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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases

Posted on: April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 -- Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 14-20

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is overjoyed to announce zero new COVID-19 fatalities among Greene County residents between April 14-20, 2021.

This is the second time in 39 weeks that the Health Department has reported no new COVID-19 deaths in Greene County.

“This encouraging news is further evidence that our community’s efforts to save the lives of our family, friends and neighbors are working,” said Acting Director of Health Katie Towns. “We want to thank everybody who has done their part to get vaccinated. We encourage all adults to get vaccinated if they are able, so we can continue this trend of zero deaths and slowly return to our everyday lives. Although we are heading in the right direction, we cannot let our guard down. We need to continue to wear masks, watch our distance and wash our hands. Our community will remain vulnerable until enough people receive vaccine.” 

A total of 427 Greene County residents have died from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Living Memorial                     

The Health Department is committed to remembering each life lost from COVID-19 and supporting those left behind. The COVID-19 Living Memorial allows families to share stories and memories of loved ones. 

The memorial can be accessed at health.springfieldmo.gov/COVIDmemorial                 

Vaccine opportunities

Individuals can register and schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment directly through Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator program.

All Missourians 16 years and older can make an appointment after completing the registration process at covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator.

The public can view a complete list of vaccine events at vaccine417.com and contact the Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211 for help registering or making an appointment. 

We all play a part in prevention 

Along with getting vaccinated, it is vital that we all remain vigilant and follow basic prevention measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones:

  • Wear a mask      
  • Watch your distance       
  • Wash your hands      
  • Stay home if you are sick      

COVID-19 in our community 

A total of 28,747 cases have been reported in Greene County. 

368 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in April.

119 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Health Department in the last week. The seven-day average for new cases is 17.

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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]                   

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