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COVID-19 Vaccination Information


Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Ohio Department of Health Vaccination Providers for Phase 1B

Butler County Board of Health

Butler County Board of Health Vaccine Press Release & List of Providers
*Please note that at this time, no Butler County vaccine providers are doing walk-in clinics. If you do not have an appointment, it is vital that you do not physically arrive at the provider location in order to follow safety precautions. 


Business Resources 



PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM REOPENS TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. The program is initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial institutions that help understand small businesses. The PPP portal will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter. Visit the SBA website to learn more. 

Key PPP updates include:

  • PPP borrowers can set their PPP loan's covered period to be any length between 8 and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs.
  • PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures.
  • The program's eligibility is expanded to include 501 (c) (6) organizations, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, among other types of organizations.
  • The loan provides greater flexibility for seasonal employees.
  • Certain existing PPP borrowers can request to modify their first draw PPP loan amount.
  • Certain existing PPP borrowers are now eligible to apply for a second draw PPP loan.
A borrower is generally eligible for a second draw PPP loan if the borrower:

  • Previously received a first draw PPP loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses.
  • Has no more than 300 employees.
  • Can demonstrate at least 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.  
TECHCRED APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN
Ohio's TechCred program provides funding for companies to build a stronger workforce by offering new skills training for employees. Many of these trainings can be completed online. All companies with W-2 employees in Ohio are eligible, and can receive up to $2,000 reimbursement per training or credential. Applications are accepted durng several periods throughout the year. The next application round is currently open and accepting applications through January 29, 2021. Learn more and apply.

STATE OF OHIO'S NEW OFFICE OF SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF 
The Office of Small Business Relief (OSBR) is focused on identifying and providing direct support to the state's nearly 950,000 small businesses to help during the current public health crisis and to position them for a strong rebound. 

SBA DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM
Ohio businesses and non-profits that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for a low-interest loan of up to $2 million to help pay for fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that can't be paid because of the outbreak. You can apply for the loan online or by calling 1-800-659-2955 to have an application mailed.

CARES Act
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed by the Senate, House of Representatives and President Trump on March 27, 2020. 

UNEMPLOYMENT
Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888-642-8203, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Employers with questions should email UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov. For individuals filing for unemployment due to COVID-19, it's recommended to use the mass layoff case number 2000180 to expedite the filing process.


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