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Following the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Greene County, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is asking community events expecting 250 or more people to voluntarily postpone or suspend for the time being.
Workplaces and schools are not considered part of that recommendation. Additionally, with church services already planned for the weekend, it is not the expectation of the Health Department that religious leaders cancel services. Instead, the Health Department is challenging faith leaders to think of creative ways to protect their congregations in the following weeks.
Guidance on considerations for COVID-19, as well as recommendations on cleaning and other health practices if events do go forward are available on our website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus
It is again important to note that the Health Department is urging high risk groups—including those 60 and older, who have a chronic illness or who are immune-compromised—to take extra precautions. These include: