Today’s updates discusses the economies reopening in the St. Louis area and in Kansas City. Both will have specific guidelines to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19 but will allow some routine activities to resume.
- Two weeks after Governor Parson began the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan for reopening Missouri, the St. Louis area has announced plans to reopen on May 18. Health officials have released protocols for restaurants, transportation, construction, and personal services (such as hair salons) to begin operating next week. For larger attractions, such as the zoo, reopening will be further delayed as officials work on plans to re-open these types of businesses and activities. For more information, visit https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/page-krewson-explain-the-gradual-reopening-of-st-louis-to-begin-may-18/article_ccf45f83-7d70-5132-821c-ac157fefb6c2.html.
- For access to the St. Louis Regional Business Recovery Initiative for Restaurant Operating Protocols, visit https://stlcorona.com/dr-pages-messages/public-health-orders/restaurant-operating-protocols/.
- For access to the St. Louis Regional Business Recovery Initiative for Transportation Operating Protocols, visit https://stlcorona.com/dr-pages-messages/public-health-orders/transportation-operating-protocols/.
- For access to the St. Louis Regional Business Recovery Initiative for Construction, Manufacturing & Repair Operating Protocols, visit https://stlcorona.com/dr-pages-messages/public-health-orders/contruction-manufacturing-repair-operating-protocols/.
- For access to the St. Louis Regional Business Recovery Initiative for Personal Services Operating Protocols, visit https://stlcorona.com/dr-pages-messages/public-health-orders/personal-services-operating-protocols/.
- The Kansas City economy will reopen on Friday. Non-essential businesses such as restaurants will be reopening for dine-in services with restrictions until the end of May. (For example, “ten foot distancing shall be maintained between tables,” “bar seating is not permitted,” and “employees are required to wear protective face coverings when in all areas open to the public.”) To read the complete restaurant guidelines in the city’s news release, visit https://www.kcmo.gov/Home/Components/News/News/340/625.
HeplerBroom attorney Emilee M. Bramstedt contributed to this blog post.