“We are taking aggression action to flatten the curve and protect our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.”

That was the way Springfield Mayor Ken McClure explained an announcement of a "Stay At Home Order" issued on Tuesday, March 24. The virtual press conference in which McClure made the announcement can be watched by clicking here.

McClure announced a second proclamation of civil emergency, a Stay At Home Order which takes effect at 12 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, and will expire in 30 days.

“The order requires Springfieldians to stay at home, except for essential activities,” he said, explaining those essential activities include:

-Working in an essential business

-Obtaining supplies or necessary services

-Seeking medical care

-Caring for a family member or loved one

-Exercising and maintaining personal health

Individuals are urged to practice physical distancing while engaging in those activities.

“It is my belief that the order… is the right thing to do right now. We must stay the course and we must follow the direction of our respected Health Director and the Springfield/Greene County Health Department.”

For more information, visit springfieldmo.gov.

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