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Phase 1 of the State’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan has been extended from Sunday, May 31, 2020, through Monday, June 15, 2020, by Missouri Governor Mike Parson. Citizens may re-engage in economic and social activities but must adhere to social distancing requirements in most cases.

St. Charles County Government has adopted the Order of the Missouri Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan guidelines from the Missouri Governor.

Residents and businesses are urged to monitor daily updates from public health and elected officials as economic and social activity start to reopen and the community adjusts to the ongoing coronavirus emergency.

Along with encouraging social distancing, increased hygiene and being concerned for our high-risk populations, the EDC remains committed to serving the businesses, institutions, communities and residents of St. Charles County, Missouri.

Together, we have survived historic floods, deadly tornadoes, 9-11, the Great Recession, and past viral outbreaks. As we work together to move from responding to reopening and eventually recovering from this crisis, we believe our community will survive COVID-19 through our resilience, generosity and determination.



COVID-19 Resources

St. Charles County Government COVID-19 Guidance for Employers and Residents Starting 5.4.20 
Show Me Strong Missouri Recovery Plan
State of Missouri Plans for Phase 1 of Re-Opening Business and Community Life
EDC COVID-19 final survey results with all public comments

Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Back to Business Guide 

Payroll Protection Program (PPP)

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application 

PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar 5.28.20

Business Disruption Response: What’s Next?

Sign Up Today to Talk with a Missouri SBDC Counselor

Business & Workforce Support: 

Missouri Department of Economic Development – Essential Business Waiver Request

IRS - Check on the Status of Your Economic Impact Payment

Missouri’s Online Employment System – Unemployed Workers Can File for Benefits Today

St. Louis Regional Chamber COVID-19 Information          

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry


SBA Disaster Assistance Resources for Businesses Statewide

SBA COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Missouri Department of Labor – Unemployment Information During COVID19

Missouri One Start – Now Hiring Opportunities            

Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development – Job Searching and Job Posting

St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development

National Restaurant Association – Reopening Guidance for Eating Establishments

Cushman & Wakefield – Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

Health, Human Services & Education:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

St. Charles County Government COVID-19 Information

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education COVID-19 Information

Community Strong St. Charles County



For more information, contact the EDC of St. Charles County at 636-441-6880.