State of Missouri to Reopen on May 4 With Guidelines
This is Phase 1 of the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan
The Show Me Strong Recovery Plan requires citizens to maintain six feet of social distancing space in most cases. There are certain situations that require additional procedures to protect businesses, communities, and citizens. Refer to the  Health Order for more details .

For additional information - see the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan link below.
Show Me Strong - Missouri's Recovery Plan

The Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services issued Economic Reopening Health Order effective 12:01 A.M., Monday, May 4, 2020, and shall remain in effect until 11:59 P.M., Sunday, May 31, 2020, unless extended by further order not ...

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Governor Parson Announces First Phase of "Show Me Strong ...

During today's COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced the first phase of the "Show Me Strong Recovery" Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen economic and social activity on Monday, May 4, 2020. "With favorable data ...

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Governor's Press Conference

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced at last night's County Council meeting that the county will follow the state's Phase I plan for recovery from COVID-19 announced yesterday by Missouri Governor Mike...

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County Executive's Comments - 04.27.2020 County Council Meeting
Resources to Help Your Business Prepare for Reopening
As we prepare to reopen business, here are some helpful links to get you ready:



EDC COVID-19 Survey

Thank you for helping to flatten the curve, practicing social distancing and being mindful to help others in need as we all live through COVID-19 together in St. Charles County and metro St. Louis.

Right now, the Economic Development Center (EDC) of St. Charles County is very interested in your feedback on important issues as we work with elected officials and governmental organizations at all levels, civic groups, businesses, and others.

Please take a moment to answer a few questions that can help St. Charles County as we go through the three phases of tackling this this public health emergency together: Phase I – Responding, Phase 2 – Re-Opening, and Phase 3 – Recovering.
Notice: Additional Economic Injury Disaster Loan Funding - Apply starting TODAY !! (April 27)

With the additional funding provided by the new COVID-19 relief package, SBA will resume processing EIDL Loan and Advance applications that are already in the queue on a first come, first-served basis.

Further information on the availability of the EIDL portal to receive new applications (including those from agricultural enterprises) will be provided as soon as possible.

Missouri Chamber Webinar:  Take advantage of the new PPP & EIDL funding
Paycheck Protection Program

Loans will be available through SBA-approved lenders.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Loans available through the SBA
#BuyMO to help struggling local businesses - Missouri...

As more and more Missourians practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, small businesses are feeling the pinch. There are several ways you can continue to support local businesses during this time. Above all, be mindful...

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St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force

The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force is an unprecedented collaboration that includes BJC HealthCare, Mercy, SSM Health and St. Luke’s. The St. Louis metropolitan area’s largest health systems are working together to coordinate capacity, staffing, supplies and other issues to prepare for a coming surge of patients. The Task Force is also coordinating with public health departments, elected leaders and state and federal agencies to provide the best possible care for patients. Dr. Alex Garza, Chief Medical Officer at SSM Health and Incident Commander for the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Taskforce will hold daily briefings on Facebook Live at 3pm.

Facebook Live updates daily at 3pm.

Latest update (04.27.2020):

  • While daily numbers will fluctuate, we need to keep our eyes on trends.
  • Today’s numbers hold steady from recent days, but our hospitalizations are still up nearly 50% from April 5.
  • Continued vigilance and compliance with social distancing remains critical.
  • Today's Numbers (04.27.2020)
  • Today’s numbers:Hospitalizations: 690 (up from 652 yesterday)
  • ICU patients: 154 (down from 162 yesterday)
  • Patients on ventilators: 109 (down from 115 yesterday)
  • 15 additional discharges yesterday, for a cumulative total of 1,117

Business Will Play a Critical Role in Bringing the Global Economy Back to Health

While international public health experts warn that “the worst is yet ahead” in the global community’s efforts to tackle coronavirus, a small number of countries are taking first steps towards a gradual reopening. In the past week, Germany, Norway, and several other European countries lifted restrictions on business operations and opened some schools. India, which implemented one of the world’s strictest lockdowns, has unveiled plans for a gradual reopening and recently allowed manufacturing and agricultural work on a limited basis. (View our  Global Dashboard  for the latest.)

As these predominantly wealthy countries consider their next steps, a crisis is brewing in the developing world. Many fragile economies have yet to feel the full impact of coronavirus and are unprepared to deal with either the health or fiscal crisis that the virus will unleash. With more than  90 countries already seeking support  from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), global institutions may not have the resources or capacity to respond.

With leaders across the globe considering how to tackle these emerging challenges, it’s clear that the private sector will have a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery. The Chamber is working closely with our network of 127 American Chambers of Commerce across the globe to track on-the-ground developments and share best practices. We hosted former National Security Advisors Tom Donilon and Stephen Hadley for a conversation on global risks and have launched working groups to discuss the international economic and trade implications of COVID-19. We look forward to sharing more from these efforts in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, we also invite you to  share your thoughts .

Myron Brilliant , Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Resources for Individuals
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.  Visit their live blog for the latest updates.  

The U.S. Chamber continues to create, update, and evolve its various guides and resources to continue bringing you the information you need during this difficult time. We encourage you to utilize and share the following items as you see fit:

Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry
With COVID-19 continuing to spread in the United States, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges the business community to take proactive steps to protect their workplaces and communities from Coronavirus.

Uniting For Recovery

As the public health crisis around COVID-19 arrived in Missouri, many businesses across the state dramatically altered their operations as Missourians adopted social distancing practices to help stop the spread of the disease. These necessary...

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State of Missouri
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

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