COVID-19 GUIDELINES & LEGISLATION
EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT
TechCred program helps Ohioans learn new skills & helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online!
These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.
TechCred Program Guidelines
SharedWork Ohio is an alternative to layoffs for employers, allowing workers to remain employed and employers to retain their staff during times of reduced business activity. Under a SharedWork Ohio plan, employers reduce hours to avert a layoff. The participating employee works the reduced hours, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides an unemployment insurance benefit proportionate to their reduced hours. Interested employers should provide the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with a list of participating employees and specify their normal weekly hours of work, not to exceed 40 hours and not including overtime. Part-time employees may be eligible, but all employees in an affected unit must have their hours reduced by the same reduction percentage.
SharedWork Ohio Frequently Asked Questions
OHIO BARS & RESTAURANTS TO REOPEN
September 23: Governor Mike DeWine signed the Dine Safe Ohio Order that will allow bars, restaurants and other businesses to open at full capacity starting Thursday, September 24.
Six feet of social distancing and facial coverings are still required for employees and customers, except when dining. Customers must also be seated when eating or consuming alcohol. Tables will be limited to no more than 10 people and banquet/catering facilities are limited to no more than 300 people.
LIQUOR SALES UPDATE
July 31: Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order stating all Ohio establishments serving liquor must stop doing so by 10 p.m. Customers will have until 11 p.m. to finish their drinks.
The emergency rule does include restaurants that serve alcohol, but our proposal will allow any liquor-permitted establishment that sells food to continue serving meals until closing. The number of liquor and mixed drinks that can be purchased with a meal to-go will be raised from 2 to 3.
CHILD CARE UPDATE
July 28: Governor Mike DeWine announced that child care providers in Ohio may return to their normal, statutory ratios and class sizes beginning on August 9, 2020. All child care providers must comply with stringent health and safety requirements including:
OHIO MASK MANDATE
August 4: Governor Mike DeWine announced the statewide mask mandate will now extend to K-12 students. Exceptions include:
July 22: Governor Mike DeWine announced a statewide mask mandate that will take effect Thursday, July 23rd at 6:00 PM. According to the mandate, masks must be worn:
The order does not apply to children under the age of 10, those with a medical condition or disability, those who are actively playing sports, involved in public safety or eating and drinking, as well as those who are officiants at religious services.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY MASK MANDATE
July 7: Governor Mike DeWine announced that 7 Ohio counties (including Cuyahoga) must now wear masks:
The order does not apply to children under the age of 10 or any other minor who cannot safely wear a face covering. The order also reflects the mask guidance in place for employees and businesses.
GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE RELEASES GUIDANCE FOR