Springfield, Missouri (KY3)-The Springfield City Council has decided that it will vote on the first-reading emergency regulations at its meeting on Monday, April 5. If the decree is approved, Springfield will enter the next phase of its recovery plan later this month (April 16).
Mayor Ken McClure said it was one step closer to the light at the end of the tunnel.
Mayor McClure said: “I am very optimistic, but at the same time I encourage our community to let us stick to it and do it gradually.” “We are so close.”
The yellow phase has three thresholds:
- Fewer than 40 new COVID-19 cases per day
- Less than 50 people who have received COVID-19 isolation and hospitalization
- 25% of the population aged 16 and over received full vaccination
The Springfield-Green County Department of Health Acting Director of Health Katie Towns (Katie Towns) said that two of the three restrictions must be considered before they can be considered lifted.
Towns said: “In fact, we have reached the 28-day threshold we set, which is mainly due to the number of cases and hospitalization rates in the yellow phase below the threshold.”
Towns said that nearly 17% of people in the community received full vaccination, but not as high as the health department hoped.
Towns said: “We are beginning to see some opportunities that have not been resolved, which is worrisome.”
Towns expects to reach the vaccine threshold by April 16.
Towns said: “At present, all the supplies we have will be put into use, which will push us towards the 25% threshold, and we plan to hold a large-scale event on April 8th and 9th. We plan to vaccinate 10,000 people. .”
Towns said that in a large-scale vaccination event to be held in Missouri next week, she expects that about 3% to -4% of communities will receive the vaccination.
The yellow phase of the road to recovery will remove occupancy restrictions, but will continue to cover up. When holding mass gatherings, it can accommodate up to 500 people, but if the space has enough square feet, the number of people can be increased.
Mayor McClure said he is still urging caution, but this will allow more people to support local business.
Mayor McClure said: “We hope that this will continue to help our business return to its pre-pandemic state and take appropriate measures. I think this will happen.”
Mayor McClure said that this is considered an emergency decree, so it can be done at first reading.
The current regulations will expire on April 9, but if the city council approves the new regulations on Monday, it will maintain the validity of the current guidelines until April 16.
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