COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

COVID-19 vaccine toolkit
Road to Recovery: Yellow Phase (Masks still required)
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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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. May 5, 2021 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 28-May 4

    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. Read on...
  2. Local health departments encourage community to celebrate graduations safely

    Local public health departments are encouraging the entire community to Celebrate Safely this graduation season. Read on...
  3. Health Department, Mercy and Springfield Cardinals partner to bring vaccine to Opening Day

    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 Read on...
  4. Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

    The City and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott. Read on...
  5. Springfield Fire Department to host family-friendly vaccine event May 7

    The Fire Department is offering a Fire Station Fun Day and Vaccine Clinic 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 7 at Fire Station 8, 1405 S. Scenic. Read on...
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