Our offices are closed, but we are continuing to work hard to support Bucyrus area businesses.  You can still reach the Chamber at our office number (419.562.4811) and email (jessie@bucyrusohio.com).  Please see a list of resources below and check our Facebook for updates.  Things are changing rapidly, and we are doing our best to update information.  Please consult with the Ohio Dept of Health, Crawford County Public Health, or appropriate agency before taking action.

Avita Help line: To answer questions and address concerns about COVID-19, Avita’s Coronavirus Information Hotline has expanded hours and is now available from 8:00am – 6:00pm daily at 419-468-0800.  Please feel free to share this Hotline information.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency. Click above for PPP guides and application.

A wealth of business resources from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce can be found here: Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Governor DeWine has issued an order for Ohioans to stay home and avoid non-essential business in an effort to stem the tide of the growing coronavirus threat. The full order can be read here.

Essential businesses and services that will remain open includes hospitals, stores that sell groceries and medicine, restaurants for off-site consumption, and financial and insurance institutions. The list of all essential businesses and services that may remain open are located in Section 12 of the order. The “CISA List”, item “a” in Section 12, can be found on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s COVID-19 Essential Workers Memo.

COVID-19 Information and Checklist for Businesses/Employers can be viewed HERE.

Employee screening guideline can be viewed HERE.

The BWC has deferred payments until June 1. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is announcing that insurance premium installment payments due for March, April and May for the current policy year may be deferred until June 1, 2020, at which time the matter will be reconsidered. This applies to public and private employers.

BWC will not lapse (cancel) coverage or assess penalties for amounts not paid because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Installment payments due for the three-month period total approximately $200 million.

The Ohio Manufacturers’ association resource page: https://www.ohiomfg.com/covid-19-resources/

For the most up-to-date information from the Governor and to view daily and past briefings, visit: https://ohiochannel.org/

For a global view, visit the World Health Organization’s website at: https://www.who.int/

Links to area school websites:

Bucyrus City Schools

Wynford Local Schools

Colonel Crawford Local Schools

Buckeye Central Local Schools