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City of Medina Coronavirus Information and Resources
Trusted Links and Information That Relate to the Coronavirus
A call center, staffed by health care and infectious disease professionals, is open seven days a week from 9am to 8pm and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton are holding daily updates on this developing situation. These are usually held These can be viewed at www.ohiochannel.org
Information for Businesses and Unemployed Workers
Small Business Disaster Loans
Heritage Ohio presented a webinar on March 24 that gives detailed instructions on how to complete the Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan. You may want to view it before attemping the application, It can be viewed HERE
Small Business Administration (SBA) has now approved the Economic Injury Loan Assistance program. It may be used by Ohio small business owners and nonprofits to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that can't be paid because of the disaster impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The current rate for nonprofits is 2.75%.
The loans are long term, with up to 30 years for repayment. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the borrower's ability to repay. Loans can be completed online, or applicants can obtain a paper application and assistance by calling he Cleveland office at 1-216-522-4190. For more information about the loan program visit disasterloan.sba.gob/ela. Be sure to apply for an Economic Disaster Loan if you qualify.
Ohio Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits
Residents who find themselves unemployed as a result of the Governor’s orders to close businesses can apply for Coronavirus Unemployment Insurance Benefits. If you are receiving unemployment benfits, they will be extended for six months. For more information, visit: jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm
Emergency Business Continuity Plan
When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues plus extra expenses means reduced profits. A business continuity plan to continue business is essential. More information HERE
State, Federal, and City Taxes
Federal, State and City Income Tax filing has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. If you are expecting a refund, it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible, as refunds will be processed quickly.
The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service are allowing all individual and other non-corporated tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax, including self-employment tax payments, due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020.
Utility Relief During Coronavirus Emergency
First Energy Corp/Ohio Edison is discontinuing power shutoffs for customers who are past due on their electric bills. Click HERE for more information. If you have trouble paying your bill, the company is willing to work with you. Various payment options are available. Beware of scammers who prey on fears to achieve their illegal gains. Please remain alert to calls that are demanding payment to avoid immediate shutoff. If you sense something isn't right or you would like to discuss payment options, please call customer service at 1-800-633-4766
Columbia Gas of Ohio is suspending shutoffs for nonpayment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, they are offering to customers who indicate either an impact or hardship as a result of COVID-19 a flexible payment plans, and will suspend late payment charges until May 1.
City of Medina Water Service disonnections shall be suspended from March 15 thru June 30, 2020. Water users will continue to be billed at the normal rate for water usage during this time period and shall include charges for interest and penalties.
Medina City Water/Trash Bill payments may be paid in a number of ways.
Deposit you payment slip and check in the One Stop Utility Drop marked City Water in the parking lot of Medina Municipal Court Parking Lot
Online payments may be made by check or credit card (Master Card or Visa) for no additonal charge
Call the 24-hour phone line at 855-922-1075 for no extra charge
During business hours payments can be taken by phone at 330-722-9053