COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The State of Missouri has released the vaccine rollout plan on their website here.
What does it cost? No person can be billed for the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination providers may charge an administration fee to insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, if applicable in your situation. Uninsured Missourians will be able to receive the vaccination regardless of their health insurance status.
- Click here for a list of the tiers to determine when you will be eligible.
- Click here for facts about the vaccine.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program
- SBA Paycheck Protection Program information is available here.
- 417 hosted a webinar in 2020 to answer some FAQs. Click here for the video recording.
- A guide to the CARES Act by U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is available here.
- Click here for a video on job site safety.
- Click here for interim guidance from OSHA on recording cases of COVID-19.
- Employment information from the Department of Labor are available here.
- COVID-19 Employee Rights Flyer
Local Links and Information Flyers
- Local information is available at http://health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus.
- Employer tips from the Health Department are available here.
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- COVID-19 Symptoms
- COVID-19 Share Facts
- OSHA Coronavirus Guidance Document
- CERC Infectious Disease Fact Sheet
City of Springfield Masking Ordinance
The City of Springfield passed an ordinance requiring masks/face coverings for those over the age of 11 effective July 16, 2020. The ordinance was renewed and is currently effective until April 9, 2021.
Below are links from the City of Springfield:
There have been questions about how this impacts the construction industry, so we reached out to the City to confirm.
Masking Ordinance Breakdown
If you still have questions after reading the breakdown or official links, please reach out to the SCA Office or the City of Springfield’s Health Department/Public Information Office.
NOT REQUIRED IF:
- Heat is a concern – outdoor heat or indoor no air conditioning
- 6 feet distancing is possible
- Physical exertion with manual labor, etc
- Breathing issues – asthma, COPD, etc (cannot ask about health conditions, so partially an honor system)
- Sitting in an office alone
- Break if close together – unless worried about heat stroke, drinking, etc.
- Riding in vehicles together
- Walking through office in shared areas
*Please remember you are encouraged to not ride in vehicles together or take breaks together when not practicing social distancing.
Prevention Tips from the Health Department
There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19. Protect yourself and others with these tips:
- Wash your hands often.
- Especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you are sick:
- Stay home
- Practice good respiratory hygiene (cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash)
- Wash hands often
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces or objects often using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe (click here for the EPA’s list of cleaning agents tested for use against the novel coronavirus)
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
- Face masks are not recommended to protect people who are well from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19
- Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases
- Face masks are also crucial for healthcare workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility)
COVID-19 SCA Member Update
Events and committee meetings may be adjusted as the COVID-19 situation progresses. Stay tuned for any announcements.
City of Springfield “Road to Recovery” Phase 1-4
Please review the City’s Order and information about the City’s “Road to Recovery” plan.
- Click here for an overview of the “Road to Recovery” Plan.
The City of Springfield will be monitoring the situation every 21 days to determine if adjustments need to be made.
State “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan
Governor Mike Parson has released details on Missouri’s Recovery Plan.
- Click here for the State’s Guiding Principals to Missouri’s Recovery Plan.
- Click here for the press release from the State of Missouri regarding the extension and recovery plan.
We will continue to update resources as more information becomes available.
Stay at Home Orders
The State and local “Stay Home” orders have been extended until midnight on May 3rd.
The SCA partnered with The Builders’ Association and AGC to send information to our local public officials and our members. We appreciate each and every member who took the time to follow up and send personal emails as well. It all helps. Construction is currently considered an essential business locally through the City, County, and Statewide Orders.
The City of Springfield and Greene County are not requiring employees of an essential business to carry a letter from their employer. Other communities are, but it is not required here. If you are working in another city or county, please check to see if they have different requirements.
New/Revised Orders through May 3, 2020
- Click here for the revised order from the State of Missouri.
- Click here for the revised order from the City of Springfield.
- The local order has also been expanded to include “the distribution or sale of products that are not included in the definition of an Essential Business.” Reference Section 2 of the revised order stating “Businesses which sell at retail, including those which otherwise do not qualify as an Essential Business, may take orders by telephone, online, or by any other ordering system in which the order is not made in person and may fulfill those orders by shipping, delivery, or curbside pickup.”
Original City & County Stay Home Orders
State of Missouri
- Click here for an overview of the State order by Kutak Rock.
- Click here for the official order from the State of Missouri.
- Click here for the press release from the State of Missouri
Greene County – Click here for the county order.
- Ash Grove
- Fair Grove
- Walnut Grove (via Facebook)
Christian County – Click here for the county order.
City of Branson – Click here.
Additional information is available at http://health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus.
Trying to determine if your specific business is considered essential? First, reference the official orders below. If you are still unsure, you can use this online form to submit a request to the Health Department, email email@example.com, or call the City’s helpline at 417-799-1570. Please be patient as they will be fielding questions as quickly as they can.