Coronavirus (COVID-19) Member Resources

A resource for OCTC member companies to collaborate and share information on best practices regarding COVID-19.

In light of the ongoing developments with the coronavirus, OCTC would like to provide this site as a resource to our member companies to find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

OCTC will continue to update this page daily. If your company would like to share documents, best practices or other resources regarding COVID-19, please send that information to Andy Swaim or Jenn Klein and we will update the page. We will anonymize documents from our chemical company members as to avoid sharing any sensitive and/or confidential business information.

This Blog is made available by the OCTC for the purposes of allowing members to share best practices and tips with one another.  All posters’ opinions are their own and do not constitute advice – legal or otherwise – in any way whatsoever.  By using this blog site you understand that there is no advice or guidance being provided by OCTC, and that a member’s policies and actions are solely up to each individual member.  OCTC cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness, or completeness of any information made available to you for any purpose.  OCTC makes no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the information posted on this blog/website.  It is the sole responsibility of members to maintain compliance with all applicable laws and regulations when making use of any information on this blog/website.  OCTC will not be liable, whether in contract or tort, for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or damages of any kind.

Member Provided Resources


American Chemistry Council

Continually Updated – COVID-19 Public Resources

Continually Updated – COVID-19 Member Resources


Bricker & Eckler

Continually Updated – COVID-19 Resource Center

3/23/20 – Ohio BWC defers employers’ premium payments

3/20/20 – COVID-19 Update: President signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act

3/19/20 – Workers’ compensation implications of COVID-19 for employers

3/18/20 – Governor DeWine asks all employers to take employees’ temperatures every day

3/13/20 – COVID-19 developments in employee medical insurance



3/24/20 –  Disinfection of Virus Contaminated Sites


Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Continually Updated – COVID-19 Business Resources 




3/16/20 –  Coronavirus Response Resources


Porter Wright

Continually Updated – COVID-19 Resources


Squire Patton Boggs

Continually Updated – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Legal Impact on Businesses

3/23/20 – Are You “Essential”? Ohio Guidance for Environmental Industries Regarding COVID-19

3/23/20 – US EPA Issues List of Disinfectants Qualified for Use Against COVID-19

3/23/20 – OMB Directs US EPA and Other Federal Agencies to Refocus on Mission-Critical Functions Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

3/18/20 – Covid-19 and US Health Insurance: New Regulatory Directives – State of Emergency

3/18/20 – Coronavirus Disease: Key Employment Law Issues for Employers

3/17/20 – Webinar: Addressing Coronavirus Practically and Legally (Materials)

3/11/20 – For Employers: Coronavirus and US Safety & Health Law


Thompson Hine

Continually Updated – COVID-19 Task Force

3/26/20 – Public-Private Partnership Created for Emergency Drug Packaging Solutions

3/25/20 – DOL Issues Employer Guidance on Implementing Families First Coronavirus Response Act

3/24/20 – Workforce Management Considerations in the COVID-19 Era webinar (Materials)

3/24/20 – Stay-at-Home Orders: Q&A for Businesses with Transportation Operations

3/23/20 – Mitigating COVID-19’s Commercial and Business Impacts: SBA’s Loan Programs

3/22/20 – Ohio Issues Stay-at-Home Order

3/21/20 – The Federal Government’s COVID-19 Response Requires Employers With Fewer Than 500 Employees to Provide Paid Leave

3/20/20 – Resources from Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Next Steps for Employers webinar (Materials)

3/20/20 – SEC Issues Guidance for Registered Funds Facing Operational Challenges Due to COVID-19

3/19/20 – New Employee Leave Benefits Enacted by Families First Coronavirus Response Act

3/18/20 – Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and Employee Privacy

3/16/20 – House Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act

3/13/20 – OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

3/12/20 – IRS Issues Guidance on High Deductible Health Plans and COVID-19 Expenses

3/10/20 – COVID-19 Planning Considerations for Employers

3/5/20 – Novel COVID-19 Virus Commercial Contracts and Force Majeure


University of Findlay

3/18/20 – Social Distancing in the Workplace Recommendations from Findlay’s All Hazards Training Center


Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

Continually Updated – COVID-19 Task Force

Continually Updated – COVID-19 Alerts

Media/Press Releases


Release: March 25, 2020

Ohio Releases Requests for our Federal Partners

Article: March 24, 2020

Ohio legislature passes coronavirus relief bill

Release: March 23, 2020

Governor DeWine Orders Hiring Freeze for State Agencies, Boards, and Commissions

Release: March 22, 2020

Ohio Issues "Stay at Home" Order; New Restrictions Placed on Day Cares for Children

Release: March 21, 2020

Day Support for Developmentally Disabled to Close; BWC Payments Deferred; Trucking Waiver Issued

Bulletin: March 20, 2020

DHS Issues Guidance on Essential Workers, Gov. DeWine Clarifies Employee Temperature Taking

Release: March 20, 2020

Ohio Records First COVID-19 Death; Senior Centers, Adult Day Cares to Close

Bulletin: March 18, 2020

Governor DeWine Announces Additional Business Closures, Asks Employers to Take Temperature of Employees

Release: March 18, 2020

Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Submit Formal Request for Federal Assistance for Small Businesses

Release: March 17, 2020

Elective Surgeries Postponed in Ohio Hospitals

Release: March 16, 2020

Ohio Department of Health Issues Order on Closure of Polling Locations

Update: March 16, 2020

Governor Dewine Announces Orders to Postpone In-Person Voting, Closes Fitness Centers, Rec Centers, Movie Theaters

Update: March 15, 2020

Governor DeWine Announces Orders Bars and Restaurant to Close, Expands Unemployment Comp

Release: March 14, 2020

Governor DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update: Long-Term Care, Telehealth, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Release: March 13, 2020

Governor DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update: Letter to Trump, School Lunches, Community Jails

Release: March 13, 2020

Trump Declares National Emergency to Confront Coronavirus

Release: March 13, 2020

Ohio House and Ohio Senate Direct Staff to Work from Home

Release: March 12, 2020

Ohio Bans Mass Gatherings of 100 or More

Release: March 12, 2020

Governor DeWine Announces School Closures

Release: March 9, 2020

Governor DeWine Declares State of Emergency Regarding Coronavirus