1. Health Department News

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    Health Dept. reports over 6,000 residents became partially vaccinated in Nov.

    Health Department reports over 6,000 residents became partially vaccinated in November as cases tick upwards 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...
  5. Celebrate Safely - Thanksgiving

    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...
  14. Springfield-Greene County Health - WIC program

    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...
  21. Community input survey (1)

    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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  46. COVID-19 News

    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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  50. COVID-19 News

    Health Department clarifies alternate care site request

    A Statement from Springfield-Greene County Health Director Katie Towns Read on...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. Katiewide

    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...
  56. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  57. 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...
  59. 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...
  61. Springfield-Greene County Health - WIC program

    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...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  66. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
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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...
  75. 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...
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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...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  81. 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...
  83. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  90. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  91. 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...
  92. 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...
  94. 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...
  95. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  96. 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...
  98. 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...
  100. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  101. 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...
  102. 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...
  103. 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...
  105. 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...
  106. 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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    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...
  108. 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...
  110. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  111. 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...
  112. 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...
  113. 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...
  114. 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...
  115. 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...
  116. news-update

    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...
  117. 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...
  118. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  120. 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...
  121. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
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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...
  123. news flash - vaccine update

    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...
  124. news-update

    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...
  125. news-update

    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...
  126. news-update

    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...
  127. 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...
  128. 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...
  129. 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...
  130. 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...
  131. 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...
  132. 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...
  133. 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...
  134. 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...
  135. 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...
  136. 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...
  137. 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...
  138. 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...
  139. 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...
  140. Springfield-Greene County Health logo

    11,000 Greene County individuals overdue for their 2nd shot encouraged to complete their vaccine

    As the community nears 50% of all eligible people being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging those who have initiated, but not completed their vaccination to get their second shot today. Read on...
  141. Springfield-Greene County Health logo

    11,000 Greene County individuals overdue for their 2nd shot encouraged to complete their vaccine

    As the community nears 50% of all eligible people being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging those who have initiated, but not completed their vaccination to get their second shot today. Read on...
  142. news flash - vaccine update

    Health Department offers multiple opportunities for first and second dose of vaccine

    The Health Department and other community partners have many opportunities to initiate or complete their vaccine during the week of September 27th. Read on...
  143. news flash - vaccine update

    Health Department offers multiple opportunities for first and second dose of vaccine

    The Health Department and other community partners have many opportunities to initiate or complete their vaccine during the week of September 27th. Read on...