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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Trusted Websites

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio Governor’s Office

Ohio Department of Health

Sandusky County Health Department

The Ohio Channel – Live Press Conference (Scheduled or Past Streams)

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

Ohio has been declared a disaster state, therefore making Ohio businesses and non-profits statewide eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Please understand that these will be loans, requiring repayment. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

These loans are only intended as working capital loans utilized to assist with impact caused by the coronavirus emergency efforts. The EIDL’s are not for other purposes such as expansion, new equipment, property purchase, etc. that do not have anything to do with the national emergency we are facing.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been signed into law. This Act provides additional assistance for small business owners, including the opportunity to receive up to a $10,000 Advance (which does not have to be repaid) on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for emergency capital. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is updating its system to implement this provision so small businesses can request an EIDL advance when they apply for the loan. This update will be available in the coming days.

In the interim period, you can still apply for a full Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), but will need to reapply for the Advance when the system is updated with a streamlined application. Once updated, the Advance will be included in your EIDL application process.

Coronavirus Emergency Loans – Small Business Guide and Checklist

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.

Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.

Ohio EPA’s March 31 Order to Public Water Systems in Ohio

First and foremost, allow me to thank you for your leadership and cooperation in working with our agency in the implementation of Ohio EPA’s March 31 order, applicable to public water systems across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many of our fellow Ohioans suddenly struggling to make ends meet, quick and decisive action was needed to help ensure that Ohioans had access to safe drinking water, especially during this time. Prior to the issuance of the order, many of you had implemented local measures within your communities to ensure ongoing access to water for your citizens during COVID-19. Again, we thank you for this leadership.