It has been six months since the routine of our daily lives came to an abrupt end and ever since we have been adapting to the changes thrust upon us by an invisible enemy. Individually we have adapted our routines as we try to protect our neighbors, our families and ourselves from this virus. But, our communities continue to bear the financial burden that has accompanied the onset of this pandemic. So long as this virus continues limiting Ohioans’ ability to do business, it is government’s obligation to do its part to ensure those Ohioans aren’t financially ruined.
When COVID-19 first appeared, much of the nation shut down to stop the spread and flatten the curve and the federal government took action to assist the millions of Ohioans who lost their jobs and business owners who were forced to close. The $600 pandemic unemployment assistance and the