COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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Springfield-Greene County Road to Recovery Phase 3C: December 15, 2020 - April 9, 2021
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Masks and face coverings
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Play Safely - toolkit for organized sports and activities

Questions about COVID-19?

Contact our hotline for more information.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

call417-874-1211
emailcoronavirus@springfieldmo.gov
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What you need to know now:

  • Prevention: Follow the 3Ws to slow the spread of COVID-19: Watch your distance, Wear a mask, and Wash your hands.
  • Community restrictions: On July 16, the City of Springfield entered Phase 3A of its Road to Recovery Order. Greene County is following the state’s Show Me Strong Recovery Order. Details can be found here:
  • Travel Guidance: If you choose to travel domestically or internationally, we strongly encourage you to take increased measures to protect yourself and those around you. Before you travel, make sure to check state or local travel restrictions and do some research to learn whether COVID-19 is prominent in that area. Large group events, such as conferences, public events, concerts, theme parks and public transportation are discouraged as this may increase risk of transmission. 
  • SymptomsSymptoms to watch for are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. 
  • Exposure: If you have been in close contact to a known positive case of COVID-19, you will need to self-quarantine. Self-quarantine means staying at home and away from others for 10 days from your last known contact with a positive individual. This quarantine period can be shortened to 7 days if the individual does not have symptoms, is tested after day 5 of quarantine, and receives a negative test result. More details about quarantine available at health.springfieldmo.gov/quarantine
    A close contact is defined as someone who comes within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for at least 15 cumulative minutes. A close contact also includes someone who has physically come in contact with a person who has tested positive, regardless of the amount of time. 
  • Testing: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and need to be tested, you should contact your healthcare provider via virtual care or phone. Visit health.springfieldmo.gov/testing for more information and other testing options.

What you can do:

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Watch your distance.

Physical distancing—staying at least 6 feet from others—is one of the best tools we have to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are sick or in a high-risk group, stay home as much as possible.

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Wash your hands.

Handwashing is another excellent tool for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available. Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces often.

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Wear a mask. 

Face masks, when worn properly, may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks are not a substitute for proper physical distancing. Surgical masks and N95s need to be reserved for medical professionals and first responders.

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Additional Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

    As the new year brings us new hope in the fight against COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone in our community to make a New Year's resolution to Finish Strong. Read on...
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