COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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Questions about COVID-19?

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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:
  • 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. 
  • 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 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 14 days from your last known contact with a positive individual. 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.
  • 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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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. November 27, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  2. November 25, 2020 -- Health Dept. encourages the community to shop safely

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released guidance for the holiday season to help families shop safely and reduce their risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Read on...
  3. November 24, 2020 -- SGCHD reminds athletes to play safely as winter sports and activities gear up

    The Springfield-Greene County Health department has released guidance with tips to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during athletic events and organized activities. Read on...
  4. November 24, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  5. November 23, 2020 -- SGCHD to allow strict modified quarantine exclusively in educational setting

    In light of growing evidence that suggests the low risk of COVID-19 transmission among children, as well as guidance from state authorities, SGCHD will allow strict modified quarantine procedures in K-12 schools under limited circumstances. Read on...
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