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Ways to continue to #BuyMO during reopening

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As Missouri reopens and our economic recovery continues, it’s important to support our state’s local businesses while being careful to help stop the spread of coronavirus. With that in mind, here are a few ways you can do your part to help keep yourself and others healthy while supporting your local business community. 

Heed local guidance. There is no statewide mask mandate in Missouri, but in some localities, officials have passed mask orders. Even if there’s not a county or city ordinance in place, certain businesses may require masks while others do not. Check here to see a list of local mask orders. Also, check for signage that lists patron requirements when you’re entering an establishment.

Keep your distance. You’re probably tired of hearing that, but it’s more relevant now than ever. Show courtesy to fellow shoppers and store employees by staying at least six feet away. (How far away is six feet, anyway? About two arms’ length, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Mask up. The CDC strongly recommends that cloth face coverings be worn in public areas. Why? COVID-19 mostly spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected individual coughs, sneezes or even simply talks — making masks an effective way to help prevent transmission.

Call ahead. Uncertain what safety policies a business has implemented? Phone them and ask what safety precautions are in place.

Explore buymissouri.net. This statewide program highlighting Missouri-made products is run by the lieutenant governor’s office. Local business owners can sign up to be placed on the directory, and consumers can use the search feature to discover new local businesses in their county.

Be safe, be smart and #BuyMO!

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