Today’s update discusses the skyrocketing unemployment claims in the State of Missouri while touching on the federal government’s plan to increase unemployment funds in each state. Additionally, there is an update on yet another county within the state which has issued a stay-at-home order effective today.



  • Francois County has joined several other Missouri counties as they have issued a stay-at-home order beginning April 3, 2020. St. Francois will join the list of over 20 (out of 114) counties in the state that have implemented similar orders. The stated intent of the order is to maximize the number of people who stay at home and slow the spread of COVID-19 while protecting the local jobs and economy. To read the order, visit

HeplerBroom attorney Emilee M. Bramstedt contributed to this blog post.