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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities Available This Week Amid Increase in COVID-19 Cases

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Greene County’s 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases has increased 182%, now at a 7-day rolling average of 31 cases compared to a rate of 11 cases two weeks ago. With this increase, it’s important to make sure you are up to date on ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of May 9-14

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of May 9-14.  

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccin...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of May 2-6

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of May 2-6.  

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 25-30

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of April 25-30. 

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vacc...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 18 - 22

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of April 18-22. 

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vacc...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Celebrate Easter safely with free COVID-19 testing at the Health Department

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With COVID-19 cases remaining low, Springfield-Greene County Health encourages the community to enjoy this Easter and Passover weekend. Individuals should feel safe to gather with loved ones but may want to take some extra precautions to prevent the sprea...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Greene County COVID-19 daily case average drops below 10 for the first time since 2020

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Springfield-Greene County Health is announcing that for the first time since July 4, 2020, the 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County has dropped below 10 per day. The 7-day rolling average for April 12 was 9 cases and April 13 was 8.9, ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

COVID-19 outreach clinics continue to reach residents with vaccine and first & second boosters

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Springfield-Greene County Health continues to see a positive response to COVID-19 vaccination clinics across the area. Since Jan. 1, over 4,000 individuals have chosen vaccination and attended a Health Department clinic to receive their primary series or ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Animal Control creates new way to engage with community, help owners find lost pets

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Animal Control, a program of Springfield-Greene Health, has launched a new way to connect directly with the community it serves. The Springfield-Greene County Animal Control Facebook page will provide photos of lost animals that arrive at the shelter each...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 11 – 16

Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with our community partners during the week of April 11-16. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday – Friday at Westside Public Health Center (660 S. Scenic Ave.)...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Health Department provides March COVID-19 data update

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is highlighting important COVID-19 data from the month of March.

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Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients were significantly lower in Greene County in March compared to February, further sho...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 4 - 8

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of April 4 – 8. 

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vacc...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Navigating COVID-19 with an endemic approach

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The state of Missouri is entering a new phase of the pandemic, as it has become evident that COVID-19 is here to stay. While it is still spreading, communities now better understand how to respond to the disease and make sure individuals have the tools ne...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

$50 gift cards now available for COVID-19 booster doses

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Beginning March 28, people who receive a COVID-19 booster dose at Springfield-Greene County Health Department vaccine clinics are eligible to receive a $50 gift card upon vaccination.

The gift card program has been open to people receiving first and second...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 28 – April 2

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners during the week of March 28 – April 2. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday – Friday at Wests...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Health Department announces new initiative to address heath disparities in COVID-19 response

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has received a $574,599 grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to expand efforts to address health disparities caused by COVID-19. With this additional funding the department will i...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Health Department to begins daily pollen reporting

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As spring approaches, the Springfield-Greene Health Department will provide regular pollen counts online every weekday. These counts will continue until the first freeze. 

Pollen and spore samples are collected daily (Monday through Friday) and re...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 21 - 26

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of March 21 – 26. 

Individuals who receive a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine a...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Health Department, CFO and SPS offer chance to win $500 when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Foundation of the Ozarks to offer five chances to win a $500 Walmart or Target gift card to those receiving a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at one of the pop-up clinics...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 14 - 19

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners during the week of March 14 – March 19. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday – Friday at West...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Health Department creates online tool to report at-home COVID-19 test results

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created an online tool to report positive COVID-19 cases from at-home antigen tests. This tool will provide an additional snapshot of community levels of the disease and help the Health Department watch ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 7 - 12

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners during the week of March 7 – March 12. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday – Friday at&n...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Health Department provides February COVID-19 data update

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is highlighting important COVID-19 data from the month of February. 

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The omicron surge, which began in early January, continued into February with 7-day averages of 400+ COVID-19 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Health Department to reopen STI testing & treatment program

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The Springfield-Greene Health Department will begin offering limited testing and treatment services for sexually transmitted infections (STI) next week. The Health Department STI clinic has been closed since early 2020 due to capacity restrictions imposed...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Greene County at medium impact level for COVID-19 illness

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Greene County is currently at a medium impact level for COVID-19 illness, according to new guidance from the CDC that measures community levels of the disease. 

This classification comes as Greene County reaches...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of Feb. 28 - March 5

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce new walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners for the week of Feb. 28 – March 5.

Individuals who receive 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Springfield-Greene County Health Department call center now offering Spanish speaking services

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce that the COVID-19 Call Center now offers Spanish speaking services to the community. 

This new service can be used by contacting the 417-874-1211 and pressing 3. Callers will t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Health Department to move vaccine clinic, maintain vaccination and testing access

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will transition its COVID-19 vaccination and testing operations from the Health Department Vaccination Clinic on Battlefield Road to Westside Public Health Center (660 S. Scenic Ave.) starting Feb. 28. &...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Health Department launches respiratory disease outbreak preparedness program for businesses

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce the launch of a new resource for businesses to help them better prepare and respond to respiratory disease outbreaks. The Healthy Workplace Project will help business owners create and...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Health Department and community partners offer public vaccination opportunities

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield Public Schools and other community partners to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the community starting this week.&n...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 1 pm Wednesday

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 16. 

Leaders from the Health Department, the Springfield-Greene County Library District and Springfield Public Schools will provide an upda...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Health Department provides January COVID-19 Data Update

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is highlighting important COVID-19 data from the month of January. 

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The Health Department is encouraging parents in Greene County to help slow the surge after January data shows a...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 2.  

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield will provide an update on the ongoing response to COVID-19.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 26. 

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield will provide an update on the ongoing response to COVID-19.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Health Department releases toolkit to help workplaces navigate Omicron surge

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To help strengthen organizational prevention and response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released an updated COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces. 

First released in Sept. 2020, this ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 19. 

Leaders from the Health Department, Springfield Public Schools, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield will provide an update on the ongo...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Health Department to distribute 50,000 surgical masks to community partners

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As the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 makes its way through Greene County, having access to high-quality face masks may not be possible for many members of our community. 

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department recognize...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Health Department urging community to help Slow the Surge of COVID-19

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally and nationally, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is launching a new campaign—Slow the Surge—urging community members to join the Health Department’s efforts to slow the spread of disease. ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 12.  

Leaders from the Health Department, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield will provide an update...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Health Department launches COVID-19 testing opportunities map

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As demand for COVID-19 testing continues to increase, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce it has launched an interactive map detailing testing locations throughout the community. 

Like the Find-a-Vaccine map laun...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

2021 ends with warning from Health Department on importance of vaccination and boosters

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging those who have not received a booster yet to do so as soon as possible, following a month of increasing cases and hospitalizations. 

Of all the positive cases reported to the Health De...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Greene County sees highest COVID-19 daily case rate since beginning of pandemic

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reporting a new record daily average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County. A total of 434 new cases of COVID-19 were reported yesterday, bringing the rolling 7-day average of new cases per day to an all-tim...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

CDC approves booster dose for 12–15-year-olds, scheduling now available at the Health Department

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce that booster appointments for those 12-15 years old can now be scheduled following Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) approval on Jan. 6. DHSS approval comes afte...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Media availability at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 5, in the Public Safety Center training room located at 330 W. Scott.  

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield and J...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

First confirmed case of the Omicron variant identified in Greene County

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Results from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Genomic Surveillance System has confirmed that the Omicron variant has been present in Greene County since at least mid-December. This first case of Omicron was from a test sa...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Health Department launches tool to help understand new COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance

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With the recent changes to guidance for those who been infected with or exposed to COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created an online tool to help determine what isolation and quarantine guidance an individual should follow. &...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Health Dept. encourages post-holiday COVID-19 testing; online scheduling now available

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After gathering with loved ones this holiday season, the Health Department encourages everyone to make an appointment to get tested for COVID-19. By getting tested after hosting, traveling, and gathering, individuals can determine whether they have become...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Health Department offers testing opportunities to combat holiday surge of COVID-19 cases

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As we gather with family and friends, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging everyone to get tested and vaccinated this holiday season. In addition to daily vaccine opportunities, a Celebrate Safely Testing Event will take place on...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Greene County influenza cases high compared to 2019, 2020

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So far this flu season, Greene County has reported 212 cases of influenza, highlighting the importance of getting vaccinated. In the last seven days, weekly influenza cases in Greene County doubled from 42 per week to 84. 

This is up significantly...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Winter Vaccine Event opens new appointments for Dec. 11

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is opening new appointment slots for its second Winter Vaccine Event this Saturday, Dec. 11. To ensure those who attend the event will get their 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, appointments will be ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Health Dept. reports over 6,000 residents became partially vaccinated in Nov.

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department?is pleased to report 6,439 Greene County residents took the first step to becoming fully vaccinated in November.?This is nearly double the number who became partially vaccinated in October. The Health Depart...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Community guidance for at-home COVID-19 testing

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Greene County, getting tested is an important step in lowering community transmission. For ease of access, many people may use at-home testing kits. If you choose to administer a COVID-19 test at home using an antigen se...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Health Department will offer $50 gift cards for people getting fully vaccinated

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Starting Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer $50 gift cards to people seeking a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic (1425 E. Battlefield Rd).  

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2021

COVID-19 boosters approved and available for all adults

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Following state approval on Friday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is ready to begin taking appointments for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all individuals 18 and up. The state approval follows the US Food and D...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Get tested for COVID-19 before holiday gatherings at Health Dept Celebrate Safely Testing Events

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Along with vaccination, getting tested for COVID-19 can reduce the risk of transmission during holiday gatherings and travel. 

To ensure access to testing before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Statement on Greene County's COVID-19 vaccination rate

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Beginning tomorrow, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard will report the vaccination rate for Greene County and Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area residents who are 5 years and older. Because there are now a larger n...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Health Department offering $50 gift cards and $15,000 in prizes at Winter Vaccine Events

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This holiday season, Springfield Public Schools and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks join the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in the fight against COVID-19 to offer prizes for people who receive their first or second dose of the COVID-19...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Media availability at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 12, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. 

Leaders from the Health Department, Springfield Public School...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Greene County remains an area of substantial transmission of COVID-19

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding the community that Greene County is still considered an area of Substantial Transmission by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The 7-day average case rate is currently 38 daily ca...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Media availability at 9 a.m. Thursday at Health Department Vaccination Clinic

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 9 a.m. tomorrow, November 3, at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic located at 1425 E Battlefield Rd.  

Leaders from the Health Department and partners will pro...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

CDC/DHSS approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for 5-11 age group; Health Department begins scheduling

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce it is now taking appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11 following state approval today. The state approval follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Movember reminds men to focus on their health

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Each year the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages men to grow a mustache as a conversation starter and a personal commitment to their health through the month of November. This year’s theme is “What’s Your MOtivation?” - a reminder that...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2021

All COVID-19 boosters now available; Health Dept launches tool to help understand current guidance

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With the recent approval of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created an online tool that will help determine if an individual is eligible for a booster shot and if the booster dose is...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

More than 11,000 pregnant women and children served by WIC last year; contract renewed for FY22

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has renewed the contract for the continuation of Women, Infants & Children (WIC) services for fiscal year 2022. 

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Health Department offering $50 gift cards and $5,000 prize at Stick-or-Treat event

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Springfield Public Schools to offer $50 gift cards to those who receive the first or second dose of the COVID-19...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Health Department expands interactive map to include flu vaccine

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has expanded the Find a Vaccine map on Vaccine417.com to help individuals in our community find a flu vaccine. This addition will make finding flu vaccination opportunities easier and encourage those seeking...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Health Department provides update on COVID-19 boosters

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On Thursday and Friday, a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) independent panel endorsed the authorization of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. This is the first of several steps that must be taken before tha...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Health Department Vaccination Clinic

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, October 13, at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic located at 1425 E Battlefield Rd.  

Leaders from the Health Department will provide an updat...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Health Department names new Assistant Director of Health

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has named Rinda Davis as its new Assistant Director of Health. Davis has been with the Department for 17 years, starting her career in public health here as a graduate intern. She will complete her four-year...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Greene County reports first pediatric death from COVID-19

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce Greene County’s first pediatric death from COVID-19. This death is a tragedy that no family should have to endure, and an unfortunate reminder that COVID-19 can have terrible conseque...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Local health departments and health care organizations ask for community health feedback

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A coalition of public health entities, hospital partners and community leaders across the Ozarks region, has come together again to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the residents in our region. 

Every three years, the Oz...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Health Department to open COVID-19 vaccination site to meet the increase in demand

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To meet the increase in demand for vaccine prompted by the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech booster shot and the pending approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11 years old, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is opening a mass ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. tomorrow, October 5, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. 

Leaders from the Health Department, Jor...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Springfield-Greene County reaches 50% vaccination rate; media availability scheduled for tomorrow

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More than half of Greene County residents ages 12 and over are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an exciting moment for the community as case counts and hospitalizations continue to decrease. 

“I am so grateful to the more than 126,...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Health Department and Jordan Valley reach out to Hispanic/Latinx community

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are partnering to provide COVID-19 updates and guidance available in Spanish. 

On Thursday, Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. both o...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, Sept. 15, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott.  

Leaders from the Health Department, Cox...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Greene County businesses encouraged to show off vaccination rates

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging business owners spread the word about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines. Businesses are invited to proudly promote when their workforce meets a 70% vaccination rate. Businesses who achieve t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Health Department hosting more vaccine clinics with higher education partners

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will provide vaccine opportunities at Drury University and Ozarks Technical Community College in the coming week.

Clinics will be held at the main campuses of Drury University on September 13 from 11 am – 1 p...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Health Department partners with Fire Department, Library District to offer vaccine

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is once again partnering with the Springfield Fire Department and Springfield-Greene County Library District for COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the coming week.

Clinics will be held at Fire Station #5 on Septemb...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Average age of COVID-19 deaths drops to all-time low in August as vaccine uptake slows

COVID-19 News

The average age of Greene County residents who died from COVID-19 decreased to an all-time low of 62 years in August compared to the previous low of 66 years in July, highlighting the impact of the Delta variant on people of all ages. Of the 53 COVID-19 f...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. today at SPS Kraft Administration Building

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today in the board room of the Springfield Public Schools Kraft Administration Building located at 1359 E. St. Louis St. 

Leaders from SPS, Drury Universit...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Vaccine opportunities for August 30-September 5; third doses available for immunocompromised

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This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine continues to be available under emergency use authorization for individuals 12 to 15 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Health Department announces Finish Strong 417: Neighbor to Neighbor Campaign

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As of today, nearly 54%?of all eligible Greene County residents are not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In an effort to increase those rates, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and City of Springfield announce the Finish Strong 417: Ne...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

SGCHD urges immunocompromised to get vaccinated following 22 new COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding immunocompromised individuals to get vaccinated, following the deaths of another 22 Greene County residents. The 22 COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Departme...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Health partners recognize impact of monoclonal antibody treatment center, vow to continue services

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield are pleased to announce the tremendous success of the monoclonal antibody treatment center for COVID-19 patients in southwest Missouri....

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Health Department offers third doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to immunocompromised individuals

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is offering two opportunities this week for vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vacci...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. Monday at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, the City of Springfield will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 23, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. 

Leaders from the Health Department and City...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Multiple opportunities to get vaccinated, including back-to-school events for college students

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Due to the increasing occurrence of severe illness in young people, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges college students to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will hold sev...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Health Department reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths, third doses available for immunocompromised

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department continues to see the devastating impact of the Delta variant and low vaccination rates. Thirteen COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Health Department between Aug. 11-17. Nine of these deaths occurred in Au...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 18, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott.  

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxH...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Opportunities available next week for students 12+ to get a COVID-19 vaccine

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Several opportunities are available in the coming week for students 12 and older to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the start of a new school year. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will hold sever...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Health Department, CPO and CFO launch Greene for Vaccine incentive program to encourage vaccination

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Community Foundation of the Ozarks to launch Greene for Vaccine, an incentive program to offer a chance to win $1,000 to those who get vaccinated.

Th...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 11, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. 

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHe...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Health Department reports 24 new COVID-19 deaths; average age continues to fall

COVID-19 News

Twenty-four COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department between Aug. 4-10. Of these, nine occurred in July, bringing the total number of deaths in that month to 67, and 15 occurred in the first nine days of August.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

50% of Greene County residents receive at least one COVID-19 shot; public opportunities next week

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reports more than half of eligible individuals have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, 50.28% of Greene County residents 12 and older are partially vaccinated while nearly 43% ar...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

COVID-19 cases peak among children 0-11 years old; vaccination urged for all eligible individuals

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reported a 113% increase in new COVID-19 infections among children ages 0-11 from June to July. 

506 children ages 0-11 tested positive for COVID-19 in July, up from 217 in June and the previous peak...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Health Department reports 27 new COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

Twenty-seven COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department between July 28-August 3. Of these, 26 occurred in the month of July. Those lost include a man in his 30s and three women in their 40s, including a 43-year-old w...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, August 4, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. 

Leaders from the Health Department, C...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of August 2-8

news flash - vaccine update

In the last seven days, 5,715 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered among Greene County residents 12 and older. This is a small decrease of 8% from the previous week.

Currently, nearly 42% of residents 12 and older have been fully vaccinated. Althoug...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Health Department clarifies alternate care site request

COVID-19 News

A Statement from Springfield-Greene County Health Director Katie Towns 

Our hospital systems have endured a very difficult few weeks following the July 14 request by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for an alternate care site. While...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Health Department begins triaging COVID-19 case investigations

COVID-19 News

Due to the overwhelming number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Greene County daily, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has begun prioritizing case investigation efforts.   

During a media availability this afternoon, Direct...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Health Dept urges all individuals to get vaccinated as the average age of COVID-19 deaths falls

COVID-19 News

The average age of Greene County residents who have died from COVID-19 so far in July has fallen 25 years from its peak in March of 2020. So far in July, our community has lost 32 Greene County residents to COVID-19, and many did not have preexisting cond...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. Today at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. today in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott.  

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHealth, and Mercy Springfield will pro...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Health Department partners with Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with the Springfield Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing opportunities. Beginning Monday, July 26, Health Department staff will begin testing at Fire Station #8 at 1405 S Scenic Ave. Fre...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Katie Towns named Springfield-Greene County Health Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECity Manager Jason Gage has formally selected Katie Towns as director of health for Springfield-Greene County effective July 18. Towns has served as acting director the past five months, following the departure of Clay Goddard. She ha...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 26-August 1

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On Wednesday, July 21, Springfield hospitals reported an all-time high of 265 hospitalizations from COVID-19. As of Thursday, 263 individuals were being treated for COVID-19 and 103 were in critical care.

On Thursday, 248 new cases of COVID-19 were reporte...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Higher education leaders encourage vaccination as COVID-19 cases increase among young adults

COVID-19 News

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in our community, higher education leaders encourage younger adults to get vaccinated before the start of the new school year. Over the last two weeks, there was a 51% increase in new cases in the 18-22 age group compar...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Local health departments expand interactive map of COVID-19 vaccine opportunities to the region

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To help individuals in our community find a COVID-19 vaccine near them, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and other local public health agencies have expanded the Find a Vaccine map to cover all southwest Missouri.

The map allows individuals ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Media availability at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at MSU

COVID-19 News

MEDIA ALERT

Health and higher education leaders will provide a media availability at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Missouri State University Welcome Center at 705 S. National Ave.

Leaders from Missouri State University, Drury University, Evangel University, Ozar...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 19-25

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COVID-19 spread continues to spike to levels our community hasn’t seen since the height of infections in December and January. Over the past week, 1,505 Greene County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average for...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Health Department offers multiple locations to collect WIC benefits

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is announcing multiple satellite locations where Women, Infants & Children (WIC) recipients can access benefits in-person. In response to COVID-19, WIC moved from in-person appointments to phone appointm...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Greene County's fully vaccinated rate reaches 40%; Health Dept. urges public to get vaccinated

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is announcing 40% of Greene County residents 12 and older have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In the last seven days, 4,371 vaccines were administered at clinics hosted by the Health Department ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Media availability at 3 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

MEDIA ALERT

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability today at 3 p.m. at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott St.

Leaders from the Health Department, Office of Emergency Management, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield wi...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Health Department and Emergency Management request funding for COVID-19 Alternative Care Site

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management submitted a request to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Emergency Management Agency for a COVID-19 Alternat...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 12-18

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Local hospitals continue to see a surge in patients and ICU admissions due to severe illness caused by the COVID-19 Delta variant. 

As of Thursday, 192 individuals were being treated for COVID-19 at Springfield hospitals. Compared to last month on...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Health Department reports 17 new COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to report the deaths of 17 Greene County residents from COVID-19 for the June 21-July 4 reporting period.  All 17 fatalities occurred in June. Those who died range in age from their 40s ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 5-11

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As the highly contagious and aggressive COVID-19 Delta variant continues to rapidly spread in our community, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged that more individuals are seeking vaccine.

In the last week, more than 3,500 Greene C...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. today at Springfield Fire Station #5

COVID-19 News

MEDIA ALERT

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Springfield Fire Station #5 at 2750 W. Kearney St.

Leaders from the Health Department, Springfield Fire Department and IAFF Local 152 w...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 28-July 4

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The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in our community, particularly among younger individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Between June 18-24, more than 750 new cases were reported among Greene County residents and the average...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Unvaccinated individuals at higher risk of contracting dangerous COVID-19 Delta variant

COVID-19 News

The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant continues to take a toll on our community, especially among younger adults who are not fully vaccinated.

Cases of the Delta variant have skyrocketed in the past three weeks and have accounted for 93% of cases te...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mother's Brewing Company

COVID-19 News

MEDIA ALERT

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Mother’s Brewing Company at 215 S. Grant Ave.

Leaders from the Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will discuss...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

SGCHD's Westside Clinic to offer weekly vaccination opportunities

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As part of our ongoing commitment to make vaccine accessible to every part of our community, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s Westside Clinic at 660 S. Scenic will offer COVID-19 vaccination opportunities every Wednesday from 10...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 21-27

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Many opportunities are available this week to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Due to increased disease spread in our community, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

As of Friday, June 18, the seven-day r...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

SGCHD launches new interactive map of COVID-19 vaccine opportunities

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To help individuals in our community find a COVID-19 vaccine near them, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched an interactive map of vaccination locations. 

The map allows individuals to input their home or work address to lo...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Media Advisory: Springfield health leaders celebrate success during first year of Rapid Access

Burrell Behavioral Health Rapid Access Unit

When: June 17, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Where: Behavioral Crisis Center – 800 S. Park, Springfield, MO

Burrell Behavioral Health, the Health Living Alliance and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an anniversar...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 14-20

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and community partners urge everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The recent increase in disease spread has demonstrated the need for unvaccinated individuals to get vaccinated as s...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Health Department urges vaccination as case counts significantly rise

COVID-19 News

As COVID-19 disease spread and hospitalizations rise in our community, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is urging everyone 12 years and older to seek vaccine as soon as possible.

On Monday, 142 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Media Alert: News opportunity at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Discovery Center

MEDIA ALERT

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a news opportunity at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Discovery Center of Springfield at 438 E. St. Louis St.

Acting Director of Health Katie Towns will discuss the rising case counts of C...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 7-13

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Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 case numbers among unvaccinated individuals, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

As of Friday, June 4, the seven-day rolling av...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Health Department names new Public Health Information Administrator

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has named Aaron Schekorra as its next Public Health Information Administrator. Schekorra has been with the Department as a Contract Public Health Information Specialist since August of 2020. He stepped into ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Local health departments encourage COVID-19 prevention measures for summer camps

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Summer camps play an important role in keeping kids active and healthy, but they can also pose an increased risk for the spread of COVID-19 if proper mitigation strategies are not taken. 

Although most children who contract COVID-19 have mild symp...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Health Department reports rising cases among unvaccinated residents and falling rates of vaccination

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reporting a 37% increase in cases of COVID-19 over the last 7 days. This includes two consecutive days of 63 new positive cases prior to the holiday weekend. According to data collected in patient intervi...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 31-June 6

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Below is a list of opportunities for the week of May 31-June 5.

Tuesday, June 1

  • Battlefield City Hall (JVCHC) – 523...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor withdraws proclamation of civil emergency as COVID-19 regulations end

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure will withdraw the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency effective at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 27 to coincide with the 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 28 effective date for the repeal of the ordinance containing the City’s COV...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Health Department encourages young people to get vaccinated

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging young people to make receiving the COVID-19 vaccine a priority. Currently, more than 36% of Greene County residents are fully vaccinated, but that rate is o...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 24-30

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone in our community to protect themselves against COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. New opportunities to get vaccinated are available this week through our community partners. 

While w...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Springfield firefighters to serve as volunteer COVID-19 vaccinators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Springfield Fire Department and IAFF Local 152 are partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to as many Springfield-Greene County residents as possible.

Springfield fire...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Central Assembly Chapel

MEDIA ALERT 

The City and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with CoxHealth, Mercy and Jordan Valley Community Health Center Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Central Assembly of God Chapel, 1301 N. Boonville Ave.,...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott about anticipated City Council action at tonight’s meeting in response to the Cent...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Springfield Fire Department to host family-friendly vaccine event May 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To help the community reach the Finish Strong goal to vaccinate 50% of eligible Greene County residents by Memorial Day, the Springfield Fire Department is offering a Fire Station Fun Day and Vaccine Clinic 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 7...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Health Department to present step-out options to City Council

Media Alert: March 9, 2021 

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Interim Director Katie Towns will present a proposal at City Council lunch workshop at 11 a.m. at Historic City Hall for next steps in the City’s road to recovery from the pan...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020 - SGCHD provides COVID-19 update; reminds community of the seriousness of the virus

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and City of Springfield held a media briefing today to provide an update on COVID-19 and remind the community of the seriousness of the disease.

COVID-19 updateOn Wednesday, the Health Department received 82 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

REMINDER: Media briefing at 10 a.m. at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet&...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Phase 2 of “Road to Recovery Plan” effective Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. The order is effective May 23-June 22, however, it will b...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Media Briefing at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Apr. 21, 2020 - Springfield and Greene County extend Stay-At-Home Orders until May 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission have extended separate, but similar Stay at Home Orders until 11:59 p.m., May 3, 2020. The current orders, which were put in place to help stop the spread of the novel cor...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Apr. 6, 2020 - City of Springfield and Greene County issue amended “Stay-At-Home” Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued stricter amended “Stay-At-Home” orders Monday, April 6, following an announcement by Gov. Mike Parson the previous Friday. View the City&rsq...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Apr. 3, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death; potential COVID-19 exposures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. The seventh death is a man in his 60s who was immunocompromised. The Health Department extends our condole...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mar. 31, 2020 - Health Department announces two COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. One loss, a man in his 90s, was a positive case from the Morningside of Springfield East assisted livin...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases