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Posted on: March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021 -- Day of Remembrance to be held in honor of those lost from COVID-19

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department invites the community to participate in a Day of Remembrance to commemorate the lives of the 422 Greene County residents lost from COVID-19 over the past year.

Community leaders and families of some of those lost will gather for a moment of reflection during a news briefing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23 at Central Assembly located at 1301 N. Boonville Ave.

March 23 will mark one year since our community’s first COVID-19 death.

“This is a time for reflection and remembrance,” said Acting Director of Health Katie Towns. “Our community stands in solidarity with the families of loved ones lost too soon.”

The briefing will also provide an update on a resolution that serves as the framework provided by the Health Department for safely reducing the City’s COVID-19 restrictions in a phased step-out plan. 

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. A parking map for media can be found below.      

The public is invited to tune in virtually 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 Kathryn Wall, Public Health Information Administrator, at 417-380-2556.    

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