COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Who is at higher risk?
Road to Recovery: Phase 1
Frequently Asked Questions
Masks and face coverings
Public exposure timeline
Information about testing
Recovery Dashboard

Questions about COVID-19?

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What you need to know now:

  • Community recovery: As of May 22, the City of Springfield has amended Phase 2 of the Road to Recovery orders. As of May 28, Greene County is following the state’s Show Me Strong Recovery Order. Details can be found here:
  • Avoid travel: Avoid travel, especially to areas that are COVID-19 "hot spots". If you choose to travel, we strongly recommend that you self-quarantine for 14 days when you return to Greene County.
  • Symptoms: Symptoms to watch for are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Exposure: If you have been exposed to a known positive case of COVID-19, you will be contacted by the Health Department and asked to self-quarantine. If you have been potentially exposed in a public place, you should monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days after your exposure. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience symptoms.
  • Testing: Testing for COVID-19 is available in Greene County. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your healthcare provider for testing.
  • Vaccines/cures: While there are several organizations working toward a vaccine and a cure for COVID-19, none of these are currently approved for use in humans. 

What you can do:

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Stay home.

Staying home as much as possible is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick or if you are in a high-risk group

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Wash your hands.

Handwashing is another excellent tool for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available. Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces often.

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Cover your face.

Cloth face coverings, when worn properly, may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These face coverings are not a substitute for proper physical distancing. Surgical masks and N95s need to be reserved for medical professionals and first responders.

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Additional Resources:

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

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has seen 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the past 24 hours. Read on...
  2. May 29, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 11:45 a.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 11:45 a.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
  3. May 28, 2020 - Health Department announces new confirmed COVID-19 cases, potential exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department saw an increase of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. Read on...
  4. May 27, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposure

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual. Read on...
  5. May 23, 2020 - Health Department announces second positive COVID-19 result from hair salon

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