Ohio State Governor Mike DeWine has appealed to residents of the state to come forward and donate blood to support expected needs at this critical time of corona virus pandemic.
Governor DeWine in his statewide daily briefing said, “one thing you can do is donate blood. If you are healthy, go to www.redcrossblood.org or your local blood center. Your blood will be needed.”
Also, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, while speaking on unemployment benefits, said those that are eligible “are full time workers who have been recently relieved of their duties and need assistance as a result of corona virus or the business shut down.”
“They can apply at www.unemployment.ohio.gov. Usually, they have to wait a week, but they will not have to wait a week to be eligible,” he said.
“We are looking at how we might address part time employees. Right now, the limit is that you have to work at least 20 hours a week and make up to $265 a week. We are looking at those limitations to see if we might find a way on how we can be able to accommodate that.”
According to Lt Husted, “we are also asking the federal government to assist with 1099 Employees or 1099 filers which are employees but are in the workforce and will not be eligible for unemployment under the traditional system”.
“And if you are an employer who relieved somebody, meaning that you don’t have a pay leave program but this person is exhibiting sign of corona virus and you want the person out of the work place for your safety and theirs, they also will be eligible for this .”