SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department Were a part of a joint briefing with other health agencies on updated local COVID-19 regulations and vaccination recommendations for children.
“We have done what we can from a public policy stand point, and now it’s the responsibility of each of us in the community to continue to act prudently,” said Ken McClure, mayor of the city of Springfield.
On Monday, May 17, the Springfield City Council voted to lift the mask mandate on May 27.
“It’s time to move forward on many fronts, but be clear, COVID is still here,” said McClure.
The briefing looked back on the community’s fight against a once unknown virus.
“It was a medical test,” said Jason Gage, the Springfield city manager. “It was a commerce test. It was a political test. And it was certainly a social test. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m tired of being tested for a while.”
The now familiar faces shed light on our accomplishments, thanking the community for its dedication.
“To those who have lost loved ones forever due to this pandemic, I share your pain,” said McClure. “We will never be able to replace those we have lost. But we certainly can continue to take measures to make sure their deaths were not in vain.”
Watch the briefing in its entirety hosted at the Central Assembly of God Chapel in the video below: