• The latest numbers for our county: The Ross County Health District announced today the following information: 36 positive cases (one death), 56% male and 44% female, and eight currently hospitalized. The age range is from 19 to 80 years. There have been 348 Ross County residents tested with 291 testing negative, and 21 awaiting test results. Eleven recovered cases are reported.
We know what the Governor's roadmap to work, but what can we do with it?
Explaining the Responsible RestartOhio standards session tomorrow
The Chamber, in partnership with the Ross County Health District, will host a virtual meeting to explain the state's standards for re-opening for work, and take questions.

When: Tuesday, April 28, 1 p.m.
How: Click the link below to register.

PPP application portal has re-opened
The SBA's portal re-opened today for the Paycheck Protection Program and the SBA loan program and, just minutes ago, the President signed it into law.

Make sure you submit your application to a lender and you can call your lender and talk through those details. If you need further guidance, here's the video of our session from earlier this month and the slide deck that explains it in more detail.
Free webinars for small business owners
  • Tuesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. - Leading the Charge in Uncertain Times (Eventbrite link)
  • Tuesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. - Strong Towns and Vibrant Community Partners on how communities can emerge from the pandemic stronger and better than before. (register here)
  • *NEW* Wednesday, April 29 at 3 p.m. - Adapting benefit plans in the coronavirus pandemic (registration link)
  • Wednesday, May 6 at 9 a.m. or noon - Grow with Google session: Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty (webinar link)
Miss one of these updates? Click here to catch up!
Coronavirus numbers, facts and figures
Links to information:

  • Looking for a job? The state has a job page on its Coronavirus page that helps connect those out of work with jobs.

  • The Ohio Channel YouTube page, where the Governor, Lt. Gov. and director of the Ohio Department of Health give regular updates at 2 p.m. on most days.

  • Governor's Stay at Home Order (Link)

  • The Chillicothe Ross Community Foundation's Coronavirus Fund needs donations, and can potentially help non-profits with some of the costs of helping the community cope with the impact of COVID-19 in the area.

  • The United Way of Ross County is awarding micro-grants to non-profits working to address community needs due to COVID-19's impact.
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