Coronavirus resources for Missouri employers

With COVID-19 continuing to spread in the United States, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges the business community
to take proactive steps to protect their workplaces and communities
from coronavirus.

Links to important state and national resources for employers: 


If you need immediate assistance, please call the Missouri Department of Health
and Senior Services COVID-19 hotline: 877-435-8411

  • Full text of the order
  • Department of Economic Development Stay at Home informational website
  • Business guidance from the Department of Economic Development
  • Department of Homeland Security guidelines for essential businesses
  • Gov. Parson’s news release
  • Missouri Chamber statement


  • Summary from the U.S. Chamber
  • How small businesses will benefit from the CARES Act
  • Summary of the legislation from the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
  •  U.S. Chamber – Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Details about the Paycheck Protection Program from the Small Business Administration
  • H&R Block Stimulus Check Calculator
  • NEW! Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
  • NEW! Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit
  • NEW! Find an eligible Paycheck Protection Plan lender


  • Fact sheet for employers
  • Fact sheet for employees
  • Questions and answers document


     Missouri small businesses that are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can now take advantage
     of disaster assistance resources from the federal Small Business Administration.

  • Download forms and apply
  • Read more about the the SBA disaster assistance process
  • SBA Loan news release from Gov. Mike Parson
  • COVID-19 Resources from Missouri SBDC


    Get updates and watch live announcements about coronavirus from Gov. Mike Parson here.

    Gov. Parson outlines changes to help businesses and families. Income tax filing deadline extended to July 15.
    Read the full press release here.

    Gov. Parson grants license reciprocity to physicians and surgeons who wish to assist Missourians. Read more here.



    The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a complex, $2 trillion-dollar
    piece of legislation aimed at providing the U.S. economy and citizens with coronavirus aid. In this new free
    16-minute webinar, Missouri Chamber legislative experts Matt Panik and Kara Corches outline what the bill
    means for Missouri employers and families.

    Relief efforts covered:
    – Available aid for businesses
    – Business tax provisions
    – Unemployment insurance measures
    – Paid leave amounts and limits
    – Individual stimulus checks



     In this 25-minute webinar, three Thompson Coburn employment law attorneys walk
     employers through practical information about coronavirus.

    The information provided in this webinar is intended for informational purposes only and is not
     intended to be legal advice. The transmission of information from this webinar does not establish
     an attorney-client relationship with the viewer. If you want legal advice for a particular situation,
     you should consult an attorney.



     In this 15-minute webinar, a legal expert with McMahon Berger law firm discusses recommended procedures
     and policies to have in place in the event of a potential coronavirus case coming to your workplace.

  • Missouri Chamber’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Primer For Missouri Employers
  • U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Small Business Guide
  • Missouri executive order issued in response to coronavirus
  • U.S. Chamber’s summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations FAQs for Businesses & Workers


    Missouri Capitol Chat special podcast episode: Missouri leaders’ perspective on coronavirus

    What are Missouri leaders doing to help support the business community through the COVID-19 pandemic? In this special episode of our Missouri Capitol Chat podcast, we share insight and resources from:

    • Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services Director Randall Williams
    • Dept. of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon
    • Dept. of Labor & Industrial Relations Director Anna Hui

    Click below to read Missouri healthcare systems’ latest coronavirus updates


    Click here to read the Missouri Chamber’s earlier coronavirus coverage.


    Visit our #BuyMO page to see how you can continue to support local businesses during this time.

    The Missouri Chamber is continually updating this page with new resources
    and updated information for employers. Last update: 4/4/20