1. Health Department News

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    June 4, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals. Read on...
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    June 3, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual. Read on...
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    June 2, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual. Read on...
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    May 29, 2020 - Health Department announces new confirmed cases of COVID-19, new exposure notices

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has seen 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the past 24 hours. Read on...
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    May 29, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 11:45 a.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 11:45 a.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    May 28, 2020 - Health Department announces new confirmed COVID-19 cases, potential exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department saw an increase of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. Read on...
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    May 27, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposure

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual. Read on...
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    May 23, 2020 - Health Department announces second positive COVID-19 result from hair salon

    A second hair stylist from the Great Clips at 1864 S. Glenstone Ave. has tested positive for COVID-19. Read on...
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    May 22, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from COVID-19 positive individuals. Read on...
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    May 22, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    May 21, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposure

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual. Read on...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
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    May 19, 2020 - Health Department provides update on potential COVID-19 exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is updating the public on the potential exposure time of a COVID-19 positive individual mentioned in this morning's news briefing. Read on...
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    May 19, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 10 a.m. at Public Safety Center

    Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 10 a.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    May 13, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposure

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from someone recently diagnosed with COVID-19. Read on...
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    May 8, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of several potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual. Read on...
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    May 8, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    May 7, 2020 - City amends Road to Recovery order following community dashboard improvements

    Mayor Ken McClure amended the the City's “Road to Recovery” order, effective immediately. The Greene County Commission is expected to vote on an amended order this afternoon. Read on...
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    May 7, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The City of Springfield, Greene County and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
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    Apr. 30, 2020 - Mayor, Greene County issue Road to Recovery orders; Health Director urges caution

    Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued separate but similar Road to Recovery orders to provide businesses and other organizations with guidance to safely resume operations. Read on...
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    Apr. 29, 2020 - Media Briefing at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Springfield Mayor Ken McClure, Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon and Springfield-Greene County Health Director Clay Goddard will announce plans to begin the gradual reopening of nearly all businesses. Read on...
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    Apr. 28, 2020 - Health Department offers COVID-19 testing for essential workers without symptoms

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for essential workers who are not exhibiting symptoms to further study the spread of the disease in our community. Read on...
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    Apr. 28, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 2:00 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer an in-person media briefing today at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center. Read on...
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    Apr. 24, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 12:45 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 12:45 p.m. Read on...
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    Apr. 22, 2020 - Springfield-Greene County Health Department Releases New COVID-19 Data Dashboard

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched a new online dashboard that allows the public to view regional data related to COVID-19. Read on...
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    Apr. 22, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing Today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m. Read on...
  28. 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...
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    Apr. 18, 2020 - Health Department clarifies policy on exposure notifications

    Following the announcement yesterday of a workplace exposure in Greene County, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has seen confusion and fear regarding the risk to the public. Read on...
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    Apr. 17, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 3:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3:30 p.m. Read on...
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    Apr. 16, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of two potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual. Read on...
  32. Apr. 14, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing at 4 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 4 p.m. Read on...
  33. Apr. 9, 2020 - Health Department urges avoiding travel

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is urging local residents to avoid leisure travel, especially to areas where COVID-19 is widespread. Read on...
  34. Apr. 9, 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. We are also notifying the public of potential exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals. Read on...
  35. Apr. 9, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing at 1 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 1 p.m. Read on...
  36. Apr. 6, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of three potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual. Read on...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. Apr. 3, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing at 3:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3:30 p.m. Read on...
  41. 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...
  42. Mar. 31, 2020 - Local laboratory expands COVID-19 testing options for regional health care

    Beginning Wednesday, April 1, Dynamic DNA Laboratories will offer an additional option for local provider-referred testing of COVID-19. Read on...
  43. Mar. 31, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m. Read on...
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    Mar. 27, 2020 - SGCHD expands COVID-19 case count to include epi-linked cases, epi-linked death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is adding epidemiologically linked cases of COVID-19 to their case count, one of which is an additional death. Read on...
  45. Mar. 27, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m. Read on...
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    Mar. 24, 2020 - SGCHD informs community of potential COVID-19 exposure

    As part of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, we are informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community. Read on...
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    Mar. 24, 2020 - Health Department announces two additional COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce two additional deaths of Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  48. Mar. 24, 2020 - Mayor McClure issues Stay-At-Home Order for Springfield

    Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Presiding Commissioner – in consultation with Health Department Director Clay Goddard and health care system partners - issued a “Stay at Home” Order. Read on...
  49. Mar. 24, 2020 - Virtual press briefing today at 3 p.m.

    The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3 p.m. Read on...
  50. Mar. 23, 2020 - Health Department announces first COVID-19 death in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the first death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
  51. Mar. 23, 2020 - UPDATED: Virtual Press Briefing pushed back to 6:30

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 6:30 p.m. Read on...
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    Mar. 23, 2020 - Health Department announces 17 cases of COVID-19

    As of 10 a.m. today, there are 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greene County. Read on...
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    Mar. 23, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at Noon at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at noon. Read on...
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    Mar. 21, 2020 - Ten cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has recorded 10 cases of COVID-19 in Greene County. Read on...
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    Mar. 21, 2020 - Hospital visitor restrictions expanded to protect against COVID-19

    To further protect patients, the community and health care workers, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield Communities are expanding visitor restrictions beginning Monday, March 23. Read on...
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    Mar. 21, 2020 - Missouri State student tests positive for COVID-19

    Today, Missouri State University and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department were notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19 in Boone County, Missouri. Read on...
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    Mar. 20, 2020 - Eighth case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County. Read on...
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    Mar. 20, 2020 - Virtual press briefing at 5 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    Media can connect via SDI or tune in to the livestream on the City’s and Health Department’s Facebook pages or at https://cityview.springfieldmo.gov/livestream/. Read on...
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    Mar. 20, 2020 - Clarifying traveler guidance; advice on taking care of yourself in this tough time

    Yesterday the Springfield-Greene County Health Department issued a general recommendation regarding travel. The focus of that guidance is tourist destinations with large crowd activities. Read on...
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    Mar. 20, 2020 - Virtual press briefing today at noon at Public Safety Center

    Burrell Behavioral Health, in partnership with the Health Department, will hold a press briefing today to address the community mental health concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our communities, families and our everyday lives. Read on...
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    Mar. 19, 2020 - Health Department advises returning travelers self-quarantine

    As residents return from spring break trips and other travel, it is the advice of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department that they self-quarantine for 14 days. Read on...
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    Mar. 19, 2020 - Two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the fifth and sixth confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greene County. Read on...
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    Mar. 18, 2020 - Health Department informs community of potential COVID-19 exposure

    As part of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, we are informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community. Read on...
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    Mar. 18, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 3:30 pm at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3:30 p.m. Read on...
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    Mar. 17, 2020 - Fourth case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County. Read on...
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    Mar. 17, 2020 - CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield to postpone some non-urgent surgeries in coming weeks

    As CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield prepare to serve patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the health systems have made the decision to evaluate and potentially postpone some elective surgical procedures that are not urgent. Read on...
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    Mar. 16, 2020 - Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County. Read on...
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    Mar. 15, 2020 - City, County supportive of Governor Parson’s recommendation on mass gatherings

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, City of Springfield and Greene County Commission support Governor Mike Parson’s recommendation to follow revised Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for large events and mass gatherings. Read on...
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    Mar. 14, 2020 - Second case of COVID-19 presumptive positive in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the second presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Greene County. Read on...
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    Mar. 12, 2020 - First case of COVID-19 presumptive positive in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Greene County. Read on...
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    Mar. 9, 2020 - Health Department urges high risk individuals take COVID-19 precautions

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is urging those who are at high risk for COVID-19, the illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus, to begin taking precautions now to prevent the spread of illness. Read on...
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    Mar. 9, 2020 - Health care partners announce visitor restrictions to hospital facilities

    The Greene County health care community and area Coronavirus Task Force announce the implementation of visitor restrictions to health care facilities in our area to combat the future spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Read on...
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  76. Nominations for the 2020 Harold K. Bengsch Award are now open

    Feb. 19, 2020 - Nominations open today for 2020 Harold K. Bengsch Award

    Nominations for the 2020 Harold K. Bengsch honoree are now open. Read on...
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    Feb. 6, 2020 - Healthcare partners announce new flu-fighting precautions

    As confirmed flu cases have continued to rise, with especially large increases over the last two weeks, community healthcare partners are asking that the public observe new precautions to fight the flu. Read on...
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    Jan. 29, 2020 - Partners prepared for novel coronavirus: risk to general public remains low

    The risk of 2019 Novel Coronavirus remains low for the general public, but health care partners are prepared if the respiratory illness were to emerge in our community. Read on...
  79. Substance Use Resources

    Oct. 22, 2019 - Agencies highlight available resources in light of continued overdose spike

    In light of a dramatic increase in overdoses in recent days, area partners have come together to save lives, share hope for recovery and highlight available resources for those struggling with the disease of addiction. Read on...
  80. WIC Nutrition

    Oct. 1, 2019 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2020

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has renewed the contract for the Special Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for another year. Read on...
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    Sept. 23, 2019 - Springfield Flu Coalition clinics begin next week

    Flu season is just around the corner and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine. Read on...
  82. Hepatitis A

    Sept 16, 2019 - Health Department Warns of Increase in Hepatitis A Cases

    Public is asked to be alert for signs and symptoms and get vaccinated Read on...
  83. Move Your Shoes Challenge

    Sept 5, 2019 - Community Invited to Move Your Shoes in Annual Walking Challenge

    Tie those laces and hit the pavement this October during the citywide Move Your Shoes Walking Challenge. The annual event combines physical activity with a little bit of healthy competition. Read on...
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    Aug 22, 2019 - Vaccine available to combat statewide Hepatitis A outbreak

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is urging at-risk populations to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A to prevent future spread of a statewide Hepatitis A outbreak. Read on...
  85. Tobacco Twenty-One

    July 16, 2019 - Springfield Tobacco 21 ordinance goes into effect

    Tobacco 21—a Springfield ordinance prohibiting tobacco and e-cigarette sales to anyone under 21 years of age—goes into effect today, July 16, 2019. Read on...