COVID-19 Return to Work Guidance
COVID-19 Return to Work Guidance & “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan Resources:
Opening Up America Again – Whitehouse.gov
On April 16th, the US Government has provided guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.
CDC Guidance for Returning to Work
Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Reopening the country also strongly relies on public health strategies, including increased testing of people for the virus, social distancing, isolation, and keeping track of how someone infected might have infected other people. This plan is part of the larger United States Government plan and focuses on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and can also be applied to your home.
CDC Communication One-Stop-Shop Toolkits (webpage)
CDC Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting (download)
CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes (download)
CDC General Business FAQs (webpage)
Show Me Strong Recovery Plan for Missouri
On Monday, May 4th, The Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued Economic Reopening Health Order, which will remain in effect until Sunday, May 31st. St. Louis City and St. Louis County will begin easing ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions on May 18th.
City of St. Louis COVID-19 Resources:
Click here for the latest information on COVID-19 from St. Louis City Department of Health.
Health Commissioner’s Order No. 15
Order number fifteen on 11/12/2020, regarding public gatherings shall become effective at 12:00 a.m. on November 14, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended.
Health Commissioner’s Order No. 14
Order number fourteen on 9/4/2020, extends Health Commissioner’s Orders 13 and shall become effective at 12:00 a.m. on September 8, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended.
Health Commissioner’s Order No. 13
Order number thirteen on 8/12/2020, amends and supplements previous Health Commissioner’s Orders 8, and 9 and rescinds Order No. 10 and 12 and shall become effective at 12:00 a.m. on August 13, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until September 7, 2020.
Health Commissioner’s Order No.12
Order No. 12 amends and supplements previous Health Commissioner Order 10 and becomes effective at 12 am on July 17, 2020.
Health Commissioner’s Order No.10
Order No. 10 amends and supplements previous Health Commissioner Order 9 and becomes effective at 12 am on June 10, 2020.
Health Commissioner’s Order No. 9
Order No. 9 amends and supplements previous Health Commissioner Order 8 and becomes effective at 4 pm on May 22, 2020.
Health Commissioner’s Order #8
Order number eight replaces the previous Health Commissioner’s Orders 1-7. and becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020.
Employee Health Screening Form
Commercial Office Building Operations (Part II)
Restaurants & Bars
Business Office Operations (Part I)
Construction, Manufacturing, and Repair Services
Retail Services & Malls
Please visit the St. Louis City website for the latest information on COVID-19.
St. Louis City – COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
St. Louis County COVID-19 Resources:
Click here for the latest information on COVID-19 from St. Louis County Information Center.
12/30/2020 – Amended Safer at Home Order
11/12/2020 – Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19) Safer at Home Order
Together, in coordination with the City of St. Louis and the Economic Development Partnership, business operating guidelines for the entire St. Louis Region have been released and posted online. The following protocols can be found at stlcorona.com.
Commercial Office Building Operations
Restaurant (with dine-in) Operations
Business Office Operations
Construction, Manufacturing and Repair Services
Individual businesses can ask specific questions about how the guidance applies to their business by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the St. Louis County website for the latest information and updates on COVID-19.
St. Louis County News & Updates
Crane Agency has provided some additional resources below to help assist businesses and individuals with the return to work transition:
SAMPLE COVID-19 Exposure, Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan – General Industry
SAMPLE COVID-19 Exposure, Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan – Construction
Other Helpful Resources:
CDC COVID-19 Site
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC Guidance Documents
Occupational Safety and Health Administration COVID-19 Site
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Environmental Protection Agency COVID-19 Site
For a full list of EPA-approved disinfection techniques and tools, follow this link:
National Association of Manufacturers – American Renewal Action Plan
National Restaurant Association – Restaurant Reopening Guidance
Retail Industry Leaders Association / National Retail Federation – Blueprint for Shopping Safe
US Chamber State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance
US Chamber Foundation Coronavirus Response & Resources
Missouri Chamber Uniting for Recovery – Return to Work Guide