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    Governor Parson Announces First Phase of “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan to Begin May 4

    APRIL 27, 2020

    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.

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    MISSOURI LAW MAKERS APPROVE $6 BILLION COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUNDING BILL

    $40 million emergency funding package initially approved by Missouri lawmakers last month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic ballooned to roughly $6.2 billion on Wednesday, April 8. 

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    Governor Parson Orders Schools Remain Closed for Remainder of Academic Year, Emphasizes State’s Aggressive Actions to Combat COVID-19 Are Working

    APRIL 9, 2020

    In today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that all Missouri public and charter school buildings will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year.

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    *ADDITIONAL FUNDS JUST APPROVED!*

    MISSOURI SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM 

    Missouri businesses can seek assistance from the Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The SBA will offer targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans for Missouri small businesses that have been severely impacted by COVID-19 disruptions.

    ​Businesses can receive up to $2 million in assistance to use toward fixed debt payments, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that cannot be paid due to the impact of COVID-19. The interest rate for small businesses is 3.75% and 2.75% for non-profits.

    Apply: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

    MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

    Click here for updates on the ongoing employment impacts from COVID-19. The Department also has a brief Frequently Asked Questions section that attempts to clarify and address the most common issues.

    Unemployed Workers:

    - Missouri has a basic instructional video to aid workers as they file for unemployment in the state of Missouri: Filing for Unemployment Basics tutorial video will outline the steps you will need to take during this process.

    Visit the “UInteract” website to file for unemployment. You will need to create an account and you will need the following information:

    • The name and address of each employer you worked with during the past 18 months.
    • Check stubs showing year-to-date earnings from each employer you worked with during the past 18 months.
    • If you have military employment, a DD-214 Member 4 form if you were separated from the U.S. Military within the past 18 months.

    MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

    March 24, 2020: The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services updated their testing screening criteria which reflect the CDC's latest recommendations Learn about the criteria here

    MISSOURI GOVERNOR MIKE PARSON

    Latest Updates from the Governor of Missouri

    MISSOURI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    COVID-19 Business Resources - This page serves to be central hub for Missouri business owners to view current temporary restrictions, available resources to help curb the COVID-19 impact on your business and pending legislation addressing COVID-19 and aiming to provide additional relief to businesses.

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