An Open Letter to our Residents and Business Community

The City of Springfield is committed to keeping our residents and business community informed about the latest developments on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to any and all public health and safety measures recommended by the health experts, the Governor’s Office, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the CDC and other state and federal agencies.  

As we all deal with the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to reassure you that our proud city team has been tested and true through a number of natural and man-made disasters.  I’d like to give special thanks to our Commissioner of Health and Human Services Helen Caulton-Harris, who has done the yeoman’s work as our city’s point person.

On March 13, 2020, I declared a state of emergency in the City of Springfield to help mitigate any potential spread of the coronavirus.  This action is taken out of an abundance of caution and to avail our city to all state and federal relief and recovery assistance needed.   

Again, I would ask you all to please adhere to and follow all of the preventative and recommended health measures – though they seem simple and common sense these efforts will help meet and defeat this challenge before us.  Our goal is to re-establish a safe, healthy environment and the sense of normalcy.   

I want to encourage our residents and businesses to continue to check in for any updates and new developments on our city’s website at or call our 311 Call Center at (413) 736-3111.

As your humble and thankful mayor, I will continue to have our city team and medical experts, keep you updated on what has or has not occurred and what we are proactively doing about it.  As my administration has done before with prior challenges and just as important – we will get through this together and for the better as one.  May God Bless you and your families.



Mayor Domenic J. Sarno

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