OHIO – Lt. Gov. Jon Husted Said that Ohio has lost one million jons since the COVID-29 pandemic during a press conference on April 22, 2020.
In March we had a complete different situation employers had issues finding workers, according to Ohio Department of Employment Ohio had over 5.6 million people working and unemployment was at a low. Things have changed drastically since then.
Husted said, “that unemployment nationally could go up as high as 20 percent nationally,” he paused then said “thats nearly twice as high as it got during the great recession.”
Gov. Dewine said thats not all we have to worry about, “We also know from past recessions, as unemployment goes up, so does suicide, drug addiction, homelessness, domestic violence, and more health consequences. This is the reality we face.”
When speaking about May 1 rolling back some of Dr. Acton’s orders when it came to business, “The road to recovery will be long and gradual, but with the right precautions, businesses can create a safe environment.”
Circleville Mayor Don Mcllroy said during regular Circleville City Council Meeting on April 21, 2020 that the city wants to look at reopening small business in the city.
Mcllroy told council members during the April, 21, 2020 that he has been in discussion with The Downtown Business Association and the Chamber of Commerce about the opening up of small business after May 1, 2002, with the possibility of restrictions during opening hours.
“Ive been talking to Marlee Martin of the chamber and Sue Lumley of DBA about how we can get some of our small business open and running and what can we do as a city to assist them. I bring this up for ideas to the council and anyone else, I would appreciate hearing from you. We are hearing from the Governor and hes not being as specific as I would like him to be on small businesses. I understand his restrictions on restaurants, but the smaller shops I’m a little bit concerned. I talked to Attorney Gary Kenworthy about what my position is as mayor and he gave me some suggestions. We may be looking at having some of these small businesses open up as early as May 1st, that of course will be up to them.”