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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 State and Federal Response Update: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 State and Federal Response Update: March 30, 2020

The City of Springboro is committed to sharing the latest information with you regarding local, state and federal response to COVID-19.


On March 27, 2020, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 which provides emergency relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill:

  • Waives state testing requirements for school children this year
  • Extends professional licenses for those who cannot get them renewed
  • Allows local governments to hold public meetings remotely and with transparency
  • Extends the income tax deadline to July 15, 2020
  • Extends absentee voting by mail until April 28, 2020
  • Provides funding for small businesses, such as day cares and services for the disabled

For more information, visit:

FEDERAL RESPONSE: Assistance to Individuals and Families

Direct payments to individuals

  • Provides for recovery rebates of up to $1200 for US taxpayers, payable through an advance refundable tax credit. Amounts are increased by $500 for each child.
  • Amounts are phased out for taxpayers making greater than $75,000 ($150,000 for joint filers)
  • $75,000 income - $1200 rebate
  • $80,000 income - $950 rebate
  • $85,000 income - $700 rebate
  • $90,000 income - $450 rebate
  • $95,000 income - $200 rebate
  • $99,000 income - $0 rebate

Expanded Unemployment Compensation: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

  • Provides unemployment benefits to those who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits
  • self-employed
  • gig workers
  • independent contractors
  • part-time workers and those with limited work histories
  • Provides an emergency increase in unemployment compensation that will add an additional $600 weekly until July 31, 2020
  • Provides an additional 13 weeks of federally-funded unemployment compensation to those who have exhausted their state benefits – available through December 31, 2020

Family Leave Benefits 

  • Expands Family and Medical Leave Act to provide 12 weeks of job-protected leave for employees who must care for a child due to school closing, for quarantine or to take care of a family member in quarantine
  • The first 10 days are unpaid and after 10 days the employee would receive payments of at least 2/3 of average pay up to a maximum of $200 per day and $10,000 in total.

This would apply to businesses with fewer than 500 employees and government employers. The businesses are eligible for a refundable tax credit of 100% of family leave wages paid against the employer portion of social security taxes.

Paid Sick Leave

  • Requires government employers and employers with 500 or fewer employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who are:
  • subject to federal, state or local quarantine or isolation orders
  • self-quarantining because of symptoms or recommendation from a health care provider
  • taking care of family who has symptoms or has to quarantine
  • caring for a child whose school or day care has closed

Full time employees are entitled to 80 hours and part time employees are entitled to average hours over a two-week period. The businesses are eligible for a refundable tax credit equal to 100% of qualified paid sick leave taken against the employer portion of Social Security taxes.

Other information

Waiver of Penalty for Early Withdrawals 

  • The 10% tax for premature distributions of up to $100,000 from retirement plans is waived for withdrawals related to coronavirus.

Charitable Contributions

  • Relaxes limitations on charitable contributions by allowing up to $300 of cash contributions, whether or not taxpayer itemizes.


City of Springboro:

Ohio Department of Health:

Warren County Health District:

Centers For Disease Control (CDC):

Springboro Community Assistance Center (SCAC):


City of Springboro Resources

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