Updated: May 31, 2020
An Order dated May 28, 2020, goes into effect beginning 12:00 a.m. on June 1, 2020, and extends the restrictions of the April 27, 2020, Order until 11:59 p.m. on June 15, 2020.
Updated: May 5, 2020
Missouri’s Economic Reopening Order, dated April 27, 2020, goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on May 4, 2020, and remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2020. Under the order:
- Every business shall abide by social distancing requirements, including maintain six feet of space between individuals. Individuals performing job duties that require contact with people closer than six feet “should take enhanced precautionary measures to mitigate the risks of contracting or spreading COVID-19.” This applies to both shared indoor and outdoor spaces.
- Retail stores are required to limit the number of individuals in any retail location to:
- For retail locations with square footage of less than 10,000 square feet: 25% or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code capacity;
- For retail locations with square footage of 10,000 square feet or more: 10% or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy.
- Restaurants may offer dine-in services, provide they:
- Have at least six feet between tables,
- Lack communal seating areas for parties that are not connected, and
- Have no more than 10 people at a single table.
- The continued use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is encouraged.
- Nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, and assisted living homes should remain closed to visitors, unless to provide critical assistance or in end-of-life circumstances.
- The order does not limit the ability of local authorities to make further ordinances, rules, regulations, and orders “not inconsistent with this Order.”
Updated: April 17, 2020
Order extends the prior Order from April 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm. through May 3, 2020 at 11:59pm
The Missouri Order requires all citizens living within the State to stay at home except as allowed in the Order. The Order also requires any entity not employing individuals that perform essential worker functions as set forth in the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list to adhere to specific on social distancing as set forth in the Order. Entities that fall within a sector on the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list, except retail businesses, are not bound by any social distancing requirements under the Order. Entities that are on the CISA List and a retail business are required to follow specific social distancing requirements under the Order. The Order does not require any businesses to close, only to adhere to certain social distancing requirements based on whether the business falls within a retail sector of the CISA List or not.
Summary of Order
- Issued on April 3, 2020; Effective on April 6, 2020 at 12:01 am.
- Terminates April 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
- Any entity that falls within a sector on the CISA list and is not a retail establishment is free to operate as it deems necessary without any social distancing restrictions.
- Any entity that falls within a sector of the CISA List and is a retail establishment must adhere to specific social distancing requirements as set forth below.
- Entities that do not fall within a sector on the CISA List must adhere to more stringent social distancing requirements as set forth below.
- Entities that do not fall within a sector on the CISA List may request a waiver from the Director of the Department of Economic Development (see link above in Key Documents).
- Restaurants and bars may remain open for pick-up and delivery.
Social Distancing Requirements
Businesses within a sector of the CISA List that are not retail are not subject to any social distancing requirements.
Retail entities that fall within a sector on the CISA List are required to limit the number of individuals in a retail location as follows:
- 25% or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy for a retail location with less than 10,000sqft.
- 10% or less entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy for a retail location with 10,000sqft. or more.
Businesses that do not fall within a sector of the CISA List must:
- Not allow any gatherings of more than 10 people
- Maintain 6 feet of space between individuals (including standing in line)
The Order shall be observed throughout the state and enforced by all local and state health authorities; provided however, nothing in the Order shall limit the right of local authorities to make such further ordinances, rules, regulations, and orders not inconsistent with this Order which may be necessary for the particular locality under the jurisdiction of such local authorities.
Critical infrastructure sectors listed in CISA guidance (check list at link above for detailed list of worker functions):
- Healthcare / Public Health
- Law Enforcement, Public Safety, First Responders
- Food and Agriculture
- Energy — Electricity Industry, Petroleum Workers, Natural and Propane Gas Workers
- Water and Wastewater
- Transportation and Logistics
- Public Works
- Communications and Information Technology
- Other Community-Based Government Operations and Essential Functions
- Critical Manufacturing
- Hazardous Materials
- Financial Services
- Defense Industrial Base
- Commercial Facilities
- Residential/Shelter Facilities and Services
- Hygiene Products and Services