Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Consumer Alert: Fake Insurance

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment advises Ohioans to be alert for a new scam. Individuals pretending to be licensed insurance agents are contacting consumers to sell fake insurance products. Oftentimes, crooks call from fake numbers, lack a legitimate license and market COVID-19 coverage. Fake insurance products [caption id="attachment_30928" align="alignright" width="145"] Crooks are...

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Tips For Hosting a Virtual Party

As we all continue to social distance and follow stay-at-home orders, it’s important to stay socially connected. One way to do that is with a virtual party. Here are some ways to make your virtual get-together a rousing success. Choose a service There are many ways to connect with your friends and family, including the...

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Tips for Cleaning Your Home

How to properly clean and disinfect your home during the COVID-19 crisis Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. Clean Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. (more…)

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How to File for Unemployment in Ohio

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in mass layoffs, with significant amounts of people applying for unemployment benefits. Whether you were laid off, furloughed or had your hours severely reduced, follow the steps below to begin your application for unemployment benefits. Coronavirus and unemployment benefits If you are unemployed due to COVID-19, there are two...

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‘Life is one thing after another’: Dealing with coronavirus anxiety

The coronavirus pandemic has caused stress, anxiety and hardship for millions of people. COVID-19 is affecting 183 countries and territories around the world, with the number of confirmed cases growing each day. Social distancing, isolation, quarantine and economic uncertainty—these are scary and unsettling times. Simran Sethi of The New York Times interviewed noted psychologist and...

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