March 24, 2020

Business Response Helpline launches today

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s top priority is the safety of our community and the economic prosperity of our region. The Business Response Team is here to help businesses in our region successfully navigate the COVID-19 outbreak and its aftermath, by providing access to resources and relevant information.

Information and resources can be provided in the following categories, but are not limited to:

Human Resources & Legal Information

  • Remote workers
  • Furloughs & unemployment
  • New FMLA
  • New paid leave
  • Accommodation requests
  • “Reasonable suspicion” of CVD infection
  • Travel restrictions
  • Downsizing – do and don’ts
  • Creative staffing and compensation changes, e.g., hours reduction, days elimination – must consider FLSA
  • Benefits changes and cost-saving measures, e.g., reduce, suspend 401K
  • Benefits in demand right now, e.g., Doctor On Demand, EAP, and more

Financial Information

  • Stimulus packages
  • Federal initiatives
  • Loan

Workforce Information

  • Employee support
  • Employment opportunities

Business Continuity Planning 

  • Scaling down to mission and critical operations
  • Planning for staffing modifications
  • Determining business impact
  • Maintaining effective communications to stakeholders
  • Leveraging technology to continue with operations

Public Health Information

  • Testing and supplies
  • Updates on Master Service Agreement (MSA)
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations
  • Mental health resources

Need business assistance in one of these areas? 

Call 513.579.3111



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