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Posted on: August 4, 2021

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

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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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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Health Department reports 27 new COVID-19 deaths

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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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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of August 2-8

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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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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Health Department clarifies alternate care site request

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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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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor McClure praises Springfield-area legislators for bipartisan vaccination clinic

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Springfield Missouri Mayor Ken McClure says that many things make him proud about Springfield. Despite difficult times, like the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths, he is both proud and grateful to those who are willing to take...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Health Department begins triaging COVID-19 case investigations

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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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Posted on: July 27, 2021

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

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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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Posted on: July 23, 2021

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

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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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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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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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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 new cases...

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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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Posted on: July 14, 2021

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

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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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Posted on: July 12, 2021

2021 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

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As a partner in the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, the City of Springfield is canceling the 2021 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival due to COVID-19 concerns. The 2021 festival was planned for Aug. 13-14. A surprise kick-off concert tha...

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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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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Health Department reports 17 new COVID-19 deaths

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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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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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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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Posted on: June 22, 2021

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

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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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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 a.m.-2 p....

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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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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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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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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Health Department urges vaccination as case counts significantly rise

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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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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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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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Posted on: June 1, 2021

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

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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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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) – 5234 S. Tower...
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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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Posted on: May 27, 2021

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

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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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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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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Health Department partners with Park Board to hold vaccination clinics

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Departmenis partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics at parks and recreation facilities. The Health Department and Park Board worked together to identify loca...

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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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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for May 12-18

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to report zero new COVID-19 fatalities among Greene County residents for the May 12-18, 2021 reporting period.

This is the fourth time in 43 weeks that the Health Department ha...

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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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Posted on: May 18, 2021

City Council repeals community COVID-19 restrictions

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City Council unanimously repealed an ordinance containing the City’s COVID-19 regulations, (8-0 with Councilman Richard Ollis absent), effective at 12:01 a.m. May 28, 2021. A requirement for outdoor masks was lifted, effective immedia...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 17-23

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce new vaccine opportunities through our community partners for the week of May 17-23.

While walk-ins are always welcome, individuals may save time by registering for clinics in advance at...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

ACIP, DHSS authorize Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15; vaccination opportunities available

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and community partners are providing opportunities for individuals 12 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services authorized the Pfizer-Bi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for May 5-11

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to report zero new COVID-19 fatalities among Greene County residents for the May 5-11, 2021 reporting period.

This is the third time in 42 weeks that the Health Department has ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 10-16

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In an ongoing effort to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccines and reach our next milestone of 50% of our population becoming fully vaccinated, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce new vaccine opportunities through our ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 28-May 4

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. This loss was reported to us between Wednesday, April 28 and Tuesday, May 4.

Our community lost a woman in her 80s.

The individual...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Local health departments encourage community to celebrate graduations safely

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Sports, concerts, prom and graduation... we’re all excited to get back to normal life.  No one wants to miss the big moments due to quarantine or illness. With these milestones on the line, local public health departments are encouraging the enti...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Health Department, Mercy and Springfield Cardinals partner to bring vaccine to Opening Day

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to partner with Mercy and the Springfield Cardinals to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at Hammons Field for Opening Day on Tuesday, May 4.

The vaccine clinic will be located just inside the main gate. ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Council amends COVID-19 regulations to remove masking requirement when outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At tonight’s meeting, City Council unanimously passed a one-reading emergency bill to amend the City’s current COVID-19 regulations to remove the requirement for individuals to mask when outdoors, except when around large crowds.

On Ap...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

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

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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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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for April 21-27

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. These losses were reported to us between Wednesday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 27.

Our community lost:

  • A man i...
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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Area public health departments launch Vaccine Champions initiative to combat vaccine hesitancy

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Local public health departments across the 417 region are partnering to launch a new initiative to empower members of the public to personally engage their family, friends, and peers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Vaccine Champions initiative aim...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 14-20

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

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Health Department partners with Missouri National Guard to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce a new partnership with the Missouri National Guard. Six Adaptive Vaccination Teams (AVTs) have been deployed to Region D to assist in COVID-19 vaccination efforts.  

These team...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Vaccine Navigator upgrades simplify process for scheduling vaccine appointments

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce that individuals may now schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment directly through Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator program.

All Missourians 16 years and older can make an appointment after ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 7-13

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. This loss was reported to us between Wednesday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 13.

Our community lost a man in his ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

SGCHD pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine; more information to come for local recipients

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, following the direction of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the recommendation of the CDC and FDA, has paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Health Dept. releases COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

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As our community continues to see increased access to COVID-19 vaccine, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department hopes that at least 70% of our population will become vaccinated to provide sufficient protection for our community.

Employers and commu...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Mega Vaccine Event fully vaccinates over 6,000; Event sets single day record

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A total of 6,131 individuals were vaccinated Thursday and Friday at the COVID-19 Mega Vaccine Event. On Friday, 4,385 doses were administered, breaking the single day record of 3,999 set in St. Charles County and making it the largest one-dose vaccination...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

All Missourians now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine; opportunities available today

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce that all Missourians are now able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Today, April 9, the state activated Phase 3 of vaccine distribution extending eligibility to everybody in Miss...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Mega Vaccine Event to take place this Thursday and Friday; walk-ins welcome

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Missouri State University and area partners are excited to provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals during the Mega Vaccine Event at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State campus on April 8-9.

The vacci...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 31-Apr. 6

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. These losses were reported to us between Wednesday, March 31?and Tuesday, April 6.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 70s
  • A woman i...
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Posted on: April 5, 2021

City Council votes to lift occupancy restrictions April 16

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At its April 5 meeting, Springfield City Council voted to remove COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, allow buffet dining and special events under 500 people, moving the community into the “yellow” phase of the Road To Recovery Plan, effe...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

COVID-19 variant confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department was notified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that a Greene County resident tested positive for the UK variant B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2.&...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

SGCHD launches regional call center to connect individuals with COVID-19 vaccine

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, in partnership with other public health agencies in the area, is launching a regional call center to connect residents of southwest Missouri with COVID-19 vaccination appointments in their area.

Residents of...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 24-30

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents?from COVID-19.?These losses were reported to us between Wednesday, March 24?and Tuesday, March 30. 

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 7...
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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Mega vaccination event to be held April 8-9 at Hammons Student Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Missouri State University and area partners invite our community to a COVID-19 vaccine mega event at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State campus on April 8-9, 2021.

Our goal is to vaccinate 10,000 in...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

SGCHD ready to vaccinate newly eligible workers next week

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccines to essential workers in Phase beginning Monday, March 29. Eligible individuals can now schedule appointm...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for first time in 35 weeks

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For the first time in 35 weeks, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to announce zero new COVID-19 deaths among Greene County residents in the past week.

Between the March 17-23 reporting period, no new fatalities were reported to ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Day of Remembrance to be held in honor of those lost from COVID-19

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

Community leaders and families of some of those ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Phase 2 vaccine to open March 29; scheduling begins next week

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will begin scheduling vaccine for individuals in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday, March 22 for appointments during the week of March 29.

Th...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 10-16

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. This loss was reported to us between Wednesday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 16.

Our community lost a man in his 60s.

We e...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

SGCHD, Jordan Valley Community Health Center partner to provide new vaccine opportunities

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will offer COVID-19 vaccines to essential workers in Phase 1B – Tier 3 beginning Monday, March 15.  

The Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Health Dept. advises against spring break travel

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With spring break on the horizon, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages individuals to delay travel and stay close to home to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, t...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 3-9

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 9.

Community members lost...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Springfield City Council considers next steps on Road to Recovery

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Today—nearly one year since our first COVID-19 case in Greene County—Springfield City Council began discussions of what comes next in the Road to Recovery. 

With case counts trending downward, hospitalizations decreasing and vaccination rates incr...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 24-Mar. 2

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 24 and Tuesday, March 2.

Community members...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Governor plans to open Phase 1B Tier 3 on March 15 as vaccine supply allows

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Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson announced the tentative opening of the next tier in the state’s vaccine distribution plan for Monday, March 15. 

Although this date is expected to be when the tier opens, vaccine supply continues to be limited. Ther...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 17-23

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 10 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 23.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 10-16; death toll surpasses 400

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 16.

Community memb...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Make your voice heard by taking our COVID-19 vaccine survey

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reminds individuals in our community to make your voice heard by participating in our regional COVID-19 vaccine survey. The survey will remain open until Friday, February 19. 

We encourage e...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Quarantine not required for at least 90 days following full vaccination

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Fully vaccinated individuals who are in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to quarantine for at least 90 days following their second dos...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 3-9

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 9.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Health Department issues Finish Strong Challenge

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is challenging our community to move forward together as progress is made to provide COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals.

During a news briefing this afternoon, the Health Department announced its Finis...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 14 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 27 and Tuesday, February 2.

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Clarification on state's mass vaccination event on Friday

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Today, Governor Mike Parson announced site locations for week two of the COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and local health care systems. Site loca...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

SGCHD encourages community to be COVID aware on Super Bowl Sunday

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Although we are encouraged that COVID-19 case numbers have been improving and vaccination efforts continue, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone to play safely on Super Bowl Sunday to limit the risk of exposure.

Because many ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

SGCHD launches regional COVID-19 vaccine survey

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As vaccine distribution efforts continue for certain populations, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched a regional survey to gauge the public’s interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and better understand questions individuals m...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 20-26

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 17 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 26.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue

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As vaccination distribution efforts continue in our community and across Missouri, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged by the ongoing community efforts to vaccinate eligible individuals against COVID-19.

Although vaccine is extrem...

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COVID-19
Posted on: January 20, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 13-19

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of?37 Greene County residents?from COVID-19.?These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 13?and Tuesday, January 19. 

Community?members...

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COVID-19
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Vaccine not yet available for high risk groups; individuals encouraged to plan ahead

COVID-19 News

As our community awaits vaccine from the state for those considered high risk, Springfield-area healthcare partners are encouraging people to sign up for updates and start planning ahead.

The governor’s office has approved vaccinations for certain high-ris...

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COVID-19
Posted on: January 13, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 6-12

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 18 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 12.

Community members l...

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COVID-19
Posted on: January 6, 2021

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 30-Jan.5; death toll surpasses 300

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 12 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 30 and Tuesday, January 5....

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COVID-19
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Community encouraged to resolve to Finish Strong in 2021

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As the new year brings us new hope in the fight against COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone in our community to make a New Year’s resolution to Finish Strong. 

By making a resolution to Finish Str...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 23-29

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 15 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 2...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 30, 2020

SGCHD and Jordan Valley Community Health Center to begin COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will offer COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, December 31 to those who work in healthcare, but are not affiliated with a healthcare system or long-term care fac...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 16-22

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 22 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 22.

Our community lo...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 22, 2020

SGCHD urges community to avoid risky holiday activities

Celebrate Safely Holidays

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages our community to consider how holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep your friends and family healthy...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 9-15

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce that 13 COVID-19 deaths among Greene County residents were reported to us between Wednesday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 15.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in...
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COVID-19
Posted on: December 15, 2020

SGCHD urges families to celebrate safely during winter holidays

Celebrate Safely Holidays

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released updated holiday guidance aimed at helping families navigate winter holiday traditions in the midst of COVID-19.

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase rapidly across the U.S., our guidance—as wel...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Council extends masking, social distancing, occupancy restrictions until April 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At the recommendation of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and with the full support of health care partners in the region, City Council at its Dec. 14 meeting unanimously voted to extend the face covering, occupancy res...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Healthcare partners urge community to take Finish Strong pledge

COVID-19 News

As our community enters this final stage of our response to COVID-19, local healthcare partners urge everyone to Finish Strong by staying vigilant and pledging to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

You can take the Finish Strong pledge by ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Mayor renews civil emergency order through Jan. 11, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Fifth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective Dec. 12, 2020-Jan. 11, 2021.

“There conti...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 10, 2020

City to step up enforcement of masking ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage has asked City departments to step up enforcement of the City’s ordinance requiring face coverings and social distancing. Health officials and police are primary enforcers of the ordinance.

 

Masks are p...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of eight community members from COVID-19.    

Our community lost:             &a...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of 19 community members from COVID-19.  

Our community lost:               &...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is?heartbroken?to announce the deaths of?four?community members?from COVID-19.

Our community lost:??????????????

  • A woman in her 60s 
  • A man in his 60s 
  • A man in his 60s 
  • A woman in her 9...
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COVID-19
Posted on: December 3, 2020

SGCHD urges community to stop the spread as COVID-19 death toll surpasses 200

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of 17 community members from COVID-19. Tragically, our community’s death toll from this virus has now topp...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Health Department adjusts quarantine timeframes following CDC update

news-update

Following an update to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has updated its protocol to shorten quarantine timeframes.

For those not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, there are two p...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s 
  • A woman in her 60s
  • A woman in her 90s

The Health Department extends our condolence...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 1, 2020

State to host community COVID-19 testing event in Springfield

Free COVID-19 testing: Register at health.mo.gov/communitytest or 1-877-435-8411

As part of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s community COVID-19 testing events throughout the state, a free testing event will take place at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds at 3001 N. Grant Ave. on Thursday, December 3 from 9 a...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 50s 
  • A man in his 70s
  • A woman in her 70s 
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A...
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COVID-19
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Health Dept. encourages the community to shop safely

shop safely

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released guidance for the holiday season to help families shop safely and reduce their risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

You can find recommendations on how to Shop Safely at health.springfieldmo...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 24, 2020

SGCHD reminds athletes to play safely as winter sports and activities gear up

Play Safely

The Springfield-Greene County Health department has released guidance with tips to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during athletic events and organized activities. 

The guidance at?health.springfieldmo.gov/playsafely?provides valuable informati...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents?from COVID-19.?

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A woman in her 70s

The Health Department extends our c...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 23, 2020

SGCHD to allow strict modified quarantine exclusively in educational setting

COVID-19 News

In light of growing evidence that suggests the low risk of COVID-19 transmission among children, as well as guidance from state authorities, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will allow strict modified quarantine procedures in K-12 schools u...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Community leaders urge safe Thanksgiving celebrations

COVID-19 News

As the toll of COVID-19 continues to loom over our community, our health care system, our state and our nation, community leaders urge everyone to take steps to protect against the virus this Thanksgiving.

The City of Springfield, Greene County and the Spr...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 50s
  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A ...
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COVID-19
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. 

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 80s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.

Twen...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Mayor renews civil emergency order through Dec. 12

Citylogo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Fourth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective Nov. 13-Dec. 12.

“There continues to rea...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 50s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 80s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacte...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 80s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.

Eighteen death...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Health Department encourages ways to celebrate safely this Thanksgiving

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released guidance aimed at helping families navigate the unique challenges of planning for Thanksgiving traditions in the time of COVID-19.

The guidance at health.springfieldmo.gov/celebratesafely provide...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s

The Health Department ext...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 60s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 80s

The Health Department ext...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. 

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 40s
  • A man in his 50s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s

The Health Depa...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost: 

  • A man in his 70s
  • A woman in her 90s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impact...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of?six?Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 50s
  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 90s

The Heal...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 50s
  • A woman in her 60s
  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A woman in her 70s

The Health Department...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Health Dept encourages use of the color purple to show support for a safer Halloween

COVID-19 News

Although celebrating holidays has looked much different this year, it does not mean that we cannot have a fang-tastic Halloween. The community is encouraged to celebrate safely to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Celebrating safely includes contact...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 80s
  • A woman in her 100s whose only risk factor was her age

The Health Department extends our cond...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost: 

  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 80s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 60s
  • A woman in her 80s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by th...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of six Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 90s

The ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19.

Our community lost a woman in her 70s.

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.

Fifty-four ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 80s
  • A woman in her 90s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by thes...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Health Department unveils COVID-19 memorial page

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created a COVID-19 Living Memorial to remember those lost from COVID-19 and support those left behind.

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

“Grief and loss are never easy,...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost: 

  • A woman in her 60s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 90s

The Healt...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 50s who had no underlying health conditions,
  • A woman in her 40s and...
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COVID-19
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 90s
  • A woman in her 90s
  • A woman in her 90s
  • A man in his 90s

The Health Departme...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19.

Our community lost a man in his 70s.

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.

Thirty-nine d...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by thes...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19.

Our community lost a man in his 60s.

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.

Thirty-six de...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 11 Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man i...
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COVID-19
Posted on: October 6, 2020

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths; total death count surpasses 100

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 12 Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in ...
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COVID-19
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Masking requirement extended through Jan. 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After hearing from hundreds of speakers and reading tens of thousands of written and transcribed comments since first passing an ordinance in July requiring face coverings in public spaces, Springfield City Council at its Oct. 5 meeti...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 80s
  • A man in his 90s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by thes...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of six Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 90s

The Health...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 1, 2020

SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths, record-tying number of new daily cases

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 90s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s  

The Health Department exte...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 50s. 

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.&...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 30, 2020

State to host community COVID-19 testing event in Springfield

COVID-19 News

As part of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s community COVID-19 testing events throughout the state, a free testing event will take place in Springfield at Second Baptist Church at 3111 Battlefield Rd. on Friday, October 2 from 9 a.m....

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost a man in his 80s and two women in their 80s. All were associated with long-term care and had unde...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 90s. All were associated with long-term care and had u...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost a man in his 50s who was not associated with long-term care, a man in his 70s who was not associated with ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of eight Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 70s (not associated with long-term care, had no underlying health conditions aside from her...
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COVID-19
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 60s and a man in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions and were not associated with lo...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 Halloween Guidance

COVID-19 News

Like a lot of things in 2020, Halloween is going to look a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean the holiday can’t be both safe and fun.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released guidance for Halloween to help organizations, ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 90s. Both were associated with long-term care and had underlying healt...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Health Department announces online dashboard update

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has updated its interactive online dashboard to give the public access to more valuable data in our community and region as we collectively fight COVID-19.

The updated dashboard can be located at: health.spri...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost a woman in her 70s who was associated with long-term care, a man in his 80s who was associated with long-te...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions who was associated with long-term care.

The Health Departmen...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Health Department launches COVID-19 educational toolkit for parents, students

COVID-19 News

To help families navigate a new set of challenges brought on by the pandemic this school year, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched a new online educational toolkit for parents and students.

The toolkit provides valuable information...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Health Department announces potential high-risk community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

The individuals worked at Showtime Joe’s at 2209 W. Sunshine St. over the course ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost a man in his 40s who was associated with long-term care; a woman in her 70s who was associated with long-t...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions and neither was associated with...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions. He was not associated with long-term care.

The Health Departm...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost a woman in her 90s who was associated with long-term care; a woman in her 70s; a man in his 60s; and a man ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Health Department launches COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces

COVID-19 News

To help employers stop the spread of COVID-19 and minimize disruptions to their businesses as a result of the pandemic, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released the COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces.

This toolkit will hel...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. One individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost two men in their 90s with underlying health conditions.

Th...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 5, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. The individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.

The Health...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. The individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a woman in her 90s with underlying health conditions. &nb...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. Four of those individuals were associated with long-term care.  

Our community lost a woman in her 60s; a woman in...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. This individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 80s with underlying medical conditions.

The H...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. This individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 80s with underlying medical conditions.

The H...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. These individuals were associated with long-term care.

Our community lost two women in their 80s and a man in his 90s. All...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. This individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.

The He...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Both were associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s. Both had underlying he...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. All were associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 70s; two men in their 80s; a woman in her 70s; and...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 70s who had underlying health conditions.

The Health Department extends our condolences to loved ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: 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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COVID-19
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Health Department announces 95 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 number update Final

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department received 95 new cases of COVID-19 in Greene County residents on Tuesday, a new one-day record.

These cases are currently under investigation, so the circumstances surrounding each case are currently unknown. ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a woman in her 90s who had underlying health conditions and a man in his 50s who had underlying health co...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community’s fourteenth death is a woman in her 80s who was immunocompromised.

The Health Department extends our con...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community’s thirteenth death is a woman in her 80s who was immunocompromised.

The Health Department extends our con...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Updates COVID-19 Data Dashboard

news-update

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has updated its online dashboard to give the public access to more data around COVID-19 in our community and region. 

Many features remain the same, including the public health, hospital and testing ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community’s twelfth death is a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions.

The Health Department extends our ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 14, 2020

City Council passes ordinance requiring face coverings in public spaces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 7, 2020

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

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COVID-19
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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COVID-19
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure launches “Wear a Mask” Video Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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COVID-19
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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COVID-19
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, June 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community.

Both leaders expressed appreciation for the continued vigilance of the community in...

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COVID-19
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mayor amends civil emergency order to allow public gatherings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure today issued a second amendment to his Fourth Proclamation of Civil Emergency to allow public events that require a special event permit by using the same occupancy restrictions for businesses, churches and other gro...

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COVID-19
Posted on: May 28, 2020

City Council approves bills to temporarily ease requirements for outdoor dining

City Council has approved three bills to ease the requirements for outdoor dining spaces as the Springfield community continues its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and reopens in phases.

Anyone seeking to establish outdoor dining facilities in...

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COVID-19
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Mayor McClure urges personal responsibility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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COVID-19
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor amends order to clarify intent on occupancy allowance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure has made a slight amendment to his Road to Recovery Phase 2 emergency order that was issued Wednesday, May 20. As City and Health Department staff received feedback about the order throughout the...

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COVID-19
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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COVID-19
Posted on: May 15, 2020

City Council provides feedback on draft “Road to Recovery Plan”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard shared with City Council Friday a draft guidance document called the Road to Recovery Plan to map out the area’s next phases in re...

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COVID-19
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, May 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community.

Citing continued flattening of the COVID-19 curve, on Thursday, May 7, the City and...

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COVID-19
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, May 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community. 

On Thursday, April 30, the City and County issued separate but similar Ro...

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Mayor, Greene County issue Road to Recovery orders; Health Director urges cautious approach

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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COVID-19
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, April 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community. 

On Tuesday April 21, the City and County extended their Stay-at-Home orde...

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 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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COVID-19
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, April 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message. On Thursday April 16, Gov. Parson extended the Stay-at-Home Order for the state of Missouri through...

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Springfield Mayor and Greene County Presiding Commissioner react to Governor's announcement

MEDIA STATEMENTSpringfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon express gratitude to Governor Mike Parson for extending his Stay-At-Home order for the State of Missouri. The Governor has worked with local and county governm...

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 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.

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, April 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon shared their second video message after both elected officials enacted "Stay-At-Home" orders March 24 in order to help prev...

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 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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COVID-19
Posted on: April 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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COVID-19
Posted on: March 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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COVID-19
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, March 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share a video message at the end of a busy week. Both elected officials enacted "Stay-At-Home" orders aimed at limiting soc...

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COVID-19
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor issues order to prohibit public gatherings of 10 or more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following White House recommendations and consultation with other local and state officials, Mayor Ken McClure has issued an order amending which public gatherings are prohibited under an ordinance passed yesterday. The Mayor&rsqu...

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COVID-19
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor declares civil emergency; City Council prohibits public gatherings of 50 or more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After a third case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed early today in Springfield-Greene County today, Mayor Ken McClure signed a proclamation of civil emergency.

At a special City Council meeting today, following Centers for...

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COVID-19
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Health Department asks community events gathering 250+ people to voluntarily suspend or postpone

This does not include workplaces or schools

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 suspe...

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COVID-19
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure calls for day of prayer, March 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is calling for a day of prayer on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in the community’s houses of worship.

“The social distancing strategies that Director Goddard outlined during Friday’s...

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COVID-19