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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Eighth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. March 12 through April 11. If needed, this authorizes the mayor to exercise his emergency powers as outlined in Sec. 78-132 of the City Charter. This renewal of the proclamation of civil emergency should not be confused with the current masking, occupancy restrictions and social distancing ordinance, which was approved by City Council Dec. 14, 2020 and is effective in the city limits of Springfield through April 9.
“There continues to reasonably appear to exist a state of civil emergency, and I, therefore, am renewing the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency for an additional 30 days; however, due to the passage by City Council of an ordinance setting out regulations to protect public health and safety from the spread of COVID-19, I do not believe it necessary to exercise the additional powers granted to me under the City Code at the present time,” McClure said.
###For additional information, please contact Cora Scott, director of Public Information & Civic Engagement at 417-380-3352.