• Click HERE for more information.

                        

    Recommendations for Water Supply Flushing for Reopening of Buildings 

    Under Statewide COVID-19 Transition Plan  

    Click here for information.

     

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    HAMILTON COUNTY COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    Hamilton County has announced a COVID-19 Relief Program intended to aid small business that have not already received federal funding.  Details about the program including eligibility requirements and a mechanism for signing up and to receive additional information click here.

  • As many of you are aware, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses to keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn.  Known as the “Paycheck Protection Program,” the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.  Click the image for more details on the program. 

    Click here to view lending options:  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

     

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    SBA: Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

     

    UPDATE on 3/26

    The prior online portal is no longer accepting e-applications. Rather businesses are supposed to complete PDF forms offline and upload them to the website. Additionally, businesses will no longer be able to look up application status.  The link below leads to  location of new documents.

     

    Click here to view all SBA lending options.

     

  • Information and resources can be provided in the following categories, but are not limited to:

    Human Resources & Legal Information

    • Remote workers
    • Furloughs & unemployment
    • New FMLA
    • New paid leave
    • Accommodation requests
    • “Reasonable suspicion” of CVD infection
    • Travel restrictions
    • Downsizing – do and don’ts
    • Creative staffing and compensation changes, e.g., hours reduction, days elimination – must consider FLSA
    • Benefits changes and cost-saving measures, e.g., reduce, suspend 401K
    • Benefits in demand right now, e.g., Doctor On Demand, EAP, and more
       

    Financial Information

    • Stimulus packages
    • Federal initiatives
    • Loan
       

    Workforce Information

    • Employee support
    • Employment opportunities
    • Company policy & practice considerations
    • Individual company support, if requested

    Business Continuity Planning 

    • Scaling down to mission and critical operations
    • Planning for staffing modifications
    • Determining business impact
    • Maintaining effective communications to stakeholders
    • Leveraging technology to continue with operations
       

    Public Health Information

    • Testing and supplies
    • Updates on Master Service Agreement (MSA)
    • Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations
    • Mental health resources
       

    Need business assistance in one of these areas? 

    Call 513.579.3111
    or
    Email help@cincinnatichamber.com


    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
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    The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is announcing that public and private employer insurance premium installment payments due for March, April and May for the current policy year may be deferred until June 1, 2020.  Click the BWC logo for more information.

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    IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief

    • The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help provide relief to taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. 
    • The IRS has moved Tax Day from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

  • Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

    The State of Ohio has expanded who can receive unemployment benefits and experienced a major spike in claims as tens of thousands of workers are off the job amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    On March 16, 2020, Governor DeWine issued an order affecting Unemployment benefits in Ohio. The order includes some important provisions for businesses and their employees, including:

    • Defines unemployed workers as any individual who is not eligible for paid sick leave from their employers and has been asked to stay home by their employer, medical professional or local authority even if they are not diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • Work Search requirements for benefit recipients are waived.
    • Benefits will not be charged to the employers account, but will be mutualized.
    • Penalties for late reporting and payments will be waived for employers affected by COVID-19.

    Many businesses including restaurants (dine in), bars, gyms and movie theaters have closed under state order.

    Click the ODJFS logo to access the Coronavirus Unemployment Insurance Benefits page.

  • Click the logo to access the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber COVID-19 Business Resource Updates.

    Coronavirus Information for Businesses from Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

  • The U.S. Chamber has compiled CDC’s coronavirus recommendations for businesses and workers across the country. We continue to encourage American businesses to follow data-based guidance from the CDC and state and local officials. More info here

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act created new temporary paid sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs that are 100% reimbursable by the federal government. The effective date of both programs is April 1 and they expire on December 31, 2020.  More info here

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    Click the logo to access the Ohio Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Resource Updates.

     

  • This is a collection of important information and essential resources for business owners, consumers, employers, employees, parents, students, veterans - anyone and everyone. We will be updating frequently so check back often.

    We're all in this together. Whoever you are, the Better Business Bureau Cincinnati is here for you!  Click the BBB logo to access our resource guide.

     

  • As communities throughout the world respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we know that this time presents unique challenges for businesses. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you navigate this for your employees and customers.

  • Mark Your Calendars

     
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