Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development

OhioMeansJobs centers operating status under COVID-19  

WIOA COVID-19 Guidance

    Recission of WIOA Adult & Dislocated Worker Flexibility Guidance for COVID-19 (06/29/2021)
    WIOA Adult & Dislocated Worker Guidance (03/23/2020 - Memo expires on 07/30/2021)
    Adult and Dislocated Worker Eligibility Update (04/10/2020)
    Labor Exchange Activities for Employers (03/23/2020 - Memo expires on 07/30/2021)
    COVID-19 Q & A (06/24/2020)
    Workforce GPS Coronavirus Resources  
    COVID-19 Essential Job Search Memo (4/16/2020)
    DOL Waiver of Requirement that Local Areas Expend All Funds in Two-year period (09/01/2020)

    COVID-19 Employment Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG)

    Employment Recovery NDWG Synopsis  

    COVID-19 NDWG Implementation Webinar
    Link to 09/03/20 webinar recording in ODJFS Microsoft Stream
    Powerpoint slides from webinar
    04/10/20 memo updating WIOA eligibility definition
    Requesting staff access to COVID-19 Special Grant Office  

    COVID-19 Recovery Resources

    Service Delivery Resources - Job Seeker
    Service Delivery Resources - Business Customer  

    OhioMeansJobs Center COVID-19 Resources

    Re-Opening Guides
    CDC - Workplace Decision Tool - The purpose of this tool is to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
    CDC - Resuming Business Toolkit - This toolkit is designed to assist employers in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and lowering the impact in their workplace when reintegrating employees into non-healthcare business settings.
    OSHA - Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
    Ohio Department of Health Checklist for Employers
    Safety guidance by Industry Sector, as well as the five safety protocols for all businesses, under the DeWine administration's Responsible RestartOhio plan.
    Ohio Department of Health FAQs on the use of face coverings in the workplace.
    Ohio Department of Health's updated checklist for employers regarding potentially exposed essential workers
    Back To Work Safely - Guidance for businesses and consumers to safely re-open and re-engage.

    Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies
    JobsOhio - Personal Protective Equipment Database
    Ohio Manufactures Retooling and Repurposing to Create PPE
    U.S. EPA's list of disinfectants for use against the coronavirus
    BWC Protecting Ohio's Workforce - We've Got You Covered - Masks for Employers program.

    Sample Forms
    The Use of Face Coverings While at Work for the Prevention of COVID-19 - sample policy .
    Data Entry Screening Questionnaire sample .
    Temperature Self-Test Form sample .
    Welcome Back to Work Letter for Staff sample.

    Cleaning and Safety Procedures - Area 1
    Protocol  - Athens County
    Safety Guidelines - Portage County 

    Mental Health Resources
    CDC Mental Health Resources
    ODH Mental Health and Addiction Resources

    Workforce Self-Scheduler Project  
    Project Information 
    Project Demo (current RESEA functionality)

    If you would like to provide feedback on the Workforce Self Schedule demo or have any COVID-19 related resources or protocols to share, please send them to OWDPolicy@jfs.ohio.gov.

    Other COVID-19 Resources

    Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (PDF)
    Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements (PDF)
    Webinar: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Webinar Slides (PDF)

    County Commissioners Associations of Ohio (CCAO) FFCRA and COVID-19 Employment Law Issues Webinar: Powerpoint and Recording
    County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) COVID-19 Resources

    Coronavirus Guidance

    For up-to-date information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov and/or call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). The hotline is staffed 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    For information regarding Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits, please click HERE.