Business Resources

Responsible Restart Ohio Order

Governor Mike DeWine has issued a new order beginning May 1 to reopen Ohio businesses in three phases. The order also includes new protocols for all businesses operating during this time.

For the full order, guidance, continued closures, and new protocols for businesses, visit


Guidance for Reopening

COVID Preparation


View the Portage Development Board page for COVID-19 Resources. Including Portage County Resources, State Resources, and Federal Resources.

Be a SAFER Business in Kent

As businesses and restaurants open, it is important to take safety precautions seriously. Our local businesses that take the pledge for SAFER actions are committing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Through safety standards outlined by the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and the Kent City Health Department, they will ensure the safety of their customers and their employees.  

When business owners take the SAFER pledge, they are helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 while allowing patrons to enjoy all Kent has to offer. Business owners can read and sign the SAFER business here.