City's Response During Coronavirus

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  1. Business questions?

    [email protected] or 417-874-1211, option 3

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    [email protected] or 417-874-1211

    Complaints or suggestions?

    [email protected] or 417-864-1010

Certain occupancy restrictions lifted as City moves into yellow phase of Road to Recovery

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  1. Restaurants & Bars
  2. Entertainment Venues & Museums
  3. Playgrounds, Pools & Parks
  4. Sports & Sporting Events
  5. Retail Stores & Businesses
  6. Personal Care Services
  7. Gyms & Fitness Centers
  8. Child Care & Private Schools
  9. Religious Services
  10. Public Gatherings

As of April 16:

Restaurants

No occupancy limitations.

Face Coverings are required for staff at all times. Patrons must wear Face Coverings when not eating or drinking.

No counter seating allowed.

Self-serve buffets allowed.

Bars, nightclubs and tap rooms

The maximum number of customers and/or patrons allowed in an indoor or outdoor space shall be limited to 500 or the result of the total square feet of the facility divided by 30 times 50%, or 50% of the total occupancy of fixed seating in a spectator area, whichever is greater.

Face Coverings required for both staff and patrons unless eating or drinking.

No counter seating allowed.

For more detailed guidance, visit the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s website.

  1. Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 14-20

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is overjoyed to announce zero new COVID-19 fatalities among Greene County residents between April 14-20, 2021. Read on...
  2. Health Department partners with Missouri National Guard to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce a new partnership with the Missouri National Guard. Read on...
  3. Vaccine Navigator upgrades simplify process for scheduling vaccine appointments

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce that individuals may now schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment directly through Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator program. Read on...
  4. Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 7-13

    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 7 and Tuesday, April 13. Read on...
  5. SGCHD pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine; more information to come for local recipients

    The SGCHD, following the direction of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the recommendation of the CDC and FDA, has paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Read on...
  6. Health Dept. releases COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

    As our community continues to see increased access to COVID-19 vaccine, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department hopes that at least 70% of our population will become vaccinated to provide sufficient protection for our community. Read on...
  7. COVID-19 Mega Vaccine Event fully vaccinates over 6,000; Event sets single day record

    A total of 6,131 individuals were vaccinated Thursday and Friday at the COVID-19 Mega Vaccine Event. On Friday, 4,385 doses were administered, breaking the single day record of 3,999 set in St. Charles County. Read on...
  8. All Missourians now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine; opportunities available today

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce that all Missourians are now able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Today, April 9, the state activated Phase 3 of vaccine distribution extending eligibility to everybody in Missouri. Read on...
  9. Mega Vaccine Event to take place this Thursday and Friday; walk-ins welcome

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Missouri State University and area partners are excited to provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals during the Mega Vaccine Event at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State campus on April 8-9. Read on...
  10. Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 31-Apr. 6

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. These losses were reported to us between Wednesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 6. Read on...
  11. City Council votes to lift occupancy restrictions April 16

    City Council voted April 5 to move the community into the “yellow” phase of the Road To Recovery Plan, effective April 16. COVID-19 occupancy restrictions will be lifted and special events under 500 people allowed, Masking will still be required. Read on...
  12. COVID-19 variant confirmed in Greene County

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department was notified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that a Greene County resident tested positive for the UK variant B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2. Read on...
  13. SGCHD launches regional call center to connect individuals with COVID-19 vaccine

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, in partnership with other public health agencies in the area, is launching a regional call center to connect residents of southwest Missouri with COVID-19 vaccination appointments in their area. Read on...
  14. Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 24-30

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. These losses were reported to us between Wednesday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 30. Read on...
  15. Mega vaccination event to be held April 8-9 at Hammons Student Center

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Missouri State University and area partners invite our community to a COVID-19 vaccine mega event at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State campus on April 8-9, 2021. Read on...
  16. SGCHD ready to vaccinate newly eligible workers next week

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccines to essential workers in Phase 2 beginning Monday, March 29. Read on...
  17. Health Dept. reports no new COVID-19 deaths for first time in 35 weeks

    For the first time in 35 weeks, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to announce zero new COVID-19 deaths among Greene County residents in the past week. Read on...
  18. Day of Remembrance to be held in honor of those lost from COVID-19

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department invites the community to participate in a Day of Remembrance to commemorate the lives of the 422 Greene County residents lost from COVID-19 over the past year. Read on...
  19. Phase 2 vaccine to open March 29; scheduling begins next week

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will begin scheduling vaccine for individuals in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday, March 22 for appointments during the week of March 29. Read on...
  20. Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 10-16

    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, March 10 and Tuesday, March 16. Read on...
  21. SGCHD, Jordan Valley Community Health Center partner to provide new vaccine opportunities

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will offer COVID-19 vaccines to essential workers in Phase 1B – Tier 3 beginning Monday, March 15. Read on...
  22. Health Dept. advises against spring break travel

    With spring break on the horizon, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages individuals to delay travel and stay close to home to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  23. SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Mar. 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, March 3 and Tuesday, March 9. Read on...
  24. Springfield City Council considers next steps on Road to Recovery

    Today—nearly one year since our first COVID-19 case in Greene County—Springfield City Council began discussions of what comes next in the Road to Recovery. Read on...
  25. SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 24-Mar. 2

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 24 and Tuesday, March 2. Read on...
  26. Governor plans to open Phase 1B Tier 3 on March 15 as vaccine supply allows

    Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson announced the tentative opening of the next tier in the state’s vaccine distribution plan for Monday, March 15. Although this date is expected to be when the tier opens, vaccine supply continues to be limited. Read on...
  27. SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 17-23

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 10 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 23. Read on...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 14 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 27 and Tuesday, February 2. Read on...
  34. Clarification on state's mass vaccination event on Friday

    Springfield-Greene County Health Department issues clarifying statement on state's mass vaccination event on Friday. Read on...
  35. SGCHD encourages community to be COVID aware on Super Bowl Sunday

    Although we are encouraged that COVID-19 case numbers have been improving and vaccination efforts continue, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone to play safely on Super Bowl Sunday to limit the risk of exposure. Read on...
  36. SGCHD launches regional COVID-19 vaccine survey

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched a regional survey to gauge the public’s interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and better understand questions individuals may have. Read on...
  37. SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 20-26

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. is saddened to announce the deaths of 17 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 26. Read on...
  38. COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue

    As vaccination distribution efforts continue in our community and across Missouri, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged by the ongoing community efforts to vaccinate eligible individuals against COVID-19. Read on...
  39. SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 13-19

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 37 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 19. Read on...
  40. Vaccine not yet available for high risk groups; individuals encouraged to plan ahead

    As our community awaits vaccine from the state for those considered high risk, Springfield-area healthcare partners are encouraging people to sign up for updates and start planning ahead. Read on...
  41. SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 6-12

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 18 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 12. Read on...
  42. SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 30-Jan.5; death toll surpasses 300

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 12 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 30 and Tuesday, January 5. Read on...
  43. Community encouraged to resolve to Finish Strong in 2021

    As the new year brings us new hope in the fight against COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone in our community to make a New Year's resolution to Finish Strong. Read on...
  44. Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 23-29

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 15 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 29. Read on...
  45. SGCHD and Jordan Valley Community Health Center to begin COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will offer COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, December 31 to those who work in healthcare, but are not affiliated with a healthcare system or long-term care facilities. Read on...
  46. Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 16-22

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 22 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 22. Read on...
  47. SGCHD urges community to avoid risky holiday activities

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages our community to consider how holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep your friends and family healthy. Read on...
  48. Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 9-15

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce that 13 COVID-19 deaths among Greene County residents were reported to us between Wednesday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 15. Read on...
  49. SGCHD urges families to celebrate safely during winter holidays

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released updated holiday guidance aimed at helping families navigate winter holiday traditions in the midst of COVID-19. Read on...
  50. City Council extends masking, social distancing, occupancy restrictions until April 9

    City Council unanimously voted to extend the face covering, occupancy restrictions and social distancing requirements in the city limits of Springfield until April 9. Read on...
  51. Healthcare partners urge community to take Finish Strong pledge

    As our community enters this final stage of our response to COVID-19, local healthcare partners urge everyone to Finish Strong by staying vigilant and pledging to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Read on...
  52. Mayor renews civil emergency order through Jan. 11, 2021

    As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Fifth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective Dec. 12, 2020-Jan. 11, 2021. Read on...
  53. City to step up enforcement of masking ordinance

    City Manager Jason Gage has asked City departments to step up enforcement of the City’s ordinance requiring face coverings and social distancing. Health officials and police are primary enforcers of the ordinance. Read on...
  54. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of eight community members from COVID-19. Read on...
  55. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of 19 community members from COVID-19. Read on...
  56. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of four community members from COVID-19. Read on...
  57. SGCHD urges community to stop the spread as COVID-19 death toll surpasses 200

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. is heartbroken to announce the deaths of a record 17 community members from COVID-19. Read on...
  58. Health Department adjusts quarantine timeframes following CDC update

    Following an update to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. has updated its protocol to shorten quarantine timeframes. Read on...
  59. 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...
  60. State to host community COVID-19 testing event in Springfield

    As part of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s community COVID-19 testing events throughout the state, a free testing event will take place at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds on December 3rd and 4th. Read on...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. Community leaders urge safe Thanksgiving celebrations

    As the toll of COVID-19 continues to loom over our community, our health care system, our state and our nation, community leaders urge everyone to take steps to protect against the virus this Thanksgiving. Read on...
  67. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of nine Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  68. Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
  69. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  70. Mayor renews civil emergency order through Dec. 12

    As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Fourth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective Nov. 13-Dec. 12. Read on...
  71. 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...
  72. Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
  73. Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
  74. Health Department encourages ways to celebrate safely this Thanksgiving

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released guidance aimed at helping families navigate the unique challenges of planning for Thanksgiving traditions in the time of COVID-19. Read on...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  79. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of six Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  80. 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...
  81. Health Dept encourages use of the color purple to show support for a safer Halloween

    Although celebrating holidays has looked much different this year, it does not mean that we cannot have a fang-tastic Halloween. The community is encouraged to celebrate safely to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Read on...
  82. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  83. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  84. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  85. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of six Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  86. Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
  87. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  88. Health Department unveils COVID-19 memorial page

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created a COVID-19 Living Memorial to remember those lost from COVID-19 and support those left behind. Read on...
  89. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
  93. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  94. Health Department announces COVID-19 death

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. Read on...
  95. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 11 Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  96. SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths; total death count surpasses 100

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 12 Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  97. Masking requirement extended through Jan. 9

    After hearing from hundreds of speakers, reading tens of thousands of written and transcribed comments since first passing an ordinance in July requiring face coverings, City Council passed a new ordinance to extending the mandate. Read on...
  98. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
  99. Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of six Greene County residents from COVID-19. Read on...
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