- Signs Executive Order allowing 90 days rent grace for small businesses
- Establishes Ohio Manufacturing Alliance
- Items: Swabs, Ventilators, Goggles, Gowns etc.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has established the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to assist in producing Personal Protective Equipment, PPE to fight COVID-19.
“We still have a real need to significantly increase Personal Protective Equipment, PPE. This is a collaborative public-private partnership,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“They are tasked with better coordinating efforts to provide health care workers and first responders with the Personal Protective Equipment they need to safely care for patients.”
“If you are a manufacturer, we need your help and we need your help now. If you think you can create any of the products we need, we have a new website: repurposingproject.com – this will tell you what we need.”
“Please look at this to see if you can help us move forward. Some of the items include Swabs, ventilators, goggles, gowns, etc. Please go to the website, it is an extensive list. The money will be there – just let us know what you think you can do and how long it will take.”
Governor DeWine signed an executive order that “seeks to provide some assistance for our small businesses in the area of their mortgage and rent payments. We know that these businesses are hurting and have made hard choices.”
“Through this order, I am issuing a plea — a plea to lenders and landlords across Ohio to work with their small businesses and suspend payments for at least 90 days,” said Governor DeWine.
Giving details of the order, Lt. Governor Jon Husted said, “the goal of this is to prevent foreclosures. You know that the federal government stopped the foreclosure on residential mortgages. You know that through actions of the legislature, the courts have the ability to suspend eviction.”
“But there is a connectivity problem – if someone can’t pay their rent and we’re not evicting them, then the person who owns the complex isn’t getting the money they need to pay their commercial loan. So, we are creating a 90-day pause.”
“This will help us get through it from an economic point of view,” said Lt Governor Husted.
Also, Ohio Health Director Dr Amy Acton said, “We are seeing male and female cases almost equal. Our hospitalizations are 27% of cases. ICU is 9%. Again, testing is reserved for sickest citizens, healthcare, and first responders.”