Guidelines for Pulaski County, Missouri Lodging & Outfitters

Updated 4/30/2020

Missouri will reopen economic and social activity on May 4th under Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan. On April 30, 2020, Pulaski County Commissioners rescinded their Stay-At-Home order and adopted Governor Parson’s order.


  • Recommend screening of employees’ temperature and for symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, and close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19).
  • Employee use of personal protective equipment, if available.
  • Increase frequency of disinfection of frequently touched surfaces with approved disinfectants according to manufacturer’s instructions. Door handles, faucet handles, and all other customer touch points in common areas.
  • Social distancing at check-in.
  • Encourage contactless and non-signature payment, when not possible card and payment stations must be sanitized after each use.
  • Any waiting area shall have floor or ground markers to indicate proper 6-foot spacing.
  • Tables and seating in dining area shall be spaced out according to social distance requirements. Proper distancing for customers (i.e. every other table occupied, 6 ft. spacing).
  • Enhanced sanitation strategies after every room use. All other hard surfaces sanitized.
  • Pools and exercise facilities open with strict social distancing and sanitation protocols.
  • All shared recreational equipment must be sanitized between every use, including, by way of example only and not limited to canoes, kayaks, paddles, fishing poles, and life vests. Proper sanitization of equipment is required to prevent the transmission of the virus through the touching of shared surfaces.
  • Encourage contactless and non-signature booking and payment; when possible. Card and payment stations must be sanitized after each use.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all tables, chairs, door handles, floors, bathrooms, and any high-touch surfaces shall be performed before open and multiple times throughout the day.
  • Establishments can post guidance posters to better inform guest of protective measures.
  • It is recommended that playgrounds remain closed.
  • Any transportation provided must comply with social distancing guidelines and individuals not part of the same household must be 6ft apart, this includes staff, and vehicles used for transport must be thoroughly sanitized between every transport. Increased ventilation is encouraged (windows open).

Social Distancing

Missourians shall abide by the 6ft distancing rule from other individuals. This does not apply to family members or individuals performing job duties that require contact with other people to perform their work duties. Enhanced precautions should be taken when work duties require contact with people less than 6ft apart.

Effective Dates

The Order is in place beginning May 4, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. The Order will be re-evaluated before it expires, and may be further restricted, less restricted, or extended in the current form.

Businesses and employees should work together to implement public health and safety measures for employees and customers, using the above direction as a guide, in addition to any guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)

Pulaski County Health Center

The information above was provided by Pulaski County Health Center. It is published by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau as a resource for Pulaski County residents and business owners and for those traveling to or visiting Pulaski County, Missouri. Further lodging information can be found here: Further outfitter information can be found here:

For questions contact Pulaski County Health Center at 573-736-2217 or via email at