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Stay informed.

This is a collection of important information and essential resources for business owners, consumers, employers, employees, parents, students, veterans - anyone and everyone. We will be updating frequently so check back often.

 

We're all in this together. Whoever you are, BBB Cincinnati is here for you!

BUSINESS
ASSISTANCE

BBB Webinars: Working Through COVID-19

Check out our YouTube playlist!

 

Comparing PPP and Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan 

Options under the CARES Act

Frost Brown Todd is offering a comparison of these two programs.

Paycheck Protection Program 2.0: New Rules and Additional Guidance 

Everything you need to know about the second round of PPP.

Determining the Forgiveness Amount of your PPP Loan 

This flowchart can help you determine your loan amount.

Small Business Survival Guide

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a resource page for small businesses to help during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Customizable Flyer 

Are you still in operation? Customize this flyer to let consumers know how you're keeping people, the environment and the workplace safe.

Supporting Startups Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Cintrifuse is providing resources for the startup community

Small Business Resource Guide

Cincinnati Business Courier has created a resource library for those businesses affected by coronavirus.

Google Resources for Small Businesses

Google has put together resources to help your small business manage the unique challenges of this crisis.

Advice for Small Businesses from Mark Cuban

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban took to LinkedIn to answer questions and offer practical advice for small business owners to avoid layoffs and hourly reductions.

7 Coronavirus scams targeting your business

The FTC compiled a list of seven B2B scams that should be on your radar.

PARENT & CONSUMER TIPS

Managing Anxiety Around COVID-19 

Returning to work COVID-19 checklist provided by the Ohio Department of Health

 

Coronavirus FAQ 

The Ohio Department of Health has put together a list of FAQs.

 

Track Your Stimulus Check

The IRS has a website that allows Americans to track when their checks will come.

BBB Help for Consumers

BBB has a dedicated page for resources and information to help you cope with COVID-19. Find travel tips, BBB alerts and warnings, and information about COVID-19 scams.

BBB ScamTracker

When global crises occur, people are especially vulnerable to scams. Stay informed about hot scams and report any suspicious activity.

With COVID-19, Give Wisely

If you feel moved to donate during the outbreak, be sure your contributions are going to the best place. Check out charities before you give.

 

U.S. Food & Drug Administration on COVID-19

The FDA plays a critical role in protecting Americans from threats like coronavirus. Check out their page dedicated to the outbreak with fast facts, FAQs, diagnostics, counter-measures and all relevant news and press.

GREATER CINCINNATI INFO

Together Ohio

Ohio’s Response to COVID-19. Are you interested in helping Ohioans during the pandemic? Give back however you can.

 

Ohio's Essential Businesses

Here are the essential businesses that are allowed to stay open under Governor DeWine's stay-at-home-order. 

 

City of Cincinnati COVID-19 Webpage

The City of Cincinnati has a dedicated COVID-19 page on its website. Bookmark to find the latest from the Ohio Department of Health, emergency orders, citywide press releases and a variety of resources and printouts.

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health has checklists to help you protect against and respond to COVID-19, resources for parents and families and call center information.

Multilingual Resource Page

Cincinnati Compass created a resource page for easier access to information pertaining to COVID-19, most of which is available in multiple languages. Their goal is to keep all immigrant, refugee and international community members informed.

Greater Cincinnati Coronavirus Taskforce

"The region’s major business groups and top leaders are forming a task force to deal with the economic effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 and plan for what comes after the virus is defeated."

EMPLOYER &
EMPLOYEE
RESOURCES

Returning to Work in a COVID-19 World *NEW

 

Cloth Masks/Face Coverings in the Workplace 

FAQ's provided by the Ohio Department of Health

Video conferencing: 10 privacy tips for your business 

The FTC has privacy tips before you join a video conference.

 

Track Your Stimulus Check 

The IRS has a website that allows Americans to track when their checks will come.

 

Tax-Free Disaster Assistance 

Employers can provide tax-free assistance to employees impacted by COVID-19.

Retirement Plan Termination 

Layoffs from COVID-19 can interfere with your retirement plan.

Federal Student Loans Under the CARES Act: Borrower and Employer Guidance 

What you need to know about CARES Act aid in reference to federal and private student loans.

BBB Business Tip: U.S. Employers' rights and responsibilities during coronavirus crisis 

Here is a brief overview of businesses’ rights and responsibilities concerning employment issues and creating a safe workplace.

Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations 

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services' list of claims processing centers for unemployment based on the last 4 digits of social security numbers.

 

BBB Delivers: Business Resources

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is causing a lot of stress for small business owners. BBB is here to help with resources you can use to help handle the current issues.

Navigate Your Business Through Coronavirus

BBB is committed to help business owners manage the current situation. We have strategic tips for your customer, employee and business relations.

File for unemployment in Ohio online or by phone: 877-644-6562

File for unemployment in Kentucky online or by phone: 502-564-2900, option 1

File for unemployment in Indiana online or by phone: 800-891-6499

Business Guidelines from the Center for Disease Control

The CDC has interim guidelines for business owners and employers, including best practices for mitigation and what to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19.

OSHA Requirements for Businesses

OSHA requires businesses to comply with safety and health regulations. Download their guide to preparing your workplace for COVID-19.

VETERAN HELP

How to Manage Stress & Anxiety During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The VA has advice on how to manage and take care of mental health during the pandemic that we're all facing.

One-Stop-Shop for Veterans

The US Department of Veteran Affairs should be the first stop for veterans requesting information on healthcare, disability and the latest coronavirus updates.

Veterans Seeking Medical Care

The VA has detailed instructions for veterans who plan to go to their local VA health care facility to be tested. Get important screening information here.

Safeguards to Protect Nursing Home/Spinal Cord Injury Veterans

VA announces safeguards to protect vulnerable veteran populations that are considered high-risk for COVID-19. Read up on these important safety measures and share with others.

FAQ for Veterans 

What veterans need to know from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

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EMPLOYER & EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

SCAMS & ALERTS FROM BBB

GREATER CINCINNATI RESOURCES

VETERAN HELP

GLOBAL NEWS & UPDATES

BUSINESS LOANS & ASSISTANCE

PARENTS & CONSUMER TIPS

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