The City of Shaker Heights is committed to helping our business community as so many of you are experiencing substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
As many of you know, as of 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 15, 2020, all Ohio bars and restaurants were ordered to close (with the exception of carryout and delivery business), and to the extent you decide to remain open and providing take-out and/or delivery services, we thank you for your service to the community.
Many other local Shaker businesses have chosen to temporarily close at this time, and we understand you have made a difficult decision in the interest of your employees and the public.
To help ensure the health and safety of our community, there is a continued need to practice social distancing. To that end, we anticipate additional executive orders, and more aggressive steps may be taken to help contain the spread of this virus.
In light of these necessary steps, to assist businesses and their workers that are suffering during this emergency:
- The State of Ohio expanded flexibility and access to unemployment insurance coverage;
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made available its Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program; and
- The U.S. Congress and the White House are working to finalize a bipartisan federal emergency package called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).
Information on each of these resources follow.
We will do our best to provide updates to you as new information is available. However, conditions and circumstances are rapidly changing. Information in many of the links provided here will be updated by the state and federal agencies providing the related services. Please check those links often for new information.