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Applications Now Open for Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund

By Madeline Fuller   |  November 12, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine has designated $38.7 million of funding received by the State of Ohio from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide assistance payments to on-premise liquor permit holders to help them through financial difficulties experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Law Grants Immunity in Most Situations to Businesses and Schools from COVID-19-related Lawsuits

By Kaleigh Talaganis   |  September 17, 2020

Ohio has enacted legislation that grants protection to Ohio businesses and entities from liability in most situations where it is alleged that their action or inaction exposed someone to COVID-19. This immunity is granted from the date of the Governor’s state of emergency order on March 9, 2020, through September 30, 2021.

CDC Issues Order to Halt Most Evictions Until the End of the Year

By Madeline Fuller   |  September 9, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services have issued an order that effectively halts most residential evictions in a purported attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The order is effective September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

Keywords: covid-19, eviction

OSHA Reporting Requirements and COVID-19: An Employer's Duty to Investigate

By Eric Michener   |  July 29, 2020

As most employers are aware, OSHA has rules that require employers to record and report injuries to its employees that occur on the job in some instances.  While OSHA does not have promulgated standards that specifically address how these reporting requirements are impacted by COVID-19, OSHA has provided, from time to time, guidance on how it thinks its existing rules regarding reporting injuries applies to employees that contract the Coronavirus.  That guidance changes frequently.

Main Street Lending Program Aims to Help Struggling Businesses

By Easton Saltsman   |  July 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated many industries across the United States. The federal government has tried to alleviate such economic distress by offering various loan programs. Authorized under the CARES Act, the Main Street Lending Program intends to assist financially sound companies that have struggled due to the pandemic.

Masks now Mandatory State-Wide in Ohio

By Tricia Pycraft   |  July 22, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reversed his prior county-by-county mask requirements by announcing on July 22, 2020 that masks will be mandatory across the entire state of Ohio effective at 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19

EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Antibody Testing

By Robert Gorman   |  June 25, 2020

In an update to its technical assistance publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” the EEOC has taken the position that employers may not require employees to take a COVID-19 antibody test prior to re-entering the workplace.

Play Ball! Sports Resume in Ohio- But with Specific Requirements and Recommended Best Practices

By Kaleigh Talaganis   |  May 28, 2020

As part of Responsible RestartOhio, the Ohio Department of Health has published sector-specific operating requirements and recommended best practices for sports and sports leagues, which include baseball, softball, and batting cages; general non-contact sports; golf courses and miniature golf operators; skills training for all sports; and tennis court operators.

At the Start of Summer Campgrounds Reopen

By COVID-19 Task Force   |  May 28, 2020

Campgrounds were permitted to open beginning May 21, so long as they follow certain safety protocols set by the State. Campers, rejoice! When reopening, campground operators and campers should be familiar with Governor DeWine's mandatory and best practice recommendations in order to ensure a safe and healthy summer.

Gyms, Dance Studios and Personal Fitness Venues Back in Business

By Madeline Fuller   |  May 26, 2020

Tuesday, May 26th was a big day for fitness fanatics in Ohio as gyms, dance studios and other fitness venues were permitted to reopen under the Responsible Restart Ohio program. There will be changes in operation for most venues, as a number of guidelines have been released by the Ohio Department of Health to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19
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