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Rapidly expand testing capacity and volume in the state, including testing for those who are currently contagious and those who have developed immunity to the virus.

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Expanding reserves of personal protective equipment (PPE) by opening public and private supply chains, and continuing to utilize Missouri businesses in that effort.

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Continuing to monitor and, if necessary, expanding hospital and health care system capacity, including isolation and alternate care facilities for those that cannot self-quarantine at home.


Improving the ability to predict potential outbreaks using Missouri’s public health data.

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Take the Show Me Strong Pledge

Missourians are strong, resilient and ready to get back to business. The backbone of a healthy economic recovery depends on everyone’s willingness to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The Show Me Strong Pledge is a voluntary commitment to take a few simple steps that will aid in protecting the well-being of all Missourians.

Show Me Strong Initiatives

These are great resources for Missouri’s businesses, communities, and citizens.
Learn more about these new programs and how to apply below.  

rapid Broadband deployment

Nearly $50 million in relief funds to aid in broadband expansion and COVID-19 response in the areas of telehealth, libraries, and education. 


$30 million to provide relief to small businesses and family-owned farms for reimbursement of costs of business interruption due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

PPE Production Grant Program

$20 million to increase production of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

return Strong

The Return Strong initiative is aimed at strengthening Missouri’s Workforce as it bounces back from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

tourism industry relief

$15 million to aid destination marketing organizations as they encourage safe travel and rebuild the state’s tourism economy.

Business recovery lab

A new online platform designed to assist businesses as they look to become more resilient and adapt to COVID-19 disruptions.

General Guidelines to Reopen Missouri’s Economy

In light of the expiration of Executive Order 20-09, it is still recommended that Missourians limit our activity and interactions and continue to maintain social distancing and practice good hygiene to protect our neighbors and ourselves. More prescriptive requirements may exist in your community, and individuals are encouraged to check local public health authorities for further guidance.

Missouri’s economy is reopening helping Missourians get back to work. This reopening is possible because of our efforts to pull together and achieve progress on the four health care pillars. This resulted in:

  • Flattening the curve and expanding healthcare capacity, while utilizing federal programs and deploying state resources;
  • Making decisions based on Missouri-specific data and medical expertise;
  • Protecting healthcare workers, first responders, and other direct care workers so that our citizens have access to the care they need;
  • Looking after our most vulnerable and at-risk populations;
  • Partnering with community leaders and incorporating flexibility based on each community’s circumstances;
  • Implementing a measured approach to mitigate risk of a resurgence.

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We’ve gathered information and resources from partner agencies across state and federal government.

We have learned and accomplished so much since March. Knowing what we know now, we are much better prepared to deal with COVID-19 going forward, and we are fully confident that Missouri is ready to reopen.

~ Governor Mike Parson
June 11, 2020