Grocery Shoppers Are Stockpiling, Again

By Gina Acosta, Progressive Grocer // October 13, 2020  More than half of Americans say they are stockpiling groceries or plan to stockpile over worries about supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 surges and political unrest due to the presidential election. According to a new report from market research firm Sports and Leisure Research Group, roughly 52% of Americans…

Take This Seriously and Don’t Let Up

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 22, 2020 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY  Governor DeWine today released Ohio’s updated Public Health Advisory System map. New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health found…

Employers: Watch your mailbox!

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 22, 2020 On Friday, October 23rd,  we start mailing more than a billion dollars in dividend checks to our employer community to mitigate COVID-19’s ongoing impact on their bottom lines. At the urging of Governor Mike DeWine, our Board of Directors approved the distribution at its Sept. 25 meeting. All told, 178,425…

Record-Breaking Hospitalizations, $1.3 Billion for Ohio Businesses, Spread from Social Gatherings

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 20, 2020   (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. RECORD-BREAKING HOSPITALIZATIONS Governor DeWine announced today that hospitals across Ohio are currently treating 1,221 COVID-19 patients which is the most hospitalized patients at…

Updated County Risk Levels, Increased Spread in Cases

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 15, 2020   (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UPDATED COUNTY RISK LEVELS Governor DeWine today released Ohio’s updated Public Health Advisory System map. New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of…

Whitmer signs bills setting standards for COVID-19 exposure liability

By Samuel Dodge, mlive.com // October 22, 2020 LANSING, MI – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday signed a slew of bills that replace her recently rescinded COVID-19 executive orders, including a package defining liability in lawsuits. The package outlines liability for businesses, employees and consumers when an individual is exposed to COVID-19. The Republican-sponsored bills provide protections for…