There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of my constituents.
So, I am coordinating with leaders at all levels of government to ensure all Ohioans can exercise their constitutional right to vote while preserving their health and safety. You can find the latest directives from Governor DeWine below and you can find all rapid updates on my campaign Facebook page.
We should still be working to maintain social distancing requirements. Those requirements are staying at least 6 feet from other people, frequently using hand sanitizer or washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, having hand sanitizer products readily available for employees and customers, offering different hours for vulnerable people, and having information about hours of operation and how to reach the business when it is not open posted where people can see them, according to the order.
- You can request absentee ballots here: vote.franklincountyohio.gov
- Once approved as an absentee voter, you will receive their blank ballot in the mail.
- After filling out your ballot, you can mail or drop it off at the Franklin County Board of Elections, 1700 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229 by April 28.
- You can find contact and mailing information for the 88 county boards of elections offices here.
- Opening decisions are being decided by each district for the fall. Find more information at your school districts website:
Jobs and Family Services
- Enhance unemployment aid for Ohioans
- Grant the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with the authority to accept and grant requests for unemployment compensation suspending the normal 1-week waiting period.
- Give relief to applicants who are not offered paid leave through their job, as well as those who have been quarantined by a medical professional, their employer, or whose employers must temporarily close.
- Employers will be able to defer their premium payments for health insurance for up to two months
- Health insurance companies must allow employers to continue covering employees even if the employee would have become ineligible because of working fewer hours
- Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This landmark law:
- authorizes economic impact payments,
- assists student borrowers,
- invests in our healthcare professionals and first responders, helps keep them safe,
- institutes strong accountability measures on corporations receiving taxpayer dollars,
- and provides $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses, independent contractors, and the self-employed, as well as first-time funding for nonprofits.
Find out if you qualify for a relief check below.