State and Regional News

Governor issues statewide ‘Stay Home Missouri’ order to Control, contain, and combat COVID-19

Building on Missouri’s efforts to control, contain, and combat COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson today issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order effective beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.

MSHP extends statewide suspension Of all written and driver road testing, salvage inspections, and bus inspections

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces that the Patrol is extending the suspension of all written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations until April 15, 2020. This includes operator, commercial driver license, and motorcycle testing.

Department of Social Services extends the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

In response to COVID-19, the Department of Social Services is extending the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program from March 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020 for Missourians who have not previously applied. LIHEAP helps low-income Missourians with a one-time payment for their primary heating bills from November through May 31, 2020. To be eligible for the program, low-income Missourians must:

SEMA adapts Applicant Briefing to online presentation in support of local governments, nonprofits statewide involved in COVID-19 response

Following the federal disaster declaration for COVID-19 on March 26, the State Emergency Management Agency has made an online applicant briefing available for local government and nonprofit agencies statewide that are eligible for federal assistance for emergency protective measures taken as part of the COVID-19 response. This online presentation was developed to align with SEMA’s social distancing measures.

 Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org expands guidelines to help Missourians in need of legal answers

Even in these uncertain times, Missouri lawyers are here to help by fielding legal questions about COVID-19 and its impact on our lives and livelihoods. Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org, a virtual legal clinic platform produced by The Missouri Bar and American Bar Association, has expanded its services to help even more Missouri citizens of modest means receive answers to legal questions, at no cost, from licensed Missouri lawyers.