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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through May 11

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 Ninth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. April 11 through 11:59 p.m. May 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 city's masking, social distancing and occupancy restrictions, which were extended in the city limits of Springfield until April 16. 

“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. 

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For additional information, please contact Cora Scott, director of Public Information & Civic Engagement at 417-380-3352.

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