News Flash

Posted on: October 28, 2020

October 29, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 50s
  • A woman in her 60s
  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A woman in her 70s

The Health Department...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Oct. 28, 2020 - Health Dept encourages use of the color purple to show support for a safer Halloween

COVID-19 News

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.

Celebrating safely includes contact...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 80s
  • A woman in her 100s whose only risk factor was her age

The Health Department extends our cond...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

October 27, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost: 

  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 80s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

October 26, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 60s
  • A woman in her 80s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by th...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

October 23, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 90s

The ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

October 22, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a woman in her 70s.

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.

Fifty-four ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 80s
  • A woman in her 90s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by thes...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020 -- Health Department unveils COVID-19 memorial page

COVID-19 News

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.

The memorial can be accessed at health.springfieldmo.gov/COVIDmemorial

“Grief and loss are never easy,...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost: 

  • A woman in her 60s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 90s

The Healt...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020 -- Media briefing at 2 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with Lost and Found Grief Center at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 50s who had no underlying health conditions,
  • A woman in her 40s and...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 90s
  • A woman in her 90s
  • A woman in her 90s
  • A man in his 90s

The Health Departme...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 70s.

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.

Thirty-nine d...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by thes...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 60s.

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.

Thirty-six de...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020 -- Media briefing at 1 p.m. Thursday at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with Burrell Behavioral Health at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020, in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media&m...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 11 Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man i...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths; total death count surpasses 100

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 12 Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 80s
  • A man in his 90s

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by thes...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media – one per outlet – arrive ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 90s

The Health...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths, record-tying number of new daily cases

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 90s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s  

The Health Department exte...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 50s. 

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by this loss.&...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020 -- State to host community COVID-19 testing event in Springfield

COVID-19 News

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 in Springfield at Second Baptist Church at 3111 Battlefield Rd. on Friday, October 2 f...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 80s and two women in their 80s. Two of these individuals were associated with long-t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 90s. All were associated with long-term care and had u...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

September 28, 2020 -- Media briefing at 3 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with Springfield Public Schools at 3 p.m. today, Monday, September 28, in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one p...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 50s who was not associated with long-term care, a man in his 70s who was not associated with...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost:

  • A woman in her 70s (not associated with long-term care, had no underlying health conditions aside from her...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

September 23, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 60s and a man in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions and were not associated with lo...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

September 23, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 Halloween Guidance

COVID-19 News

Like a lot of things in 2020, Halloween is going to look a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean the holiday can’t be both safe and fun.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released guidance for Halloween to ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 90s. Both were associated with long-term care and had underlying healt...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020 -- Health Department announces online dashboard update

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has updated its interactive online dashboard to give the public access to more valuable data in our community and region as we collectively fight COVID-19.

The updated dashboard can be located at: health.spri...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a woman in her 70s who was associated with long-term care, a man in his 80s who was associated with long-te...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions who was associated with long-term care.

The Health Departmen...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020 -- Health Department launches COVID-19 educational toolkit for parents, students

COVID-19 News

To help families navigate a new set of challenges brought on by the pandemic this school year, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched a new online educational toolkit for parents and students.

The toolkit provides valuable information...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020 -- Health Department announces potential high-risk community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential high-risk community exposures from at least four COVID-19 positive individuals.

The individuals worked at Showtime Joe’s at 2209 W. Sunshine St. over the course ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 40s who was associated with long-term care; a woman in her 70s who was associated with long-t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions and neither was associated with...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions. He was not associated with long-term care.

The Health Departm...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a woman in her 90s who was associated with long-term care; a woman in her 70s; a man in his 60s; and a man ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020 -- Health Department launches COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces

COVID-19 News

To help employers stop the spread of COVID-19 and minimize disruptions to their businesses as a result of the pandemic, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released the COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces.

This toolkit will hel...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. One individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost two men in their 90s with underlying health conditions.

Th...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2020

September 5, 2020-Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. The individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.

The Health...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020 -- Health Department contract expands contact tracing capacity

news-update

Maximus Federal Services, Inc. has begun contact tracing services for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, which will help further build capacity to combat COVID-19 in our community.

Contacts of Greene County residents who have tested positive ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020 -- Media briefing at 2 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

news-update

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 2 p.m. today, Friday, September 4, in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. The individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a woman in her 90s with underlying health conditions. &nb...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. Four of those individuals were associated with long-term care.  

Our community lost a woman in her 60s; a woman in...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. This individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 80s with underlying medical conditions.

The H...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. This individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 80s with underlying medical conditions.

The H...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of three Greene County residents from COVID-19. These individuals were associated with long-term care.

Our community lost two women in their 80s and a man in his 90s. All...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

August 25, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19. This individual was associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.

The He...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. Both were associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s. Both had underlying he...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020 -- Media briefing at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Public Safety Center

news-update

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 21 in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet&...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

August 19, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19. All were associated with long-term care.

Our community lost a man in his 70s; two men in their 80s; a woman in her 70s; and...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2020

August 15, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a man in his 70s who had underlying health conditions.

The Health Department extends our condolences to loved ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020 - SGCHD provides COVID-19 update; reminds community of the seriousness of the virus

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and City of Springfield held a media briefing today to provide an update on COVID-19 and remind the community of the seriousness of the disease.

COVID-19 updateOn Wednesday, the Health Department received 82 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

REMINDER: Media briefing at 10 a.m. at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet&...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020 - Health Department announces 95 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 number update Final

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department received 95 new cases of COVID-19 in Greene County residents on Tuesday, a new one-day record.

These cases are currently under investigation, so the circumstances surrounding each case are currently unknown. ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

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

Our community lost a woman in her 90s who had underlying health conditions and a man in his 50s who had underlying health co...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2020

August 8, 2020 - Health Department announces potential high-risk COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

The person potentially exposed more than 300 people at the Dan Kinney Family Center at 2701...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community’s fourteenth death is a woman in her 80s who was immunocompromised.

The Health Department extends our con...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community’s thirteenth death is a woman in her 80s who was immunocompromised.

The Health Department extends our con...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020 - Springfield-Greene County Health Department Updates COVID-19 Data Dashboard

news-update

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has updated its online dashboard to give the public access to more data around COVID-19 in our community and region. 

Many features remain the same, including the public health, hospital and testing ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community’s twelfth death is a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions.

The Health Department extends our ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community’s eleventh death is a man in his 80s who was immunocompromised. He was not associated with a long-term c...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020 - Greene County COVID-19 cases pass 1,000, funding approved to expand contact tracing

news-update

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department surpassed 1,000 cases of COVID-19 in Greene County residents on Monday.

“Hitting that 1,000 cases mark is certainly an unfortunate milestone, but while that’s a big number, there is some p...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community’s tenth death is a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions. He was not associated with a long-t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020 - Health Department suspends low-risk public exposure notices

news-update

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will be suspending the public notification of low-risk potential exposure locations, effective today.

This decision has come as a result of several factors.

On Thursday, a mandatory masking ordinance went into...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020 - Health Department announces new COVID-19 cases, potential community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reported 37 new positive COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 646.

The health department is also notifying the public of potential community exposures from seven CO...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals. Three cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, the ind...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from eight COVID-19 positive individuals. Seven cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, the in...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from nine COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases went to the following locations:

  • Thursday, July 2: Visited Walmart Supercen...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2020

July 12, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from six COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases went to the following locations:

  • Friday, July 3: Visited McAlister&rsquo...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2020

July 11, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, these individuals visited the following locations:

  • Wednesday, July 1: Visited 10 Fitne...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from six COVID-19 positive individuals. Five cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, these ind...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020 - Media briefing at 1 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 1 p.m. today in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minutes early for a ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases went to the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 25: Visited Walmart Supercent...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases went to the following locations:

  • Wednesday, June 24: Visited The Roost Bar ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death

COVID-19 News

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

Our community’s ninth death is a woman in her 80s. She was not associated with a long-term care facility. She had no o...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from three COVID-19 positive individuals. Two of the cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from seven COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, four of our seven cases visited the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 25: Visited ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 4, 2020

July 4, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, these individuals went to the following locations:

  • Saturday, June 27: Visited Walmart ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals.             

Prior to being diagnosed, three of...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, two of these individuals went to the following locations:    

  • Satu...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan to continue through July 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced today that the City of Springfield will continue with the Phase 3 Road to Recovery guidance that was announced in early June. ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals. One individual resides in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, the ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 - Health Care Community Transitioning COVID-19 Testing Options

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After more than three months of maintaining a collaborative testing site, our local health care community is transitioning COVID-19 testing to more sustainable healthcare-based locations in Springfield beginning Friday, July 3.

CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our case went to the following location:

  • Saturday, June 27: Visited Target at 1825 E P...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, the individual went to the following location:

  • Monday, June ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2020

June 28, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Monday, June 22: Pennington’s Su...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2020

June 27, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, two cases from another jurisdiction went to the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 18...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from five COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases went to the following locations:  

  • Thursday, June 18: Worked at Springfield...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 - SGCHD announces potential COVID-19 community exposures among unsheltered community

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from an unsheltered individual in our area.

Prior to being diagnosed, we believe our case visited several local providers for unsheltered services in t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from six COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Monday, June 15: Five Below at 3500 S Glens...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Tuesday, June 16: Springfield Music at 3100...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our case visited the following locations:

  • Friday, June 19: Worked in multiple areas at Wa...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, a Greene County case visited the following locations:

  • Sunday, June 14: Walmart Neighbo...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

 Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

•    ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2020

June 20, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

 Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

•   &...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our case worked at La Hacienda at 1370 S. Glenstone on Tuesday, June 16 from 2 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our case visited the following locations:

  • Saturday, June 6: Discount Tire at 361...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Friday, June 5: Ebbets Field at 1027 E Wal...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 11: IHOP at 2647 N Kansas ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Friday, June 5: IHOP at 3804 S Glenstone ...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2020

June 13, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 4: Kearney Street...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our case worked at the McDonald’s at 2811 N. Kansas Expy on the following days...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan effective Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Mayor Ken McClure, City Manager Jason Gage and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new City order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. The order is effe...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals from the same family group.    

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Sund...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community 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, our case visited the following locations:

  • Sunday, June 7: Walmart Supercenter at 1150 US 60 in Rep...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community 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, our case visited Bricktown Brewery at 2040 E. Independence on Sunday, May 31 around 6 p.m. for up...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 - Incubation period closes: no clients contract COVID-19 from salon exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to report that the incubation period has passed from those potentially exposed from Great Clips. No clients of either stylist nor additional coworkers contracted COVID-19 as a result. ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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

Prior to being diagnosed, the individuals visited the following locations:

  • Saturday, May 30: Price Cutter at 1831 W. Kearn...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community 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 Sam’s Club at 3660 E. Sunshine on F...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community 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 worked as a cashier at Signal Food Store at 2810 E. Battlefield ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020 - Health Department announces new confirmed cases of COVID-19, new exposure notices

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has seen 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the past 24 hours.

Six of our new cases include staff and residents of Wilson’s Creek Nursing and Rehab at 3403 W. Mt. Vernon. Four residents and t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 11:45 a.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 11:45 a.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minut...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 - Health Department announces new confirmed COVID-19 cases, potential exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department saw an increase of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. We continue to investigate these cases, and will update the community on the circumstances as soon as we can. 

None of the new cases are ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

May 27, 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 Walmart Supercenter at 3520 W. Sunshine on Monday, May 1...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2020

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.

At this time, this is ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

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

While symptomatic, our case worked as a hair stylist at the Great Clips at 1864 S. Glenstone Ave. on the following ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minute...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Phase 2 of “Road to Recovery Plan” effective Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Media Briefing at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 10 a.m. at Public Safety Center

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 10 a.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minutes earl...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-15 minute...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 - City amends Road to Recovery order following community dashboard improvements

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield-Greene County leaders led Thursday’s news briefing with some cautious optimism. Springfield Mayor Ken McClure amended the City’s “Road to Recovery” order, effective immediately. The ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 - Media Briefing today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The City of Springfield, Greene County and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing today at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. 

We ask that members of the media&mdas...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Apr. 30, 2020 - Mayor, Greene County issue Road to Recovery orders; Health Director urges caution

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Apr. 29, 2020 - Media Briefing at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020

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MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield, Greene County and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30 in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

Springfield Mayor Ken ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Apr. 28, 2020 - Health Department offers COVID-19 testing for essential workers without symptoms

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UPDATE: These tests have all been accounted for, and we are not maintaining a waiting list for future asymptomatic tests at this time.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for essential workers who are not exh...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Apr. 28, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 2:00 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer an in-person media briefing today at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center.

We appreciate your patience as we adjust to a new, new normal. We ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes ear...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Apr. 24, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 12:45 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 12:45 p.m.

Today’s topics will include a focus on mental health and the importance of COVID-19 testing.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Apr. 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, including total and daily...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Apr. 22, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing Today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Cente...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Apr. 21, 2020 - Springfield and Greene County extend Stay-At-Home Orders until May 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Apr. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Apr. 17, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 3:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3:30 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Ce...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Apr. 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 around 8:30 p.m.

Anothe...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Apr. 14, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing at 4 p.m. at Public Safety Center

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 4 p.m. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Cent...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Apr. 9, 2020 - Health Department urges avoiding travel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Apr. 9, 2020 - Health Department announces COVID-19 death; potential COVID-19 exposures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Apr. 9, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing at 1 p.m. at Public Safety Center

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 1 p.m. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Cent...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Apr. 6, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Apr. 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. View the City&rsq...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Apr. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Apr. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Apr. 3, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing at 3:30 p.m. at Public Safety Center

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a  virtual media briefing today at 3:30 p.m. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Publi...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mar. 31, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of th...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mar. 27, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 2 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of th...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mar. 24, 2020 - Health Department announces two additional COVID-19 deaths

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 assist...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mar. 24, 2020 - Virtual press briefing today at 3 p.m.

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3 p.m. at the Public Safety Center. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedes...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mar. 23, 2020 - UPDATED: Virtual Press Briefing pushed back to 6:30

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 6:30 p.m.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mar. 23, 2020 - Health Department announces 17 cases of COVID-19

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

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 believed to be a contact of a suspect...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mar. 23, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at Noon at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at noon.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot of the Public Safety Center...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mar. 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 part of the regular prac...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mar. 20, 2020 - Virtual press briefing at 5 p.m. at Public Safety Center

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MEDIA ALERT

This will again be a virtual media briefing. Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pedestals outside in the parking lot or tune in to the livestream on the City’s and Health Depar...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mar. 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’ve seen images ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mar. 20, 2020 - Virtual press briefing today at noon at Public Safety Center

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Burrell Behavioral Health, in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, will hold a press briefing today to address the community mental health concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our communities, our famil...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mar. 19, 2020 - Health Department advises returning travelers self-quarantine

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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 returning from outside our region are advised to stay home,...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mar. 19, 2020 - Two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County

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

About our cases

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

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mar. 18, 2020 - 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 were at these locations on these dates are at low risk for co...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mar. 18, 2020 - Virtual Press Briefing today at 3:30 pm at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer a virtual media briefing today at 3:30 p.m. at the Greene County Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the ped...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mar. 17, 2020 - CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield to postpone some non-urgent surgeries in coming weeks

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As CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield prepare to serve patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the health systems have made the decision to evaluate and potentially postpone some elective surgical procedures that are not urgent. 

In this case, elective pro...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Mar. 15, 2020 - City, County supportive of Governor Parson’s recommendation on mass gatherings

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

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mar. 13, 2020 - SGCHD asks community events gathering 250+ people to voluntarily suspend or postpone

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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 school...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Mar. 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Mar. 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Task Force launched; media information session planned for Friday

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Since the novel coronavirus first emerged internationally in mid-December 2019, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has advised others in the public health system, including health care, first responders, higher education institutions and many...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Feb. 19, 2020 - Nominations open today for 2020 Harold K. Bengsch Award

Nominations for the 2020 Harold K. Bengsch Award are now open

Nominations for the 2020 Harold K. Bengsch honoree are now open.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages the nomination of individuals from across all fields of public health and a range of career paths. Those nominated could be honored ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Feb. 6, 2020 - Healthcare partners announce new flu-fighting precautions

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As confirmed flu cases have continued to rise, with especially large increases over the last two weeks, community healthcare partners are asking that the public observe new precautions to fight the flu.

Members of the community who have respiratory symptom...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Jan. 29, 2020 - Partners prepared for novel coronavirus: risk to general public remains low

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The risk of 2019 Novel Coronavirus remains low for the general public, but health care partners are prepared if the respiratory illness were to emerge in our community.

Although this is a new virus, in many ways, this coronavirus will be similar to our pas...

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