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Posted on: October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020 -- Media briefing at 1 p.m. Thursday at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with Burrell Behavioral Health at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020, in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minutes early for a health screening. Please wear a face mask and practice physical distancing while in the briefing.

The briefing will provide an update on the mental health effects of the COVID-19 crisis as well as pointing to available resources and hope for the future.

Media can utilize footage from a pool camera but will be spaced to maintain physical distancing. Reporters and the public can continue to tune in to the livestream on the City’s and Health Department’s Facebook pages or at

For reporters who will not appear in person, questions can be directed via text message to Cora Scott, 417-380-3352.


For media requests, please contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement at 417-380-3352; or Kathryn Wall, Public Health Information Administrator at 417-380-2556.

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