Missouri Announces Plan to Gradually Reopen Economic and Social Activity

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April 28, 2020
Brian Wacker
SmithAmundsen Labor & Employment Alert

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On Monday, April 27, 2020, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced “Phase One” of the “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan” to gradually reopen the economic and social activity in the state, beginning on May 4, 2020.  As part of Phase One, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued an Order relaxing restrictions on businesses and social activities. 

The relaxed restrictions are:

Businesses reopening pursuant to these guidelines are encouraged to take additional steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

However, businesses looking to open back up on May 4 should proceed with caution.   While this Order is statewide, it does not limit counties and municipalities from continuing to enact and enforce their own protective measures, including Stay-At-Home Orders already in place, with additional restrictions. This is especially true in St. Louis County and St. Louis City, which have recently extended their respective orders indefinitely.

This blog continues to monitor developments in Missouri, St. Louis County and St. Louis City.  Check back for updates as additional guidance from the state and local authorities becomes available.