City Council President Marcus Williams to Continue Remote Council Meetings Amid Springfield's COVID-19 Surge
Council President Williams stated, "After discussions with HHS Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and in consideration of residents, the Council and its staff, department heads, and all those who interface with the City Council office, I am temporarily suspending in-person Council meetings after January 3rd. Amid the COVID-19 surge in Springfield, Councilors and guests will continue using Zoom to remotely participate in Regular, Hearings and subcommittee meetings. While as a body, we are anxious to open the chambers to the public, minimizing the risk of transmission is my top priority at this time. I will continue to monitor the situation, working with our top healthcare professionals, over the course of January to hopefully see a decline in new cases."