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Posted on: November 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] November 25, 2020 -- Health Dept. encourages the community to shop safely

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released guidance for the holiday season to help families shop safely and reduce their risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

You can find recommendations on how to Shop Safely at It includes valuable information on how to stay safe and healthy when purchasing all the holiday necessities.

It includes considerations that shoppers should take when planning their holiday shopping to reduce the risk of disease spread, in addition to emphasizing the 3 Ws: 

  • Wear a mask
  • Watch your distance 
  • Wash your hands

There is also a list of suggested lower risk alternatives to crowded, one-day sales events for retailers. This includes using options like curbside pick-up, online stores and personal shopping via a service like Zoom.

Retailers will also find new printable flyers on the webpage to encourage patrons to exercise the 3 Ws.

As families move forward with their holiday plans, they are encouraged to contact the Health Department to ask questions about reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure by calling our coronavirus hotline at 417-874-1211 or by email at [email protected].


Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at [email protected].

Please note that the contact number for media inquiries has changed. Media may now contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].

Springfield-Greene County Health Department
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