Employers & Employees Impacted by COVID-19

10/23/2020…Governor DeWine Announces CARES Act Funding.

Here you will find information to assist you and your business while we are all dealing with this unprecedented pandemic.  

Resources for Economic Support-here. This information is updated often. 

TeamNEO Economic Resources for Northeast Ohio: 
Programs and resources to assist Northeast Ohio’s economic development leaders, employers and the workforce in response to COVID-19. (Federal, State, Local, Utilities & Service Providers, Workforce, Additional Resources and Public Health Updates) https://teamneo.org/covid19/

Additional Useful Information:

Ohio Department of Health – Business Checklist 

Liquor Buyback- Ohio Liquor will allow a bar or restaurant to return unopened high proof liquor products purchased within the past 30 days as a way to provide economic assistance to bar and restaurant owners during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For questions or more information regarding the one-time high proof liquor buy back, please feel free to contact the LESC at 877-812-0013 or OhioLiquorInfo@com.ohio.gov.

SharedWork Ohio- It is a voluntary layoff aversion program. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. More information can be found at https://jfs.ohio.gov/ouc/sharedworkohio or by calling 866-733-0025, Option 3.

To apply for a SharedWork Ohio plan:  

  • Go to www.unemployment.ohio.gov  
  • Log in to your OJI Employer benefits account
  • From the Main Menu, under SharedWork Ohio (SWO), select View/Manage SWO Plans


Faster Unemployment Processing-
If your business has to shut down or lay people off due to COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has provided a mass lay-off code to provide to your employees to speed the processing of their unemployment benefits: 2000180.                                                                                                                          Ohioans can apply for unemployment at www.unemployment.ohio.gov 24/7. Applications can also be made by phone at 877-OHIO-JOB (877-644-6562) on Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Wait times may be affected as there has been a high volume of traffic to the site and their system has been overwhelmed. 

Additional FAQs are available on unemployment benefits at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm?fbclid=IwAR3BZyg4bY1TbiNSl9VMQ2JcAWIgcmwI1ymaiYmsdWosjnypsK9KM5bYSMg


SBA Small Business Loans – Disaster Recovery Loans

The State of Ohio has been declared a disaster state. As a result, businesses and non-profits can apply for SBA Disaster Recovery loans. These loans must be repaid, however they can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid due to the impact of the disaster. Please send your contact information to BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.gov if you have been impacted by this crisis. Wait times may be affected as there has been a high volume of traffic to the site. For more information, please visit https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance.

To apply and learn more, visit: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login

logo2The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake
4929 South Warner Drive, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44041
Phone:  (440) 466-8197  Fax:  (440) 466-8911

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”