The City of Nixa has implemented a STAY-AT-HOME ORDER and other precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Learn more...

What to know about the Stay-At-Home Order

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On April 3rd, Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson announced that a statewide stay-at-home order would go into effect beginning April 6 and lasting through April 24. You may view the statewide order here.

You can see an FAQ about the statewide order on the governor's website here.

The statewide order gives local authorities to make even stricter local orders, so the order from the Mayor of Nixa remains in effect and supersedes the statewide order.

On April 7th, Nixa Mayor Brian Steele signed an updated stay-at-home order, bringing it into agreement with the statewide stay-at-home order on certain points, while maintaining the same stricter provisions already in place by order of the Mayor since March 26th. This order maintains consistency with the Springfield and Greene County stay-at-home orders to reduce confusion across jurisdictional lines.

NOTE: Essential businesses should only conduct essential business activities, not non-essential business activities. Non-Essential businesses must cease all in-person operations (unless exempted by law).

The two updates are:

1.     Any essential business engaged in retail sales to the public shall limit the number of customers in any particular retail location at any one time to a maximum of:

  • The result of the total square feet of the building at the retail location divided by 30
    • Times twenty-five (25) percent for a retail location with square footage of less than ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft2)
    • Times ten (10) percent for a retail location with square footage of ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft2) or more.

2.     Firearm repair has been added to the list of essential businesses and, pursuant to RSMo Section 44.101, the order shall not be construed to prohibit or restrict the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during the declared state of emergency.

This amended order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on April 8, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 24, 2020.


View or print the Nixa Mayor's UPDATED Stay-At-Home Order.

View or print the Nixa FAQ about the Stay-At-Home Order.

View or print the UPDATED full list of essential/non-essential businesses and activities by category.

View or print the new flyer we are distributing around the community about the UPDATES stay-at-home order. The front has information everyone needs to know. The back has information businesses need to know.


If you do not live inside Nixa city limits, be aware that all of Christian County is under the same order.

You can view Christian County's UPDATED Stay-At-Home order here.

You can view the Christian County Stay-At-Home Order FAQ here.

You can view the Christian County FAQ for businesses affected by the Stay-At-Home Order here.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

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  • I’m a medical provider – am I allowed to remain open for non-essential services?

  • Why was this order issued?

  • How long is the order in effect for?

  • What does this order require?

  • Will residents be subject to penalties such as arrest or citations for leaving their homes?

  • Does my business qualify as an essential business as defined in the emergency order?

  • My business does not fall under one of the categories deemed essential, can it remain open if health precautions are taken?

  • Do businesses and/or employees need formal certification or identification that they qualify as an essential business and/or are employed at an essential business?

  • I am unclear whether my business qualifies as essential or non-essential. Can I receive a formal recommendation from the City as to whether I qualify?

  • What are the penalties for non-compliance of this order?

  • How will this emergency order be enforced?

  • Is construction activity classified as essential?

  • Are manufacturing facilities classified as essential?

  • Are transportation providers, such as railroads, airports, buses, ride-share, taxis and truck drivers classified as essential?

  • Are hotels and motels classified as essential?

  • Are home repair and maintenance services classified as essential?

  • Are childcare providers classified as essential?

  • Are realtors, leasing agents, building inspectors, and movers classified as essential?

  • Are personal services, such as nail salons, hair salons, and tanning facilities classified as essential?

  • Are gyms, workout facilities, or golf courses classified as essential?

  • Why are schools closed and how long are they closed for?

  • I work at an essential business but don’t believe I am an essential employee. Do I have to work?

  • I own a business in an essential industry. Do I have to stay open?

  • My business and/or my job has been impacted by the coronavirus, where can I go to get help?

  • Is the DMV office open? Can I register my care or renew my plates?