Good afternoon, all.
Our Small Business Season promotion is well under way with many shoppers finding amazing gifts right here at home! The best news is, you still have NINE days to shop small and be entered to win an amazing basket full of donated items worth over $1,000.00! If you haven’t made it to the office to pick up your shopping passport, you can download and print one by CLICKING HERE.Shop local, get your passport stamped and be entered to win! Every dollar spent with our friends and neighbors truly makes a difference.
In the Governor’s daily update today, new recommendations for quarantining were discussed. The following quote is taken with permission from the Fayette Co. Public Health officials. Please follow their social media outlets for the most up-to-date information.
“The CDC is now providing public health agencies with options to shorten the length of quarantine in some situations (quarantine is for individuals who are a close contact of a positive COVID case). As a local public health agency, we are required by the Ohio Revised Code to follow the policies established by the Ohio Department of Health, and the existing policy calls for a 14-day quarantine period. We are waiting for ODH to review the CDC’s new guidelines and provide us with direction. We will announce any changes. Thanks for your patience!”
Governor DeWine announced today Ohio is set to receive more than 90,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine around December 15th. Healthcare workers, along with EMS and vulnerable individuals, will be the first to receive the vaccine. Congregate care residents and staff are considered ‘vulnerable individuals’ and will receive vaccinations in the first round. At this point, it does not appear there will be a sufficient amount of vaccine for the general public.
Upcoming TechCred Application Period Opens January 4th
Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, announced the results of the October round of TechCred, which will provide the opportunity for 246 Ohio companies to upskill their workforce.
The most recent TechCred application period closed at the end of October. During this round, 246 Ohio employers were approved for funding, resulting in Ohio employees earning up to 3,164 technology-focused credentials. This round marks a milestone as funding for the program has been approved for over 15,000 credentials.
In August, the TechCred program exceeded 10,000 tech-focused credentials, fulfilling a commitment made by Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted to fund 10,000 technology-focused credentials each year.
Since the program’s start, a total of 966 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 15,105 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees.
The seventh TechCred application period opens on Monday, January 4th and closes on January 29th at 3:00 p.m.
Businesses with employees who have completed their TechCred training are reminded to submit proof of credential completion to receive reimbursement at TechCred.Ohio.gov.
You can learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov.
Wishing you all a safe and healthy weekend,
Julie