upskilling of employees through a select list of verified skill development programs. Keep employees engaged from home and grow workforce knowledge with this program.
  • Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation This site is specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis. Both essential businesses and current job seekers can post and search jobs. The site features a highly-streamlined interface with only two main links – one for essential businesses, and one for job seekers. Applicants can search through jobs in their area, their region, and the entire state.

Contact Info

Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority

Matt Abbott, Executive Director
740-455-0742
matt@zmcport.com

OhioSE – JobsOhio

Mike Jacoby, President
740-704-9977
mike@apeg.com

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Scott St. Clair, Regional Business
O: 740-435-4251
C: 614-357-9498
Scott.st.clair@bwc.state.oh.us

Muskingum County Health Department

Kristina Bell, Public Health Readiness Coord.
740-454-9741 x260
kristinab@zmchd.org

Ohio Means Jobs-Muskingum County

Julie Metzger, Supervisor
740-454-6211, 888-408-9675 ext. 3
Juliann.metzger@jfs.ohio.gov

U.S. Small Business Administration

Alexander Kohls, Senior Area Manager
District International Trade Officer
Dayton, OH 45402
614-633-6372
Alexander.Kohls@sba.gov

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Scott St. Clair, Regional Business
O: 740-435-4251
C: 614-357-9498
Scott.st.clair@bwc.state.oh.us