Senate District 27
Kristina D. Roegner
 
 
 
 
 
Roegner Reminds Ohioans of Critical State Resources Available During Coronavirus Pandemic
March 19, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Senator Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) today reminded constituents of state resources available to all Ohioans confronting the new realities the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has created in communities across the state. 

Senator Roegner’s office is available to all constituents of the 27th Senate District who need help communicating with state agencies or accessing state resources, and welcomes constituents’ concerns and feedback. She and her staff can be reached by phone at 614-466-4823 or by emailing Roegner@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



  • Governor DeWine’s administration has filed a request with the U.S. Small Business Administration to qualify Ohio for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to affected businesses. For more information visit, https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

  • The Small Business Administration Disaster Relief has a three-step process for funding/loan assistance, learn more here. For additional help call (800) 659-2955 or email DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.

  • For information on one-time liquor buy backs for restaurants and bars, visit https://www.ohlq.com or call (877) 812-0013.


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/.  



  • The Ohio Senate is working collaboratively with the Governor and the Secretary of State in the coming days on any legislation necessary to deal with this unique and challenging set of circumstances.


DAILY UPDATES from the Governor: Senator Roegner also encouraged constituents to follow Governor DeWine’s and Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton’s daily 2 p.m. press conferences for the latest COVID-19 updates and resources. Those press conferences are available live on Ohio’s public radio and television stations, as well as on OhioChannel.org

Many of Ohio’s newspapers are also offering paywall-free COVID-19 coverage on their websites.

This list of resources will continue to be updated at https://www.ohiosenate.gov/senators/roegner. Follow Senator Roegner on social media @kristinaroegner and @OhioSenateGOP.

“To my fellow Ohioans, while these are certainly challenging times, I am confident that together we will get through them," said Roegner. "May God bless you, may God bless the state of Ohio, and may God bless the United States of America."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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