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Posted on: May 27, 2020

City Council to meet June 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. electronically via teleconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to the...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

Mayor McClure urges personal responsibility

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure shares a video message to Springfieldians as the community starts its first full week under a Road to Recovery Order, Phase 2. This second phase in the Road to Recovery Plan lightens restrictions, allowin...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Health Department announces second positive COVID-19 result from hair salon

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

A second hair stylist from the Great Clips at 1864 S. Glenstone Ave. has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual. 

Prior to being diagnosed, one of our recent positive cases visited Dollar General at 401 S. Miller Rd. in Willard ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Phase 2 of “Road to Recovery Plan” effective Saturday

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Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. The order is effective May 23-June 22, however, it will b...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Health Department provides update on potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is updating the public on the potential exposure time of a COVID-19 positive individual mentioned in this morning’s news briefing.  

Archived video of this announcement, along with updates ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City Council provides feedback on draft “Road to Recovery Plan”

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City Manager Jason Gage and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard shared with City Council Friday a draft guidance document called the Road to Recovery Plan to map out the area’s next phases in re...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from someone recently diagnosed with COVID-19.

Our case was showing symptoms while visiting the Walmart at 1923 E. Kearney on May 10 around 5 p.m. 

As w...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of several potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual. Our case visited the following locations while symptomatic: 

  • Saturday, May 2: Aldi at 2847 E. Sunshine arou...
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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Mayor, Greene County issue Road to Recovery orders; Health Director urges cautious approach

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Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued separate but similar Road to Recovery orders to provide businesses and other organizations with guidance to safely resume operations. The City’s order goes into effec...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Health Department offers COVID-19 testing for essential workers without symptoms

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for essential workers who are not exhibiting symptoms to further study the spread of the disease in our community. 

The Health Department has dedicated 200 test ki...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon

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Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community. 

On Tuesday April 21, the City and County extended their Stay-at-Home orde...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Releases New COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched a new online dashboard that allows the public to view regional data related to COVID-19. 

This dashboard covers five areas, including: 

  • detailed case information, 
  • hospit...
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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Springfield and Greene County extend Stay-At-Home Orders until May 4

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission have extended separate, but similar Stay at Home Orders until 11:59 p.m., May 3, 2020. The current orders, which were put in place to help stop the spread of the novel cor...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Health Department clarifies policy on exposure notifications

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Following the announcement yesterday of a workplace exposure in Greene County, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has seen confusion and fear regarding the risk to the public.  

Throughout this response—and as part of regula...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of two potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

One of our recent positive cases visited the Walmart at 3315 S. Campbell Ave. on April 6 a...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Springfield Mayor and Greene County Presiding Commissioner react to Governor's announcement

MEDIA STATEMENTSpringfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon express gratitude to Governor Mike Parson for extending his Stay-At-Home order for the State of Missouri. The Governor has worked with local and county governm...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Have Faith Initiative Launched to Coordinate Faith Community’s Engagement in COVID-19 Response

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Sent on behalf of Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks (Philanthropy Row)

A new initiative being led by “Philanthropy Row” is connecting faith-based o...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Health Department urges avoiding travel

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is urging local residents to avoid leisure travel, especially to areas where COVID-19 is widespread.

In total, 30% of Greene County COVID-19 cases have been travelers....

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death; potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19.

The eighth death is a man in his 70s who was immunocompromised. 

The Health Department extends our ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of three potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

One of our recent positive cases visited the Walgreens at 2640 E. Sunshine St. on March 29 around...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

City of Springfield and Greene County issue amended “Stay-At-Home” Orders

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued stricter amended “Stay-At-Home” orders Monday, April 6, following an announcement by Gov. Mike Parson the previous Friday.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Greene County and City leaders support additional efforts to control COVID-19

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In today’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson highlighted the state’s ongoing efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Missouri. During that briefing he called for a statewide Stay at Home Missouri Order. The...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death; potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. The seventh death is a man in his 60s who was immunocompromised. The Health Department extends our condole...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Health Department announces two COVID-19 deaths

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. One loss, a man in his 90s, was a positive case from the Morningside of Springfield East assisted livin...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Local laboratory expands COVID-19 testing options for regional health care

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Beginning Wednesday, April 1, Dynamic DNA Laboratories will offer an additional option for local provider-referred testing of COVID-19. Testing capacity has been limited locally, statewide and nationally. Although testing will still b...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Electronic City Council meetings being instituted

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Upcoming Springfield City Council meetings will be held electronically, via Zoom videoconferencing technology, with the usual live stream and broadcast viewing options provided. Council meetings can be seen on Mediacom cable channels ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

SGCHD expands COVID-19 case count to include epi-linked cases, epi-linked death

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is adding epidemiologically linked cases of COVID-19 to their case count, one of which is an additional death. 

An epi-linked case refers to illness in an individual that has not been confirmed by a ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Leaders from several community organizations sign Help Ozarks Pledge

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Leaders from several public and private-sector organizations have signed the Help Ozarks Pledge encouraging citizens, businesses and institutions to commit to helping each other through the COVID-19 pandemic, “flattening the...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

SGCHD informs community of potential COVID-19 exposure

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As part of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, we are informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community. 

People who were at these locations on these dates are at low r...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Health Department announces two additional COVID-19 deaths

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce two additional deaths of Greene County residents from COVID-19.

The patients were among the four cases confirmed from the Morningside of Springfield East assisted living facility. O...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mayor McClure issues Stay-At-Home Order for Springfield

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Presiding Commissioner – in consultation with Health Department Director Clay Goddard and health care system partners - issued a “Stay at Home” Order, requi...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Health Department announces first COVID-19 death in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the first death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19.

The patient, a woman in her 80s, was among the four cases confirmed over the weekend from the Morning...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

SPD Implements Extra Precautions Against COVID-19

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March 23, 2020

SPD Implements Extra Precautions Against COVID-19

In the best interest of the health and safety of our community, the Springfield Police Department would like to announce changes in our procedures for police services and ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Health Department announces 17 cases of COVID-19

Illness believed to be circulating in the community, called "community spread"

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 As of 10 a.m. today, there are 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greene County.

The 10th case, originally reported on Saturday, is believ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Ten cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has recorded 10 cases of COVID-19 in Greene County. 

To protect the patients’ right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As part of the regular practice of di...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Hospital visitor restrictions expanded to protect against COVID-19

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To further protect patients, the community and health care workers, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield Communities are expanding visitor restrictions beginning Monday, March 23.

No visitors will be allowed in the health systems’ hospitals across sou...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Missouri State student tests positive for COVID-19

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Today, Missouri State University and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department were notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19 in Boone County, Missouri. The student was not living in university housing this semester and has not been i...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Eighth case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County.

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As par...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Hall to close temporarily; Monday’s City Council meeting postponed

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The City of Springfield’s Busch Municipal Building will temporary close to the public, between 5 p.m. March 20 and midnight, April 1. City Manager Jason Gage made the decision in accordance with CDC and Springfield-Greene Co...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Police Headquarters Modifies Business Hours

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Police Headquarters Modifies Business Hours 

Beginning this Sunday, March 22, 2020, Springfield Police Department Headquarters (321 E. Chestnut Expressway) will operate on a modified schedule. Public access will be allowed Mon...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Clarifying traveler guidance; advice on taking care of yourself in this tough time

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Clarifying traveler guidance:

Yesterday the Springfield-Greene County Health Department issued a general recommendation regarding travel. The focus of that guidance is tourist destinations with large crowd activities.

“We&...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Springfield-Greene County Health Department advises returning travelers self-quarantine

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From the desk of the Director of Health

As residents return from spring break trips and other travel, it is the advice of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department that they self-quarantine for 14 days.

During that time, travelers...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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From the desk of the Director of Health

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the fifth and sixth confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greene County.

About our cases

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Springfield-Greene County Health Department informs community of potential COVID-19 exposure

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As part of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, we are informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community.

People who...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Fourth case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County. 

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As part of the re...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor issues order to prohibit public gatherings of 10 or more

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Following White House recommendations and consultation with other local and state officials, Mayor Ken McClure has issued an order amending which public gatherings are prohibited under an ordinance passed yesterday. The Mayor&rsqu...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor declares civil emergency; City Council prohibits public gatherings of 50 or more

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After a third case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed early today in Springfield-Greene County today, Mayor Ken McClure signed a proclamation of civil emergency.

At a special City Council meeting today, following Centers for...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County.

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As part of the regular pract...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

City, County supportive of Governor Parson’s recommendation on mass gatherings

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, City of Springfield and Greene County Commission support Gov. Mike Parson’s recommendation to follow revised Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for large events and mass gatherings. The gu...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Second case of COVID-19 presumptive positive in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the second presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Greene County.

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided.  As part of the r...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Health Department asks community events gathering 250+ people to voluntarily suspend or postpone

This does not include workplaces or schools

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 suspe...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure calls for day of prayer, March 15, 2020

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is calling for a day of prayer on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in the community’s houses of worship.

“The social distancing strategies that Director Goddard outlined during Friday’s...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

First case of COVID-19 presumptive positive in Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Greene County.

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided. This case does not represen...

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