Human Relations Council’s Covid-19 Pandemic Continuity of Operations
May 5, 2020
As we continue to monitor this evolving situation, updates will be made frequently.
- Open Communication with the Public: We encourage customers to actively practice preventive measures, including appropriate social distancing to help curtail the spread of the virus and protect the community’s and our staff’s safety. We encourage the public to contact us remotely if possible or by calling the office at 937-333-1407. Appointments will be encouraged as opposed to clients coming into the office.
- Education on Safety Protocols: All staff will be trained to follow CDC guidelines with respect to hand washing/use of sanitizer, not touching their faces, sneeze/cough etiquette, environmental cleaning, and avoiding unsafe travel. We will send frequent reminders using mass emails and our company intranet system.
- Group meetings/events: In an abundance of caution, HRC is curtailing our staff attendance at large group meetings or events over the next three months. The HRC will reschedule all meetings/events that cannot be conducted via zoom. The HRC Board meetings will be held as needed on the First Monday of the Month though a live stream. Meeting notices will be provided a week in advance.
- Impact on Civil Rights Complaints:The HRC remains committed to anti-discrimination measures and protecting your rights as community members. The electronic intake option will remain available during this time. If you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination, please visit our website or fill out this form: HRC Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form.
- Impact on Business Certifications: To prevent the potential spread of this virus in our business communities, our staff is ceasing all certification in-person site visit interviews for 90 days. We recognize the potential impact this will have on companies seeking certification. As of May 1, 2020, we will grant 90-day extensions to all existing renewal applications and 90 days provisional certifications to existing new applications. We encourage firms seeking PEP Certification to submit their application via mail or email at BTA@daytonohio.gov.
- Impact on AAA: The HRC will continue to process your Affirmative Action Assurance applications.
- Impact on Minority Business Assistance Center: The Dayton MBAC is postponing face to face consultations until further notice; however, the business advisors will be able to assist clients via phone and email at 937-333-1033/ Senay.firstname.lastname@example.org. Bi-weekly workshops for clients are being scheduled and will be conducted online. The schedule will be updated as necessary and can be found on the Dayton MBAC site at www.daytonhrc.org. In addition, to assist our businesses that are already up and running during this time, the State of Ohio asks that questions regarding aid, financials, and state relief be directed to BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.Gov and a member of the Ohio Development Services team will be in touch with further information.