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Please see below for the most up to date information from the governor’s office and various state agencies regarding COVID-19 orders that impact small businesses.

Governor Mike Parson (R) has taken executive action that does the following:

  • Declares a state of emergency in response to COVID-19.
  • Orders a temporary suspension of certain statutes surrounding telemedicine, teachers, motor carriers, and more.
  • Suspends any prohibition of the sale of un-prepared food by restaurants to the public.
  • Extends Missouri’s state of emergency until June 15, 2020.
  • Announces that concession-operated lodging, dining, marina and retail operations will begin reopening at select Missouri state parks, following the recommended social-distancing guidelines.

The following emergency rules have been issued in response to COVID-19:

  • The Department of Health and Seniors Services issued an order to allow restaurants to reopen dining-in services under safety protocols. The order allows retailers to open between 10-25% capacity. Schools remain closed for the year. This order implemented Phase 1 of the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan.

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