SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The relaxed criteria will have two immediate impacts: Faster, Easier Qualification Process for States Seeking SBA Disaster Assistance. Historically, the SBA has required that any state or territory impacted by disaster provide documentation certifying

How the Ordinance Limiting Large Gatherings Works

Update: The ordinance was amended March 17 to prohibit gatherings of 10 or more people. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, Springfield City Council on Monday passed an ordinance prohibiting public gatherings of 50 or more persons except for educational institutions, daycare facilities, and business operations in the corporate limits of the City

MSHSAA Cancels Speech, Debate and Theatre Events in Springfield, Spring Sports Still Planned

The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced today it is canceling a number of events, including events that were scheduled to take place in Springfield. The cancelations are due to the ongoing pandemic and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “As of today, the CDC has recommended that for the next

Show-Me Showdown Canceled

Due to continuing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) canceled the remainder of the Show-Me Showdown for Classes 4 and 5. The decision was made in consultation with local and state officials, as well as the member schools. The most recent CDC recommendations of limiting gatherings played

City Council Limits Public Gatherings to 50 People for 30 Days

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance March 16 limiting public gatherings for 30 days, following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here’s the ordinance: A special ordinance prohibiting any public gathering of 50 or more persons except for educational institutions, daycare facilities, and business operations in the corporate limits of

Virus Impact on Travel Survey Results Available

Results of a survey conducted by the Destinations International Foundation and MMGY Travel Intelligence are now available. The organizations are polling destination management organizations in North America to measure the impact of coronavirus and actions being taken within the tourism industry as a result of the COVID-19 disease outbreak. Survey results indicate most expect a negative impact on their

National Research on Virus Impact on the Travel Industry Available Next Week

The Destinations International Foundation and MMGY Travel Intelligence are polling destination management organizations in North America to measure the impact of coronavirus and actions being taken within the tourism industry as a result of the COVID-19 disease outbreak. Beginning next week, results of the study will be posted here. Check back every other week to see