Montgomery County expands small business grants
After Montgomery County initially received federal coronavirus relief, it offered grant money to small businesses with fewer than 30 employees and less than $1 million in annual revenue to help them recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the county is expanding eligibility requirements, opening the door for businesses with up to 50 employees making less than $5 million per year.
>>County expands eligibility for CARES Act small business grants
DeWine warns Ohioans of impending backslide
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine addressed the state on Wednesday, offering warnings that Ohio is at risk of seeing the same coronavirus case spikes that Florida, Arizona and other states are seeing. He also pleaded with Ohioans to wear masks, limit contacts and make small sacrifices now to slow the spread of the coronavirus. No new rules requiring masks were issued, stopping shy of speculation from before his address.
>>DeWine pleads with Ohioans to mask up to slow virus spread
Large retailers begin requiring masks
Best Buy, Walmart and Sam’s Club all announced that shoppers will be required to wear masks in the store. Best Buy’s mask requirement already started on July 15, while Walmart and Sam’s Club patrons will be required to wear masks beginning July 20.
>>Best Buy among latest retailers to require face coverings
>>Walmart, Sam’s Club to require face masks starting July 20
How you can help
If you want to do something to aid the community as this pandemic continues, there are a number of ways you can do so. We have compiled a list of organizations that are asking for help.
>> HOW TO HELP
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