This page will be continuously updated. Because of the nature of the COVID-19 situation some information may become outdated before it’s removed or updated on this page.
Call the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services 24-hour hotline at 877-435-8411, if you are need of immediate help.
If you have specific COVID-19 questions for Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services email [email protected]
Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services have provided the below information for business and organizations.
Shared Work Program
The Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program is an alternative to layoffs for employers faced with a reduction in available work. It allows an employer to divide the available work among a specified group of affected employees instead of a layoff. These employees receive a portion of their unemployment benefits while working reduced hours. To participate, an employer must complete an application for the affected unit within the company, and submit it to the Division of Employment Security (DES) for approval. See how to file a Shared Work certification here.
- An individual must accept all normal work hours offered by the participating employer for the claim period filed.
- An individual must be able to work and be available for normal work hours with the participating employer.
- An individual must be eligible for regular unemployment benefits in the State of Missouri.
Human Resources Information
The below videos provided by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce are practical guidelines for Missouri employers regarding COVID-19’s impact on employment law issues and more. If you need additional advice, please contact one of our attorneys on how best to proceed to See a complete list of attorneys here or legal services here.
In this video, legal expert with McMahon Berger law firm discusses recommended procedures and policies to have in place in the event of a potential coronavirus case coming to your workplace.
In this video, legal experts in employment law walk employers through practical advice and policies to consider regarding coronavirus concerns.
Columbia Tribune Interactive Map
This interactive map of local businesses will help businesses connect with customers in a quick and efficient way to give them the information about changes in hours, special services like delivery, curbside pick up, or even virtual tours. To take advantage, follow the link below to our Google Form where you will be asked for basic information (business name, phone number, address, website URL, etc.) and what information your customers need to know. That information is imported to an interactive map that shows businesses throughout the area. When an individual clicks on a pin on the map, your information will show up. It’s a simple and easy way to get critical information out to our community and it will be updated daily.
Columbia Area LocaliQ Business Directory Form – bit.ly/2wrggoa