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Missouri Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 4/3/2020

April 3, 2020

Today’s update discusses the skyrocketing unemployment claims in the State of Missouri while touching on the federal government’s plan to increase unemployment funds in each state. Additionally, there is an update on yet another county within the state which has issued a stay-at-home order effective today.

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  • Francois County has joined several other Missouri counties as they have issued a stay-at-home order beginning April 3, 2020. St. Francois will join the list of over 20 (out of 114) counties in the state that have implemented similar orders. The stated intent of the order is to maximize the number of people who stay at home and slow the spread of COVID-19 while protecting the local jobs and economy. To read the order, visit https://www.mymoinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Stay-at-home-order-3_30_2020.pdf.

HeplerBroom attorney Emilee M. Bramstedt contributed to this blog post.

COVID-19 Updates

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone’s continued health and well-being, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff will be working remotely until March 31. This is an unprecedented and dynamic situation, and HeplerBroom is committed to observing governmental suggestions and requirements concerning public health while continuing to provide legal service second to none.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom’s IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.