Springfield and Greene County plan to announce a gradual reopening of nearly all businesses starting next week.
In a news release, city officials said they would release details of the next step in reopening the city Thursday morning, just over a month after residents were ordered to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
“We must be prepared for a slow and measured road to recovery,” Mayor Ken McClure said in a news release. “We are positive about the future and confident that we will come back strong.”
On Monday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced he would allow people to gather in large groups as long as they allowed six feet of space between them and effectively allowed all businesses to reopen as long as they maintained some occupancy restrictions.
Springfield leaders in a meeting on Tuesday indicated they’d likely put in place stricter measures.
After the 10:30 a.m. media announcement, officials will host a Facebook Live event Thursday afternoon from 2-2:45 p.m. to answer questions. It will be posted on the City of Springfield, Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Greene County Facebook pages.
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