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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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Description of Program and Relief

Guidance Regarding Missouri’s Economic Reopening

As of June 16, 2020 Missouri has entered Phase 2 of its “Show Me String Recovery Plan” and has fully reopened. During Phase 2, there is no statewide health order. All statewide restrictions have been lifted and all businesses are fully reopen, subject to any countervailing city or county restrictions.

To ease the transition, Governor Parson has signed Executive Order 20-12 which extends the state of emergency in Missouri through December 30, 2020. In addition, orders 20-04, 20-05, 20-06 and 20-08 have been extended through December 30, 2020 and provide for the following:

  • Executive Order 20-04 - Suspends certain regulatory burdens of agencies as well as certain provisions related to telemedicine service of motor carriers and teacher certification.

  • Executive Order 20-05 - Restaurants may sell their unprepared foods to the public

  • Executive Order 20-06 - The National Guard can be mobilized as needed

  • Executive Order 20-08 - The requirement to be physically present in front of a notary is suspended.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor

Dates Available

Beginning June 16, 2020.

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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