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Resources to assist you business during the pandemic:

We will be adding to these daily. Last updated 3/26/20

Resources about SBA Loans: Ohio Small Business Center's webpage on SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans   What kind of businesses can applySBA Disaster Assistance Resources for Small Businesses  Disaster Loans FAQ  Disaster Assistance Loans for Businesses and Non-profits  Disaster Assistance Loans: Community Impact

UPDATE as of March 26 from the Warren County Office of Economic Development: "We were notified today that 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." The updated link is here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html

From the BBB: Webinars on SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans. During the webinar, you'll get an overview of program, learn about who is eligible, get a description of the process and the do’s and don'ts when applying. Each webinar will include a Q & A. Register for April 2 or April 3

From Franklin Area Community Services: The Pantry is open normal hours to serve you: Monday through Friday, 12 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m. 

If you need to sanitize your home or work space: Dry Patrol can completely disinfect any personal or commercial property regardless of square feet using the state of the art Steramist System by Tomi.

A word from Huntington Bank: The bank is open to serve you via the drive-thru and also in the lobby by appointment only. We are also looking to help businesses with lines of credit or loans. We have streamlined our approval process to get the money to them faster.

From the Mental Health Board: "If you feel overwhelmed and need help now, call our Crisis Hotline at (877) 695-6333. You can also text "4hope" to 741741 to use the Crisis Text Line. Providers are also doing great things to stay in touch with clients via telehealth options or by cellphone. If you are in need of starting services, you can contact any of the providers listed on our resource page."

How to Approach CV19- (Families First Emergency Response Act and FMLA Expansion)

Guidance for screening employees.

State of Ohio's Stay at Home order

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Comp payments deferred

Important Travel Update for Ohioans at Home and Abroad from Senator Brown

A summary of Unemployment & COVID-19 FAQ, from Hunter Consulting.

Ohio Department of Education's COVID-19's page
 
Press release from Ohio Dept of Jobs and Family Services... Mass Layoffs due to Coronavirus (COVID-19
 
Duke Energy implements additional steps to protect customers and employees during virus pandemic
 
Middletown Community Foundation has established a fund to provide grants to area nonprofits helping individuals and families adversely affected by the Coronavirus crisis. The grant application has been streamlined. See more here.
 
An update from Anthem regarding changes in benefits related to COVID-19, of interest to our those Franklin Area Chamber members who are enrolled in the SOCA benefit plan. Please contact your broker if you have questions.
 
Information from the State of Ohio about about COVID-19 resources for businesses including advanced unemployment aid, Tech Cred, SharedWork (an alternative to layoffs), one-time liquor buyback, and more.
 
Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 resources
 
Centers for Disease Control information for businesses
 
Small Business Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
 
Tips for working from home.