Community Interest

Franklin County Requires All Employers to Institute Appropriate Safety Protections, Closes Certain Types of Businesses

Monday March 23, 2020:  The Franklin County Missouri Commission has ordered, beginning immediately, all places of public accommodation shall institute appropriate health and safety protections including social distancing techniques (e.g. requiring people to be at least six (6) feet apart; reducing the number of employees, customers, or other people present; reducing face-to-face contact; using phone calls, virtual meetings, and drop-offs/curbside pickups rather than in-person contact.)

It has furthered ordered that beginning at 12:01 a.m. on March 24, 2020, the following places of public accommodation are closed to ingress, egress, use and occupancy by members of the public:

Golf Courses

Barbers and Barber Establishments

Cosmetologists, hairdressers, manicurists, estheticians, hair braiders, etc.

Movie theaters

Concert Halls


Exercise and fitness studios

Massage Therapists/businesses.

Franklin County has also mandated carry out, curbside pick up, and delivery only for dining establishments and bars.

The restrictions are in effect until April 17, 2020.

A copy of the full order is available here:   Franklin County Commission Order 2020-128.pdf