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City Announces Modifications to Phase One Business Reopening Plan

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department on Thursday announced amendments to the Phase One Reopening Plan, effective immediately.

As the reopening process moves forward, the Chamber has continued to advocate for businesses and facilitate communications between various industries and decision-makers. Those conversations, along with continued positive data from the community’s health dashboard metrics, have led city leaders to offer the opportunity for businesses and organizations that provide what are defined as “Enhanced Risk Activities” to reopen with restrictions, provided they can meet social distancing requirements. These businesses will be limited to 25 people or the maximum that can be accommodated with proper social distancing, whichever is less.

Businesses and organizations in this category include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Museums
  • Churches
  • Bars and taprooms
  • Facilities for non-contact sports and fitness classes

In addition, the limit on group gatherings has been increased to 25, as long as those gathered adhere to the same social distancing guidelines. The Greene County Commission is expected to vote on similar amendments later today.

Click here to read more about the amended orders.

If your business is among the groups that will now be allowed to begin the reopening process and you have questions about the process or the new occupancy limits, the Chamber has put together a reopening guide and several other tools that could help. You also can send us your questions and share your challenges by emailing

Visit the Chamber’s Reopening & Recovery Resource Center