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Child Care Providers Set to Reopen May 31

As one of the final stages of Ohio’s "responsible restart" plan, Governor DeWine announced that Ohio's child care providers may reopen on May 31st. The reopening of child care is a crucial aspect of the Governor's plan since efforts to get Ohioans back to work would be severely crippled without a child care solution. The plan centers around (1) reduced staff to child ratios; (2) checking temperatures of all staff, children, and adults; and (3) mandatory hand washing practices.
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Responsible Reopening: Consumer, Retail, and Service Businesses

After weeks of stringent stay at home guidelines, Governor DeWine has put forth a plan to responsibly restart Ohio's economy. By reopening the consumer, retail, and services sector on May 12, approximately 89% of the private economy will resume in Ohio. Before reopening, consumer, retail, and service businesses should be familiar with the Governor’s mandatory guidelines and develop a reopening plan to both reduce liability concerns and promote the safety of Ohioans.
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Qualified Disaster Relief Payments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 13, 2020, President Trump issued an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While federal, state, and local governments have taken unprecedented action to combat the economic consequences of the pandemic, an existing provision in the tax code (Section 139) may also provide needed relief to the country.
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Tax Credit Recordkeeping and Compliance Requirements

Among other targeted COVID-19 relief efforts, the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act potion of the FFCRA provides up to 12 weeks of partially paid coronavirus-related family leave and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act portion provides up to 2 weeks of paid leave for certain COVID-19 related absences. To ease the burdens these paid leave provision place on employers, the FFCRA provides a refundable tax credit equal to 100% of qualified EFMLEA and EPSLA wages paid by such employer, as long as proper documentation is obtained, created and retained.
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