Columbia/Boone County is under a Stay at Home Order beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and will continue to be in effect until 8 a.m. on April 24, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended. The order’s intent is to ensure that the maximum number of people stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) while enabling essential services to continue.
Major categories of essential businesses defined in the order include:
A full list of categories of essential businesses is provided in the order and they include: grocery and liquor stores, restaurants with take-out and delivery, gas stations, auto supply and repair, hardware stores, laundromats, dry cleaners, banks, media, trucking and transportation providers, construction services and more.
We strongly encourage all essential businesses to allow employees to work from home and to maintain social distancing to the extent feasible in continuing to carry out their operations.Non-essential businesses can continue operations that can be conducted from employees’ homes.
They can also continue minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the business’s inventory and facilities and to ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or for related functions, as well as minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences, provided social distancing is maintained.
Please read the full order and the FAQ sheet for more details: