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HEALTHY RESTART INFORMATION FROM UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS
University Hospitals has created a Healthy Restart Playbook and website, offering guidance on how best to prepare to safely reopen workplaces. UH medical experts explain the science behind infection control measures recommended by current official guidelines, and how you can consider implementing them in your workplace. For details and the downloadable playbook, visit https://www.uhhospitals.org/university-hospitals-healthy-restart
BUSINESS AND UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Here are a few links and forms businesses and employees may find helpful in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. North Royalton businesses can contact North Royalton's Community Development Director Tom Jordan with questions about emergency funding at (440) 237-5484 or by email at TJordan@northroyalton.org
Cuyahoga County is offering a second round of funding of grants of up to $5,000 for small businesses and loans over $5,000 for small- and mid-sized businesses that have experienced more than 50 percent of revenue disruption due to COVID-19. Applications are open between May 8-15, Click here for more details and eligibility.
Cuyahoga County has redesigned its website home page to serve as a COVID-19 resource center, aimed at helping residents, businesses and organizations navigate this pandemic together. It offers a number of resources, whether you are a business owner unsure of how to apply for a loan, a resident who just lost your job and has questions about filing for unemployment, a parent working to protect your children or are a concerned citizen interested in the latest virus updates. Visit their site here.
The State of Ohio has created an Office of Small Business Relief to coordinate efforts on behalf of Ohio's 950,000 small businesses amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The website also has information on unemployment benefits and answers for frequently asked questions on federal and state assistance. Please visit businesshelp.ohio.gov to learn more.
INGEAR has a list of companies hiring.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has provided an unemployment toolkit, which includes programming to avoid layoffs, assistance for small businesses, and forms and videos for employees to access unemployment.
For those who have lost their jobs, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has a form that individuals are required to fill out available here. It is pre-loaded with information required if your job loss is specifically from the COVID-19 emergency response. Contained within the form are filing instructions. To file by phone, call (877) 644-6562.
Click here to learn more about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Read more here about emergency funding options for businesses.
In response to COVID-19, Cuyahoga County, in partnership with the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) and other partners, has launched a Small Business Resource Center available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 216-452-9714. Or visit the website here.
COMMUNITY COVID ALERTS
Support North Royalton businesses and restaurants as they reopen and regain their footing.
During these difficult times, the North Royalton Food Partnership is reaching out to the community to assist in its efforts to serve those in need. Anyone who would like to give, by donating food or monetary donations, can contact the food bank directly at 440-237-7958, ext. 200. Checks can be mailed to Royal Redeemer Food Pantry, Attention Terri Close, 11680 Royalton Road, North Royalton, OH 44133. The food bank is located at the church via the entrance off Abbey Road, which is open to church traffic. Non-perishable items sought include: spaghetti noodles and sauce, canned fruit, dry cereal, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, tuna, Hamburger and Tuna Helper, canned chicken, beef stew, chunky soups, saltine crackers, Jell-O and pudding, instant mashed potatoes and complete pancake mix, as well as hygiene products and dish soap.
The Service Department's Saturday drop-off recycling station, located at 11545 Royalton Road, reopened to residents May 16. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays only. The public is asked to unload their own vehicles and adhere to social distancing guidelines -- stay 6-feet away from others and stay home if ill.
The next Community Shred Day is set for Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Memorial Park, 14600 State Road.
The City of North Royalton Mayor's Court is open to process tickets and payments and answer phone calls.
Office on Aging and Human Services has suspended all activities and events until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR INFO
Here are a few links for up-to-date, factual information regarding the virus:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ohio Department of Health
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
City of North Royalton OH Facebook Page