COVID-19 Health Crisis Update

COVID-19 Update

McDowell Rice will continue to serve our clients’ legal needs through the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges. We remain committed to providing the same excellent legal counsel and client service we strive to deliver every day.

During the COVID-19 crisis, you may have more legal questions and concerns than ever. McDowell Rice is here to help you. You can reach us by phone (816-753-5400) or email as always. Our technology allows remote work with full access to resources used to advise clients.

McDowell Rice is carefully monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 developments. This page will contain alerts and updates related to the virus and any impact on businesses. The laws are currently changing and evolving each day.

For more than 70 years, our priority has been to work hard for our clients to help them run their businesses, operate their banks and navigate the complexity of their individual situations. The challenges we all face now are complex and we remain committed to that priority, especially when our clients need us most.

-Kristie Remster Orme, President


COVID-19 Task Force

R. Pete Smith, Chairman
Kristie Remster Orme, President
Ronald S. Bronstein
Adam Gasper
Michael Gorman
Scott Long
Robert D. Maher
Rebecca Martin



Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) Employer Paid Leave Requirements: ​
Federal Government Response to COVID-19:
Kansas City, Missouri Department of Health Updates:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Updates:
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Updates:
Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) SBA Loans: ;
U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
U.S. Department of Labor COVID-19 Information:
U.S. Department of Labor FMLA Guidance:​/fmla/pandemic
U.S. Department of Labor Information Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA):
US Treasury Updates Guidance on PPP Program (April 6, 2020):