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St. Louis County Small Business Relief Program offers up to $15,000 in COVID-19 grants

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

May 8, 2020

Editor's note: Several key details of this program have changed since this article was published. Businesses do not have to have been closed during the stay-at-home order in order to apply, but had to have been impacted by coronavirus. Businesses that received money through federal loans or grants alr...

Not every St. Louis County business will be allowed to reopen May 18

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 8, 2020

St. Louis County will start to reopen after the coronavirus shutdown as soon as May 18, but not every business will be part of that reopening process. And those that are will look very different. That was the message delivered by County Executive Sam Page in his briefing Friday. Page had already previ...

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is being produced and tested in St. Louis County lab

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is being produced and tested in St. Louis County lab

May 7, 2020

Pfizer is ramping up production in hopes of producing a vaccine for the coronavirus within months, the company announced this week. And the vaccine will be produced and tested in St. Louis County. During Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s COVID-19 briefing Thursday, he was joined by Christine Smith, head of th...

Businesses reopen as unemployment numbers climb

Businesses reopen as unemployment numbers climb

By Jordan Meier and Vivian Kolks, Missouri News Network

May 7, 2020

COVID-19 has left a historic number of Missourians unemployed and seeking to collect compensation. As more people need help, the news has been filled with stories of overwhelmed phone lines, unanswered claims and stressed Missourians. As many businesses prepared to reopen this week, state officials discussed ...

Missouri CARES Act Funding Group discusses small business relief and funding for counties

Feed My People volunteer Denise Huber follows COVID-19 safety precautions as she prepares and delivers grocery and personal care items provided by the nonprofit Feed My People at its facility in Lemay, Mo. It also operates a food pantry in High Ridge, Mo.

By Jordan Meier, Missouri News Network

May 6, 2020

Missouri counties will receive $521 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. That money should be distributed to entities within the county, state Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick said. St. Louis County received its $173.5 million from the federal government April 29. F...

St. Louis County stay-at-home order will end ‘gradually’ starting May 18; masks required

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

St. Louis County could start to end its stay-at-home order Monday, May 18, but the new freedom will come with restrictions: Employees and customers will be required to socially distance and wear face masks in public. “Be prepared to wear a mask, be prepared to stay 6 feet apart,” County Executi...

Business owners sue St. Louis County, city so that businesses can reopen

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

Business owners from St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the stay-at-home orders that are forcing “nonessential” businesses to stay closed until at least mid-May due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Allan Finnegan of...

All Missouri businesses can reopen today with some restrictions, except in St. Louis

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Ashlyn O'Hara, Missouri News Network

May 4, 2020

Starting today, all Missouri businesses will be able to reopen with certain restrictions under the first phase of Gov. Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, which extends through May 31. But the 1.3 million residents of St. Louis County and St. Louis city remain under stay-at-home orders iss...

Governor extends stay-at-home order through May 3, while looking to lift restrictions

Gov. Mike Parson announces the extension of his statewide stay-at-home order Thursday.

April 16, 2020

Gov. Mike Parson extended his statewide stay-at-home order Thursday through May 3, while announcing the state’s initial framework to help Missouri “safely and gradually” move into the recovery phase of COVID-19. “We are seeing very early signs in the data leading us to be cautiously optimist...

Parson talks about reopening state as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Gov. Mike Parson gets his flu shot in October 2019.

By Claire Colby and Madison Czopek, Missouri News Network

April 16, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit Missouri, Gov. Mike Parson is turning his sights on reopening the economy — even as St. Louis officials said they will wait at least a month before reopening. "We got to get people back to work," the governor said in Wednesday’s press briefing. "We got to get the ec...

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