March 27th, 2020

Council Issues Statement Commending State Leadership

Council Issues Statement Commending State Leadership

COLUMBUS, OHIO – March 26, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants applauds Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and the Ohio legislature led by Speaker Householder, Minority Leader Sykes, Senate President Obhof, and Minority Leader Yuko for their bipartisan leadership during this difficult time,” said Gordon Gough, President and CEO.  “Throughout this […]

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March 25th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 25, 2020

Legislature Passes Emergency Measure in Response to Coronavirus Today, the Ohio General Assembly convened and voted unanimously to send an emergency proposal in response to the COVID-19 crisis to the Governor for his signature.  As an emergency measure, it will take effective immediately upon his signature.  The Governor had requested that the legislature grant statutory […]

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March 24th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 23, 2020

  Overview of Ohio Department of Health “Director’s Stay at Home Order” | 3/23/2020 Ohio’s “Stay Home Order” requires all persons in Ohio to stay at their place of residence except when engaged in certain defined “Essential Activities,” “Essential Governmental Functions,” or to participate in “Essential Businesses and Operations.”  Read more. Treasury Issues New Notice on Tax […]

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March 23rd, 2020

Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus Resources

The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants has been following the COVID-19 crisis closely. Please access essential information by clicking through the tabs below:

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March 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 22, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 22, 2020

Here is today’s Ohio COVID-19 update: 351 confirmed cases as of today reaching 40 counties, resulting in 83 hospitalizations and three deaths. The cases range in age from one year to 91 with a median age of 51. Today, Governor DeWine directed Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton to sign a “stay at home” […]

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March 20th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 20, 2020

Here is today’s Ohio COVID-19 update: 169 confirmed cases as of today, up from 119 yesterday, reaching 28 counties, and resulting in 39 hospitalizations and one death in Lucas County. The cases range in age from one year to 91. We continue to stress to the Administration the importance of retail store operations and the sophisticated […]

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March 20th, 2020

Coronavirus FAQs Courtesy of Ohio BWC

Coronavirus FAQs Courtesy of Ohio BWC

Please find helpful information and answers to common questions as it relates to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp. For questions about COVID-19’s effect on BWC, you can email BWCCOVID19@bwc.state.oh.us. (click image to view document)

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March 19th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 19, 2020

Here is today’s Ohio COVID-19 update: 119 confirmed cases as of today, up from 88 yesterday, reaching 24 counties and resulting in 33 hospitalizations. Ohio’s application for Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans has been approved by the federal government. Small businesses in Ohio are now able to apply for up to $2 million […]

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March 18th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 18, 2020; Employee Temperatures

Coronavirus Update – March 18, 2020; Employee Temperatures

Governor DeWine today encouraged business owners to begin taking the temperature of employees when they arrive at work in an effort to identify anyone who is becoming ill. If this is not feasible, Governor DeWine asked that employers require workers to take their own temperatures prior to arriving at work. Anyone with a temperature of […]

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