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These guidelines are effective as updated on July 31, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the Department of Public Health’s (“DPH’s”) Third Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening effective July 31, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced Monday that the county is partnering with community health centers to increase COVID-19 testing in north St. Louis County.

In advance of Tuesday’s election in St. Louis County, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health has partnered with the St. Louis County Board of Elections to improve safety for voters and poll workers.

These guidelines are effective as updated on July 31, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the Department of Public Health’s (“DPH’s”) Third Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening effective July 31, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective as updated on July 31, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the Department of Public Health’s (“DPH’s”) Third Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening effective July 31, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective as updated on July 31, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the Department of Public Health’s (“DPH’s”) Third Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening effective July 31, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective as updated on July 31, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the Department of Public Health’s (“DPH’s”) Third Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening effective July 31, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective as updated on July 31, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the Department of Public Health’s (“DPH’s”) Third Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening effective July 31, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective as updated on July 31, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the Department of Public Health’s (“DPH’s”) Third Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening effective July 31, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced Sunday that the county will purchase thousands of mobile hotspots and tablets to ensure all students have the tools they need for virtual school this fall.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will talk about business restrictions that go into effect on Friday and updates on testing.

The Third Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening begins today, July 31 at 5:00pm.

Meetings Scheduled Week of August 3, 2020

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will talk about business restrictions that go into effect on Friday and updates on testing.

As COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb, Dr. Page will discuss schools and a formal recommendation from the Department of Public Health, as requested by superintendents.

The intent of this Order is to provide standards for individual conduct while in public and for business operations with the goal to decrease transmission of COVID-19.  Individuals are encouraged to remain in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible to reduce their own risks and risks to others of being exposed to and transmitting COVID-19.

The latest order is dated July 29 and effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31 will be posted in its entirety on stlcorona.com later today.

Dr. Page will be joined by leaders of Cool Down St. Louis to discuss utility assistance during this pandemic.

Dr. Page will discuss the status of testing in the county including increasing the supply of tests, expanding access to testing throughout the county, ensuring timely results to patients and improving reporting time for test administrators.

St. Louis County’s COVID-19 website, stlcorona.com, lists the number of new cases reported each day. Unfortunately, today’s reported figure of 88 new cases reflects incomplete data.

As announced by Dr. Page this morning the following seven initiatives will take effect at 5:00 pm, Friday, July 31.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

As we continue to see the rise in COVID-19 case, please be aware of the purpose of a mask and how to properly put on and remove your face mask. Face coverings may prevent you from being quarantined by the Department of Public Health if you come in contact with a positive case. It helps protect not only you and your family but jobs and workers as well.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Area is in the middle of a dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases and there is widespread transmission of the virus occurring in the community, particularly in the younger population. This unfortunately increases the risk of spread to everyone, particularly when people gather in groups. Furthermore, children will further suffer as this increase in activity threatens the ability of children to return safely to school and to sports this fall.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. today. He will be joined by Dr. Art McCoy, superintendent of Jennings School District; Kristen Sorth, director of the St. Louis County Library; and Dr. Alex Garza, head of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.

As previously noted, St. Louis County had asked for community input on how to directly spend $7 million of CARES funding for healthcare. Members of the community responded and ultimately decided that specific healthcare services were needed in the county’s most vulnerable areas, most of them in north county.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

These guidelines, effective July 20, 2020, supersede and replace the June 26, 2020, guidelines. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) Second Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening, dated June 26, 2020, effective June 29, 2020, (the “Order”) and as may be further amended, these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines, as updated and effective July 14, 2020 in Saint Louis County differ from the previous guideline in that exemptions are specifically outlined, including additional options for those with health conditions.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Due to a rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases involving young people in St. Louis County,  the Department of Public Health has issued more specific guidelines effective Monday, July 20.

The Small Business Relief team is presently in the process of reviewing applications on a rolling basis.  Applicants will receive an email whether your application is being awarded or not.  If you have not yet received an email from us, your application is still under review.

Dr. Page will discuss the awarding of $9.6 million in CARES Act funds for humanitarian efforts.

How do the different types of masks work?

These guidelines, as updated, are effective July 14, 2020 in Saint Louis County. In accordance with the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) Order Requiring Members of the Public and Employees to Wear Face Coverings, dated July 1, 2020 and effective July 3, 2020, these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in the county.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

This guidance on disinfecting and sanitizing is intended for all, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

As announced by Dr. Page this morning, the Department of Public Health has released a set of indicators which provide a data-driven, standardized framework for considering policy decisions about easing/strengthening restrictions.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

In Ameren's continued effort to ensure awareness of all available utility resources, Ameren is assisting in sharing information regarding the Missouri Department of Social Services -Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

To maintain consistency among area school districts, a sub-group of area superintendents, health care professionals and health department personnel developed the following return to school guidance. Participants in this ongoing dialogue are listed at the end of this document. This guidance pertains specifically to school settings and operations, and may differ from guidance provided to the general public. The recommendations included in this document are endorsed by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, EducationPlus and Independent Schools of St. Louis and are subject to adjustment as conditions change.

The St. Louis County Clerk issues Notary Commissions for bonded, qualified applicants who have been approved to act as a Notary Public by the Missouri Secretary of State's Office.   We DO NOT notarize documents.

Beginning today, Monday, July 6, all St. Louis County Library Branches will be distributing masks to the public during regular library hours. Those hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 am - 6 pm and Friday and Saturday 9 am-5 pm.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, County Executive Page will hold briefings at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Following his remarks, County Executive Page will open the briefing for questions from the media.

The intent of this Order is to institute standards for the requirement to use Face Coverings when outside of the home or in an enclosed place of Public Accommodation, with the goal to ensure people protect themselves and others, particularly those who are vulnerable to poorer outcomes related to COVID-19 infection. As face-to-face interactions increase and as scientific evidence indicates that COVID-19 is spread by asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals, it is critical that all individuals wear Face Coverings in public settings. This Order supersedes and replaces any provision of any another DPH Order pertaining to Face Coverings.

The St. Louis County Department of Public has masks available for anyone in need, especially over the upcoming holiday weekend. If you are in need of a mask, drive by any of our clinic locations, John C. Murphy in Berkeley, South County Health Center in Sunset Hills, or our North Central Health Clinic in Pine Lawn. Mask pick is available today starting at 1PM until 5PM, and tomorrow from 8AM until 5PM. This is highly encouraged to keep our community safe.

Dr. Page will discuss the jump in COVID-19 cases among Hispanics and the work the Department of Public Health is doing to stem this trend. Leaders of the Hispanic community will join Dr. Page at the briefing.

A CARES Act Ballot is available for members of the public to take part in a participatory budgeting process that will determine where federal funds are distributed.

Beginning Monday, June 29, St. Louis County residents can reduce wait times by scheduling appointments with the Department of Revenue.

As communities and businesses are opening, many people are looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. Wearing a mask protects yourself and others around you and it has never been more important. It is critical that people continue to wear masks.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness and three additional symptoms have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The intent of this Order is to provide standards for individual conduct while in public and for business operations with the goal to decrease transmission of COVID-19. This Order sets forth guidelines for individuals when they are in public.

These guidelines are effective as updated on June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) Second Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening  dated June 20, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020, these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

County Executive Page will announce a program that allows residents who live in areas of the County most impacted by COVID-19 to select how $7 million in CARES Act funds are spent on their community healthcare services.

These guidelines are effective June 16, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with DPH’s Amended Order for Residential Living dated and effective June 15, 2020. These guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are updated effective June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) Second Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening, dated June 26, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective, as updated, June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s  (“DPH”) Second Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening, dated June 26, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020, (the “Order”) and as may be further amended. These guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are updated effective June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) Second Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening, dated June 26, 2020, and effective June 29, 2020, these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective as updated on June 29, 2020. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health (“DPH”) Second Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening Order, dated June 26, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020, these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective as updated on June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) Second Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening dated June 26, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective as updated on June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) Second Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening, dated June 26, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID- 19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective, as updated, on June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) <strong>Second Amended  Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening</strong> dated  June 26, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County. 

These guidelines are effective as updated on June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) Second Amended Order for Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening Order dated June 26, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020, these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective as updated on June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s (“DPH’s”) Second Amended Order Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening dated June 26, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID- 19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

These guidelines are effective, as updated, on June 29, 2020 in St. Louis County. In accordance with the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Second Amended Order Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening dated June 26, 2020 and effective June 29, 2020 (the “Order”), these guidelines may be replaced or modified by DPH based on new scientific information and local information including the trajectory of influenza-like illnesses, cases of COVID-19, and any other information deemed relevant to protect public health in St. Louis County.

A new Economic Rescue Team appointed by County Executive Dr. Sam Page will recommend ways to use COVID-19 relief funds to help boost the county’s economy and review county regulations for businesses to see how government can work more efficiently.

Now more than ever, it is vital to continue to take proper personal protective measures seriously, including the disinfection of shared spaces. Be aware and cautious of gathering places that may not accommodate proper social distancing requirements such as break rooms, smoking areas, modes of transportation and shared or congregate housing.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Even as St. Louis County continues to navigate the process of reopening, it’s crucial that people continue to follow local social-distancing guidelines and wearing masks. For some, caution fatigue may be starting to settle in and St. Louis County Department of Public Health encourages staying safe and focused on personal protective measures.

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has updated the Youth Sports Guidelines. Playing sports with or against other individuals during this time holds an inherent risk that someone may become infected and, in turn, spread the virus to others in their household or community. Please consider this risk when allowing your child to participate in organized sports.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, County Executive Page will hold briefings at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

St. Louis County Workforce Development will be hosting a virtual job fair on June 17th - 19th, 2020. The event will feature multiple industries and many employers in the St. Louis Metro Area, complete with direct application links and contact information for immediate follow up via phone or video call.

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is continuing to experience high call volume following the announcement last week of the expansion of testing for COVID-19. Therefore, DPH has developed a sign-up tool for St. Louis County residents to schedule their own appointments for testing.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

This amended order intends to ensure that Residential Living Facilities that house and treat the elderly and medically vulnerable in Long Term Care Facilities adopt the most aggressive mitigation strategies to combat the spread of COVID-19. Other facilities, which also house high risk individuals but do not provide assisted living or nursing care, such as retirement homes and communities, shall practice social distancing and other requirements as outlined to protect this less vulnerable, but still high-risk population.

St. Louis County has released a funding opportunity related to the CARES Act under the Coronavirus Relief Fund related to the humanitarian response program. The goal of the COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Program is to fund programs and services that support the needs of County residents suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency in order to promote recovery for the region and mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

As announced by Dr. Page this morning, additional businesses in St. Louis County have reopened today, including fitness centers, pools, casinos, and banquet halls at 25% capacity. All businesses that open must abide by the restrictions and guidelines set out by the St. Louis County Health Department.

The briefing will focus on reopening of remaining St. Louis County businesses including fitness centers and gyms. Tours of the gym available after the media briefing, highlighting the guidelines followed to reopen safely.

As announced by Dr. Page this morning, on Monday, June 15, more of St. Louis County will open – this includes fitness centers, pools, casinos, and banquet halls at 25% capacity. All businesses that open must abide by the restrictions and guides set out by the St. Louis County Health Department as outlined here.

On Friday, Dr. Page will talk about easing restrictions on crowd sizes for businesses.

St. Louis County's Department of Public Health is expanding its criteria for public COVID-19 testing. Starting Monday, June 15, anyone who has frequent or close contact with people outside of the household may get a test, including those who have no symptoms of COVID-19 and no known exposure.

This morning, St. Louis County Department of Public Health released new statistics that show a 13 percent decrease in the number of opioid-related deaths in 2019 compared to the previous year.

The mission of the American Job Center - Saint Louis County is to serve as a partnership between Saint Louis County residents and businesses in supporting the Saint Louis Metropolitan area's economic development with a qualified workforce.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, County Executive Page will hold briefings at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Following his remarks, County Executive Page will open the briefing for questions from the media.

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New guidelines for entertainment venues take effect June 15. Adherence to these guidelines protect customers as well as employers and employees.

This morning, County Executive Sam Page announced the enhancement of Behavioral Health access by calling 211. During these difficult times, many people are experiencing unfamiliar emotions and navigating through unexpected circumstances.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

This morning, County Executive Sam Page announced an additional $5 million in federal funds that will be available for residents for needs at home. This includes but not limited to the unhoused, those in need of additional support to keep families together and safe, rental assistance and mortgage assistance for low-and middle-income residents.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, County Executive Page will hold briefings at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Help St. Louis County direct $7 million in federal funding for COVID-19 response in our community! St. Louis County’s Participatory Budgeting process offers many residents a direct say in how to spend part of the federal money to combat the novel coronavirus.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced this morning a new facet to the County Cares funding stimulus to cover childcare and humanitarian services in St. Louis County. The Humanitarian Response Program is a joint effort guided by the County Executive’s office in collaboration with the Department of Human Services and the Children’s Services Fund.

This morning County Executive Sam Page announced $24 million in funding for the humanitarian response program that will focus on three main areas:  senior and home bound programming, housing stabilization and social and emotional wellness.

At the briefing, County Executive Page will make remarks on the unrest following the death of George Floyd and announce funding for the humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reopening guidelines for the businesses listed below are now available online.

Issues liquor, amusement, tow truck, solicitor and other miscellaneous licenses.  Does NOT issue auto and driver licenses, which are issued by the MO-DMV.

This is your opportunity to join St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s Participatory Budgeting (PB) efforts. YOU decide how $7M of Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act dollars should be spent to provide access to care services where you live. Funding may be used for testing, primary care, mental health services, etc.

As announced by County Executive Sam Page this morning, Bars are permitted to reopen on June 8. Additional guidance and safety protocols will be available online today and posted on social media. The reopening of gyms, pools and other sports has been set for June 15th, with additional guidance available in the near future.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, County Executive Page will hold briefings at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Following his remarks, County Executive Page will open the briefing for questions from the media.

The St. Louis County CARES SBR hotline is (314) 615-1778, and the email address is [email protected].

If you do not have the ability to submit these documents via the internet, you may pick up registration documents in print form, complete, and return all required documents at the drop boxes in the lobby of the LK Roos Government Center, 41 S. Central Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105 by 5:00 p.m. CST on June 8, 2020.

You must affirm through a checkbox that you understand the guidelines for this form and program, and simply type your name into the box designated for the signature.

A line-item budget will assist the County, Councilmembers, and the third-party accounting firm to ensure that funds given to a particular small business are being used for appropriate and eligible expenditures and/or reimbursements under the CARES Act.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s definition can be found here. Please note that only businesses with 50 (fifty) or less employees are eligible to apply for funding through the SBR.

The NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code is the standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying businesses for data collection related to the U.S. economy. You can use this link to identify under which division your business falls and subsequently acquire your code.

The nine-digit DUNS (data universal numbering system) number identifies a business in the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud and can help predict the reliability and stability of that business. This link will take you to the website to search your business’s DUNS number. If your business does not have a DUNS number, you are still able to submit the form without it, but should consider applying for a DUNS number for future purposes. It takes approximately 30 days to acquire one from Dun & Bradstreet.

You can search for your business to access your Charter Number here from the Missouri Secretary of State’s website. You should also use the above link to ensure your business is in good standing with the state.

You must apply using the address of the business’ principal location. Applications will not be considered for multiple locations. A third-party accounting firm will verify the principal business location and perform procedures to ensure no duplicative awards are issued.

You can verify your business’s principal address with this online tool

No, so long as the money is used on allowable expenditures as outlined and verified in compliance review.

The grant can be used to pay for the costs of business interruption as a result of business closure during the Stay at Home Order, and to cover costs associated with reopening safely. Business interruption costs could include fixed operating costs during closure, such as rents, utilities, salaries, and benefits.  Reopening costs could include acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees or customers or installing plastic shields to reduce the risks of transmission between customers and employees.

An application will not be automatically rejected or denied simply for indicating federal money was received. After receiving the recommendations of the council members, the third-party accounting firm will review and verify the recommendations for compliance.

An application will not be automatically rejected or denied simply for indicating federal money was received. After receiving the recommendations of the council members, the third-party accounting firm will review and verify the recommendations for compliance.

$17.5 million in Federal funding has been allocated to the SBR program. Each Councilmember will receive $2.5 million for grants to small businesses in their respective district.

Yes. After the independent accounting firm certifies the award, you will be required to execute an agreement with St. Louis County. The County will provide the agreement for execution. The agreement will define the terms and conditions associated with your acceptance of the award. Award payment will not be made until the agreement is fully executed.

The County Councilmember will decide which small businesses in each district receive SBR funding after the third-party accounting firm has reviewed and submitted each completed application.

Your information is passed to an independent accounting firm hired by St. Louis County to verify business information and required documentation in the compliance process. County Councilmembers will establish their own criteria of review for applications within their respective districts.

The County will review your application and the information submitted in accordance with applicable legal and program requirements. Among other things, an independent, third-party accounting firm will perform a check of all completed applications and certify whether program requirements have been met. Those applicants lacking information will have an opportunity to provide additional information. The list of completed, certified applications will be provided to Councilmembers who will make the final determination about awards in their district.

Businesses may choose to alert their Councilmember that they have submitted an application, but it is not required. Councilmembers will receive notice of all applications submitted within their district.

When you click the “Submit” button, you will receive a message on the last page of the form confirming that it has gone through. Our St. Louis County CARES SBR staff will also send a follow-up email to confirm your application’s reception as soon as they can, taking into account the volume of applicants.

No, once you submit your form, that information is final. If you must edit information after you have submitted your form, please complete a new form and mark the new form as “replacement” where noted.

Communications with this website are secure to prevent your information from being intercepted. Information provided may be considered a public record under the Sunshine Law.

You have until 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) on June 10, 2020 to submit the form.

The intent of this Order is to provide standards for individual conduct while in public and for business operations with the goal to decrease transmission of COVID-19.  This Order sets forth guidelines for individuals when they are in public. 

Playing sports with or against other individuals during this time holds an inherent risk that someone may become infected and, in turn spread the virus to other individuals in their household or community.

St. Louis County’s Department of Public Health has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its work to protect nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Metro Transit will resume front-door boarding and fare collection on MetroBus vehicles beginning on Monday, June 1, with temporary changes to fares and fare collection.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Friday. County Executive Page will be joined by Gov. Mike Parson.

St. Louis County Department of Public Health has added Testing Data to the current dashboard, which is now available and can be found online here.

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health will distribute 100,000 KN-95 masks today to the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

St. Louis County Department of Public Health issued a travel advisory as some workers return to their jobs after ignoring social distance practices outlined by public health experts to protect against COVID-19. The press release and travel advisory can be found here.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page asked the Department of Public Health to issue a travel advisory as some workers return to their jobs after ignoring social distance practices outlined by public health experts to protect against COVID-19.

Earlier today, it was announced by St. Louis County and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, that additional guidance for the reopening of summer camps is now available.

Dr. Page will provide details on reopening of more businesses and distribution of more than 250,000 masks.

With additional guidance of the reopening of summer camps and aquatic centers expected in the near future, please move into the summer season safely. Plan activities and outings that you can do safely so you can focus on having fun. Take steps to protect not only yourself but the people around you from COVID-19.

Earlier today, it was announced by St. Louis County and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, that additional guidance for the reopening of summer camps and aquatic centers would be released later this week. All updated guidance and/or recommendations are available online here.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Childcare Reopening Guidance document has been updated and can be found here, listed as number 11.

The Municipal Court provides services from several locations across St Louis County.  We initiate and process cases, schedule dockets, accept pleadings and payments, answer public inquiries, and assist litigants.

St. Louis County's Department of Public Health has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its work to protect nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CMS cites St. Louis County's work twice in its May 2020 publication, Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes.

For a complete list of business specific re-opening operational protocols, please click here or visit stlcorona.com.

The county executive will talk about the partial reopening of St. Louis County.

Status of St. Louis County Parks as of May 18, 8:00 a.m. is the following:

St. Louis County Council meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, will be accessible by conference call.

Beginning Monday, May 18th, St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) hotline hours will be slightly modified in response to the current call data.

Council Oversight of COVID-19 Funding and Expenditures Committee Meeting

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced yesterday that $2.6 million from the CARES Act grant was awarded to five community partners working to  connect food with families struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.

St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced today that $2.6 million from the CARES Act grant was awarded to five community partners working to connect food with families struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

County Executive Page will announce grants for agencies to help provide food to people in St. Louis County who are struggling during this pandemic. Agency representatives will be in attendance to talk about the challenges they face and the work they do.

  • In addition to the information provided under Question #16 above, St. Louis County Charter Section 12.020 pertaining to campaign contributions also applies to the SBR grant program.

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.

  • Businesses may choose to alert their Council member that they have submitted an application, but it is not required. Council members will receive notice of all applications submitted within their district.
  • No. The application asks for the specific amount of funding the business is requesting and also provides a place to explain how the funding, if received, will be used.
  • You can obtain a PDF or paper copy of the application from the Council member of the district that you are applying in. You should return the completed application to the council member and they or their staff will enter the information provided on the form into the electronic application online.
  • If the prohibiting factor is due to a disability, the County’s ADA compliance coordinator, Carol Flood, will work to assist individuals who are unable to complete the application by providing necessary assistance.  She can be reached at [email protected]

  • The Council members’ recommendations are expected to include input and/or endorsement from the highest or chief elected official in the municipality that the business resides in. If a Council member is recommending a business and there is not an endorsement or input from that chief elected official, Council members will be able to note that and provide explanation.
  • An application will not be automatically rejected or denied simply for indicating federal money was received. That check-box on the application is intended for gathering additional information about the business and to potentially help council member determine the priority need for relief funds. After receiving the recommendations of the council members, the third-party accounting firm will review and verify the recommendations for compliance.
  • May 31st is the final date to submit an application. The application will be removed from the website on May 31st
  • Council members will establish their own system for validating the information on a business’ application. Once the application is recommended by a council member, a third-party accounting firm will verify information and more specific details related to compliance.
  • No, so long as the money is used on allowable expenditures as outlined and verified in compliance review.
  • No. If you feel you made an error or omitted information from your original application, please submit a new application and check the box indicating that the application is to replace a previously submitted application.
  • Yes. The agent will be required to check a “box” indicating they read and understand the program guidelines before entering their name as their signature.
  • Council members are the ultimate decision makers, so they will decide whether or not to recommend the award. The only reason a business will be denied, aside from a council member’s determination not to recommend the business, will be based on non-compliance as determined by the third-party accounting firm.
  • The maximum award amount for an SBR grant is $15,000
  • That is correct. No business may receive an SBR grant if the business has a director, officer, employee, agent, or sub-contractor that is an elected or appointed official of St. Louis County, an elected or appointed official of any municipality within St. Louis County, or is a member of the immediate family of any such elected or appointed official.
  • As of May 7, an automatic reply will be generated to the applicant that informs them that their application was successfully submitted. Those who submitted an application prior to May 7 can verify with the council member of the district they applied in whether their application was received.
  • There will be an independent, third-party accounting firm engaged to ensure that the businesses are in good standing and meet all compliance requirements.
  • The total amount of CARES Act funds being allocated for the SBR program is approximately $17.5 million, which is approximately $2.5 million per Council district. This total funding represents approximately 10% of total CARES Act funds received by the County.
  • An application will not be automatically rejected or denied for having offered limited services such as curb-side pickup. That check-box on the application is intended for gathering additional information about the business and to potentially help council member determine the priority need for relief funds.
  • This is intended to identify that the application being submitted is from a legitimate business located within the County. You may also enter a federal employer identification number in addition to a business license number. An independent accounting firm will confirm that the business is valid and located within the County.
  • You should only apply using the address of the business’ principal location. Applications will not be considered for multiple locations.  A third-party accounting firm will verify the principal business location and further ensure no duplicative awards are issued.
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