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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June 30th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – June 30, 2020

Coronavirus Update – June 30, 2020

Statewide COVID-19 Health Orders Extended Short-Term Yesterday during his press conference concerning the ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus, Governor DeWine announced that he is extending existing health orders through this week as his administration finalizes vital plans to help local schools safely reopen, as well as plans to keep Ohioans healthy and safe. Details […]

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June 8th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – June 8, 2020

Coronavirus Update – June 8, 2020

Governor DeWine’s Reopening of Ohio Businesses Proceeds at an Intermittent Pace Last week, Governor DeWine made numerous announcements about the intermittent reopening of Ohio businesses. He first announced the signing of a Director’s order to permit youth day camps and residential camps that can meet specific criteria to reopen immediately. He also announced the continued […]

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June 1st, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 29, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 29, 2020

Updated Director’s Order Continues Most Sector-Specific Requirements for Ohio Businesses Today, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton signed a new Director’s Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing that becomes effective at 11:59 pm, Friday, May 29, 2020. The new order, which is effective through 11:59 pm on Wednesday, July 1, […]

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May 21st, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 21, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 21, 2020

Beginning today, the Thursday, May 14 Director’s Dine Safe Ohio Order permits on-site indoor dining at restaurants and bars as long as the required social distancing and sanitation guidelines are met. Patio service at restaurants and bars was permitted as of Friday, May 15. As a result of reports that a number of businesses failed to adhere to the required social […]

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May 18th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 18, 2020; Resources from Legal Partner Vorys

Coronavirus Update – May 18, 2020; Resources from Legal Partner Vorys

COVID-19 Federal Legislation/Actions/Updates EEOC Suspends EEO-1 Reporting for 2020 The EEOC has announced that, in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the agency is suspending the collection of EEO-1 data for 2020. Read more. PPP Guidance Update: SBA Releases Loan Forgiveness Application for Borrowers On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the […]

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May 15th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 15, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Lawsuits on the Horizon Now that the majority of Ohio’s economy has reopened or is getting ready to reopen, the Council’s attention has turned to another critical concern. While we continue to work with our members on issues relative to the Stay Safe Ohio Order and its enforcement, we cannot ignore what is next […]

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May 12th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 11

Coronavirus Update – May 11

COVID-19 Federal Legislation/Actions/Updates Treasury Relents on Employee Retention Tax Credit for Health Benefits Provided to Unpaid Employees  Following bipartisan pressure from members of both Houses of Congress and from employer groups, the IRS and Treasury have released additional guidance reversing the position taken in their recent FAQs.  Read more. IRS Releases FAQs with Additional Guidance on […]

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