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Missouri's Show Me Strong Recovery Plan Starts May 4, 2020

Post Date:04/29/2020 11:53 AM

Many Raymore businesses have played a crucial role in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 by drastically altering their operations or closing completely during the State of Missouri and Cass County Stay at  Home Orders.

Cass County will be adopting and implementing the guidance from Phase I of the State of Missouri’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, a strategic reopening of Missouri’s economy.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued an Economic Reopening Order to go into effect from 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 4, 2020, through Sunday, May 31, 2020.

As part of the State of Missouri’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, our local Raymore businesses will be able to open May 4, 2020, and most will have modifications to their normal operations.

The Economic Reopening Order and Phase I Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed on the Missouri Governor’s website.

“The guidelines from Gov. Parson offer a measured approach to allowing our residents to get back to work while protecting their health and safety,” Mayor Kris Turnbow said. “ We will remain vigilant and continue to work daily with our County and State health leaders.” 

While we encourage everyone to read the order and guidelines in full for detailed information, here is a summary of the main points of the order:

  • Under the Economic Reopening Order, every person and business must continue to abide by social distancing requirements of maintaining at least six feet between individuals, unless job duties require contact with other people. In that case, enhanced measures must be taken to mitigate the risks of spreading or contracting COVID-19.

  • All retail businesses may reopen to the public on May 4, 2020, however businesses must limit the number of individuals in their building based on the restrictions spelled out in the Economic Reopening Order. Businesses should also implement basic infection prevention measures informed by industry best practices. 

  • It is still recommended that only one person per household shop at retail stores to enable all families to access necessary goods and maintain occupancy and social distancing protocols.

  • Restaurants may offer dine-in services, but must adhere to social distancing and other precautionary measures. The continued use of drive-thru, pickup or delivery is encouraged.

  • People shall not visit nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes or assisted living homes unless to provide critical assistance or in end-of-life circumstances.

  • Residents should continue to practice good hygiene, including frequent hand washing and disinfection of frequently used items and surfaces. The guidelines also encourage residents to avoid socializing in groups that do not readily allow for social distancing and to minimize travel to the extent possible.

  • Residents should stay home if they are sick.

  • Schools shall remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

The City's Economic Development and Communications staff have created a webpage with resources to assist local business owners in the reopening process at

Additional information:

Show Me Strong Recovery Plan Press Release from Gov. Mike Parson

Show Me Strong Recovery Plan website with guiding principles, current orders and general guidelines to reopen Missouri's economy for businesses, citizens and communities.

Reopening Order FAQ