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Posted on: November 25, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: Nov. 28 – Dec. 3

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Springfield-Greene County Health encourages everyone to consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19. A weekly schedule for COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Greene County for Nov. 28 – Dec. 3 can be found below. Vaccination against COVID-19 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Health Department, CoxHealth, Mercy & Jordan Valley urge precautions to prevent respiratory illness

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As Thanksgiving approaches, Springfield-Greene County Health, CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are coming together to encourage families to take steps to prevent RSV, Influenza and COVID-19. 

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: Nov. 21 – Nov. 25

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Springfield-Greene County Health encourages everyone to consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19. A weekly schedule for COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Greene County for Nov. 21 – 25 can be found below. Vaccination against COVID-19 can...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: Nov. 14 – Nov. 19

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Respiratory illness season continues with viruses like Influenza A & B, COVID-19, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) on the rise. Greene County is experiencing a surge in RSV hospitalizations, primarily among children. Influenza A is the ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Health Department warns of risk of cold weather-related illness

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With freezing temperatures forecasted this weekend, Springfield-Greene County Health is reminding the community of the dangers of cold-related illness. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Springfield could drop as low as 20°...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

DHSS to offer local testing of COVID-19, RSV, and Influenza A & B

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will begin offering free, drive-through testing for COVID-19, Influenza A & B (flu) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Springfield beginning today, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Testing will be located at...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: Nov. 7 – Nov. 12

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As the holiday season approaches, Greene County residents are encouraged by Springfield-Greene County Health to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses currently circulating. Being together with loved ones for th...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Health Department asking men to reprioritize their health this MOvember

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Each year, Springfield-Greene County Health encourages men to make a personal commitment to their health through the month of November. This year’s theme is “Shaping a Movement,” and is meant to inspire men to use MOvember as an opportunity to begin a yea...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Health Department and healthcare partners responding to surge in children hospitalized with RSV

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Springfield-Greene County Health, Mercy Springfield, CoxHealth and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are asking families to take precautions as we move further into respiratory illness season. Greene County’s hospitals are experiencing a sur...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: October 31-November 5

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Greene County remain high at 46 individuals hospitalized as of Oct. 26. Although this is a slight decrease from last week, taking precautions to prevent hospitalization from severe illness can help hospital staff from being ov...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Health Department offering tips to prevent lead poisoning

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Springfield-Greene County Health is recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by raising awareness of the impacts of lead exposure and how to reduce it. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri is the leading ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Health Department to offer expanded test opportunities for STIs

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Springfield-Greene County Health will offer testing for sexually transmitted illnesses, by appointment, every Tuesday beginning Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. 

Appointments for STI testing on Tuesdays can be made up to...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Health Department raises awareness during SIDS Awareness Month

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Springfield-Greene County Health is encouraging caregivers to take steps to prevent infant deaths due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) as a part of SIDS Awareness Month and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. 

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: October 24-28

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As the end of October approaches, the Health Department is continuing to encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 primary series and boosters as well as their annual flu vaccination.  With the cold weather starting, respiratory illnesses are more...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Updated COVID-19 booster approved by DHSS for ages 5-11; will be available to public Oct. 20

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The updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna for ages 5 and up have been approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for distribution. The updated booster has already received Emergency Authorization by the U.S. Foo...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: October 17-22

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COVID-19 cases are remaining steady as respiratory illness season begins. The 7-day rolling average of cases now stand at 27 as of Oct. 13.  Hospitalizations have gone up with 39 individuals hospitalized in Greene County hospitals as of Oct. 13.&...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Health Department pausing COVID-19 booster shots for ages 5-11, updated boosters awaiting approval

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On Oct. 12, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration granted emergency authorization of the updated mRNA boosters for children ages 5 and older. This authorization comes a month after the approval and distribution of the updated booster for individuals 12 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Health Department to offer free flu shots to underinsured and uninsured adults

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Springfield-Greene County Health is offering influenza immunizations at no charge to adults 19 years and older in Greene County who are underinsured or uninsured. In order to make it accessible across the county, the Health Department is making the flu va...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Health Department recognizes World Mental Health Day

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Springfield-Greene County Health is recognizing World Mental Health Day by encouraging people to make their mental health and wellbeing a priority. World Mental Health Day began in the 1990s as a way to recognize the efforts being made globally to protect...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: October 10–15

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COVID-19 cases continue to decrease with the 7-day rolling average now at 23. Hospitalizations have also decrease with 30 individuals hospitalized in Greene County hospitals as of Oct. 6 – the lowest number of people since June 9. 

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Influenza Vaccine opportunities available on Health Department’s Find a Vaccine tool

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Flu season is nearly here, which means it’s time to start preparing with the annual influenza vaccine. Last year, Springfield-Greene County Health expanded its Find a Vaccine map on Vaccine417.com to help individuals in our community find a flu ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Springfield-Greene County WIC implementing increased fruit and vegetable benefits

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Springfield-Greene County Health is working to roll out the extension of the temporary increase in fruit and vegetable benefits for WIC participants announced by Missouri WIC and the Department of Health and Senior Services last week. Springfield-Greene C...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Springfield-Greene County Health to host COVID-19 booster clinic Oct. 8

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As respiratory illness season approaches, staying up to date on vaccines, like COVID-19, is crucial for maintaining a healthy community. To make the updated COVID-19 booster easy to access, Springfield-Greene County Health will host a COVID-19 booster cli...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: October 3–8

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September is ending with a decline in COVID-19 cases in Greene County. The weekly average of cases is now 30 cases as of Sept. 29 – a 26% decline in the last 7 days. Hospitalizations remain fairly high with 39 individuals hospitalized with COVID...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: September 26–30

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Greene County remains at a low-level impact for COVID-19 with a 7-day rolling average of 41 cases. Hospitalizations in Greene County hospitals are slightly down from earlier this month with 38 individuals hospitalized as of Sept. 21 compared to 57 on Sept...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: September 19 – September 24

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With flu season looming, it’s important to take precautions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from getting sick by staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and the flu vaccine. 

It is acceptable to get your COVID-...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: September 12 – September 17

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As the summer begins to wind down, COVID-19 cases continue to decline with it. The current rolling 7-day daily average for COVID-19 cases in Greene County is 43 compared to 58 this time last month. 

With fall festivities and flu season on the hori...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Updated COVID-19 boosters approved by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

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New, updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna designed to help fight against the original COVID-19 strain and the new Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 have been approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for distribu...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Health Department encouraging community wide education during National Suicide Prevention Week

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has declared Sept. 4 – 10 National Suicide Prevention Week. Springfield-Greene County Health is recognizing this week by providing local resources and encouraging community members to do their part ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: September 5 - 9

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As September begins, Greene County has moved to a low community impact level with a 7-day rolling average of 44 cases. However, hospitalizations in Greene County remain high with 55 individuals admitted in Greene County as of Sept. 1.  Although t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Health Department pausing COVID-19 booster shots for those 12 and up, new boosters awaiting approval

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Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration authorized two new vaccine booster dose types that are more effective against the existing variants of COVID-19. With today’s authorization of the new formula, existing vaccine types are no longer au...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: August 29 – September 2

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COVID-19 cases in Greene County continue to decline but hospitalizations remain high with 55 individuals in Greene County hospitals as of Aug. 25. This continues to indicate severe illness is present in our community as we move into the month of September...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Springfield-Greene County Health’s WIC to co-host Breastfeeding Month event on Aug. 26

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Springfield-Greene County Health’s Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) and the Greater Ozarks Regional Breastfeeding Coalition will be hosting the Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week event on Friday, Aug. 26.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: August 22 – 27

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Greene County’s community impact level has remained low since Aug. 11 and cases continue to decline. As of Aug. 18, the 7-day average for COVID-19 cases is 53, which is a 10% decrease in cases. 

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2022

New COVID-19 vaccination hours at Westside Public Health Center beginning Aug. 22

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Beginning Monday, Aug. 22, the Westside Public Health Center (660 S. Scenic Ave.) COVID-19 vaccination hours will change to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a one-hour break between 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Additionally, only walk-ins for...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: August 15 – 20

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Hospitalization rates remain high in Greene County hospitals with 48 people admitted as of Aug. 11. This signals that severe illness from COVID-19 resulting in hospitalization is significant in our community despite Greene County moving to a low impact co...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

COVID-19 Testing will move to new location beginning Aug. 15

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COVID-19 testing will be moving to the Springfield-Greene County Health’s Bengsch Building (227 E. Chestnut Expy) beginning Monday, Aug. 15. Testing has been held at the Westside Public Health Center since the spring.

Members of the public can st...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Event will be held on Aug 18

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host a pop-up vaccine clinic on Aug. 18 with limited doses of the new Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine. Given the limited doses available to the Health Department, those who have an allergy to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines or their ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Health Department promoting back-to-school vaccination opportunities for students

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Springfield-Greene County Health is working with CoxHealth, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, and Mercy Springfield to promote upcoming vaccination opportunities for students returning to school this fall in order to combat falling childhood immuniza...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: August 8 - 13

COVID-19 News

Cases of COVID-19 in Greene County continue to decline with a 7-day average of 52 cases. This is a 29% decline in the last 7 days. While this decline is encouraging, hospitalizations still remain high with around 70 individuals currently hospitalized in G...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: August 3 - 5

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The month of July is ending with COVID-19 cases in Greene County at a 7-day rolling average of 64 as of July 28. After moving to Medium Community Level Impact on July 21 Greene County rose back to High Impact a week later, indicating that severe illness f...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Shingles immunization program receives largest grant to date

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Springfield-Greene Health has received the largest grant ever provided for its shingles immunization and education program from the Greene County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Board. The grant, approved by Springfield City Council provides $396...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: July 25 - 29

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Declining cases in Greene County has moved the county back into Medium Impact Level status by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of July 21. This is an encouraging development in working back toward a Low Impact Level previously achieved an...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Health Department launches interactive map to help people avoid extreme heat

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As our community continues to experience consistently high temperatures, Springfield-Greene County Health has created an interactive map detailing cooling centers and other locations throughout Greene County where individuals can escape the extreme heat.&...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Health Department reports high rates of heat-related illness

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Springfield-Greene County Health is reporting the highest rate of heat-related illness in Greene County since 2018. As of July 18, more than 60 individuals have sought emergency medical attention to address symptoms caused by heat overexposure, nearly dou...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: July 18 - 22

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As Greene County’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, now at a 7-day average of 89 as of July 15, Springfield-Greene County Health is offering multiple opportunities for the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: July 13 - 16

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Springfield-Greene County Health is offering multiple opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19 this week following the county’s recent rise to high impact level status by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Springfield-Greene County Health issues guidance as heat index levels rise

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Due to the dangerous levels of heat forecasted this week for the region, Springfield-Greene County Health is reminding the community of the dangers of heat-related illness for both people and pets. Springfield is currently under an Excessive Heat Warning ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Health Department reporting first monkeypox case in Greene County

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Springfield-Greene County Health is reporting that a Greene County resident has tested positive for monkeypox. Health Department epidemiologists have contacted those who may have been exposed to the virus. This is the first probable case of monkeypox in G...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: July 5 - 8

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Getting vaccinated remains the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19. In a continued effort to help give everyone opportunities to get vaccinated, the Health Department will offer multiple opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for the w...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the rise headed into holiday weekend

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Springfield-Greene County Health is advising people to get tested for COVID-19 and stay home if sick this Fourth of July weekend. The seven-day average of new cases of has risen 10% in the past week to 87 cases per day. Additionally, 56 people were hospit...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Health Department informs community of the low risk of monkeypox

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Springfield-Greene County Health is informing the community that monkeypox poses low risk to the public. Monkeypox is a viral infection that generally results in mild symptoms, with most people able to recover at home. The virus does not spread easily bet...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: June 27 – July 1

COVID-19 News

Cases of COVID-19 are up slightly as the last week of June begins. As of June 23, the 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases is 77, which is a 15% increase from last week. The month began with a 7-day average of 50 cases. 

Given the upcoming Inde...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines approved for children 6 months and up

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On June 21, the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services approved the distribution of both the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 6 months old. This approval was the final step in the regulation process following...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: June 21-25

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In a continued effort to help give everyone opportunities to get vaccinated, the Health Department will offer multiple opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for the week of June 21 – 25. The current 7-day case averag...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Get tested for COVID-19 before Juneteenth celebrations

Juneteenth testing event: June 16 from 3-6 p.m. at O'Reilly Center for Hope.

To help keep COVID-19 transmission low, Springfield-Greene County Health will host a testing event before Juneteenth and Father’s Day gatherings this weekend.

Walk-in, non-symptomatic testing will be available from 3-6 p.m. June 16 at the O’Reilly Center f...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Health Department warns of risk of heat-related illness

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As summer approaches and heat indexes reach triple digit values, Springfield-Greene County Health is reminding the community of the dangers of heat-related illness for both people and pets. According to the National Weather Service, Springfield’...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities for June 13-17

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The 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County continues to rise, now at 61.1 cases as of June 9. As we have seen in other areas of the state, COVID-19 cases are climbing back up and escalating areas to medium to high level impact community ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Health Department opening WIC clinic at CPO’s O’Reilly Center for Hope

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Springfield-Greene County Health and Community Partnership of the Ozarks are partnering to make Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) services more accessible for families near the O’Reilly Center for Hope. The new clinic location will allow the program to r...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

At-home COVID-19 test kits now available at Greene County libraries

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Testing for COVID-19 is a vital tool to prevent spreading the virus to other people. To improve access to testing, Springfield-Greene County Health and the Springfield-Greene County Library District will begin distributing at-home testing kits at all&...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2022

COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities for June 6 - 10

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June began with a 7-day rolling average of 50 cases, which is a 32% increase in COVID-19 cases since May 26. While Greene County remains at a low impact level, residents can continue to take precautions to keep cases low. This includes getting tested if y...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities for May 30 – June 3

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As we honor our servicemen and women on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day, residents are encouraged to take precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 over the holiday weekend. Currently, Greene County is still considered low level for transmission by the ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Health Department unveils health assessment and priority issues

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Springfield-Greene County Health, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield released the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment and the priority health issues of Greene, Christian and Webster Counties at today’s Roots & Branches event.  

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Health Department, CoxHealth and Mercy hold Roots & Branches event to discuss health priorities

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Springfield-Greene County Health, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield invites media to attend the Roots & Branches event at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Springfield Art Museum located at 1111 E Brookside Drive.  

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech booster doses available for 5-11-year-olds, following DHSS recommendation

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Appointments for COVID-19 booster doses for 5-11-year-olds are now available at Springfield-Greene County Health vaccination clinics, following a formal recommendation from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) on May 20.  This...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Public vaccination and special Memorial Day testing opportunity for week of May 23-27

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The beginning of summer is underway, which means lots of gatherings among family and friends. Unfortunately, this also means that there is a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. Making the choice to get vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 can help make the ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities Available This Week Amid Increase in COVID-19 Cases

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Greene County’s 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases has increased 182%, now at a 7-day rolling average of 31 cases compared to a rate of 11 cases two weeks ago. With this increase, it’s important to make sure you are up to date on ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of May 9-14

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of May 9-14.  

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccin...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of May 2-6

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of May 2-6.  

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 25-30

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of April 25-30. 

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vacc...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 18 - 22

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of April 18-22. 

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vacc...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Celebrate Easter safely with free COVID-19 testing at the Health Department

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With COVID-19 cases remaining low, Springfield-Greene County Health encourages the community to enjoy this Easter and Passover weekend. Individuals should feel safe to gather with loved ones but may want to take some extra precautions to prevent the sprea...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Greene County COVID-19 daily case average drops below 10 for the first time since 2020

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Springfield-Greene County Health is announcing that for the first time since July 4, 2020, the 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County has dropped below 10 per day. The 7-day rolling average for April 12 was 9 cases and April 13 was 8.9, ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

COVID-19 outreach clinics continue to reach residents with vaccine and first & second boosters

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Springfield-Greene County Health continues to see a positive response to COVID-19 vaccination clinics across the area. Since Jan. 1, over 4,000 individuals have chosen vaccination and attended a Health Department clinic to receive their primary series or ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Animal Control creates new way to engage with community, help owners find lost pets

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Animal Control, a program of Springfield-Greene Health, has launched a new way to connect directly with the community it serves. The Springfield-Greene County Animal Control Facebook page will provide photos of lost animals that arrive at the shelter each...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 11 – 16

Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with our community partners during the week of April 11-16. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday – Friday at Westside Public Health Center (660 S. Scenic Ave.)...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Health Department provides March COVID-19 data update

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is highlighting important COVID-19 data from the month of March.

Key Points: 

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients were significantly lower in Greene County in March compared to February, further sho...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of April 4 - 8

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Springfield-Greene County Health will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of April 4 – 8. 

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vacc...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Navigating COVID-19 with an endemic approach

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The state of Missouri is entering a new phase of the pandemic, as it has become evident that COVID-19 is here to stay. While it is still spreading, communities now better understand how to respond to the disease and make sure individuals have the tools ne...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

$50 gift cards now available for COVID-19 booster doses

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Beginning March 28, people who receive a COVID-19 booster dose at Springfield-Greene County Health Department vaccine clinics are eligible to receive a $50 gift card upon vaccination.

The gift card program has been open to people receiving first and second...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 28 – April 2

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners during the week of March 28 – April 2. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday – Friday at Wests...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Health Department announces new initiative to address heath disparities in COVID-19 response

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has received a $574,599 grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to expand efforts to address health disparities caused by COVID-19. With this additional funding the department will i...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Health Department to begins daily pollen reporting

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As spring approaches, the Springfield-Greene Health Department will provide regular pollen counts online every weekday. These counts will continue until the first freeze. 

Pollen and spore samples are collected daily (Monday through Friday) and re...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 21 - 26

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities with community partners during the week of March 21 – 26. 

Individuals who receive a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine a...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Health Department, CFO and SPS offer chance to win $500 when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Foundation of the Ozarks to offer five chances to win a $500 Walmart or Target gift card to those receiving a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at one of the pop-up clinics...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 14 - 19

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners during the week of March 14 – March 19. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday – Friday at West...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Health Department creates online tool to report at-home COVID-19 test results

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created an online tool to report positive COVID-19 cases from at-home antigen tests. This tool will provide an additional snapshot of community levels of the disease and help the Health Department watch ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of March 7 - 12

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners during the week of March 7 – March 12. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday – Friday at&n...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Health Department provides February COVID-19 data update

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is highlighting important COVID-19 data from the month of February. 

Key Point: 

The omicron surge, which began in early January, continued into February with 7-day averages of 400+ COVID-19 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Health Department to reopen STI testing & treatment program

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The Springfield-Greene Health Department will begin offering limited testing and treatment services for sexually transmitted infections (STI) next week. The Health Department STI clinic has been closed since early 2020 due to capacity restrictions imposed...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Greene County at medium impact level for COVID-19 illness

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Greene County is currently at a medium impact level for COVID-19 illness, according to new guidance from the CDC that measures community levels of the disease. 

This classification comes as Greene County reaches...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Public Vaccination Opportunities: Week of Feb. 28 - March 5

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce new walk-in vaccine opportunities through our community partners for the week of Feb. 28 – March 5.

Individuals who receive 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Springfield-Greene County Health Department call center now offering Spanish speaking services

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce that the COVID-19 Call Center now offers Spanish speaking services to the community. 

This new service can be used by contacting the 417-874-1211 and pressing 3. Callers will t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Health Department to move vaccine clinic, maintain vaccination and testing access

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will transition its COVID-19 vaccination and testing operations from the Health Department Vaccination Clinic on Battlefield Road to Westside Public Health Center (660 S. Scenic Ave.) starting Feb. 28. &...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Health Department launches respiratory disease outbreak preparedness program for businesses

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce the launch of a new resource for businesses to help them better prepare and respond to respiratory disease outbreaks. The Healthy Workplace Project will help business owners create and...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Health Department and community partners offer public vaccination opportunities

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield Public Schools and other community partners to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the community starting this week.&n...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 1 pm Wednesday

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 16. 

Leaders from the Health Department, the Springfield-Greene County Library District and Springfield Public Schools will provide an upda...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Health Department provides January COVID-19 Data Update

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is highlighting important COVID-19 data from the month of January. 

Key Point: 

The Health Department is encouraging parents in Greene County to help slow the surge after January data shows a...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 2.  

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield will provide an update on the ongoing response to COVID-19.

The...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 26. 

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield will provide an update on the ongoing response to COVID-19.

The...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Health Department releases toolkit to help workplaces navigate Omicron surge

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To help strengthen organizational prevention and response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released an updated COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces. 

First released in Sept. 2020, this ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 19. 

Leaders from the Health Department, Springfield Public Schools, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield will provide an update on the ongo...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Health Department to distribute 50,000 surgical masks to community partners

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As the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 makes its way through Greene County, having access to high-quality face masks may not be possible for many members of our community. 

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department recognize...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Health Department urging community to help Slow the Surge of COVID-19

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally and nationally, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is launching a new campaign—Slow the Surge—urging community members to join the Health Department’s efforts to slow the spread of disease. ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Virtual media briefing at 10:30 am Wednesday

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 12.  

Leaders from the Health Department, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield will provide an update...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Health Department launches COVID-19 testing opportunities map

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As demand for COVID-19 testing continues to increase, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce it has launched an interactive map detailing testing locations throughout the community. 

Like the Find-a-Vaccine map laun...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

2021 ends with warning from Health Department on importance of vaccination and boosters

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging those who have not received a booster yet to do so as soon as possible, following a month of increasing cases and hospitalizations. 

Of all the positive cases reported to the Health De...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Greene County sees highest COVID-19 daily case rate since beginning of pandemic

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reporting a new record daily average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County. A total of 434 new cases of COVID-19 were reported yesterday, bringing the rolling 7-day average of new cases per day to an all-tim...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

CDC approves booster dose for 12–15-year-olds, scheduling now available at the Health Department

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce that booster appointments for those 12-15 years old can now be scheduled following Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) approval on Jan. 6. DHSS approval comes afte...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Media availability at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 5, in the Public Safety Center training room located at 330 W. Scott.  

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield and J...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

First confirmed case of the Omicron variant identified in Greene County

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Results from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Genomic Surveillance System has confirmed that the Omicron variant has been present in Greene County since at least mid-December. This first case of Omicron was from a test sa...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Health Department launches tool to help understand new COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance

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With the recent changes to guidance for those who been infected with or exposed to COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created an online tool to help determine what isolation and quarantine guidance an individual should follow. &...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Health Dept. encourages post-holiday COVID-19 testing; online scheduling now available

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After gathering with loved ones this holiday season, the Health Department encourages everyone to make an appointment to get tested for COVID-19. By getting tested after hosting, traveling, and gathering, individuals can determine whether they have become...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Health Department offers testing opportunities to combat holiday surge of COVID-19 cases

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As we gather with family and friends, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging everyone to get tested and vaccinated this holiday season. In addition to daily vaccine opportunities, a Celebrate Safely Testing Event will take place on...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Greene County influenza cases high compared to 2019, 2020

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So far this flu season, Greene County has reported 212 cases of influenza, highlighting the importance of getting vaccinated. In the last seven days, weekly influenza cases in Greene County doubled from 42 per week to 84. 

This is up significantly...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Winter Vaccine Event opens new appointments for Dec. 11

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is opening new appointment slots for its second Winter Vaccine Event this Saturday, Dec. 11. To ensure those who attend the event will get their 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, appointments will be ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Health Dept. reports over 6,000 residents became partially vaccinated in Nov.

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department?is pleased to report 6,439 Greene County residents took the first step to becoming fully vaccinated in November.?This is nearly double the number who became partially vaccinated in October. The Health Depart...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Community guidance for at-home COVID-19 testing

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Greene County, getting tested is an important step in lowering community transmission. For ease of access, many people may use at-home testing kits. If you choose to administer a COVID-19 test at home using an antigen se...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Health Department will offer $50 gift cards for people getting fully vaccinated

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Starting Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer $50 gift cards to people seeking a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic (1425 E. Battlefield Rd).  

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Media availability at 9 a.m. Thursday at Health Department Vaccination Clinic

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 9 a.m. tomorrow, November 3, at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic located at 1425 E Battlefield Rd.  

Leaders from the Health Department and partners will pro...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Health Department Vaccination Clinic

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, October 13, at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic located at 1425 E Battlefield Rd.  

Leaders from the Health Department will provide an updat...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. tomorrow, October 5, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. 

Leaders from the Health Department, Jor...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, Sept. 15, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott.  

Leaders from the Health Department, Cox...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. today at SPS Kraft Administration Building

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today in the board room of the Springfield Public Schools Kraft Administration Building located at 1359 E. St. Louis St. 

Leaders from SPS, Drury Universit...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. Monday at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, the City of Springfield will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 23, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. 

Leaders from the Health Department and City...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 18, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott.  

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxH...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 11, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. 

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHe...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and healthcare partners will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, August 4, in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott. 

Leaders from the Health Department, C...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. Today at Public Safety Center

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. today in the Public Safety Center media briefing room located at 330 W. Scott.  

Leaders from the Health Department, CoxHealth, and Mercy Springfield will pro...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Katie Towns named Springfield-Greene County Health Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECity Manager Jason Gage has formally selected Katie Towns as director of health for Springfield-Greene County effective July 18. Towns has served as acting director the past five months, following the departure of Clay Goddard. She ha...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Higher education leaders encourage vaccination as COVID-19 cases increase among young adults

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As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in our community, higher education leaders encourage younger adults to get vaccinated before the start of the new school year. Over the last two weeks, there was a 51% increase in new cases in the 18-22 age group compar...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Media availability at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at MSU

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Health and higher education leaders will provide a media availability at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Missouri State University Welcome Center at 705 S. National Ave.

Leaders from Missouri State University, Drury University, Evangel University, Ozar...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Media availability at 3 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability today at 3 p.m. at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott St.

Leaders from the Health Department, Office of Emergency Management, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield wi...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. today at Springfield Fire Station #5

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MEDIA ALERT

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Springfield Fire Station #5 at 2750 W. Kearney St.

Leaders from the Health Department, Springfield Fire Department and IAFF Local 152 w...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mother's Brewing Company

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MEDIA ALERT

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media availability at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Mother’s Brewing Company at 215 S. Grant Ave.

Leaders from the Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will discuss...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Media Alert: News opportunity at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Discovery Center

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a news opportunity at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Discovery Center of Springfield at 438 E. St. Louis St.

Acting Director of Health Katie Towns will discuss the rising case counts of C...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor withdraws proclamation of civil emergency as COVID-19 regulations end

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Mayor Ken McClure will withdraw the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency effective at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 27 to coincide with the 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 28 effective date for the repeal of the ordinance containing the City’s COV...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Springfield firefighters to serve as volunteer COVID-19 vaccinators

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The Springfield Fire Department and IAFF Local 152 are partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to as many Springfield-Greene County residents as possible.

Springfield fire...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Central Assembly Chapel

MEDIA ALERT 

The City and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with CoxHealth, Mercy and Jordan Valley Community Health Center Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Central Assembly of God Chapel, 1301 N. Boonville Ave.,...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott about anticipated City Council action at tonight’s meeting in response to the Cent...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Springfield Fire Department to host family-friendly vaccine event May 7

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To help the community reach the Finish Strong goal to vaccinate 50% of eligible Greene County residents by Memorial Day, the Springfield Fire Department is offering a Fire Station Fun Day and Vaccine Clinic 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 7...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Health Department to present step-out options to City Council

Media Alert: March 9, 2021 

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Interim Director Katie Towns will present a proposal at City Council lunch workshop at 11 a.m. at Historic City Hall for next steps in the City’s road to recovery from the pan...

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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

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 6, 2020

Apr. 6, 2020 - City of Springfield and Greene County issue amended “Stay-At-Home” Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 - 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 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: March 31, 2020

Mar. 31, 2020 - Health Department announces two COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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