Springfield Mayor & Greene County Commission Ban Gatherings of 10 or More; 4th Positive Test Announced

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure afternoon he is amending an action taken by Springfield City Council to ban gatherings of 10 or more people through April 1.

The Greene County Commission announced they are making the same change to their order from Monday.

The announcement comes as the Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced a contact of a foreign traveler has tested positive for the virus, the fourth confirmed case in Springfield. The case is not connected to the previous cases at this point, according to the Health Director Clay Goddard.

It is not considered a “community spread” infection.

The exception to the revised order of the Mayor are educational institutions, daycare facilities, and daily business operations.

However, the mayor’s order says the following businesses are not included in the “daily business operations” exception:

  • businesses offering entertainment, amusement, and recreation
  • bars, taverns, or food establishments offering drinking or dining-in, except for lawful delivery, pickup, and drive-thru services that may be offered by said businesses, bars, taverns, or food establishments.

“I am so grateful for the support of this community,” Mayor McClure said during a press conference. “These are indeed very difficult days.”

The Health Department released a video about “social distancing.”

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