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 7th, Greene County and the City of Springfield have amended the Phase 1 of the Road to Recovery orders. 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, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
  • 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 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...
  2. May 22, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from COVID-19 positive individuals. Read on...
  3. May 22, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Read on...
  4. May 21, 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. Phase 2 of “Road to Recovery Plan” effective Saturday

    Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. Read on...
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