COVID-19 Resources & Information

Information on COVID-19 is coming out at a record pace. We've created this resource page to "house" the information we've distributed to members, as well as provide online resources that may be helpful for your business.  We'll be updating this page regularly. If you have information you'd like to add, please email collynf@cantonchamber.org.

CLICK HERE for Canton Regional Chamber Members Providing PPE


REOPENING INDUSTRY GUIDELINES


MAY 26: miniature golf, batting cages, and bowling alleys may resume operations if they can meet required safety protocols.

MAY 26: skills training for all sports, including contact sports, may resume if required safety protocols can be met. Tournaments, games, and competitions for contact sports are still prohibited.

JUNE 1: catering and banquet centers may reopen if they can meet required safety protocols. Protocols include six feet between tables, no congregating, and a crowd size of no more than 300 people.

Full guidelines to ensure that these sectors operate in the safest manner possible are/will be available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

MAY 21: Dine-in services resume.
Restaurant & Bar Guidelines

MAY 15: Patio dining resumes.

MAY 15: Hair and nail salons, day spas, barbershops & tanning facilities reopen.
Personal Services Guidelines

MAY 12: Consumer and retail services reopen.
Retail Services Guidelines

"Restart Stark" business guidance and recommendations - Stark County Health Department


Access all state resources related to COVID-19 in one place at
coronavirus.ohio.gov
The portal includes information on unemployment benefits, the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, modified rules for trucking to help ship critical supplies into the state, the delay of BWC Premiums, etc.

Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online at unemployment.ohio.gov by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203.  Employers with questions should email UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov.

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

STARK COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL COVID-19 RESOURCES


Manufacturer RESOURCES - magnet

Manufacturing and Best Practices for COVID-19

Business/Employer Resources

COVID-19 Recovery Webinar: Ohio BWC & OSHA - Tuesday, May 26 at Noon

Your Input Needed: COVID-19 Business Follow-Up Survey
(5-20-2020)

Business PPE Supplier Directory is online 
(5-19-2020)

Essential Workplace Solutions from Aultman and AultCare (5-18-2020)

COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings, Advisory Groups on Restaurants, Barbershops, and Salons (4-28-2020)

Trump Signs Coronavirus Bill Reviving Fund for Small-Business Loans
(4-24-2020)

Ohio BWC 2020 Dividend FAQ (pdf)

COVID-19 UPDATE: Congress Adding Funds to Loan Programs (4-22-2020)

U.S. Chamber's Small Business Grant Fund Launches April 20 at 3:00 p.m.

Webinar: COVID-19 and the CARES Act: How Does It Affect Ohio Taxpayers, Monday April 20, 11 am - Noon

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results Now Available (4-16-2020)

"Faith in Stark" Small Business Grants: Applications being accepted April 14

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is available to support you during the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic.  Questions or requests can be sent by e-mail info@cantonsbdc.org or visit www.cantonsbdc.org

Webinar with U.S. Chamber: Paycheck Protection Program & other CARES Act Assistance for Businesses - Thursday, April 9 at Noon

Conf call Thurs, April 9 at 9:30 a.m. - SBA & Sen. Sherrod Brown

Ohioans Encouraged to Wear Cloth Masks in Public; Governor Signs TeleHealth Executive Order; New Wi-Fi Hotspot Locator (4-5-2020)

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses
(4-3-2020)

Paycheck Protection Program Loans
(4-1-2020)

Insurance Alert: Ohio Legislature Introduces Bill Regarding COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

Leading Your Business Through an Economic Crisis: A Free Webinar for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners - Thu, Mar 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

CareworksComp Client webinar: COVID-19's impact on unemployment - Wed. Apr 1, 2020 10:00 AM

Ways to keep your manufacturing employees virus-free at work (3-24-2020)

Ohio BWC Announces Insurance Premium Deferment Until June 1 (3-23-2020)

Ohio Department of Insurance Announces Grace Period for Health Insurance Premiums (3-23-2020)

Centers for Disease Control Business Resources

Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Ohio Chamber Coronavirus Business Resources

SBA Disaster Loans Now Available for Ohio Companies, Nonprofits

Getting started with the SBA Disaster Loan process

11 Practical Resources for Manufacturers During Coronavirus from MAGNET


Individual/Employee Resources


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
(5-14-2020)

Economic Resources for Individuals and Families

Webinar: COVID-19 and the CARES Act: How Does It Affect Ohio Taxpayers, Monday April 20, 11 am - Noon

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Resources

AEP COVID-19 Update (3/20/20)

Managing Coronavirus Related Stress (3/20/2020)

Covid-19 Economic Policy Update (3/18/2020)

Huntington Announces Immediate Financial Relief Measures for Affected Customers (3/18/2020)


Personal Protective Equipment Needed

The state of Ohio is asking residents and businesses who can donate PPE, or any other essential service or resource, to email together@governor.ohio.gov.
(3/17/2020)

Severe Blood Shortage: Donors Urgently Needed. Please give now. (3/16/2020)


CLICK HERE for the replay of the Chamber Webinar: "COVID-19 Update with local hospital CEOs"

"What is Our New Normal?" Op-Ed by Denny Saunier, President & CEO, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.  (Published by The Canton Repository)