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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Springfield Mayor extends emergency declaration through March 31

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Mayor Ann Schneider signed the declaration’s extension at 2 p.m., Wednesday.

Schneider, with the backing of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, initially declared a state of emergency for the City of Springfield at a special called meeting on March 19 in response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The extension will be effective an additional seven days, and can be extended as necessary by the mayor.

The declaration on March 19 activated the city’s emergency management plan and also allowed the city to suspend rules, regulations, and ordinances regarding the provision of city services and the directing of city affairs.

All City of Springfield offices and facilities remain closed to the public. However, staff remains available by phone or email. Citizens can access a complete A-Z directory of services and how they can be obtained during this period of time on our website (http://www.springfield-tn.org).

All utility payment channels, except for over-the counter transactions are open, including the drive-through window and drop box. As a reminder, citizens can pay utility bills online at http://www.springfield-tn.org/BillPay or over the phone by calling 877-768-5046. Credit card fees, late fees, and disconnects have been suspended until further notice.

Utilities and infrastructure will continue to be maintained, which includes the treatment and distribution of clean, safe drinking water, the collection of solid waste and recycling, and response to necessary service orders requests, like pothole repair, and more. Visit https://www.springfield-tn.org/RequestTracker to complete a request.

As previously announced, all Springfield Parks & Recreation activities and programs have been suspended. Parks and the Greenway remain open to the public. Visitors are asked to comply with the CDC’s physical distancing requirement of keeping six feet apart.

Please continue to visit the city’s website (www.springfield-tn.org) for the most up-to-date information and to view the declaration and an A to Z Service Directory.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Candice Tillman
Public Affairs Coordinator
City of Springfield
615-382-2200
Ctillman@springfield-tn.org

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