The City of Springfield announced Thursday they will open most city facilities to the public without a masking requirement.
While some facilities will be open Friday, May 28, such as the Busch Municipal Building and Historic City Hall, the city said it may take until Tuesday, June 1 for all facilities to be fully open. (The city offices are closed Monday for Memorial Day.)
“We appreciate the patience shown throughout the pandemic and are very excited to be able to provide our administrative services in person once again,” City Manager Jason Gage said in a statement. “This is a milestone moment as we work our way to a new normal.”
The only places that will continue to require masking and other COVID measures will be the Springfield-Branson National Airport and Municipal Court. They are under the supervision of the Federal Aviation Administration (airport) and Missouri Supreme Court (municipal court.)
Visitors to any city facility where masking is not required can wear masks if they desire.
The City will use electrostatic spraying in common areas for 30 days and evaluate guidance from the CDC. All departments will have hand sanitizer until the current supply is exhausted or 30 days. The plexiglass installed in the Busch Building or Council chambers will remain for 60 days and then be reevaluated to see if they will permanently remain.