Frequently Asked Questions

Your Cincinnati Chamber is here to help answer questions related to COVID-19 and how it may impact your business.

What does the stay at home order mean? Is my business an essential business? 

For answers by state:
View Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Order
View Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Order
View Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s Order

When do I need to file my taxes?

Federal tax deadlines have been extended to July 15th. Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana have also extended their deadlines to match the federal filing deadline. Consult your local municipality to confirm local tax filing impacts of COVID-19.  

Is there financial support for small businesses?

View information about the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program

What unemployment resources are available for my impacted employees? 

Ohio Job & Family Services FAQ on unemployment insurance
Kentucky Career Center FAQ on unemployment insurance
Indiana Department of Workforce Development FAQ on unemployment insurance 

Where can I find resources in languages other than English? 

Cincinnati Compass has created a resources page to ensure that non-English speakers in our region have access to the resources and information they need. 

Is there relief for businesses who will struggle to pay rent, mortgage, or utilities? 

It's recommended that any businesses worried about paying rent, mortgage or utilities work directly with their landlord and/or lenders. In Ohio, Governor DeWine has signed an executive order that recommends suspension of rent payments and eviction processing for 90 days. 

Have a different question? Leave one below or contact the Business Response Helpline directly at 513.579.3111 or

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