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Governor's Plan To Reopen Ohio; State's Unemployment System Deluged By Pandemic Claims

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine yesterday unveiled a slow-rolling plan to reopen the state's economy begining Friday. When businesses do open it will not  be business as usual. Social distancing is still key, workers and customers will wear masks, and people must know that the virus has not gone away, the governor said. No word yet on when bars, restaurants, hair salons and barber shops will open. We will check in for insight from Columbus. First, the director of the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services answers questions about the unemployment system, deluged with claims. And we'll look at efforts to connect folks with jobs locally. 

For More Information:

ODJFS COVID-19 Unemployment web page

Frequently Asked Questions about Unemployment Process

Ohio Means Jobs| Cleveland-Cuyahoga County help line: 216-978-1375

Governor's Responsible Restart Ohio Plan details

Kimberly Hall, Director, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services  
Frank Brickner, Interim Executive Director, Ohio Means Jobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County 
Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV 
Rachel Gross, Bialy's Bagels