National Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization Workplace Safety Guidance

OSHA COVID-19 Website

National Association of Home Builders Coronavirus Preparedness and Response
NAHB has many resources available for your business on this site. Items such as jobsite safety, summaries of recently passed federal legislation regarding sick leave and support for businesses, information on tax changes, contract considerations, and more can be found under the Protect Your Business section.

NAHB Survey: Individuals with businesses impacted by the closures due to COVID-19 are asked to respond to
this survey.

State Resources
Missouri Stay at Home Order
Governor Parson referenced guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS/CISA) regarding the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce in his order, which can be found here. The bullet points regarding housing construction can be found on pages 14-15 under the Residential/Shelter Facilities and Services section. Additionally, here is an FAQ that may be helpful.

Gov. Parson’s Directive on Social Distancing

Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans for Missouri Businesses

Missouri Department of Labor

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Department of Natural Resources

Local Resources

City of St. Louis Stay at Home Order
Sections in the City of St. Louis Order related to the home building industry include:
   -Pg. 1, Section I.(d)
   -Pg. 2, Section II. Introductory paragraphs
   -Pg. 3, Section II.(t) and (v)
   -Based on the most recent information we have from city officials, permitting and inspections for new construction and remodeling projects are continuing. 
    Please contact city officials with any questions you may have about a particular project.

St. Louis County Department of Public Health Stay at Home Order
The Stay at Home Order can be found on the right side of this page. Sections in the St. Louis County Order related to the home building industry include:
   -Pg. 1, Section I. 3rd paragraph
   -Pg. 2, Section III.E.3 and III.E.8
   -Pg. 3, Section III.E.9
   -Pg. 4, Section III.F.15
   -Pg. 7, Section III.I, III.J.1 and III.J.8
   -Pg. 8, Section III.P and III.S.1
   -Pg. 9, Section III.U and Section IV.A.2
   -Pg. 10, Section IV.C.1 and all of Section IV.D
   -Pg. 11, Section IV.I

St. Louis County Department of Public Works and Transportation
The links in the St. Louis County Department of Public Works and Transportation message answer commonly asked questions, including questions about permitting, inspections, and third-party inspectors.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on St. Louis County resources. As a result, implementation of the county’s new residential building code, the 2015 IRC with amendments, has been delayed until July 1, 2020. Learn more here.

St. Charles County Stay at Home Order

Jefferson County Stay at Home Order

Franklin County Commission Orders

Warren County Commission’s Public Gatherings Order

HBA Resources, Communication & Other Information
Permits and Inspections in the Time of Pandemic

Letters Sent on Behalf of HBA Members:

    - To local governments
    - To Governor Parson

Letter Template for Builder Clients
These templates are not HBA documents, but were provided to the HBA by a member who received them from another organization. They are posted here with the member’s permission in the hope they may be of help to other members. If you have questions, please consult your legal counsel or advisors.

Tool Box Talks
   - Emergency Preparedness: Pandemic
   - Coping with Stress During the Outbreak
   - 5-Minute Safety Talk

Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest

St. Louis Business Journal Small Business Resource Guide

To Donate N-95 masks, face shields & other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): 

Contact Tom Finan at Construction Forum STL, who is organizing PPE donations at or visit the PPE for STL facebook page (you may also contact Richard Reilly at or text 314-574-7748 to schedule pick-up for PPE for STL)