The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services approves distribution for kids as young as 6 months old.
Presiding Judge Michael Cordonnier's order recommends face coverings but does not require them.
Business owners and advocates share optimism about the heart of the city.
Both organizations cite rising local COVID-19 case counts as reason for delay.
Springfield Public Schools, the state’s largest district, cites staffing issues.
The district reinstates a face mask mandate for all employees and visitors, but not students.
Additionally, CoxHealth seeks health care students amid surge, and the Health Department urges vaccinations.
Mothers are disproportionately tasked with caregiving, officials say.
Director Katie Towns encourages Greene County residents to get vaccinated and wear masks.
U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on OSHA and health care vaccine mandates in January.
Digital Editor Geoff Pickle counts down the most-read stories on SBJ's website.
The potential impact of a federally mandated COVID-19 vaccine for larger businesses is concerning but will hopefully be minor, panelists said at a Dec. 8 Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
The Springfield nonprofit will receive at least $250,000, contest organizers announce.
Potential fallout remains unknown, say panelists invited by Springfield chamber.
CFO, SPS and the Health Department are hosting an event as COVID-19 immunizations open to young children.
Steve Edwards is recognized by the Missouri Hospital Association for his leadership during the pandemic.
City union president fears mandate will exacerbate hiring dilemma.
A project that is now hitting its stride on the west side of Bolivar includes a retail strip and storage units.