Here are resources for constituents of the Ohio Fourth Congressional District who are seeking resources on Coronavirus. Please note that this page does not constitute official medical advice. If you or a loved one are potentially experiencing symptoms, please reach out to your healthcare provider and consult the CDC's "If You Are Sick" guidance. This page may be updated as more information becomes available.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Page
Ohio Department of Health
- ODH Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
- Listen to Governor Mike DeWine's daily COVID-19 press conference (usually at 2pm ET) at www.OhioChannel.org
- Follow @OHdeptofhealth on Twitter
County Health Departments
Unemployment Compensation Information and Contact Information
Detailed Information via the following link: COVID 19 Unemployment Compensation Information
Ohio has two ways to apply:
File online unemployment.ohio.gov 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Note that we are experiencing slow processing times due to high claims activity. As your submission is processing please do not hit refresh because that will send your submission to the end of the virtual line.
Call toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-614-387-8408.
- Call center hours have been extended
- Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
- Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
It is not possible to apply for unemployment benefits in person.
After You File:
Once your application has been filed:
- You will receive further information by mail or e-mail. E-mail will be sent from OJI@odjfs.state.oh.us.
- Your claim will be assigned to a Processing Center, based on the last four digits of the your Social Security number. Click here for a list of Processing Centers by Social Security number.
- If filing online and you need your Personal Identification Number (PIN) reset, please call toll-free 1-866-962-4064.
Department of Labor: Paid Sick Leave
U.S. Department of State: Travel.State.Gov
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
24 Hour Consular Emergency Line:
- U.S. 1-888-407-4747
- Outside the U.S. 1-202-501-4444
Internal Revenue Service: Coronavirus Tax Relief
Ohio’s Response to COVID-19
Ohio officials are developing strategies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the concerns and uncertainties it brings, but they cannot flatten the curve on their own. Every Ohioan has a part to play in helping to save lives. For many, this will mean staying at home. For others, it will mean taking care of the most vulnerable among us or providing healthcare, food, education, information, or the things we need to stay safe at home.
We are all in this together, Ohio.
If you are interested in helping your fellow Ohioans, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Contact information.
- How you are interested in helping.
Another way to help is to support local businesses. Visit Support Local Ohio at https://ohio.org/supportlocalohio/ to find links to local restaurants and retailers you can support by ordering delivery or carryout, making online purchases, or buying gift cards.
For information on ways officials have addressed the pandemic, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/public-health-orders/public-health-orders.
For additional information on financial resources being made available through state or federal programs, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/Resources-for-Economic-Support/econ.
Top Personal Protective Equipment Needed:
- Surgical gowns (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
- Face/surgical masks (adult, pediatric)
- Gloves (nitrile, vinyl or butyl)
- N-95 particulate respirators
- Isolation gowns
- Face shields
- Tyvek coveralls
- Foot coverings
- Ventilator tubing
Small Business Resources
Email your contact info to BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.gov
Small Business Association: Disaster Loan Assistance
SBA’s Customer Service Center
Check IRS.gov for the latest information: No action needed by most people at this time
IR-2020-61, March 30, 2020
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.
Who is eligible for the economic impact payment?
Tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns will receive the full payment. For filers with income above those amounts, the payment amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 above the $75,000/$150,000 thresholds. Single filers with income exceeding $99,000 and $198,000 for joint filers with no children are not eligible.
Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples. Parents also receive $500 for each qualifying child.
How will the IRS know where to send my payment?
The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment to those eligible.
For people who have already filed their 2019 tax returns, the IRS will use this information to calculate the payment amount. For those who have not yet filed their return for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing to calculate the payment. The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the return filed.
The IRS does not have my direct deposit information. What can I do?
In the coming weeks, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.
I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still receive my payment?
Yes. People who typically do not file a tax return will need to file a simple tax return to receive an economic impact payment. Low-income taxpayers, senior citizens, Social Security recipients, some veterans and individuals with disabilities who are otherwise not required to file a tax return will not owe tax.
How can I file the tax return needed to receive my economic impact payment?
IRS.gov/coronavirus will soon provide information instructing people in these groups on how to file a 2019 tax return with simple, but necessary, information including their filing status, number of dependents and direct deposit bank account information.
I have not filed my tax return for 2018 or 2019. Can I still receive an economic impact payment?
Yes. The IRS urges anyone with a tax filing obligation who has not yet filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 to file as soon as they can to receive an economic impact payment. Taxpayers should include direct deposit banking information on the return.
I need to file a tax return. How long are the economic impact payments available?
For those concerned about visiting a tax professional or local community organization in person to get help with a tax return, these economic impact payments will be available throughout the rest of 2020.
Where can I get more information?
The IRS will post all key information on IRS.gov/coronavirus as soon as it becomes available.
The IRS has a reduced staff in many of its offices but remains committed to helping eligible individuals receive their payments expeditiously. Check for updated information on IRS.gov/coronavirus rather than calling IRS assistors who are helping process 2019 returns.
USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Service (FNCS) H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Section 2204 of H.R. 6201
This approval allows states to waive the requirement to establish minimum requirements for the variety and quantity of supplemental foods that a vendor applicant must stock to be authorized. These requirements include that the vendor stock at least two different fruits, two different vegetables, and at least one whole grain cereal authorized by the State agency.
The following states and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) have been granted a WIC physical presence waiver through May 31, 2020:
States: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Guam, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee
ITOs: WCD Enterprises Inc. – Wichita, Caddo, Delaware Tribe – Oklahoma, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Citizen Potawatomi Nation – Oklahoma, Inter-Tribal Council Inc of Oklahoma, Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Muscogee Creek Nation – Oklahoma, Navajo Nation – Arizona, Pueblo of Isleta – New Mexico, Pueblo of Zuni – New Mexico
The States have been provided an approval letter to their waiver request. State agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) should contact their respective FNS Regional Offices with questions.
FEMA Offers Ways for Private Sector to Help Fight COVID-19
Under the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s direction, FEMA, HHS and our federal partners continue to work closely with state, local, tribal and territorial governments in executing a whole-of-government response to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the public. The outpouring of support from the private sector to provide medical supplies and equipment has been tremendous. To help us match the many offers of assistance to the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantity, we ask for your help in ensuring partners know how to connect.
To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation. Full details can be found in the solicitation (Updated Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011). This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration must be “ACTIVE” at the time of award.
If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide us details on what you are offering through our online medical supplies and equipment form at https://www.fema.gov/covid19offers.
If you are interested in doing business with FEMA and supporting the response to COVID-19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, please submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security’s Procurement Action Innovative Response (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.
In addition to these avenues to help, licensed healthcare professionals that want to volunteer can get information on eligibility, view credential levels by clinical competency and register with the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals in their state.
If you are a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, please contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency. Any needs that cannot be met by the state or tribe are then sent to the respective FEMA regional office who are coordinating requirements through the FEMA National Response Coordination Center. FEMA is working with the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies to fulfill requests and ship supplies as quickly as possible.
Additional ways to help can be found at www.fema.gov/coronavirus/how-to-help.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of External Affairs, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-4500 or at FEMA-Congressional-Affairs@fema.dhs.gov.