Dear RSCA Members:
Pursuant to the Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Sam Page’s "Stay at Home" Executive Order, construction is deemed an essential infrastructure exception.  Construction projects may continue as long as management and workers comply with social distancing requirements, which include maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals, washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and not shaking hands. Many construction projects have implemented more stringent infection control measures, and if so, those should continue as well.

Here is some initial information on these actions:

On Friday, March 20th, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker also issued a stay at home order requiring all state residents to stay in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19 beginning March 21st through April 7th . C lick here for a FAQ regarding this order .

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has also i mplemented uniform social distancing and restaurant, bar, and school-closing restrictions across Missouri, effective Monday, March 23 .

SBA Disaster Loans Now Available

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Illinois and Missouri's COVID-19 disaster declaration, meaning assistance is now available for struggling small businesses across both states.

Medical Masks and Gowns Needed in Missouri
As COVID-19 begins to spread rapidly in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry are urgently searching for companies that are either currently producing, or can begin producing in a short time frame, the following items:
  • N95 medical masks
  • Basic medical gowns (large and extra-large sizes)

If you can provide assistance with this request, please respond to Michelle Hataway at . Answer these questions in your response to Michelle:
  1. Which item can your produce? Mask? Gown? Both?
  2. When can you start production?
  3. Potential daily output?
  4. Do you already have the supply chain established for these products? If not, what would you need to acquire?
  5. Are there other production factors that need to be resolved before you could make these products? Can you provide a basic cost estimate? Utilize whatever per quantity or per unit pricing is most relevant for you.
  6. Are there other items that need to be addressed?
  7. Are you willing but need more information before responding?
We are continually monitoring the COVID-19 precautions that are being put in place to ensure we get through this quickly and safely. You play an essential role in keep your clients safely sheltered from the weather elements. As always, keep safety precautions at the forefront.

You can be there for your clients and the RSCA is here for you. Please reach out to us with any questions.

Tim Carroll