Ohio Department of Health Resources
Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov - ODH Coronavirus Resources Website
ODH Coronavirus Hotline - 1-833-427-5634 (1-833-4-ASK-ODH)
Open 7 Days a week, 9AM to 8PM. The Call Center is staffed by licensed nurses and experts on infectious diseases. These experts will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information on COVID-19.
Local information for Ashland County and City of Ashland residents. https://www.ashlandhealth.com/
Small Business Disaster Assistance
The Ohio Development Services Agency is in the process of applying for Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan program for small businesses and non-profits negatively impacted by the coronavirus emergency.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
- Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s Governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance.
- Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities as well as updated on our website: SBA.gov/disaster.
For more information on local assistance and SBA Resources, please follow this link - https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
Additional resources have been put together on this comprehensive website. https://gibbs.house.gov/coronavirus-resources
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, which administers unemployment benefits in Ohio, has a FAQ on their website regarding unemployment benefits eligibility - http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm.
- Ohio has waived the one week waiting period for unemployment benefits.
- The penalty on businesses for late reporting has been waived.
- Those quarantined by a medical professional and unable to work will be considered unemployed and the requirement to seek work will be waived.
Ohioans can apply for unemployment online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. To speed the processing of unemployment benefits, use the following number: 2000180. It also is possible to file by phone at (877) OHIO-JOB (1-877-644-6562) or TTY at (888) 642-8203, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.