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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Council approves administrative delay on Grant Avenue

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City Council approved a resolution Monday night that delays acceptance and processing of demolition, new construction, re-platting, (including lot combinations) and rezoning applications for properties that abut the  Grant Av...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Local musician earns most points in Mayor’s video contest

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A video with a catchy jingle has received the most votes in a video creation contest sponsored by Springfield Mayor Ken McClure. “If You Don’t Wear a Mask, It Will Put You in a Casket” by Nick Sibley, was...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Health Department suspends low-risk public exposure notices

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will be suspending the public notification of low-risk potential exposure locations, effective today.

This decision has come as a result of several factors.

On Thursday, a mandatory masking ordinance went into...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

City Council passes ordinance requiring face coverings in public spaces

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After hearing from more than 60 speakers and reading around 12,000 written and transcribed comments, City Council approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in public spaces to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the communit...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

City, Greene County celebrate 9-1-1 during rescheduled National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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Traditionally, the second week of April is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, this year Springfield-Greene County ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on public health capabilities leads to masking ordinance consideration

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Springfield City Council is considering an ordinance with a provision requiring the wearing of face coverings in public places as part of a proposed Phase 4 of the Road to Recovery Order. The current phase is in place until ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan to continue through July 15

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Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced today that the City of Springfield will continue with the Phase 3 Road to Recovery guidance that was announced in early June. ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Health Care Community Transitioning COVID-19 Testing Options

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After more than three months of maintaining a collaborative testing site, our local health care community is transitioning COVID-19 testing to more sustainable healthcare-based locations in Springfield beginning Friday, July 3.

CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure launches “Wear a Mask” Video Contest

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To promote the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s recommended measure of wearing a mask in public, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure announces a contest that invites community members to submit videos on why it&r...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

City issues RFQ for architecture and engineering services for Jordan Creek daylighting project

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The City of Springfield has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 5 p.m. July 15 for engineering and architecture services for the design of the Renew Jordan Creek project from Main Avenue to Boonville Avenue.

Renew Jordan ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Nearly $1M in CARES Act money to fund affordable housing, homeless services, forgivable biz loans

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At its June 15 meeting, City Council passed a bill allocating $916,138 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Reli...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan effective Monday

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Mayor Ken McClure, City Manager Jason Gage and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new City order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. The order is effe...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

How to Support Injured SPD Officer Mark Priebe

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How to Support Injured SPD Officer Mark Priebe 

In response to the incident that happened on June 9, 2020, involving Officer Mark Priebe, the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA) has set up a fund to suppo...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure praises officer for courageous actions

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure started today’s City Council lunch workshop with a moment of silence for 21-year police veteran Mark Priebe. Officer Priebe was seriously injured this morning in the line of duty.

“We s...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Incubation period closes: no clients contract COVID-19 from salon exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to report that the incubation period has passed from those potentially exposed from Great Clips. No clients of either stylist nor additional coworkers contracted COVID-19 as a result. ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure offers encouragement, praise in annual State of the City address

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COVID-19 and a power outage early this morning could not keep Mayor Ken McClure from giving his 2020 State of the City address.

The yearly address, which comprised this year’s virtual June Good Morning Springfield! program ho...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor and City Manager encourage safe, lawful protests

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Mayor and City Manager encourage safe, lawful protests

A resolution before City Council tonight condemns the horrific actions by the four ex-Minneapolis police officers that led to the tragic death of George Floyd. 

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

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The steering committee for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival has unanimously decided to cancel the 2020 festival, due to COVID-19 concerns. The 2020 festival was planned for Aug. 14-15.

“Last year’s attendance was...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

City of Springfield takes formal action to condemn actions of Minneapolis Police

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The recent actions by police officers in Minneapolis that caused the death of George Floyd are intolerable and cause us all to think twice about the dignity of all persons, the value of life and our responsibility as a local...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor McClure announces Costco membership warehouse considering locating in Springfield

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is pleased to announce Costco Wholesale Corporation is considering a membership warehouse retail store in east Springfield. Costco operates membership warehouses that carry quality brand name merchandise ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

Mayor McClure urges personal responsibility

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure shares a video message to Springfieldians as the community starts its first full week under a Road to Recovery Order, Phase 2. This second phase in the Road to Recovery Plan lightens restrictions, allowin...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Health Department offers COVID-19 testing for essential workers without symptoms

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for essential workers who are not exhibiting symptoms to further study the spread of the disease in our community. 

The Health Department has dedicated 200 test ki...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Releases New COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched a new online dashboard that allows the public to view regional data related to COVID-19. 

This dashboard covers five areas, including: 

  • detailed case information, 
  • hospit...
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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Health Department clarifies policy on exposure notifications

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Following the announcement yesterday of a workplace exposure in Greene County, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has seen confusion and fear regarding the risk to the public.  

Throughout this response—and as part of regula...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Have Faith Initiative Launched to Coordinate Faith Community’s Engagement in COVID-19 Response

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Sent on behalf of Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks (Philanthropy Row)

A new initiative being led by “Philanthropy Row” is connecting faith-based o...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Local laboratory expands COVID-19 testing options for regional health care

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Beginning Wednesday, April 1, Dynamic DNA Laboratories will offer an additional option for local provider-referred testing of COVID-19. Testing capacity has been limited locally, statewide and nationally. Although testing will still b...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Leaders from several community organizations sign Help Ozarks Pledge

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Leaders from several public and private-sector organizations have signed the Help Ozarks Pledge encouraging citizens, businesses and institutions to commit to helping each other through the COVID-19 pandemic, “flattening the...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Springfield-Greene County Health Department advises returning travelers self-quarantine

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From the desk of the Director of Health

As residents return from spring break trips and other travel, it is the advice of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department that they self-quarantine for 14 days.

During that time, travelers...

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