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Ohio SHRM State CouncilAffiliate of The Society for Human Resource Management

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Companies, employees and families across Ohio and the world are facing unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.  In turn, there is a lot of information on how to address workplace issues filling our inboxes and the airwaves.  We have created this resource page as a compass to help human resource professionals and companies across Ohio navigate these uncharted waters.  If you need additional assistance we recommend you work with your legal counsel, accountant, or consulting firm.

Resources from the Ohio SHRM State Council

  1. Employer’s Guide to Coronavirus. Don’t Panic, Prepare. - PART I. 
    Click HERE to download this guide
  2. State and Federal Assistance Due to Coronavirus - PART II  - Click HERE to download this guide.
  3. Stay At Home Order; State and Fed Stimulus Bills Pass - PART III - Click HERE to download this guide.
  4. Frequently Asked Questions and Government Assist. - PART IV - Click HERE to download this guide.
  5. Employer’s Guide to Coronavirus – Part V - Click HERE to download this guide.
  6. Employer’s Guide to Coronavirus – Part VI - Click HERE to download this guide.

Federal, State, and Other Resources

·  Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov.  – Daily video briefing

·  ODHwww.coronavirus.ohio.gov or 1-800-427-5634 (1-833-4-ASK-ODH)

·        CDCInterim Guidance for Business and Employers

·        SHRMCoronavirus and COVID-19 Resource Center

·        OSHA OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

·        US Dept. of State Interactive Travel Advisory Map

·        USDOL – Coronavirus Resources - On March 25, the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) Wage and Hour Division published workplace posters  that small and midsize employers can use to fulfill their obligations to notify employees of their rights to expanded paid sick leave and expanded paid Family and Medical Leave Act leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). They are:

·        EEOC

·        IRS

Manufacturers note: If you are in manufacturing do you want to help with the list of personal protective equipment (PPE) the state desperately needs?  Find out how your manufacturing company can play an important role in responding to the challenge of COVID-19.



Navigating COVID-19 - A Toolbox for the New World of Work.

We’ve all been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in some way. SHRM is here to help CEOs, policy makers, HR professionals and workers navigate what’s ahead with the latest research, insights and practical tools across 3 pivotal topics.

Click HERE for the SHRM COVID-19 Toolbox.

Research Briefing - 3-31-2020.

Click HERE to download the slides.

One pager - click HERE.



Why join SHRM and a local chapter

Our membership is made up of volunteer leaders who are elected or appointed to the State Council Board and includes 25 Chapter Presidents of our local SHRM affiliated chapters in Ohio. The Ohio SHRM State Council is dedicated to leading, educating, and inspiring over 15,000 HR professionals in Ohio

We are able to provide these resources mostly free of charge, but some of them are members-only to protect the value of dues paying members.

SHRM Membership and Chapter Membership are the perfect combination. If you are not a member of a local SHRM Chapter in Ohio, please consider joining to gain access to networking opportunities, career resources, and professional development opportunities in your community. Click here for a listing of our chapters across the state. SHRM membership is separate from membership in your local chapter. By joining SHRM you will gain access to thousands of HR resources and hundreds of professional development opportunities. To learn more about the benefits of SHRM and how to join, visit SHRM’s membership page.