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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 7, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Missouri, we recommend that you visit the state’s Show Me Strong COVID-19 portal, which includes information for businesses and a resource directory.”

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Guidance Regarding Missouri’s Economic Reopening

The Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services issued the Economic Reopening Health Order. The guidelines are summarized below, though businesses and individuals should check for any additional city or county restrictions. In the absence of such additional city or county restrictions:

  • Every person and business in the State of Missouri shall abide by social distancing requirements, including maintaining six feet of space between individuals.

  • People shall not visit nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, or assisted living homes.

  • Beginning May 4, 2020, any entity that employs individuals that is engaged in retail sales to the public should operate at 25% or less of occupancy if the location has less than ten thousand square feet and 10% or less of occupancy if the location has greater than ten thousand square feet of occupancy.

  • Restaurants may offer dining-in services, provided that the limitations on social distancing and other precautionary public health measures, including proper spacing of at least six feet between tables, lack of communal seating areas, and having no more than ten people at a single table, are properly adhered to.

Government or Lead Agency

Department of Health and Senior Services

Dates Available

Beginning May 4, 2020 and in effect until June 15, 2020 unless extended further

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Applies to businesses, retail stores, and restaurants in Missouri.

Businesses must check for any regional or local restrictions.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

To contact the Office of the Governor, use this form.

List of Additional Information

For more information, click here.

A list of frequently asked questions is addressed here.

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