On Sunday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced he will be issuing an executive order to make changes to the unemployment system to help mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus on individuals and businesses that are impacted by quarantines, closures and reductions in work hours.
This order will also give relief to applicants who are not offered paid leave through their job, as well as those who have been quarantined by a medical professional, their employer, or whose employers must temporarily close. Those who apply for unemployment under these circumstances will be exempt from the requirement that they be actively seeking work.
Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Questions and Answers:
Business line for UI questions/issues: 614-466-2319.
Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1833-4-ASK-ODH