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Local Stay at Home Order Extended, Recovery Plans Discussed

On Tuesday, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon announced an extension of the city and county’s existing “stay at home” order. The order now lasts through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, in line with similar orders put in place by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson last week.

The new order includes one alteration. Most retail businesses able to offer curbside or delivery services may now begin to do so, even if they had been deemed “non-essential” businesses (provided they can follow the established social distancing guidelines). The revised order takes effect immediately.

The Chamber is working to collaborate with health officials and government leaders on plans that will allow economic activity to gradually resume while protecting both employees and customers. We will continue to actively reach out to a wide variety of businesses to seek input on your current status and how a staged reopen will affect you. The feedback you provide to us is very valuable as we advocate for a safe and staged reopen to our economy.

Public health officials and local leaders┬áplan to provide more information on Wednesday about a stepwise approach to reopening the economy in a manner that balances the community’s health and economic needs.

Businesses with questions about the changes to the order should email the city directly or call (417) 799-1570.

Read the Revised Stay at Home Order