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What you should know about COVID 19

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit  In addition, those with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has taken a number of actions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). He signed Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohioans from the dangerous effects of COVID-19. The state of emergency allows state departments and agencies to better coordinate in their response.

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6th Circuit Rules in Favor of OSHA ETS: Appeal Filed Draft Enforcement Guidance Updated 12/18/21

OSHA ETS Update: Public Comment Period Extended 45 Days

  • See announcement here. 
  • Sixth Circuit's Scheduling Order, which is available here, provides some insight into the timing of the requirements of the ETS.
  • In the event that a stay is lifted, it is important to remember that employers may need to comply with most provisions by 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register (December 6).

  • Client alert by the firm Wiley Rein LLP, which can also be viewed here.
  • A federal judge in Kentucky granted a preliminary injunction against the “vaccine mandate” for federal contractors (the central obligation under President Biden’s Executive Order 14042) as it relates to covered contracts in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Biden Administration Announces Details of Two Major Vaccination Policies -- FACT SHEET

  • January 4, 2022. This is a change for federal contractors – the Administration is aligning all mandates to begin implementation on January 4, 2022. In our letter to the White House, ACEC had previously requested a pause in its implementation of E.O. 14042 and to provide federal contractors with additional flexibility. We continue to recognize the importance of vaccinations but have heard from many of our member firms that these mandates are proving very challenging to navigate, and we are pleased to see they are responding to our calls for flexibility.
  • The full text of the pre-published rule can be found here.
  • Extensive FAQ’s can be found here.

The Latest on Federal Vaccination Requirements in the Workplace: OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) & E.O. 14042.

 ACEC Ohio Design Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

PPP Loan Information

State Resources

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Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center Safety Guidance for Employers

COVID-19 communications to employees, customers, and community members

Ohio Department of Health Posters and Signs

Governor Mike Dewine Mask Announcement

Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System

Jobs Ohio: Coronavirus Business Assistance

OFCC Construction Notifications

Office of Small Business Relief

COVID-19 Job Search

Governor DeWine Orders Hiring Freeze for State Agencies, Boards, and Commissions

 2020 Coronavirus Project Interruption and Contractual Obligations--Weston Hurd LLP

 2020 Operating an A/E Firm Under Ohios Stay At Home Order March--Weston Hurd LLP

Stay at Home Information and click here for Essential Business Information

BWC Premium Delays

Economic Resources Information

Insurance Premium Payment Information

Governor's request of SBA: Small Business Request 

FAQ for employers and unemployment information

SharedWork Ohio an alternative to layoffs for employers

COVID-19 Business/Employer Checklist

Business Interruption Coverage from Weston Hurd LLP: Corona Virus Resource Center

Mass Gathering Information: DOH Letter

Federal Resources

New Law Extends Covid Tax Credit For Employers Who Keep Workers On Payroll

U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board: 

US Chamber of Commerce: Implementing a National Return to Work Plan

Federal COVID-19 Program Comparison Version 1

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Paycheck Protection Loan Program

FAQ: Paycheck Protection Loan Program

U.S. Small Business Administration: PPP Report: Second Round

U.S. Department of Labor Guidance for paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave

Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations Summary Final

Cares Section By Section Final

Guidance from IRS and Department of Labor on emergency leave and associated tax credits

U.S. Small Business Administration: Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Remote Workplace Guidance: Remote Employees

Insurance Coverage issues to consider: ACEC BIT Insurance Issues

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