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  1. COVID-19 News

    COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech booster doses available for 5-11-year-olds, following DHSS recommendation

    Appointments for COVID-19 booster doses for 5-11-year-olds are now available at Springfield-Greene County Health vaccination clinics, following a formal recommendation from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) on May 20. Read on...
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    Public vaccination and special Memorial Day testing opportunity for week of May 23-27

    The beginning of summer is underway, which means lots of gatherings among family and friends. Unfortunately, this also means that there is a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. Read on...
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    Public Vaccination Opportunities Available This Week Amid Increase in COVID-19 Cases

    Greene County’s 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases has increased 63%, now at a 7-day rolling average of 30 cases compared to a rate of 11 cases two weeks ago. Read on...
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    Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of May 9-14

    Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of May 9-14. Read on...
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    Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of May 2-6

    Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of May 2-6. Read on...
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    Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 25-30

    Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of April 25-30. Read on...
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    Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 18 - 22

    Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of April 18-22. Read on...
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    Celebrate Easter safely with free COVID-19 testing at the Health Department

    With COVID-19 cases remaining low, Springfield-Greene County Health encourages the community to enjoy this Easter and Passover weekend. Read on...
  9. COVID-19 News

    Greene County COVID-19 daily case average drops below 10 for the first time since 2020

    Springfield-Greene County Health is announcing that for the first time since July 4, 2020, the 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County has dropped below 10 per day. Read on...
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    COVID-19 outreach clinics continue to reach residents with vaccine and first & second boosters

    Springfield-Greene County Health continues to see a positive response to COVID-19 vaccination clinics across the area. Read on...
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    Animal Control creates new way to engage with community, help owners find lost pets

    Animal Control, a program of Springfield-Greene Health, has launched a new way to connect directly with the community it serves Read on...
  12. Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 11 – 16

    Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with our community partners during the week of April 11-16. Read on...
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    Health Department provides March COVID-19 data update

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is highlighting important COVID-19 data from the month of March. Read on...
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    Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 4 - 8

    Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of April 4 – 8. Read on...
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    Navigating COVID-19 with an endemic approach

    The state of Missouri is entering a new phase of the pandemic, as it has become evident that COVID-19 is here to stay. Read on...
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    $50 gift cards now available for COVID-19 booster doses

    Beginning March 28, people who receive a COVID-19 booster dose at Springfield-Greene County Health Department vaccine clinics are eligible to receive a $50 gift card upon vaccination. Read on...
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    Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 28 – April 2

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners during the week of March 28 – April 2. Read on...
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    Health Department announces new initiative to address heath disparities in COVID-19 response

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has received a $574,599 grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to expand efforts to address health disparities caused by COVID-19. Read on...
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    Health Department to begins daily pollen reporting

    As spring approaches, the Springfield-Greene Health Department will provide regular pollen counts online every weekday. These counts will continue until the first freeze. Read on...
  20. Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 21 - 26

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of March 21 – 26. Read on...
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    Health Department, CFO and SPS offer chance to win $500 when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Foundation of the Ozarks to offer five chances to win a $500 Walmart or Target gift card to those receiving a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read on...
  22. Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 14 - 19

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners during the week of March 14 – March 19. Read on...
  23. COVID-19 News

    Health Department creates online tool to report at-home COVID-19 test results

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created an online tool to report positive COVID-19 cases from at-home antigen tests. This tool will provide a snapshot of community levels of the disease and help monitor disease trends over time. Read on...
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    Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 7 - 12

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners during the week of March 7 – March 12. Read on...
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    Health Department provides February COVID-19 data update

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is highlighting important COVID-19 data from the month of February. Read on...
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    Health Department to reopen STI testing & treatment program

    The Springfield-Greene Health Department will begin offering limited testing and treatment services for sexually transmitted infections (STI) next week. Read on...
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    Greene County at medium impact level for COVID-19 illness

    Greene County is currently at a medium impact level for COVID-19 illness, according to new guidance from the CDC that measures community levels of the disease. Read on...
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    Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of Feb. 28 - March 5

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce new walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners for the week of Feb. 28 – March 5. Read on...
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    Springfield-Greene County Health Department call center now offering Spanish speaking services

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce that the COVID-19 Call Center now offers Spanish speaking services to the community. Read on...
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    Health Department to move vaccine clinic, maintain vaccination and testing access

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will transition its COVID-19 vaccination and testing operations from the Health Department Vaccination Clinic on Battlefield Road to Westside Public Health Center (660 S. Scenic Ave.) starting Feb. 28. Read on...
  31. Health Department launches respiratory disease outbreak preparedness program for businesses

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce the launch of a new resource for businesses to help them better prepare and respond to respiratory disease outbreaks. Read on...
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    Health Department and community partners offer public vaccination opportunities

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield Public Schools and other community partners to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the community starting this week. Read on...
  33. COVID-19 News

    Virtual media briefing at 1 pm Wednesday

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 16. Read on...
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    Health Department provides January COVID-19 Data Update

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is highlighting important COVID-19 data from the month of January. Read on...
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    Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 2. Read on...
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    Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 26. Read on...
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    Health Department releases toolkit to help workplaces navigate Omicron surge

    To help strengthen organizational prevention and response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released an updated COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces. Read on...
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    Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 19. Read on...
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    Health Department to distribute 50,000 surgical masks to community partners

    As the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 makes its way through Greene County, having access to high-quality face masks may not be possible for many members of our community. Read on...
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    Health Department urging community to help Slow the Surge of COVID-19

    As COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally and nationally, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is launching a new campaign—Slow the Surge—urging community members to join the Health Department’s efforts to slow the spread of disease. Read on...
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    Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 12. Read on...
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    Health Department launches COVID-19 testing opportunities map

    As demand for COVID-19 testing continues to increase, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce it has launched an interactive map detailing testing locations throughout the community. Read on...
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    2021 ends with warning from Health Department on importance of vaccination and boosters

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging those who have not received a booster yet to do so as soon as possible, following a month of increasing cases and hospitalizations. Read on...
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    Greene County sees highest COVID-19 daily case rate since beginning of pandemic

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reporting a new record daily average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County. Read on...
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    CDC approves booster dose for 12–15-year-olds, scheduling now available at the Health Department

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce that booster appointments for those 12-15 years old can now be scheduled following Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) approval on Jan. 6. Read on...
  46. COVID-19 News

    Media availability at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 5, in the Public Safety Center training room located at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
  47. COVID-19 News

    First confirmed case of the Omicron variant identified in Greene County

    Results from the CDC’s National Genomic Surveillance System has confirmed that the Omicron variant has been present in Greene County since at least mid-December. This first case of Omicron was from a test sample taken on Dec. 17. Read on...
  48. COVID-19 News

    Health Department launches tool to help understand new COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance

    With the recent changes to guidance for those who been infected with or exposed to COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created an online tool to help determine what isolation and quarantine guidance an individual should follow. Read on...
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    Health Dept. encourages post-holiday COVID-19 testing; online scheduling now available

    After gathering with loved ones this holiday season, the Health Department encourages everyone to make an appointment to get tested for COVID-19. Read on...
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    Health Department offers testing opportunities to combat holiday surge of COVID-19 cases

    As we gather with family and friends, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging everyone to get tested and vaccinated this holiday season. Read on...
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    Greene County influenza cases high compared to 2019, 2020

    Greene County influenza cases high compared to 2019, 2020 Read on...
  52. Winter Vaccine Event Info (3)

    Winter Vaccine Event opens new appointments for Dec. 11

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is opening new appointment slots for its second Winter Vaccine Event this Saturday, Dec. 11. Read on...
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    Health Dept. reports over 6,000 residents became partially vaccinated in Nov.

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department?is pleased to report 6,439 Greene County residents took the first step to becoming fully vaccinated in November. Read on...
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    Community guidance for at-home COVID-19 testing

    With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Greene County, getting tested is an important step in lowering transmission. For ease of access, many people may use at-home testing kits. If you use a COVID-19 test at home, here’s what to do with your results. Read on...
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    Health Department will offer $50 gift cards for people getting fully vaccinated

    Starting Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer $50 gift cards to people seeking a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic (1425 E. Battlefield Rd). Read on...
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    COVID-19 boosters approved and available for all adults

    Following state approval on Friday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is ready to begin taking appointments for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all individuals 18 and up. Read on...
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    Get tested for COVID-19 before holiday gatherings at Health Dept Celebrate Safely Testing Events

    Along with vaccination, getting tested for COVID-19 can reduce the risk of transmission during holiday gatherings and travel. Read on...
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    Statement on Greene County's COVID-19 vaccination rate

    Beginning tomorrow, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard will report the vaccination rate for Greene County and Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area residents who are 5 years and older. Read on...
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    Health Department offering $50 gift cards and $15,000 in prizes at Winter Vaccine Events

    This holiday season, SPS and CFO join the Health Department in the fight against COVID-19 to offer prizes for people who receive their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Finish Strong 417 Winter Vaccine Events. Read on...
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    Media availability at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 12, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    Greene County remains an area of substantial transmission of COVID-19

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding the community that Greene County is still considered an area of Substantial Transmission by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Read on...
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    Media availability at 9 a.m. Thursday at Health Department Vaccination Clinic

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 9 a.m. tomorrow, November 3, at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic located at 1425 E Battlefield Rd. Read on...
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    CDC/DHSS approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for 5-11 age group; Health Department begins scheduling

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce it is now taking appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11 following state approval today. Read on...
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    Movember reminds men to focus on their health

    Each year the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages men to grow a mustache as a conversation starter and a personal commitment to their health through the month of November. Read on...
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    All COVID-19 boosters now available; Health Dept launches tool to help understand current guidance

    With the recent approval of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses, the Health Department has created an online tool that will help determine if an individual is eligible for a booster shot and if the booster dose is recommended. Read on...
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    More than 11,000 pregnant women and children served by WIC last year; contract renewed for FY22

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has renewed the contract for the continuation of Women, Infants & Children (WIC) services for fiscal year 2022. Read on...
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    Health Department offering $50 gift cards and $5,000 prize at Stick-or-Treat event

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with CPO, CFO, and SPS to offer $50 gift cards to those who receive the first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Stick-or-Treat. Read on...
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    Health Department expands interactive map to include flu vaccine

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has expanded the Find a Vaccine map on Vaccine417.com to help individuals in our community find a flu vaccine. Read on...
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    Health Department provides update on COVID-19 boosters

    On Thursday and Friday, a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) independent panel endorsed the authorization of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Read on...
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    Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Health Department Vaccination Clinic

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, October 13, at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic located at 1425 E Battlefield Rd. Read on...
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    Health Department names new Assistant Director of Health

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has named Rinda Davis as its new Assistant Director of Health. Read on...
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    Greene County reports first pediatric death from COVID-19

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce Greene County’s first pediatric death from COVID-19. Read on...
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    Local health departments and health care organizations ask for community health feedback

    A coalition of public health entities, hospital partners and community leaders across the Ozarks region, has come together again to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the residents in our region. Read on...
  74. COVID-19 News

    Health Department to open COVID-19 vaccination site to meet the increase in demand

    To meet the increase in demand for vaccine prompted by the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech booster shot and the pending approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11 years old, the Health Department is opening a mass vaccination site. Read on...
  75. COVID-19 News

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

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. tomorrow, October 5, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    Springfield-Greene County reaches 50% vaccination rate; media availability scheduled for tomorrow

    More than half of Greene County residents ages 12 and over are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an exciting moment for the community as case counts and hospitalizations continue to decrease. Read on...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
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    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...
  83. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  96. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Health Department clarifies alternate care site request

    A Statement from Springfield-Greene County Health Director Katie Towns Read on...
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    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...
  104. 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...
  105. 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...
  106. 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...
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    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...
  111. 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...
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    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...
  116. 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...
  118. 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...
  120. 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...
  122. 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...
  123. 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...
  124. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  125. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  126. vaccine map (2)

    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...
  127. Burrell Behavioral Health Rapid Access Unit

    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...
  128. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  129. Sunglasses, sunblock, and a sunhat on a wooden surface overlooking a beach.

    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...
  130. 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...
  131. 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...
  132. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  133. 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...
  134. News release image

    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...
  135. 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...
  136. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  137. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  138. 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...
  139. 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...
  140. weekly number update (1)

    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...
  141. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  142. 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...
  143. 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...
  144. 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...
  145. 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...
  146. 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...
  147. 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...
  148. 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...
  149. 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...
  150. 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...
  151. 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...
  152. 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...
  153. 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...
  154. 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...
  155. 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...
  156. 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...