We are facing unprecedented times in Ohio due to the coronavirus pandemic, but I have no doubt that through working together we will get past this and come out on the other side even stronger. As a small business owner in the restaurant industry, I personally understand the hardships we are now facing together as a result of this health crisis. Although the orders may seem extreme at times, my understanding is they are being implemented to help save lives. Accordingly, I wanted to give an update and provide you with resources that you may find useful during this time.
Both my staff and I will be available to all people of the 2nd Senate District who are in need of help communicating with state agencies or accessing state resources, and listen to constituents’ concerns and questions. We can be reached by phone at 614-466-8060 or by emailing Gavarone@OhioSenate.gov.
These resources are summarized below:
For the latest updates on COVID-19 from the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, as well as prevention information and resources, visit www.Coronavirus.Ohio.gov or call the Department of Health’s hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Follow on social media @OHdeptofhealth and @GovMikeDeWine.
For UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS for affected workers, visit http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohio/Coronavirus.
For SMALL BUSINESSES seeking relief, any small businesses and non-profits impacted by the ongoing public health crisis are encouraged to contact Ohio’s Development Services Agency at BusinessHelp@development.ohio.gov.
For Ohioans struggling with MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION concerns, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is providing regular updates and resources at https://mha.ohio.gov/Health-Professionals/About-Mental-Health-and-Addiction-Treatment/Emergency-Preparedness/Coronavirus.
For K-12 SCHOOLS, educators, students and families, the Ohio Department of Education is providing regular updates at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus.
For new information on EMERGENCY CHILDCARE resources, yesterday’s press release from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services can be found here http://jfs.ohio.gov/RELEASES/pdf/031720-ODJFS-Implements-Emergency-Child-Care-Measures-during-COVID-19-Pandemic.stm with additional resources at http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/ChildCare/ChildCareManual/CCMPL/CCMPL-137.stm.
For the latest information about the postponement of Ohio’s PRIMARY ELECTION, visit https://www.ohiosos.gov/coronafacts/.