80+ Businesses Resources for Coronavirus


www.tsepcoronavirus.com - updated 12:50 am, 3/26/2020. (Go to the new page for the latest.)

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Updates include:

  • A new page has been created (and tab at the top of this website) for these resources. You can find it here.

1. Business Resource Text Alerts - Simply text coronavirus to 474747, and you will be added to the list to receive updates on business resources and any new developments and events. More than 120 have signed up so far.

2. State Resources

  • Ohio Stay At Home Guidelines - What businesses and work is "essential" We have consolidated all of our information on this topic into one post - read more here. (14 resources)
  • JobsOhio COVID-19 Resources.
  • Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Site (Governor's Executive Orders), Screening Employees. Coronavirus Hotline - 833-427-5634 or 833-4-ASK ODH.
  • Governor DeWine Press Conferences - Ohio Channel (Governor's Press Conferences, daily at 2 pm)
  • HeritageOhio Downtown Main Street Coronavirus Resources.

3. Federal Resources

4. Local Resources - here are some local initiatives and resources. (8 recommendations and resources):

  • Open Letter to Businesses from Seneca County Health Commissioner Beth Schweizer - provides guidance on how to operate. (5 recommendations)
  • Seneca County Health District - Coronavirus Update page
  • Health District Live Updates - Health District & Commissioner Facebook (press conferences, MWF at 10:30 am) - see release.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) initative by EMA - facilitating finding, storing and distribution of PPE where it's needed most (e.g., healthcare facilities).

5. Workforce Programs

  • 8 Employer Resources to share with people laid off - put together by Seneca County JFS, this Employer Resource List (and Video) provides a number of great resources to help laid off employees through this difficult time.
  • SharedWork Ohio is a voluntary layoff aversion program. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. The participating employee works the reduced hours each week, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) provides eligible individuals an unemployment insurance benefit proportionate to their reduced hours. 
  • Unemployment Benefits & Layoff Procedures - employees and employers may require resources for mass layoff procedures and short-term unemployment benefits. Find out more.
  • Finding Temporary Workers - If you have any temporary job opportunities you wish to promote, please contact Carol Kern at 419.680.3041 (mobile) and by email at Carol.Owen@jfs.ohio.gov. She can put your job openings on the state system as well as on the Jobs Seneca County Facebook page for free. Businesses have already successfully filled temporary vacancies this way.
  • Available Jobs - A current list of available jobs for employees who have to be laid off or sent home as of last Friday (3/20/2020) has been put together and is available here (with links). You can also go to ohiomeansjobs.com.
  • Workforce Consulting - For employer assistance with any of these benefits, you can contact Carol Kern with OhioMeansJobs Seneca County at 419.680.3041 (mobile) and by email at Carol.Owen@jfs.ohio.gov.

6. Resources for Industry, Retail & Small Business

7. Remote Working Solutions & Other Online Resources

  • LogMeIn (GoToMeeting) - The remote working company LogMeIn is offering a remote working toolkit for free for three months.
  • Google - Google Hangouts Meet Premium is now available for free through July 1, 2020. You can have up to 250 people on at one time, record and save to Google drive, and livestream up to 100,000 people within a domain.

8. Bank & Financing Assistance

Here are some links to banks and financing institutions operating in Tiffin and Seneca County and their programs and procedures for their customers regarding the coronavirus, including safety and in some cases, hardship relief programs.

9. Mental Health Resources

  • Crisis Text Line - The Mental Health Recovery Services Board of Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot Counties announced it that people can text 4hope to 741741 to reach crisis counselor to deal with feelings like anxiety and isolation in these trying times.
  • Higher Ground Counseling Center - free, 30-45 counseling sessions to help those (including business owners and their employees) whose financial stability has been affected by mandated closures. Call 567.220.6055 or email owner Lea Frank at lfrank@highergroundcc.com.

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