• Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development
    COVID-19 Resources

    During this critical time, the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development is striving to equip you and your business or organization with the most relevant information available. We will continue to collect these resources on your behalf and send you updates. 


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     Updates from the Chamber 


    (Revised PPP Information, EIDL Applications Open Back Up, RCDG Announces Small Business Loan Fund, Our Chamber Joins National Coalition on Equality of Opportunity, Richland County STRONG Campaign Ongoing, Final Thoughts)

    (Governor Announces More Openings, New State Funding Programs, Ohio PPE Retooling and Reshoring Grant Program, Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program, House & Senate Pass Changes to Paycheck Protection Program, The Chamber Office is Open, #RichlandCountySTRONG, Final Thoughts)

    (State Protocols & Other Updates, House of Reps passes bill to amend PPP, New Round of Tech Cred Opens in June, US 30 Project Kicking Off, Employer Survey, Census Response, Richland County STRONG, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (PPP Forgiveness Guide Released & Funding Reminders, Updates from the State, Don’t forget the Fire Code, More Reopening Tools, Attention Manufacturers, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (PPP Forgiveness Application Introduced, Changes at the State Level, Relaunch Resources, Liability Safe Harbor, Chamber Resources, Quick Hits (Little Buckeye, SXSW Festival, leader in your organization, 2020 Census, Dinner & A Show, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Updates from the State of Ohio, Federal Loan Program Updates, Reopening Materials, Dinner & A Show, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (State of Ohio Updates, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Online, Federal Lending Programs, Preparing for Reopening, Quick Hits On Other Things, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Governor DeWine Announces New Opening Dates, Preparing to Open, Federal Loan Program Updates, BWC Updates, Dinner & A Show, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Columbus Updates, PPP & EIDL Updates, Preparing for Reopening - maximum occupancy/flushing your lines/preparing your business for reopening/protective equipment, Unemployment Updates, Mental Health Awareness, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Stay Safe Ohio Order-retail/working groups/barbers/salons & restaurants/Campgrounds, Be Prepared to Document Your Plan, Additional Assistance Programs, Employee Retention Tax Credit, The Main Street Lending Program, Business Resources, Upcoming Chamber Events -Small Business Conversation Series & Chamber Digital Academy, Updated PPE Supplier Chart, Final Thoughts)

    (An Update on Face Coverings for Employers, What happens when someone has COVID-19?, Updated, Local PPE Supplier List, Childcare, Chamber Digital Academy, Unemployment Updates, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Responsible Restart Ohio – Changes, Chamber Digital Academy, Where Can You Get PPE?, Shared Work Ohio, Summary of OSHA Guidance, US Chamber Path Forward, COVID-19 pandemic influencing consumer behaviors, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Governor DeWine Unveils Responsible Restart Ohio Plan, Round 2 of Paycheck Protection Program & EIDL Started Today, Employee Retention Tax Credit, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (New Money Coming into Business Relief Programs, Unemployment Updates, Reopening, Business Best Practices, Suppling PPE For Businesses, Health Resources, Health Care Update, Support our local non-profits, Did you vote?, Don’t forget the Census, Dinner & A Show, Final Thoughts)

    (Can you source vital supplies, Small Business Conversation Series, Paycheck Protection Program)

    (PPP & EIDL Funding Needs Replenishment, Save Small Business Fund & Campaign Started, More Info on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Expansion, Resources for Parents & Students, Update from local healthcare, OSHA Guidance on Recording Cases, National Town Hall, Additional Guidance for PPP, Help for Independent Contractors, Support our local non-profits, Did you vote, Don’t forget the Census, #InThisTogetherOhio, Dinner & A Show Launches Friday, Final Thoughts)

    (How is your business doing (survey), Chamber Digital Academy – Resources for Employers, Paycheck Protection Program, Make sure you vote, Final Thoughts)

    (How is your business doing? Please take our short survey, Paycheck Protection & EIDL Loan Programs, PPP (Paycheck Protection Program), Self-Employed and Independent Contractors, Updated Guidance on Timing, Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), $10,000 Grant Advance, Total Amount Given, Ohio BWC Approves $1.6B Rebate, Chamber Digital Academy – Resources for Employers, Quick Hits, Socially distanced grocery options, Employer Training Survey, #RichlandResilience, Another healthcare update, Coping with COVID-19 Stress, Census 2020, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding Paycheck Protection Program & Other SBA Options, Senator Brown to Host SBA Call, Paid Leave Guide, Training Needs, A Word from the Healthcare System, The State Launches New Small Business Help Site, Liquor To Go?, Chamber Digital Academy, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding Further Guidance on Loans, Unemployment System, Census 2020, Small Business Conversation Series, Chamber Digital Academy, Ready, Set, Team!, Support Local, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding Stay at Home Order Extended until May 1st, April 3rd – Paycheck Protection Program Lending Launches, SBA EIDL Clarification, Employee Retention Tax Credit, Help for Employees, Employers are Hiring, Repurposing Project, Self-employed & 1099 Unemployment, Primary Voting Open by Mail Through April 28th, Keep the Kids Busy, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding Paycheck Protection Program Lending, What about SBA EIDL Loans?, Can you have both PPP & EIDL?, What about other Small Business help?, Thanks Richland County Foundation!, #InThisTogether, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding The CARES Act – What you need to know to plan for a loan, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Stay at Home Order, ATTN: Manufacturers/PPE, #InThisTogetherOhio, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding Phase 3 of Federal Stimulus, Voting in Ohio, Taxes, Ohio General Assembly Package, Stay at Home Order, Talk to your team of advisors, Census 2020, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding the Stay at Home Order, SBA Loans Webinar, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Taking Employees Temperatures, Resources for Coping with COVID-19, Companies are Hiring, A Plea for PPE, Pandemic Childcare, Chamber Resources, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding Stay at Home Order, Pandemic Childcare, Plea for PPE, Attn: Manufacturers, Other Resources, Final Thoughts) 

    (Regarding Stay at Home Order Issued/Non-Essential Businesses to Close, Daycare Changes, BWC Premium Deferral, Health Insurance Premium Deferral, Unemployment, A Plea for PPE, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding SBA Disaster Loans, Health Insurance Premium Deferments, BWC & Coronavirus, Unemployment Questions, A Plea for PPE, The Area Agency Needs Your Help, Please Remind People, Please support our food service, Business Best Practices, Local Health Care COVID-19 Resources, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding SBA Disaster Lending, including: Geographic eligibility, Applying early, Getting started, Apply online, Credit, Repayment, Loan Amounts, Patience)

    (Regarding From the Governor, From Richland Public Health, Please Remember Mental Health During this Time, SBA Disaster Lending, Unemployment Resources, SharedWork Ohio, A Plea for Personal Protective Equipment, Update on Our Office Operations, Final Thoughts)

    (Regarding Please help us gauge impact, Small Business Assistance, Resources for Employees Affected by Layoffs, Federal Relief, Additional Resources, Our Office, A Few Final Thoughts)


    (Regarding Small Business Support, Impacted Employee Support, Unemployment & Businesses, Bar/Restaurant Owner Support, Federal Response, How do you respond?)

    (Regarding General Background on COVID-19, Decision About Upcoming Events, Resources for Employers, A Final Note)

     Ohio Department of Health 
    Latest Information

    CDC Updates

    Public Health Orders

    Stay at home information

    How you can respond

    Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

    Resources for Economic Support

    Information & Checklist for Businesses/Employers

     BWC and Health Insurance Deferrals 
    BWC Premium Payment Deferral
    Health Insurance Premium Deferral

     Unemployment Resources 
    Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Unemployment Insurance Benefits
    Unemployment registration

     SBA Loan Resources 
    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Overview
    SBA Disaster Loans slide deck

    SBA Disaster Assistance one-page overview of program 
    Additional SBA Information

     A Plea for PPE 
    Personal Protective Equipment Overview

     Local COVID-19 Information 
    COVID-19 Toolkit provided by OhioHealth
    COVID-19 Patient Information provided by Avita

     Supporting Local Restaurants 
    Take-out and delivery options

     Mental Health and Anxiety Resources 
    Coping with the Stress of Covid - video/Blake Wagner
    Help with Mental Illness & Addiction

    Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

    Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

    Manage Anxiety & Stress during COVID-19 Outbreak

     Understanding New Laws 
    Department of Labor - COVID-19 and the Workplace
    Frequently Asked Questions


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