Service Changes Due to COVID-19: 

Changes, closures and cancellations have occurred to many of Clayton's facilities, meetings, events and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click for updated information.

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

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The following sections below will help guide small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. The information is provided by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Small Business Association (SBA), Department of Treasury, the State of Missouri, and the Missouri Municipal League (MML). We will do our best to keep this information as up to date as possible. Please check original sources for most recent data. 

Health and Safety

St. Louis County Re-Opening Order & Occupancy Loads

St. Louis County Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening

St. Louis County Health Department Educational Material

Guidance for Businesses and Employees (CDC)

Statewide Stay at Home Order: Business Guidance and Waiver Requests

Financial Relief and Assistance

St. Louis County Small Business Relief Program

Please notify the City of Clayton of your application by emailing



Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act (SBA and Dept. of Treasury)

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that were passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. 

 Paycheck Protection Program (SBA)

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Disaster Loan Assistance (SBA)

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Other Helpful Links

Find Local Assistance (SBA)

FAQS: Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act

Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program (MO Dept of Labor & Industrial Relations)

 Regulatory Changes and Extensions (State of Missouri)

To-Go Alcohol Sales

The State of Missouri and the City of Clayton have expanded some to-go alcohol sales until May 15, 2020.

Professional Registration Waived or Relaxed Regulations
Multiple regulatory Boards have requested statutes and regulations to be waived or relaxed in order to meet the demands during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Regulatory Relief
Now accepting requests for Department enforcement discretion through

Missouri Department of Revenue Information
The tax filing deadline has been extended and federal guidance for commercial drivers.

Raising Restrictions on the Sale of Unprepared Foods
Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-05 ordering the suspension of any prohibition on the sale of unprepared food by restaurants to the public.

MoDOT Technician Certification
Certification due date extended until September 1, 2020.

MoDOT Contracting Disruptions
Advice regarding possible disruptions to the contracting industry due to COVID-19.

Other Business Links 

St. Louis Region Chamber: COVID-19 Business Information

MO Department of Health and Senior Services: Businesses

General COVID-19 Updates

St. Louis County

MO Department of Health and Senior Services 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)