Lt. Governor Husted encouraged Ohioans who have been fully recovered from COVID-19 for at least two weeks to consider donating plasma.  “Convalescent plasma, which is plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients, is rich in antibodies that could possibly attack the virus that causes COVID-19,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Although the treatment of COVID-19 patients with convalescent…

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine shared details on the coronavirus pandemic during a briefing Monday afternoon. Total cases Monday rose to 51,046 with 7,746 hospitalizations and 2,818 deaths. Cases increased 737 from 50,309 total cases on Sunday. Over the weekend, Coronavirus cases exceeded 50,000 statewide. Read More

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EEOC UPDATES COVID-19 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PUBLICATION, SAYS EMPLOYERS CAN’T REQUIRE COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTS (Viral Tests for Active Cases Still Allowed) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has again updated and expanded its technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication, , “What…

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In our ongoing efforts to track the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry, we are asking all of you to please take a few minutes to complete the eighth edition of our member survey HERE. Your answers help us determine how best to continue supporting the industry and what type of federal support for which we…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, on June 4th, announced the reopening of certain facilities including certain entertainment facilities with health and safety restrictions. “As I’ve said, Ohioans are able to do two things at once. We can continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 while we safely reopen our economy. It is up to each of…

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June 3rd, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The measure makes significant improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program that AGC has been pushing for and its passage marks another legislative victory for the association. Among these improvements are: • Extending the amount of time that loan recipients can spend PPP…

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AGC calls for measures to rebuild the economy as the 7th edition of our survey finds 69 percent of firms report having projects canceled since the start of the pandemic. Among the measures we are calling for are new infrastructure investments, liability protections for contractors and an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program. Association officials…

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During today’s press conference, Governor DeWine announced that the previous “Stay Safe Ohio” order that limited Ohioans movement is being replaced with an “urgent health advisory.” The advisory encourages citizens follow best practices to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and loosens travel recommendations. The advisory does continue advising Ohioans to avoid groups of…

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In our ongoing efforts to track the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry, we are asking all of you to please take a few minutes to complete the seventh edition of our member survey HERE. Your answers help us determine how best to continue supporting the industry and what type of federal support…

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Democrats today unveiled a new, $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill that is scheduled for a vote as early as this Friday. Click HERE to read AGC’s initial assessment of the measure, which includes some positive measures, but fails to address the need for a liability safe harbor provision, among other flaws, that are likely to…

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