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  1. COVID-19 News

    Health Department and Jordan Valley reach out to Hispanic/Latinx community

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are partnering to provide COVID-19 updates and guidance available in Spanish. Read on...
  2. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, Sept. 15, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    Greene County businesses encouraged to show off vaccination rates

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging business owners spread the word about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines. Businesses are invited to proudly promote when their workforce meets a 70% vaccination rate. Read on...
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    Health Department hosting more vaccine clinics with higher education partners

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will provide vaccine opportunities at Drury University and Ozarks Technical Community College in the coming week. Read on...
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    Health Department partners with Fire Department, Library District to offer vaccine

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is once again partnering with the Springfield Fire Department and Springfield-Greene County Library District for vaccine clinics in the coming week. Read on...
  6. COVID-19 News

    Average age of COVID-19 deaths drops to all-time low in August as vaccine uptake slows

    The average age of Greene County residents who died from COVID-19 decreased to an all-time low of 62 years in August compared to the previous low of 66 years in July, highlighting the impact of the Delta variant on people of all ages. Read on...
  7. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 1:30 p.m. today at SPS Kraft Administration Building

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today in the board room of the Springfield Public Schools Kraft Administration Building located at 1359 E. St. Louis St. Read on...
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    Vaccine opportunities for August 30-September 5; third doses available for immunocompromised

    List of opportunities for individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for the week of August 30 - September 5 Read on...
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    Health Department announces Finish Strong 417: Neighbor to Neighbor Campaign

    The campaign will include door-to-door canvassing, text and phone banking and other longstanding public health outreach efforts to help address the questions and concerns of unvaccinated individuals. Read on...
  10. COVID-19 News

    SGCHD urges immunocompromised to get vaccinated following 22 new COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding immunocompromised individuals to get vaccinated, following the deaths of another 22 Greene County residents. Read on...
  11. COVID-19 News

    Health partners recognize impact of monoclonal antibody treatment center, vow to continue services

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield are pleased to announce the tremendous success of the monoclonal antibody treatment center for COVID-19 patients in southwest Missouri. Read on...
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    Health Department offers third doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to immunocompromised individuals

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is offering two opportunities this week for vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read on...
  13. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 2 p.m. Monday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, the City of Springfield will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 23, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    Multiple opportunities to get vaccinated, including back-to-school events for college students

    Due to the increasing occurrence of severe illness in young people, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges college students to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read on...
  15. COVID-19 News

    Health Department reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths, third doses available for immunocompromised

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department continues to see the devastating impact of the Delta variant and low vaccination rates. Read on...
  16. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 18, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    Opportunities available next week for students 12+ to get a COVID-19 vaccine

    Several opportunities are available in the coming week for students 12 and older to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the start of a new school year. Read on...
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    Health Department, CPO and CFO launch Greene for Vaccine incentive program to encourage vaccination

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Community Foundation of the Ozarks to launch Greene for Vaccine, an incentive program to offer a chance to win $1,000 to those who get vaccinated. Read on...
  19. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 11, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
  20. COVID-19 News

    Health Department reports 24 new COVID-19 deaths; average age continues to fall

    Twenty-four COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department between Aug. 4-10. Of these, nine occurred in July, bringing the total number of deaths in that month to 67, and 15 occurred in the first nine days of August. Read on...
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    50% of Greene County residents receive at least one COVID-19 shot; public opportunities next week

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reports more than half of eligible individuals have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read on...
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    COVID-19 cases peak among children 0-11 years old; vaccination urged for all eligible individuals

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reported a 113% increase in new COVID-19 infections among children ages 0-11 from June to July. Read on...
  23. COVID-19 News

    Health Department reports 27 new COVID-19 deaths

    Twenty-seven COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department between July 28-August 3. Read on...
  24. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, August 4, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of August 2-8

    In the last seven days, 5,715 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered among Greene County residents 12 and older. This is a small decrease of 8% from the previous week. Read on...
  26. COVID-19 News

    Health Department clarifies alternate care site request

    A Statement from Springfield-Greene County Health Director Katie Towns Read on...
  27. COVID-19 News

    Health Department begins triaging COVID-19 case investigations

    Due to the overwhelming number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Greene County daily, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has begun prioritizing case investigation efforts. Read on...
  28. COVID-19 News

    Health Dept urges all individuals to get vaccinated as the average age of COVID-19 deaths falls

    The average age of Greene County residents who have died from COVID-19 so far in July has fallen 25 years from its peak in March of 2020. So far in July, our community has lost 32 Greene County residents to COVID-19. Read on...
  29. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 2 p.m. Today at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. today in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
  30. COVID-19 News

    Health Department partners with Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with the Springfield Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing opportunities. Read on...
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    Katie Towns named Springfield-Greene County Health Director

    City Manager Jason Gage has formally selected Katie Towns as director of health for Springfield-Greene County. Towns has served as operational lead in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic locally, and has provided regional consultation and coordination. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 26-August 1

    On Wednesday, July 21, Springfield hospitals reported an all-time high of 265 hospitalizations from COVID-19. As of Thursday morning, 263 individuals were being treated for COVID-19 and 103 were in critical care. Read on...
  33. COVID-19 News

    Higher education leaders encourage vaccination as COVID-19 cases increase among young adults

    As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in our community, higher education leaders encourage younger adults to get vaccinated before the start of the new school year. Read on...
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    Local health departments expand interactive map of COVID-19 vaccine opportunities to the region

    To help individuals in our community find a COVID-19 vaccine near them, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and other local public health agencies have expanded the Find a Vaccine map to cover all southwest Missouri. Read on...
  35. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at MSU

    Health and higher education leaders will provide a media availability at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Missouri State University Welcome Center at 705 S. National Ave. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 19-25

    COVID-19 spread continues to spike to levels our community hasn’t seen since the height of infections in December and January. Over the past week, 1,505 Greene County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Read on...
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    Health Department offers multiple locations to collect WIC benefits

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is announcing multiple satellite locations where Women, Infants & Children (WIC) recipients can access benefits in-person. Read on...
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    Greene County's fully vaccinated rate reaches 40%; Health Dept. urges public to get vaccinated

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is announcing 40% of Greene County residents 12 and older have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read on...
  39. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 3 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability today at 3 p.m. at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott St. Read on...
  40. COVID-19 News

    Health Department and Emergency Management request funding for COVID-19 Alternative Care Site

    The Health Department and the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management submitted a request to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Emergency Management Agency for a COVID-19 Alternative Care Site (ACS). Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 12-18

    Local hospitals continue to see a surge in patients and ICU admissions due to severe illness caused by the COVID-19 Delta variant. Read on...
  42. COVID-19 News

    Health Department reports 17 new COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to report the deaths of 17 Greene County residents from COVID-19 for the June 21-July 4 reporting period. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 5-11

    As the highly contagious and aggressive COVID-19 Delta variant continues to rapidly spread in our community, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged that more individuals are seeking vaccine. Read on...
  44. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 2 p.m. today at Springfield Fire Station #5

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Springfield Fire Station #5 at 2750 W. Kearney St. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 28-July 4

    The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in our community, particularly among younger individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Read on...
  46. COVID-19 News

    Unvaccinated individuals at higher risk of contracting dangerous COVID-19 Delta variant

    The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant continues to take a toll on our community, especially among younger adults who are not fully vaccinated. Read on...
  47. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mother's Brewing Company

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Mother’s Brewing Company at 215 S. Grant Ave. Read on...
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    SGCHD's Westside Clinic to offer weekly vaccination opportunities

    As part of our ongoing commitment to make vaccine accessible to every part of our community, the SGCHD's Westside Clinic at 660 S. Scenic will offer COVID-19 vaccination opportunities every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 21-27

    Many opportunities are available this week to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Due to increased disease spread in our community, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read on...
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    SGCHD launches new interactive map of COVID-19 vaccine opportunities

    To help individuals in our community find a COVID-19 vaccine near them, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched an interactive map of vaccination locations. Read on...
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    Media Advisory: Springfield health leaders celebrate success during first year of Rapid Access

    SGCHD and community partners urge everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The recent increase in disease spread has demonstrated the need for unvaccinated individuals to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 14-20

    SGCHD and community partners urge everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The recent increase in disease spread has demonstrated the need for unvaccinated individuals to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read on...
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    Health Department warns of risk of heat-related illness

    As summer approaches and temperatures reach the 90s, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding the community of the dangers of heat illness for both people and pets. Read on...
  54. COVID-19 News

    Health Department urges vaccination as case counts significantly rise

    As COVID-19 disease spread and hospitalizations rise in our community, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is urging everyone 12 years and older to seek vaccine as soon as possible. Read on...
  55. Media Alert: News opportunity at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Discovery Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a news opportunity at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Discovery Center of Springfield. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 7-13

    Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 case numbers among unvaccinated individuals, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read on...
  57. Health Department names new Public Health Information Administrator

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has named Aaron Schekorra as its next Public Health Information Administrator. Read on...
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    Local health departments encourage COVID-19 prevention measures for summer camps

    Summer camps play an important role in keeping kids active and healthy, but they can also pose an increased risk for the spread of COVID-19 if proper mitigation strategies are not taken. Read on...
  59. COVID-19 News

    Health Department reports rising cases among unvaccinated residents and falling rates of vaccination

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reporting a 37% increase in cases of COVID-19 over the last 7 days. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 31-June 6

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Below is a list of opportunities for the week of May 31-June 6. Read on...
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    Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center phase out mass vaccination site

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center (JVCHC) are phasing out the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at 1720 W Grand St. Read on...
  62. Toolkit for businesses

    Health Department releases updated guidance for businesses and workplaces

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has updated the COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses to ensure that businesses and workplaces have up to date mitigation and prevention guidance. Read on...
  63. Mayor withdraws proclamation of civil emergency as COVID-19 regulations end

    Mayor Ken McClure will withdraw the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency effective at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 27 to coincide with the 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 28 effective date for the repeal of the ordinance containing the City’s COVID-19 regulations. Read on...
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    Health Department encourages young people to get vaccinated

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging young people to make receiving the COVID-19 vaccine a priority. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 24-30

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone in our community to protect themselves against COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. Read on...
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    Health Department partners with Park Board to hold vaccination clinics

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics at parks and recreation facilities. Read on...
  67. Springfield firefighters to serve as volunteer COVID-19 vaccinators

    The Springfield Fire Department and IAFF Local 152 are partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to as many Springfield-Greene County residents as possible. Read on...
  68. COVID-19 News

    Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for May 12-18

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to report zero new COVID-19 fatalities among Greene County residents for the May 12-18, 2021 reporting period. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 17-23

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce new vaccine opportunities through our community partners for the week of May 17-23. Read on...
  70. Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Central Assembly Chapel

    The City and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with CoxHealth, Mercy and Jordan Valley Community Health Center Tuesday. Read on...
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    ACIP, DHSS authorize Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15; vaccination opportunities available

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and community partners are providing opportunities for individuals 12 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Read on...
  72. COVID-19 News

    Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for May 5-11

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to report zero new COVID-19 fatalities among Greene County residents for the May 5-11, 2021 reporting period. Read on...
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    Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 10-16

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce new vaccine opportunities through our community partners for the week of May 10-16. Read on...
  74. COVID-19 News

    May 5, 2021 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 28-May 4

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. This loss was reported to us between Wednesday, April 28 and Tuesday, May 4. Read on...
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    Local health departments encourage community to celebrate graduations safely

    Local public health departments are encouraging the entire community to Celebrate Safely this graduation season. Read on...
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    Health Department, Mercy and Springfield Cardinals partner to bring vaccine to Opening Day

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to partner with Mercy and the Springfield Cardinals to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at Hammons Field for Opening Day on Tuesday, May 4 Read on...
  77. Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

    The City and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
  78. Springfield Fire Department to host family-friendly vaccine event May 7

    The Fire Department is offering a Fire Station Fun Day and Vaccine Clinic 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 7 at Fire Station 8, 1405 S. Scenic. Read on...
  79. COVID-19 News

    April 28, 2021 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for April 21-27

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. These losses were reported to us between Wednesday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 27. Read on...
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    Area public health departments launch Vaccine Champions initiative to combat vaccine hesitancy

    Local public health departments across the 417 region are partnering to launch a new initiative to empower members of the public to personally engage their family, friends, and peers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Read on...
  81. COVID-19 News

    April 21, 2021 -- Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 14-20

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is overjoyed to announce zero new COVID-19 fatalities among Greene County residents between April 14-20, 2021. Read on...
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    Health Department partners with Missouri National Guard to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce a new partnership with the Missouri National Guard. Read on...
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    Vaccine Navigator upgrades simplify process for scheduling vaccine appointments

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce that individuals may now schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment directly through Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator program. Read on...
  84. COVID-19 News

    April 14, 2021 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 7-13

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. This loss was reported to us between Wednesday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 13. Read on...
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    SGCHD pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine; more information to come for local recipients

    The SGCHD, following the direction of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the recommendation of the CDC and FDA, has paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Read on...
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    April 13, 2021 -- Virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m.

    Leaders from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 2 p.m. today, April 13. Read on...
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    April 12, 2021 -- Health Dept. releases COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

    As our community continues to see increased access to COVID-19 vaccine, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department hopes that at least 70% of our population will become vaccinated to provide sufficient protection for our community. Read on...
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    COVID-19 Mega Vaccine Event fully vaccinates over 6,000; Event sets single day record

    A total of 6,131 individuals were vaccinated Thursday and Friday at the COVID-19 Mega Vaccine Event. On Friday, 4,385 doses were administered, breaking the single day record of 3,999 set in St. Charles County. Read on...
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    All Missourians now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine; opportunities available today

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce that all Missourians are now able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Today, April 9, the state activated Phase 3 of vaccine distribution extending eligibility to everybody in Missouri. Read on...
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    Mega Vaccine Event to take place this Thursday and Friday; walk-ins welcome

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Missouri State University and area partners are excited to provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals during the Mega Vaccine Event at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State campus on April 8-9. Read on...
  91. COVID-19 News

    April 7, 2021 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 31-Apr. 6

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. These losses were reported to us between Wednesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 6. Read on...
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    April 5, 2021 -- Media briefing at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    April 5, 2021 -- All Missourians 18+ now able to schedule vaccine appointment

    Beginning today, all Missourians ages 18 and up can schedule an appointment for this week’s Mega Vaccine Clinic in Springfield. Read on...
  94. COVID-19 News

    April 2, 2021 -- COVID-19 variant confirmed in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department was notified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that a Greene County resident tested positive for the UK variant B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2. Read on...
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    March 31, 2021 -- SGCHD launches regional call center to connect individuals with COVID-19 vaccine

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, in partnership with other public health agencies in the area, is launching a regional call center to connect residents of southwest Missouri with COVID-19 vaccination appointments in their area. Read on...
  96. COVID-19 News

    March 31, 2021 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 24-30

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. These losses were reported to us between Wednesday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 30. Read on...
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    March 30, 2021 -- Mega vaccination event to be held April 8-9 at Hammons Student Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Missouri State University and area partners invite our community to a COVID-19 vaccine mega event at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State campus on April 8-9, 2021. Read on...
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    March 26, 2021 -- SGCHD ready to vaccinate newly eligible workers next week

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccines to essential workers in Phase 2 beginning Monday, March 29. Read on...
  99. COVID-19 News

    March 24, 2021 -- Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for first time in 35 weeks

    For the first time in 35 weeks, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to announce zero new COVID-19 deaths among Greene County residents in the past week. Read on...
  100. COVID-19 News

    March 22, 2021 -- Day of Remembrance to be held in honor of those lost from COVID-19

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department invites the community to participate in a Day of Remembrance to commemorate the lives of the 422 Greene County residents lost from COVID-19 over the past year. Read on...
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    March 19, 2021 -- Phase 2 vaccine to open March 29; scheduling begins next week

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will begin scheduling vaccine for individuals in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday, March 22 for appointments during the week of March 29. Read on...
  102. COVID-19 News

    March 17, 2021 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 10-16

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. This loss was reported to us between Wednesday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 16. Read on...
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    SGCHD, Jordan Valley Community Health Center partner to provide new vaccine opportunities

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will offer COVID-19 vaccines to essential workers in Phase 1B – Tier 3 beginning Monday, March 15. Read on...
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    March 11, 2021 -- Media briefing at 2 p.m. Friday at Public Safety Center

    Leaders from Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will provide a joint media briefing at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 12, 2021, in the training room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
  105. COVID-19 News

    March 10, 2021 -- Health Dept. advises against spring break travel

    With spring break on the horizon, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages individuals to delay travel and stay close to home to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  106. COVID-19 News

    March 10, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 3-9

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 9. Read on...
  107. COVID-19 News

    March 9, 2021 -- Springfield City Council considers next steps on Road to Recovery

    Today—nearly one year since our first COVID-19 case in Greene County—Springfield City Council began discussions of what comes next in the Road to Recovery. Read on...
  108. MEDIA ALERT: Health Department to present step-out options to City Council

    Springfield-Greene County Health Department Interim Director Katie Towns will present a proposal at City Council lunch workshop at 11 a.m. at Historic City Hall for next steps in the City’s road to recovery from the pandemic. Read on...
  109. COVID-19 News

    March 3, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 24-Mar. 2

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 24 and Tuesday, March 2. Read on...
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    February 26, 2021--Governor plans to open Phase 1B Tier 3 on March 15 as vaccine supply allows

    Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson announced the tentative opening of the next tier in the state’s vaccine distribution plan for Monday, March 15. Although this date is expected to be when the tier opens, vaccine supply continues to be limited. Read on...
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    February 25, 2021 -- Media briefing at 10 a.m. Friday at mass vaccination clinic

    Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard will hold his final media briefing at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, February 26, 2021, at Jordan Valley Community Health Center’s vaccination clinic at Grand and Kansas Expressway. Read on...
  112. COVID-19 News

    February 24, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 17-23

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 10 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 23. Read on...
  113. COVID-19 News

    February 17, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 10-16; death toll surpasses 400

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 16. Read on...
  114. Make your voice heard!

    February 12, 2021 -- Make your voice heard by taking our COVID-19 vaccine survey

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reminds individuals in our community to make your voice heard by participating in our regional COVID-19 vaccine survey. The survey will remain open until Friday, February 19. Read on...
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    February 11, 2021 -- Quarantine not required for at least 90 days following full vaccination

    Fully vaccinated individuals who are in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to quarantine for at least 90 days following their second dose. This is the result of COVID-19 guidance from the CDC. Read on...
  116. COVID-19 News

    February 10, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 3-9

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 9. Read on...
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    February 3, 2021 -- Health Department issues Finish Strong Challenge

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is challenging our community to move forward together as progress is made to provide COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals. Read on...
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    February 3, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 14 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 27 and Tuesday, February 2. Read on...
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    February 2, 2021 -- Clarification on state's mass vaccination event on Friday

    Springfield-Greene County Health Department issues clarifying statement on state's mass vaccination event on Friday. Read on...
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    February 2, 2021 -- Media briefing at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with local healthcare partners at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3, 2021, in the training room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    February 2, 2021 -- SGCHD encourages community to be COVID aware on Super Bowl Sunday

    Although we are encouraged that COVID-19 case numbers have been improving and vaccination efforts continue, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone to play safely on Super Bowl Sunday to limit the risk of exposure. Read on...
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    January 29, 2021 -- SGCHD launches regional COVID-19 vaccine survey

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched a regional survey to gauge the public’s interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and better understand questions individuals may have. Read on...
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    January 27, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 20-26

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. is saddened to announce the deaths of 17 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 26. Read on...
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    January 27, 2021 -- Media briefing at 3:30 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. will hold a media briefing at 3:30 p.m. today in the training room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    January 22, 2021 -- COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue

    As vaccination distribution efforts continue in our community and across Missouri, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged by the ongoing community efforts to vaccinate eligible individuals against COVID-19. Read on...
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    January 20, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 13-19

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 37 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 19. Read on...
  127. COVID-19 News

    Jan. 14, 2021 - Vaccine not yet available for high risk groups; individuals encouraged to plan ahead

    As our community awaits vaccine from the state for those considered high risk, Springfield-area healthcare partners are encouraging people to sign up for updates and start planning ahead. Read on...
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    January 13, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 6-12

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 18 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 12. Read on...
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    January 13, 2021 -- Goddard announces retirement to take role with Missouri Foundation for Health

    After 25 years with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Director of Health Clay Goddard is announcing his intention to retire at the end of February. Read on...
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    January 6, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 30-Jan.5; death toll surpasses 300

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 12 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 30 and Tuesday, January 5. Read on...
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    January 5, 2021 -- Community encouraged to resolve to Finish Strong in 2021

    As the new year brings us new hope in the fight against COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone in our community to make a New Year's resolution to Finish Strong. Read on...
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    December 30, 2020 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 23-29

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 15 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 29. Read on...
  133. COVID-19 News

    SGCHD and Jordan Valley Community Health Center to begin COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will offer COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, December 31 to those who work in healthcare, but are not affiliated with a healthcare system or long-term care facilities. Read on...
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    December 23, 2020 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 16-22

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 22 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 22. Read on...
  135. Celebrate Safely Holidays

    December 22, 2020 -- SGCHD urges community to avoid risky holiday activities

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages our community to consider how holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep your friends and family healthy. Read on...
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    December 16, 2020 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 9-15

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce that 13 COVID-19 deaths among Greene County residents were reported to us between Wednesday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 15. Read on...
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    December 15, 2020 -- SGCHD urges families to celebrate safely during winter holidays

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released updated holiday guidance aimed at helping families navigate winter holiday traditions in the midst of COVID-19. Read on...
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    Dec. 14, 2020 -- Media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

    Leaders from the City and Health Department will provide a media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    December 10, 2020 -- Healthcare partners urge community to take Finish Strong pledge

    As our community enters this final stage of our response to COVID-19, local healthcare partners urge everyone to Finish Strong by staying vigilant and pledging to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Read on...
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    December 9, 2020 - Media briefing at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. will hold a media briefing at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020, in the training room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    December 8, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of eight community members from COVID-19. Read on...
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    December 7, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of 19 community members from COVID-19. Read on...
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    December 4, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of four community members from COVID-19. Read on...
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    December 3, 2020 -- SGCHD urges community to stop the spread as COVID-19 death toll surpasses 200

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. is heartbroken to announce a single day death reporting record of 17 community members from COVID-19. Read on...
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    December 2, 2020 - Health Department adjusts quarantine timeframes following CDC update

    Following an update to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. has updated its protocol to shorten quarantine timeframes. Read on...
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    December 2, 2020 - Media briefing at 3 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. will hold a media briefing at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, December 2, 2020, in the training room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    December 2, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    December 1, 2020 -- State to host community COVID-19 testing event in Springfield

    As part of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s community COVID-19 testing events throughout the state, a free testing event will take place at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds on December 3rd and 4th. Read on...
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    November 27, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 25, 2020 -- Health Dept. encourages the community to shop safely

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released guidance for the holiday season to help families shop safely and reduce their risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 24, 2020 -- SGCHD reminds athletes to play safely as winter sports and activities gear up

    The Springfield-Greene County Health department has released guidance with tips to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during athletic events and organized activities. Read on...
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    November 24, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 23, 2020 -- SGCHD to allow strict modified quarantine exclusively in educational setting

    In light of growing evidence that suggests the low risk of COVID-19 transmission among children, as well as guidance from state authorities, SGCHD will allow strict modified quarantine procedures in K-12 schools under limited circumstances. Read on...
  154. November 20, 2020 - Media briefing at 2 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

    Leaders from the City, County, Health Department, CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield and the Missouri Foundation for Health will provide a media briefing at 2 p.m. today at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    November 19, 2020 -- Community leaders urge safe Thanksgiving celebrations

    As the toll of COVID-19 continues to loom over our community, our health care system, our state and our nation, community leaders urge everyone to take steps to protect against the virus this Thanksgiving. Read on...
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    November 18, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of nine Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 17, 2020 -- Media briefing at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, the City of Springfield and Greene County will host a media briefing at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in the training room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    November 17, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 16, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 12, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 10, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 9, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 9, 2020 -- Movember reminds men to focus on their health

    Like so many other things in 2020, Movember will probably look a little different this year--but men taking time to better their health is now more important than ever. Read on...
  164. COVID-19 News

    November 6, 2020 -- Health Department encourages ways to celebrate safely this Thanksgiving

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released guidance aimed at helping families navigate the unique challenges of planning for Thanksgiving traditions in the time of COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 5, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 4, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 3, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    November 2, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 30, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of six Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 29, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  171. COVID-19 News

    Oct. 28, 2020 - Health Dept encourages use of the color purple to show support for a safer Halloween

    Although celebrating holidays has looked much different this year, it does not mean that we cannot have a fang-tastic Halloween. The community is encouraged to celebrate safely to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 28, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 27, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 26, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 23, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of six Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 22, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 21, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 20, 2020 -- Health Department unveils COVID-19 memorial page

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created a COVID-19 Living Memorial to remember those lost from COVID-19 and support those left behind. Read on...
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    October 20, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  180. October 20, 2020 -- Media briefing at 2 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with Lost and Found Grief Center at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    October 19, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 15, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 14, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 13, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 12, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 7, 2020 -- Media briefing at 1 p.m. Thursday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with Burrell Behavioral Health at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020, in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    October 7, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 11 Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 6, 2020 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths; total death count surpasses 100

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 12 Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 5, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  190. October 5, 2020 -- Media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

    The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    October 2, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of six Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    October 1, 2020 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths, record-tying number of new daily cases

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19. SGCHD also announced 203 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, September 30, tying the previous record of 203 on September 4. Read on...
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    September 30, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
  194. COVID-19 News

    August 13, 2020 - SGCHD provides COVID-19 update; reminds community of the seriousness of the virus

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and City of Springfield held a media briefing today to provide an update on COVID-19 and remind the community of the seriousness of the disease. Read on...
  195. REMINDER: Media briefing at 10 a.m. at Public Safety Center

    The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
  196. Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan to continue through July 15

    Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced today that the City of Springfield will continue with the Phase 3 Road to Recovery through July 15. Read on...
  197. Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan effective Monday

    Mayor Ken McClure, City Manager Jason Gage and Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new City order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. Read on...
  198. Phase 2 of “Road to Recovery Plan” effective Saturday

    Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. Read on...
  199. Media Briefing at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 2 p.m. to discuss the details of the City’s Road to Recovery Plan and announce the Mayor’s Phase 2 Road to Recovery Order. Read on...
  200. Apr. 21, 2020 - Springfield and Greene County extend Stay-At-Home Orders until May 4

    Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission have extended separate, but similar, Stay-At-Home orders until 11:59 p.m., May 3, 2020. Read on...
  201. Apr. 6, 2020 - City of Springfield and Greene County issue amended “Stay-At-Home” Orders

    Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued stricter amended “Stay-At-Home” orders Monday, April 6, following an announcement by Gov. Mike Parson Friday. Read on...
  202. Apr. 3, 2020 - Greene County and City leaders support additional efforts to control COVID-19

    In today’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson highlighted the state’s ongoing efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Missouri. Read on...
  203. Apr. 3, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death; potential COVID-19 exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19.The seventh death is a man in his 60s who was immunocompromised. Read on...
  204. Mar. 31, 2020 - Health Department announces two COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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    Health Department urges community to get vaccinated

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is cautioning the community not to grow complacent as the rate of new COVID-19 cases increases slightly following several weeks of declines in Greene County. Read on...
  206. news flash - vaccine update

    Health Department urges community to get vaccinated

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is cautioning the community not to grow complacent as the rate of new COVID-19 cases increases slightly following several weeks of declines in Greene County. Read on...