City's Response During Coronavirus

Phase 2 of “Road to Recovery Plan” effective Saturday, May 23

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Reopening Guidance

The intent of the Road to Recovery orders is to reopen the local economy safely and in a measured approach. This is step 2 in a multi-phased approach in which the community will open further as progress in made. The Road to Recovery orders still require businesses and organizations to adhere as much as possible to the social distancing and cleaning guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including, but not limited to when customers are standing in line (should be 6 feet apart) or when individuals, including employees, are using shared indoor or outdoor spaces. 

Questions? Take a look at the Recovery Order Phase II FAQs or watch a replay of the May 20 briefing.

  1. Retail & Dining
  2. Bars, Nightclubs, Tap Rooms
  3. Personal Care Services
  4. Group Entertainment
  5. Public Gatherings
  6. Religious Services
  7. Child Care Programs
  8. Gyms & Fitness Centers
  9. Sports & Swimming Pools

All previously deemed non-essential businesses and any business engaged in retail sales or personal care services to the public must limit the number of customers in any particular business or retail location at any one time to a maximum of:

The result of the total square feet of that part of the building devoted to the subject business divided by 30 times 25% for locations with a square footage less than 10,000 square feet = Maximum number of people allowed.

Businesses with a square footage of 10,000 square feet or more should divide the square feet of that part of the building devoted to the subject business by 30 times 10% = Maximum number of people allowed.

Dining/Restaurants

  • For dining establishments, the maximum number of customers allowed is limited to 35 or the result of the total square footage of the restaurant divided by 30 times 25%, whichever is greater. Tables should be spaced 6 feet apart.
  • For dining establishments that offer outdoor seating, the maximum number of customers allowed in the outdoor dining area is limited to 35 or the result of the total square footage of the outdoor area divided by 30 times 25%, whichever is greater.

Example: 2,500 total square feet / 30 X .25 = 20 people.

Counter seating and self-service buffets are not permitted.

For more detailed guidance, visit the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s website.

Parking lot and sidewalk cafes

City Council has approved suspension of enforcement of parking ratios for restaurants to allow the use of restaurant parking lots as outdoor dining spaces and is waiving the fees for encroachment permits for sidewalk cafes in the Downtown Springfield and Historic Commercial Street Community Improvement Districts until the Mayor’s Declaration of Civil Emergency ends or Nov. 30. 

Helpful Links

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