COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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Questions about COVID-19?

Contact our hotline for more information.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

call417-874-1211
emailcoronavirus@springfieldmo.gov
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What you need to know now:

  • Community recovery: On July 16, the City of Springfield entered Phase 3A of its Road to Recovery Order. 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 identified as a close contact to a known positive case of COVID-19, you will be contacted by the Health Department and asked to quarantine. Close contacts are individuals who were within 6 feet of a positive case for more than 15 minutes, while that case was infectious. If you know you are a close contact of a case but have not heard from the Health Department yet, make sure the positive case has your correct contact information and begin self-quarantine. Any public location should be treated as though it is a location for potential low-risk exposure.
  • 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. August 12, 2020 - Health Department announces 95 new COVID-19 cases

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department received 95 new cases of COVID-19 in Greene County residents on Tuesday, a new one-day record. Read on...
  2. Aug. 10, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  3. August 8, 2020 - Health Department announces potential high-risk COVID-19 community exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential high-risk community exposures from one COVID-19 positive individual. Read on...
  4. Aug. 7, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
  5. Aug. 6, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

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