04.21.2020 Update

By April 21, 2020 April 23rd, 2020 COVID-19 Local Updates


Governor DeWine announced today the FDA approval of a new reagent, which will help ramp up testing for the state of Ohio. He expects to see a significant increase in the amount of testing available by mid-May.

Testing is a vital part of helping Ohioans get back to work, DeWine said.

He also announced the formation of a testing strike team, which will be led by former governors Richard Celeste and Bob Taft. The task force will aim to source critical testing materials, including reagents.

According to the Ohio BWC, first round of rebate checks were mailed yesterday to Ohio’s employers and will continue over the next 5 days. The check that you will receive equals almost 100% of the premium you paid in 2018.

Earlier this morning, I sent an email regarding an energy savings program available to members of our chamber. I know that our participating members are see sizable savings. If you are interested in seeing how this program can help you, gather your gas and electric bill and give me a call. I am available to walk you through the process and see how enrollment can save you money now.

I want to take a moment and let you know; I am working with community partners to develop a restart program for our county. The chamber board of directors will be meeting tomorrow to discuss this in further detail. These waters are uncharted, but we are working to develop a plan that provides you with the maximum amount of support. If you have a specific need, I ask that you call me. I would love to talk to you personally about how the chamber can work for you.

Have a great evening,