COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest updates regarding COVID-19.

All COVID-19 restrictions within the city of Springfield were lifted as of May 28, 2021. Per CDC guidance, masking and physical distancing are still recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Check out the Springfield Health Department's vaccination event calendar for information on where to get the vaccine.

Masking Ordinance

When will the face-covering ordinance expire?

The face-covering ordinance has now expired. Private businesses may still require masking. 

How can I travel safely?

Following guidance from the CDC, the Health Department encourages individuals to delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. Check out the Springfield, Missouri Health Department Business Travel Toolkit for more information.

What you need to know now

  • Vaccine: The vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19. Click here for more information, including frequently asked questions and where to access vaccine.
  • Prevention: Get vaccinated. Wear a mask and practice physical distancing if you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after your second dose of a two-dose vaccine; two weeks after a one-dose vaccine)
  • Travel Guidance: If you choose to travel domestically or internationally, we strongly encourage that you get vaccinated and take increased measures to protect yourself and those around you. Before you travel, make sure to check state or local travel restrictions and do some research to learn whether COVID-19 is prominent in that area. 
  • SymptomsSymptoms to watch for are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. 
  • Exposure: If you have not been fully vaccinated and have been in close contact to a known positive case of COVID-19, you will need to self-quarantine. Self-quarantine means staying at home and away from others for 10 days from your last known contact with a positive individual. This quarantine period can be shortened to 7 days if the individual does not have symptoms, is tested after day 5 of quarantine, and receives a negative test result. More details about quarantine available at
    A close contact is defined as someone who comes within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for at least 15 cumulative minutes. A close contact also includes someone who has physically come in contact with a person who has tested positive, regardless of the amount of time. 
  • Testing: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and need to be tested, you should contact your healthcare provider via virtual care or phone. Visit for more information and other testing options.

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

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 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.

Additional Resources

Please check out these resources provided by the Springfield Health Department for more information on these topics in Springfield.

Business Toolkit

Business Travel

Food Establishments

General Travel

Lodging Establishments

Masks and Face Coverings

Vaccine Events