COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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Springfield-Greene County Road to Recovery Phase 3C: December 15, 2020 - April 9, 2021
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Questions about COVID-19?

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What you need to know now:

  • Vaccine: The vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19. Click here for more information, including frequently asked questions and where to access vaccine.
  • Prevention: Follow the 3Ws to slow the spread of COVID-19: Watch your distance, Wear a mask, and Wash your hands.
  • Community restrictions: 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:
  • Travel Guidance: If you choose to travel domestically or internationally, we strongly encourage you to take increased measures to protect yourself and those around you. Before you travel, make sure to check state or local travel restrictions and do some research to learn whether COVID-19 is prominent in that area. Large group events, such as conferences, public events, concerts, theme parks and public transportation are discouraged as this may increase risk of transmission. 
  • SymptomsSymptoms 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 in close contact to a known positive case of COVID-19, you will need to self-quarantine. Self-quarantine means staying at home and away from others for 10 days from your last known contact with a positive individual. This quarantine period can be shortened to 7 days if the individual does not have symptoms, is tested after day 5 of quarantine, and receives a negative test result. More details about quarantine available at
    A close contact is defined as someone who comes within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for at least 15 cumulative minutes. A close contact also includes someone who has physically come in contact with a person who has tested positive, regardless of the amount of time. 
  • Testing: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and need to be tested, you should contact your healthcare provider via virtual care or phone. Visit for more information and other testing options.

What you can do:

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Watch your distance.

Physical distancing—staying at least 6 feet from others—is one of the best tools we have to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are sick or in a high-risk group, stay home as much as possible.

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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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Wear a mask. 

Face masks, when worn properly, may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks 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. February 17, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 10-16; death toll surpasses 400

    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. Read on...
  2. February 12, 2021 -- Make your voice heard by taking our COVID-19 vaccine survey

    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. Read on...
  3. February 11, 2021 -- Quarantine not required for at least 90 days following full vaccination

    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 dose. This is the result of COVID-19 guidance from the CDC. Read on...
  4. February 10, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 3-9

    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. Read on...
  5. February 3, 2021 -- Health Department issues Finish Strong Challenge

    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. Read on...
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