Details on State, STL County, and City of STL Reopening

Local officials are able to establish their own regulations and ordinances.



Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday (6/11) he was lifting restrictions designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but Missouri will remain under a state of emergency.

The state’s restrictions, which are set to expire Monday (6/15), limited the number of people who could be inside of businesses. The rules also waived some regulations affecting teachers and other professions.

Parson said local officials will be able to establish their own regulations and ordinances as long as they are consistent with the statewide order.

(Learn more here)

STL County

St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page says that all St. Louis County businesses will be allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity on Monday (6/15). Two weeks from that date, on June 29, businesses will be allowed to operate at 50 percent of capacity. This applies to all business types.

On June 29 outside gatherings will also have no limits on sizes. Crowd sizes will be dictated by the capacity listed in the fire code of each facility. But businesses will have the choice to limit capacity if they choose to do so.

Read more here.

Questions about St. Louis County re-opening can be sent to: [email protected]

City of STL

Order No. 10 is to ensure that the maximum number of people and businesses take prudent precautions to reduce the exposure to, and slow the spread of, COVID-19. All provisions of this Order shall be interpreted to effectuate this intent.

Read the order here. 
Questions about St. Louis City re-opening can be sent to: [email protected]

Reopening Businesses Safely

As COVID restrictions are being lifted in St. Louis County, it is important that businesses are prepared a safe environment for both their employees and their customers.  Last Friday, North County Inc. partnered with the University of Missouri- St. Louis to host a “Returning to Work, Reopening Business” webinar to assist businesses in their efforts to create safe workplaces and answer some human resource and legal questions. If you were unable to attend the webinar, please download a recording of it HERE.

We would like to send a special thank you to our amazing guest speakers for helping to educate the meeting attendees on the reopening requirements set forth by the state as well as best practices from both a legal and human resources perspective.

Spring Schmidt
St. Louis County Health Department, Co-Director
St. Louis County Industry-Specific Operating Protocols Now Available
Jim Hertel
UMSL, Executive Director of Human Resources
Catherine Proulx,
People Solutions Center, HR Consultant
Rick Dorsey
Brian Hall
Chief Marketing Officer, Explore St. Louis and St. Louis Recovery Initiative Partner

Please be sure to also utilize these additional resources to guide you in developing your plan to reopen your business: