On the heels of the major spike in the daily number of positive COVID-19 cases, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris today issued a new Public Health Advisory to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to continue to stress the importance of following social distancing guidelines and public health and safety measures.
The City of Springfield is asking those stores that provide essential services (such as grocery stores, pharmacies, large box stores, convenience and retail stores, etc.) to partner with the city and require their patrons to wear face coverings.
Springfield appreciates Big Y for already taking this proactive approach and the city strongly encourages and recommends that other essential retail establishments partners with the city for the good of all.
The City’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Department continues to review and monitor the COVID-19 situation. HHS staff continue to be proactive in the community by visiting sites across the city to assure that the public health emergency orders and recommendations issued by Governor Baker, the CDC and Mayor Sarno are being followed and adhered to.