A list of Missouri COVID-19 testing locations and providers can be found here.
Essential Service Designations:
Governor Parson’s stay-at-home order does not prohibit Missourians from accessing essential services, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and banks, or engaging in outdoor recreation, provided that necessary precautions are taken and maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Missouri follows essential service designations set forth by the federal government. (April 3)
Labor & Workforce Guidance, Standards and Regulations:
Missouri’s recovery plan includes general reopening guidelines for businesses which can be found here.
Missouri’s Public Workforce System is providing job training opportunities for individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. (June 10)
Economic Stimulus & Relief:
Governor Parson announced more than $133 million in CARES Act funding to support critical services in several areas. (October 7)
Missouri will reinstaterequirements for unemployment benefits and food stamps that were previously waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (June 16)
Business Support & Resources:
Governor Parson proclaimed a second extra session of the Missouri General Assembly must convene regarding supplemental appropriations for COVID-19. (October 21)
Governor Parson signed an executive order to continue supporting remote notary services. (September 4)
Governor Parson and Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced $20 million in CARES Act Funds will be directed to meat and poultry establishments. (July 22)
Governor Parson announced a new $22 million Nonprofit Relief & Recovery Grant to benefit nonprofits throughout the state. (July 22)
Governor Parson announced $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses. (July 14)
Governor Parson signed a bill providing more flexibility for the Missouri FIRST program, through which the Treasurer’s Office invests in Missouri small businesses, agriculture, and governmental entities. (July 6)
Missouri launched a website to teach residents about the COVID-19 vaccines. The website can be found here.
Governor Parson announced that the Missouri National Guard would assist the state’s Department of Health & Senior Services in launching vaccination sites. (January 20)
Governor Parson announced that Missouri has reached Phase 1B –Tier 1 of its vaccination plan, which focuses on vaccinating law enforcement, fire service, public health officials and other individuals that “keep Missourians safe.” Phase 1B – Tier 2 begins January 18 and will focus on individuals with chronic diseases or intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. (January 14)
Missouri announced it is on track to vaccinate all healthcare officials by the end of January. (January 8)
More than 66,000 health care workers have received an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Missouri will receive another 73,000 initial doses by January 8. (December 30)
Governor Parson signed an executive order that extendedthe state of emergency in Missouri through March 31, 2021. (November 19)
Governor Parson extended the mobilization of the Missouri National Guard to assist in the state’s COVID-19 response through December 30. (September 16)
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced an extension of the city’s mask mandate to January 2021. (August 13)
St. Louis County announceda series of new restrictions and guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including limiting gatherings to no more than 50 people, limiting business occupancy to 25 percent, and mandating all bars to close by 10:00PM nightly. (July 26)
Governor Parson announced changes in Missouri’s K-12 school reopening and operating guidance. (November 12)
St. Louis County expanded its public health order requiring children and students to wear masks. (August 21)
State Higher Education:
A list of Missouri universities and colleges that planned to reopen in the fall can be found here.
Governor Parson announced that five Missouri colleges would receive grants of over $5 million in CARES Act Child Care Plan funding. (October 1)
Produced by Marathon Strategies, an independent PR firm that delivers intelligent communications and research solutions. For information, email Phil Singer at COVIDemail@example.com