In a somber turn of events It’s been evidently clear that in some communities Latinos and African Americans are dying at a higher alarming rate of COVID-19 when compared to other groups. The current COVID-19 emergency underlines the critical work LULAC and other organizations perform on behalf of the Latino and Hispanic Community in the United States.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is extending welcome help for owners of small businesses. This assistance is critical to our community because today there are 4.65 million Latino-owned companies representing 14% of the 33 million total U.S. businesses.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 which provides emergency relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor also announced that Ohio is launching a website to encourage Ohioans to continue to support local retailers and restaurants by shopping online, choosing local, ordering carryout from restaurants, and taking virtual tours of well-known attractions around the state.