Responding to COVID-19

Updated Friday, August 28, 2020 – 1:30 p.m.

Starting on August 18, 2020, The City of Joplin moved into Phase 2, Step 4 of the reopening plan. Read more about the updated plan here.

Our Joplin business community is strong and resilient. You have approached this situation with hope, humility, and shared sense of purpose. The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce top priorities during this time are the health and wellness of our community, and minimizing the potential economic and business impact of COVID-19 or our community.

We want to hear about how your organization is being affected by this situation, so we can connect you with resources and share your concerns with legislators that might be able to help.

Rebuilding and Reopening

On Tuesday, August 18, the City of Joplin moved to Phase 2, Step 4 of Joplin’s COVID-19 recovery plan. This new step loosens restrictions on businesses and individuals within Joplin city limits.

IMPORTANT: Businesses in the City of Joplin MUST comply with the City of Joplin recovery plan AND the State of Missouri recovery plan.

City of Joplin

Response and Recovery Plan

Updated City of Joplin Ordinance

Recovery plan questions, please contact the City of Joplin | 417.624.0820 ext. 219

Return To Work Resources For Businesses

Missouri Chamber & Industry developed a Return To Work Guidelines that recommends best practices to assist businesses in their efforts to create safe workplaces for their employees and customers.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has put together this guide for businesses to prepare the workplace to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Visit the Chamber member directory to get connected with companies that can provide additional deep cleaning services, supplies, or training’s that comply with OSHA regulations.






Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The third coronavirus relief package was passed by Congress and signed by the President on March 27.

The nearly $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES Act, will help provide emergency assistance to organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Business & Employee Help page has more information.

Business & Employee Help

Latest resources for both businesses and our workforce.

Health Information

Helping employer and employees stay safe.