As COVID-19 impacts our community, we are thinking about how we can help local businesses through the issues and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
We are monitoring the crisis and have been in contact with the Missouri Department of Economic Development (MO DED) as well as officials from St. Louis County. We are hopeful more resources will become available in the near future to assist our business community. Below you will find the resources that we are aware of. We will continue to monitor the impact and update this page as information becomes available to us.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM
The St. Louis County Small Business Relief ("SBR") Program will provide financial relief to small businesses that were closed during the Stay at Home Order. The grant can be used to pay for the costs of business interruption as a result of the business closing during the Stay at Home Order and to cover costs associated with reopening safely. Business interruption costs could include fixed operating costs during closure. Reopening costs could include acquiring personal protective equipment for employees or customers or installing plastic shields to reduce the risks of transmission between customers and employees.
For more information on eligibility, process and an online form to apply for the grant through the City of Maryland Heights, please click here.
LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration approved Missouri’s request for assistance through the federal agency’s disaster loan program. This move makes low interest disaster loans available to small businesses and private non-profits severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for more information from the SBA
MOSourceLink - Coronavirus Business resources
LOCAL RESTAURANT OPERATIONS:
It is our goal to limit the impact the COVID-19 restaurant and bar closures will have on our community. f you are operating a business in Maryland Heights and would like us to communicate updates regarding a change in your services due to the COVID-19 crisis, please let us know. You can send details to firstname.lastname@example.org. The updates will be posted on this page as they become available.
April 22, 2020:
St. Louis County Executive Sam Page extends stay-at-home order indefinitely. County Council to reassess the order in mid May
March 23, 2020:
GOVERNOR PARSON SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-05 ALLOWING SALE OF UNPREPARED FOODS BY RESTAURANTS
March 18, 2020:
Executive Order #13: Limits on Places of Public Accommodation
County Executive Sam Page signed Executive Order No. 13 today requiring all restaurants and bars in St. Louis County to institute social distancing measures that can limit the spread of COVID-19.
Starting today, all businesses that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption must implement social distancing measures. Social distancing measures include reducing the number of employees and customers in one room.
Starting by 12:01 a.m. on March 20, all restaurants and bars must start serving customers only through delivery, carry-out, or a drive-through.