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September 24th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 24, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 24, 2020

Governor Announces New Order to Reopen Self-Serve Food Options Yesterday, Governor DeWine issued a press release announcing a change to the “Dine Safe Ohio Order” that permits all retail food establishments regulated by the Department of Agriculture, such as grocery and convenience stores, to reopen self-service food stations.  Later in the day, the Ohio Department […]

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September 11th, 2020

Another BWC Billion Back Dividend Rebate Proposed

Another BWC Billion Back Dividend Rebate Proposed

Governor DeWine has asked the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors to send up to $1.5 billion in dividend payments to Ohio employers this fall.  This dividend equals approximately 100% of the premiums paid in policy year 2019.  (This would be January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 for public employers and July […]

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September 9th, 2020

2 Hour Safety Training for the Current 2020 Rate Year

2 Hour Safety Training for the Current 2020 Rate Year

Now that we have moved into the new 2020 Rate Year, which runs from 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2021, just a reminder that if you had a claim in the “Green Year” (7/1/2018 – 9/30/2019) and you are in a Group or Group Retrospective program, a representative from your company needs to complete 2 hours of BWC […]

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September 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 2, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 2, 2020

Legislature Sends COVID Liability Protection Bill to Governor After several months of legislative inactivity, the Council and our business association colleagues were successful at convincing the Ohio General Assembly to pass legislation to provide protection for businesses against lawsuits alleging exposure to and/or contraction of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. House Bill 606 originally passed the […]

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August 25th, 2020

Council Annual Golf Outing – October 5, 2020

Council Annual Golf Outing – October 5, 2020

Online Form – OCRM 2020 Golf Outing Powered by Formstack IMPORTANT COVID-19 WAIVER INFORMATIONSAFETY: Social distancing required; masks required when off-course. ASSUMPTION OF RISK: The Council cannot prevent you from being exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 during the Outing. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the virus. If you choose […]

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August 3rd, 2020

Ohio’s 6th Annual Sales Tax Holiday

Ohio’s 6th Annual Sales Tax Holiday

COLUMBUS, OH – August 3, 2020 – Despite the many new changes and challenges Ohioans have experienced this year, one thing remains the same—Ohio’s sixth annual sales tax holiday will take place August 7-9, 2020. Ohio consumers can certainly use the tax break during these unprecedented times.  “There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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July 30th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 30, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 30, 2020

Governor asks Liquor Control to Pass Emergency Rule Preventing Alcohol Sales at Bars and Restaurants after 10 PM This afternoon, Governor DeWine announced that he has asked the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to implement an emergency rule prohibiting the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption at bars and restaurants beginning at 10:00 pm. The Governor […]

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July 20th, 2020

Eight Counties Upgraded to Red Alert Level 3, One County Downgraded to Level 2

Eight Counties Upgraded to Red Alert Level 3, One County Downgraded to Level 2

Yesterday afternoon, Governor DeWine announced a new public health order adding eight Ohio counties to the list of Red Alert Level 3 counties while downgrading one county, Trumbull, to Level 2, bringing the total of Level 3 counties to 19. One county, Athens, is trending Purple Alert Level 4. Red Alert Level 3 means that there […]

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July 7th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 7, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 7, 2020

Governor Mandates Face Coverings for Level 3-4 Counties, Extends All Other Health Orders During his biweekly press conference, Governor DeWine announced today a new public health order that will become effective tomorrow at 6:00 pm. Individuals age 10 and older in all Alert Level 3-4 Public Emergency-designated counties will be required to wear a face covering […]

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July 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 2, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 2, 2020

Governor Announces Public Health Advisory Alert System Governor DeWine announced today that going forward, Ohio will maintain vital, necessary baseline orders to control the spread of COVID-19 while also implementing a new alert system. The Ohio Public Health Advisory System will provide local health departments and community leaders data and information to combat flare-ups as […]

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