Springfield Mayor Ken McClure has issued renewal number nine of the Proclamation of Civil Emergency for the city.
McClure refers to the extension as a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks during coronavirus pandemic.
McClure says if needed, this authorizes the mayor to exercise his emergency powers as outlined in the city charter.
The renewal of the proclamation of civil emergency should not be confused with the city’s masking, social distancing and occupancy restrictions, which were extended in the city limits until April 16th.
McClure says he doesn’t believe it’s necessary to exercise the additional powers granted to him at this time.