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Posted on: July 4, 2020

July 4, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, these individuals went to the following locations:

  • Saturday, June 27: Visited Walmart ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals.             

Prior to being diagnosed, three of...

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

July 2, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from three COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, two of these individuals went to the following locations:    

  • Satu...
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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: July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals. One individual resides in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, the ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential community exposure from one COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, our case went to the following location:

  • Saturday, June 27: Visited Target at 1825 E P...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential community exposure from one COVID-19 positive individual from another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, the individual went to the following location:

  • Monday, June ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2020

June 28, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Monday, June 22: Pennington’s Su...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2020

June 27, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, two cases from another jurisdiction went to the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 18...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from five COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases went to the following locations:  

  • Thursday, June 18: Worked at Springfield...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 - SGCHD announces potential COVID-19 community exposures among unsheltered community

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from an unsheltered individual in our area.

Prior to being diagnosed, we believe our case visited several local providers for unsheltered services in t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from six COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Monday, June 15: Five Below at 3500 S Glens...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Tuesday, June 16: Springfield Music at 3100...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, our case visited the following locations:

  • Friday, June 19: Worked in multiple areas at Wa...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, a Greene County case visited the following locations:

  • Sunday, June 14: Walmart Neighbo...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from three COVID-19 positive individuals.

 Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

•    ...

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

June 20, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals. 

 Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

•   &...

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

June 19, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual. 

Prior to being diagnosed, our case worked at La Hacienda at 1370 S. Glenstone on Tuesday, June 16 from 2 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, our case visited the following locations:

  • Saturday, June 6: Discount Tire at 361...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Friday, June 5: Ebbets Field at 1027 E Wal...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from three COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 11: IHOP at 2647 N Kansas ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from three COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Friday, June 5: IHOP at 3804 S Glenstone ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2020

June 13, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from three COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 4: Kearney Street...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, our case worked at the McDonald’s at 2811 N. Kansas Expy on the following days...

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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: June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals from the same family group.    

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Sund...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, our case visited the following locations:

  • Sunday, June 7: Walmart Supercenter at 1150 US 60 in Rep...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, our case visited Bricktown Brewery at 2040 E. Independence on Sunday, May 31 around 6 p.m. for up...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, the individuals visited the following locations:

  • Saturday, May 30: Price Cutter at 1831 W. Kearn...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual.  

Prior to being diagnosed, one of our recent positive cases visited Sam’s Club at 3660 E. Sunshine on F...

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

June 2, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, one of our recent positive cases worked as a cashier at Signal Food Store at 2810 E. Battlefield ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020 - Health Department announces new confirmed cases of COVID-19, new exposure notices

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has seen 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the past 24 hours.

Six of our new cases include staff and residents of Wilson’s Creek Nursing and Rehab at 3403 W. Mt. Vernon. Four residents and t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 11:45 a.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 11:45 a.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minut...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 - Health Department announces new confirmed COVID-19 cases, potential exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department saw an increase of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. We continue to investigate these cases, and will update the community on the circumstances as soon as we can. 

None of the new cases are ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, one of our recent positive cases visited Walmart Supercenter at 3520 W. Sunshine on Monday, May 1...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020 - Health Department announces second positive COVID-19 result from hair salon

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

A second hair stylist from the Great Clips at 1864 S. Glenstone Ave. has tested positive for COVID-19.

At this time, this is ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from COVID-19 positive individuals. 

While symptomatic, our case worked as a hair stylist at the Great Clips at 1864 S. Glenstone Ave. on the following ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minute...

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

May 21, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual. 

Prior to being diagnosed, one of our recent positive cases visited Dollar General at 401 S. Miller Rd. in Willard ...

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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: May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 - Health Department provides update on potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is updating the public on the potential exposure time of a COVID-19 positive individual mentioned in this morning’s news briefing.  

Archived video of this announcement, along with updates ...

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

May 19, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 10 a.m. at Public Safety Center

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 10 a.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minutes earl...

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

May 13, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from someone recently diagnosed with COVID-19.

Our case was showing symptoms while visiting the Walmart at 1923 E. Kearney on May 10 around 5 p.m. 

As w...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of several potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual. Our case visited the following locations while symptomatic: 

  • Saturday, May 2: Aldi at 2847 E. Sunshine arou...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minute...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 - City amends Road to Recovery order following community dashboard improvements

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield-Greene County leaders led Thursday’s news briefing with some cautious optimism. Springfield Mayor Ken McClure amended the City’s “Road to Recovery” order, effective immediately. The ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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

We ask that members of the media&mdas...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Apr. 30, 2020 - Mayor, Greene County issue Road to Recovery orders; Health Director urges caution

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued separate but similar Road to Recovery orders to provide businesses and other organizations with guidance to safely resume operations. The City’s order goes into effec...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Apr. 29, 2020 - Media Briefing at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020

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MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield, Greene County and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30 in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

Springfield Mayor Ken ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Apr. 28, 2020 - Health Department offers COVID-19 testing for essential workers without symptoms

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UPDATE: These tests have all been accounted for, and we are not maintaining a waiting list for future asymptomatic tests at this time.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for essential workers who are not exh...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Apr. 28, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 2:00 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer an in-person media briefing today at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center.

We appreciate your patience as we adjust to a new, new normal. We ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes ear...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Apr. 24, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 12:45 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 12:45 p.m.

Today’s topics will include a focus on mental health and the importance of COVID-19 testing.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Apr. 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, including total and daily...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Apr. 22, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing Today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Cente...

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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 18, 2020

Apr. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Apr. 17, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 3:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3:30 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Ce...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Apr. 16, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of two potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

One of our recent positive cases visited the Walmart at 3315 S. Campbell Ave. on April 6 around 8:30 p.m.

Anothe...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Apr. 14, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing at 4 p.m. at Public Safety Center

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 4 p.m. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Cent...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Apr. 9, 2020 - Health Department urges avoiding travel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is urging local residents to avoid leisure travel, especially to areas where COVID-19 is widespread.

In total, 30% of Greene County COVID-19 cases have been travelers....

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Apr. 9, 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 eighth death is a man in his 70s who was immunocompromised. 

The Health Department extends our ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Apr. 9, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing at 1 p.m. at Public Safety Center

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 1 p.m. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Cent...

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

Apr. 6, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of three potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

One of our recent positive cases visited the Walgreens at 2640 E. Sunshine St. on March 29 around...

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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 - Greene County and City leaders support additional efforts to control COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In today’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson highlighted the state’s ongoing efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Missouri. During that briefing he called for a statewide Stay at Home Missouri Order. The...

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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: April 3, 2020

Apr. 3, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing at 3:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a  virtual media briefing today at 3:30 p.m. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Publi...

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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
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mar. 31, 2020 - Local laboratory expands COVID-19 testing options for regional health care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Mar. 31, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of th...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mar. 27, 2020 - SGCHD expands COVID-19 case count to include epi-linked cases, epi-linked death

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is adding epidemiologically linked cases of COVID-19 to their case count, one of which is an additional death. 

An epi-linked case refers to illness in an individual that has not been confirmed by a ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mar. 27, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of th...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mar. 24, 2020 - SGCHD informs community of potential COVID-19 exposure

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As part of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, we are informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community. 

People who were at these locations on these dates are at low r...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mar. 24, 2020 - Health Department announces two additional COVID-19 deaths

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce two additional deaths of Greene County residents from COVID-19.

The patients were among the four cases confirmed from the Morningside of Springfield East assist...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mar. 24, 2020 - Mayor McClure issues Stay-At-Home Order for Springfield

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Presiding Commissioner – in consultation with Health Department Director Clay Goddard and health care system partners - issued a “Stay at Home” Order, requi...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mar. 24, 2020 - Virtual press briefing today at 3 p.m.

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3 p.m. at the Public Safety Center. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedes...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mar. 23, 2020 - Health Department announces first COVID-19 death in Greene County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the first death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19.

The patient, a woman in her 80s, was among the four cases confirmed over the weekend from the Morning...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mar. 23, 2020 - UPDATED: Virtual Press Briefing pushed back to 6:30

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 6:30 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mar. 23, 2020 - Health Department announces 17 cases of COVID-19

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Illness believed to be circulating in the community, called "community spread"

As of 10 a.m. today, there are 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greene County.

The 10th case, originally reported on Saturday, is believed to be a contact of a suspect...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mar. 23, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at Noon at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at noon.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Center...

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

Mar. 21, 2020 - Ten cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has recorded 10 cases of COVID-19 in Greene County. 

To protect the patients’ right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As part of the regular practice of di...

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

Mar. 21, 2020 - Hospital visitor restrictions expanded to protect against COVID-19

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To further protect patients, the community and health care workers, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield Communities are expanding visitor restrictions beginning Monday, March 23.

No visitors will be allowed in the health systems’ hospitals across sou...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Mar. 21, 2020 - Missouri State student tests positive for COVID-19

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Today, Missouri State University and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department were notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19 in Boone County, Missouri. The student was not living in university housing this semester and has not been i...

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

Mar. 20, 2020 - Eighth case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County.

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As part of the regular prac...

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

Mar. 20, 2020 - Virtual press briefing at 5 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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MEDIA ALERT

This will again be a virtual media briefing. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot or tune in to the livestream on the City’s and Health Depar...

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

Mar. 20, 2020 - Clarifying traveler guidance; advice on taking care of yourself in this tough time

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Clarifying traveler guidance:

Yesterday the Springfield-Greene County Health Department issued a general recommendation regarding travel. The focus of that guidance is tourist destinations with large crowd activities.

“We’ve seen images ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mar. 20, 2020 - Virtual press briefing today at noon at Public Safety Center

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Burrell Behavioral Health, in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, will hold a press briefing today to address the community mental health concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our communities, our famil...

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

Mar. 19, 2020 - Health Department advises returning travelers self-quarantine

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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 returning from outside our region are advised to stay home,...

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

Mar. 19, 2020 - Two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the fifth and sixth confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greene County.

About our cases

To protect the patients’ right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mar. 18, 2020 - Health Department informs community of potential COVID-19 exposure

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As part of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, we are informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community.

People who were at these locations on these dates are at low risk for co...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mar. 18, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 3:30 pm at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3:30 p.m. at the Greene County Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the ped...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mar. 17, 2020 - Fourth case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County. 

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As part of the re...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mar. 17, 2020 - CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield to postpone some non-urgent surgeries in coming weeks

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As CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield prepare to serve patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the health systems have made the decision to evaluate and potentially postpone some elective surgical procedures that are not urgent. 

In this case, elective pro...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mar. 16, 2020 - Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County.

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As part of the regular pract...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Mar. 15, 2020 - City, County supportive of Governor Parson’s recommendation on mass gatherings

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, City of Springfield and Greene County Commission support Governor Mike Parson’s recommendation to follow revised Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for large events and mass gatherings. Th...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Mar. 14, 2020 - Second case of COVID-19 presumptive positive in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the second presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Greene County.

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As part of the r...

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

Mar. 13, 2020 - SGCHD asks community events gathering 250+ people to voluntarily suspend or postpone

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Following the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Greene County, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is asking community events expecting 250 or more people to voluntarily postpone or suspend for the time being.

Workplaces and school...

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

Mar. 12, 2020 - First case of COVID-19 presumptive positive in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Greene County.

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided. This case does not represen...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Mar. 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Task Force launched; media information session planned for Friday

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Since the novel coronavirus first emerged internationally in mid-December 2019, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has advised others in the public health system, including health care, first responders, higher education institutions and many...

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

Feb. 19, 2020 - Nominations open today for 2020 Harold K. Bengsch Award

Nominations for the 2020 Harold K. Bengsch Award are now open

Nominations for the 2020 Harold K. Bengsch honoree are now open.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages the nomination of individuals from across all fields of public health and a range of career paths. Those nominated could be honored ...

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

Feb. 6, 2020 - Healthcare partners announce new flu-fighting precautions

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As confirmed flu cases have continued to rise, with especially large increases over the last two weeks, community healthcare partners are asking that the public observe new precautions to fight the flu.

Members of the community who have respiratory symptom...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Jan. 29, 2020 - Partners prepared for novel coronavirus: risk to general public remains low

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The risk of 2019 Novel Coronavirus remains low for the general public, but health care partners are prepared if the respiratory illness were to emerge in our community.

Although this is a new virus, in many ways, this coronavirus will be similar to our pas...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Oct. 22, 2019 - Agencies highlight available resources in light of continued overdose spike

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In light of a dramatic increase in overdoses in recent days, area partners have come together to save lives, share hope for recovery and highlight available resources for those struggling with the disease of addiction.

For many, addiction is misunderstood ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Oct. 1, 2019 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2020

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has renewed the contract for the Special Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for another year. The...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019 - Springfield Flu Coalition clinics begin next week

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Flu season is just around the corner and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine.

Opportunities for adults who are uninsured to get a no-cost flu shot begin next week. This is thanks to the Springfield Flu Coaliti...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Sept 16, 2019 - Health Department Warns of Increase in Hepatitis A Cases

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is warning residents of an increase in Hepatitis A cases in recent weeks, and asking that the public be alert for signs and symptoms of the illness.

Since April of this year, there have been 25 cases of Hepat...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Sept 5, 2019 - Community Invited to Move Your Shoes in Annual Walking Challenge

Move Your Shoes Challenge

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging you to tie those laces and hit the pavement this October during the citywide Move Your Shoes Walking Challenge. The annual event combines physical activity with a little bit of healthy competi...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019 - Vaccine available to combat statewide Hepatitis A outbreak

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As noted below, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is urging at-risk populations to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A to prevent future spread of a statewide Hepatitis A outbreak.

In addition to the at-risk populations listed in the new...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019 - Springfield Tobacco 21 ordinance goes into effect

Tobacco Twenty-One

Tobacco 21—a Springfield ordinance prohibiting tobacco and e-cigarette sales to anyone under 21 years of age—goes into effect today, July 16, 2019.

On Monday, July 15, Springfield City Council unanimously voted to approve the ordinance which had first been...

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