COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest updates regarding COVID-19.

Masking Ordinance

Starting July 16th, 2020, a masking ordinance will be in place for 90 days until October 14th, 2020. You can find more information here. (Information provided by Springfieldmo.gov)

When will the face covering ordinance expire?

This ordinance is in effect for 90 days and will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 14 unless extended, rescinded, superseded or amended.

How will this ordinance be enforced?

Education will be the first step in enforcement. We will work to educate any violators of the ordinance before pursuing further action.

Failure to comply with this ordinance can result in a $100 fine for individuals, businesses, governments or non-profit entities. Each individual within or working for the entity is considered a separate violation.

How can violations be reported?

Violations of the face covering ordinance can be reported by emailing [email protected] or by calling 417-864-1010. If a customer at a business refuses to wear a face covering and is causing immediate danger to the businesses’ staff, please call 911.

What defines a face covering?

Face Covering means a device that covers the nose and mouth. A mask or face shield meets this requirement.

Does everyone have to wear a mask?

Under this ordinance, everyone over the age of 11 that is in the Springfield city limits will be required to wear a mask in the part of a public accommodation open to the public. There are exemptions for people who have a health condition that prevents wearing a mask. Exemptions are also made for people who are hearing impaired and people communicating with individuals who are hearing impaired. For more situations in which you should and should not wear a face mask, please refer to the questions below.

What are some examples of when to wear a face mask? Please note these are just a few examples and not a comprehensive list.

  • When shopping at the grocery store or other retail establishment.
  • When sitting in the stands close to others while watching a sporting event.
  • When walking around spaces in public accommodations open to the public.
  • When standing in line at the store or other event.

When should I not wear a face mask?

  • There are several exempted activities listed in this ordinance. Those include:
  • While outdoors when able to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others.
  • While exercising outdoors or when exercising indoors and able to maintain a 6 foot distance.
  • While at a swimming pool.
  • When at home with only members of your household.
  • When in your car/vehicle.
  • When actively eating or drinking, or while seated and adequately spaced from others at a food establishment.
  • When getting a service that requires the temporary removal of a mask, such as during a dental exam, facial, makeup application, etc.
  • When the removal of the mask is necessary to confirm identity.
  • When at your place of work in non-public areas, for example, in your office.
  • Members of a wedding party during a wedding ceremony or while photographs of the wedding and reception are taken.

Springfield’s travel industry and business community are committed to ensuring a safe and clean environment for visitors. With that in mind, the city’s public places are opening, expanding services and accommodating more people in phases. You can find information about the current phase at https://bit.ly/SGFPhases

At this time, most businesses and attractions are open and operating under protocols that ensure the health and safety of the public and employees. For information about those protocols and things you may need to know prior to your visit, go to www.SpringfieldMO.org/covid-19 where information is updated frequently.

The Convention & Visitors Bureau staff also is here to help make your trip to Springfield fun, memorable and safe. Please call 800-678-8767 or visit SpringfieldMO.org for more information. 

Businesses are deep cleaning, employees are wearing face masks and everyone is doing what’s needed to ensure the health and safety of the public, including adhering to social distancing standards if 6 feet recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

Attractions

America’s Incredible Pizza Co.

Website: https://incrediblepizza.com/springfield/

Phone Number: 417-501-0826

Tickets: Purchase at Incredible Pizza

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Andy B’s Bowl Social

Website: https://bowlandybs.com/

Phone Number: (417) 883-1234

Tickets: N/A

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

Website: https://stores.basspro.com/us/mo/springfield/1935-s-campbell-ave.html

Phone Number: (417) 887-7334

Tickets: N/A 

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Battlefield Mall

Website: https://www.simon.com/mall/battlefield-mall

Phone Number: (417) 883-7777 (shopping line) or (417) 883-4111 (center management)

Tickets: NA

Masks: Encouraged but not required. 

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Dickerson Park Zoo

Website: https://dickersonparkzoo.org/Zoo/

Phone Number: (417) 833-1570

Tickets: Purchase at Dickerson Park Zoo

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Fantastic Caverns

Website: https://fantasticcaverns.com/

Phone Number: (417) 833-2010

Tickets: Purchase at Fantastic Caverns

Masks: Encouraged but not required

Note: Peak visitation occurs daily between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; guests might consider visiting before or after those hours to limit contact with other patrons.

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History Museum on the Square

Website: http://historymuseumonthesquare.org/

Phone Number: (417) 831-1976

Tickets: Purchase at The History Museum on the Square

Masks: Required

Notes: The museum will limit capacity to 150 guests at a time to comply with the City of Springfield’s Road to Recovery Plan.

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Itty Bitty City

Website: https://ittybitty.city/

Phone Number: 417-202-2025

Tickets: Purchase at Itty Bitty City

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Missouri Institute of Natural Science

Website: https://www.monatsci.org/

Phone Number: (417) 883-0594

Tickets: N/A

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Route 66 Car Museum

Website: https://www.66carmuseum.com/

Phone Number: (417) 861-8004

Tickets: Purchase at Route 66 Car Museum

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Route 66 Springfield Visitors Center

Website: SpringfieldMO.org

Phone Number: 417-881-5300

Tickets: N/A

Masks: Required

Note: Closed until July 1. Guests can ring the doorbell for assistance and, weather permitting, a rack with visitors guides is available outside during business hours.

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Springfield Art Museum

Website: https://sgfmuseum.org/

Phone Number: (417) 837-5700

Tickets: N/A

Masks: Encouraged but not required

Note: Reopens June 9. Not all exhibits are open and patrons are limited to 40 inside at any time.

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Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield 

Website: https://www.nps.gov/wicr/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

Phone Number: 

Tickets: N/A

Masks: Encouraged but not required

Note: Open for recreational access only. Tour road fees are waived. Visitor center, museum, bookstore and library remain closed. 

Smallin Civil War Cave

Website: https://www.smallincave.com/

Phone Number: (417) 551-4545 

Tickets: Purchase at the cave

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Silver Dollar City

Website: www.silverdollarcity.com 

Phone Number: (800) 888-7277

Tickets: Tickets must be reserved in advance at silverdollarcity.com 

Masks: Required

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The Trolley Bike

Website: https://TheTrolleyBike.com

Phone Number: (417) 200-4415

Tickets: Tickets/bikes need to be reserved in advanced at https://thetrolleybike.com/pricing-event-planning-springfield-mo/

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Wild Animal Safari

Website: https://animalsafari.com/MO/

Phone Number: (417) 859-5300

Tickets: Purchase in person or at animalsafari.com/MO/buy-tickets

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Wonders of Wildlife

Website: https://wondersofwildlife.org/

Phone Number: (888) 222-6060

Tickets: Tickets must be purchased in advance at wondersofwildlife.org/tickets/

Masks: Encouraged but not required

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Closed until further notice:

  • Springfield Cardinals
  • Discovery Center
  • Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Restaurants, Entertainment Venues, Bars, Nightclubs, Breweries and Wineries

Restaurants must limit the number of customers as required by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. Self-service buffets and counter seating are prohibited. We recommend you call ahead of your visit to get an idea of capacity limits, the menu and updated hours. Entertainment venues can open using the occupancy limits and guidelines from the CDC.

Hotels and Group Gatherings

Hotels in Springfield are making the appropriate changes to keep guests and employees as safe as possible. Those who wish to swim in pools can as long as the 25 percent limit is in place. 

For groups, occupancy allowances are determined by measuring the space where the activity is to occur divided by 30 and multiply that by 25 percent. The solution to that formula will let you know how many people can be in that space at one time. Example: 2,500 total square feet / 30 X .25 = 20 people.

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