• The latest numbers for our county: The Ross County Health District announced today the following information: 37 positive cases (one death), 57% male and 43% female, and eight currently hospitalized. The age range is from 19 to 80 years. There have been 359 Ross County residents tested with 297 testing negative, and 34 awaiting test results. Twelve recovered cases are reported.
  • The Ross County Health District has given local golf courses the green light to re-open, provided they meet certain guidelines. This is a welcome change for many in the community.
  • iHeartMedia has an interview with Health Commissioner Dr. Christopher Brown about business re-open standards and safety.
  • A video of our session with the health district regarding the Responsible Restart Ohio re-open standards for businesses is now posted online. If you missed it, check it out. Email me if you have questions.
  • Also, on the virtual meeting, the question was asked about alternatives to disinfectants in light of their scarcity. The health district provided a list today. There's a list of approved cleaners (see highlighted portion), in addition to some guidance on how to clean surfaces.
Things change: Much ado about masks
Free webinars for small business owners
  • *NEW* Friday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m. - Seven Steps to Thrive Now and Dominate as the Economy Rebounds; a free session from Chamber member BUJI Action Coach Business Coaching (register please here)
  • *NEW* Monday, May 4 at 1 p.m. - SOCA Member Benefits 101 with Elavon. Learn about how your business can streamline and become more efficient. (Register here)
  • Wednesday, May 6 at 9 a.m. or noon - Grow with Google session: Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty (webinar link)
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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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