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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Health Department contract expands contact tracing capacity

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Maximus Federal Services, Inc. has begun contact tracing services for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, which will help further build capacity to combat COVID-19 in our community.

Contacts of Greene County residents who have tested positive ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: August 8, 2020

Health Department announces potential high-risk COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

The person potentially exposed more than 300 people at the Dan Kinney Family Center at 2701...

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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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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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Posted on: August 4, 2020

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

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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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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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Posted on: July 30, 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 eleventh death is a man in his 80s who was immunocompromised. He was not associated with a long-term c...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Greene County COVID-19 cases pass 1,000, funding approved to expand contact tracing

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department surpassed 1,000 cases of COVID-19 in Greene County residents on Monday.

“Hitting that 1,000 cases mark is certainly an unfortunate milestone, but while that’s a big number, there is some p...

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Posted on: July 23, 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 tenth death is a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions. He was not associated with a long-t...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Health Department suspends low-risk public exposure notices

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

This decision has come as a result of several factors.

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

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Health Department announces new COVID-19 cases, potential community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reported 37 new positive COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 646.

The health department is also notifying the public of potential community exposures from seven CO...

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Posted on: July 15, 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. Three cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, the ind...

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Posted on: July 14, 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 eight COVID-19 positive individuals. Seven cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, the in...

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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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Posted on: July 13, 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 nine COVID-19 positive individuals.

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

  • Thursday, July 2: Visited Walmart Supercen...
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Posted on: July 12, 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 went to the following locations:

  • Friday, July 3: Visited McAlister&rsquo...
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Posted on: July 11, 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 visited the following locations:

  • Wednesday, July 1: Visited 10 Fitne...
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Posted on: July 10, 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. Five cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, these ind...

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Posted on: July 9, 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 went to the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 25: Visited Walmart Supercent...
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Posted on: July 8, 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 went to the following locations:

  • Wednesday, June 24: Visited The Roost Bar ...
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Posted on: July 8, 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 ninth death is a woman in her 80s. She was not associated with a long-term care facility. She had no o...

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Posted on: July 7, 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. Two of the cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, t...

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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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Posted on: July 6, 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 seven COVID-19 positive individuals.

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

  • Thursday, June 25: Visited ...
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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Health Care Community Transitioning COVID-19 Testing Options

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

CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield...

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Posted on: June 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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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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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 St Caf...
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Posted on: 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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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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: June 8, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 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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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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Posted on: 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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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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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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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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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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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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Posted on: 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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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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Posted on: 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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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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Posted on: 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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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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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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Posted on: April 28, 2020

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

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

The Health Department has dedicated 200 test ki...

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Posted on: April 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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Posted on: April 22, 2020

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

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

This dashboard covers five areas, including: 

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

Health Department clarifies policy on exposure notifications

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

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

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Posted on: April 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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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 a...

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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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Posted on: April 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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Posted on: April 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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Posted on: April 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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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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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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Posted on: April 3, 2020

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

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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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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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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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Posted on: March 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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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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Posted on: March 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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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Health Department announces two additional COVID-19 deaths

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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 assisted living facility. O...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mayor McClure issues Stay-At-Home Order for Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Posted on: March 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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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Health Department announces 17 cases of COVID-19

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 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 believ...

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Posted on: March 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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Posted on: March 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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Posted on: March 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 par...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Hall to close temporarily; Monday’s City Council meeting postponed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Busch Municipal Building will temporary close to the public, between 5 p.m. March 20 and midnight, April 1. City Manager Jason Gage made the decision in accordance with CDC and Springfield-Greene Co...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Clarifying traveler guidance; advice on taking care of yourself in this tough time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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&...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the desk of the Director of Health

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

During that time, travelers...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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From the desk of the Director of Health

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

About our cases

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Springfield-Greene County Health Department informs community of potential COVID-19 exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Office of the Director of Health

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...

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Posted on: March 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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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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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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Posted on: March 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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Posted on: March 15, 2020

City, County supportive of Governor Parson’s recommendation on mass gatherings

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

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Posted on: March 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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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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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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Posted on: March 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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