COVID-19
Special Updates

Springfield, GA

Springfield Public Notice regarding COVID-19

Posted: 3-19-2020 / Updated: 6-1-2020

The safety of our residents, customers and staff is of the utmost importance to the City of Springfield. As a cautionary effort, we encourage all residents and customers to conduct business via telephone and email. As you all well know, this situation is evolving and changing daily, we encourage you all to look to our website and Facebook page for additional updates.

 

Thank you all for your understanding. We encourage everyone to keep updated on the status of COVID-19 and take all precautions they feel necessary to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during this time.
 
 
Matt Morris, City Manager
Springfield, GA
mmorris@springfieldga.org
 

We assure you that necessary staff will continue working to keep the city running. Residents and customers can direction questions to the following:

 

City Hall main line: (912) 754-7617
 
City Manager: Matthew Morris- mmorris@springfieldga.org
General Information: Jennifer Smith- jsmith@springfieldga.org
Development Services: Erin Phillips- ephillips@springfieldga.org
Utilities and Billing: Dayna Sones- dsones@springfieldga.org
Police Dept.: Darlene Seagroves- DSeagroves@springfieldga.org
 

  City Hall staff would like to remind the public that bills can be paid online. We also encourage the public to use our drop box for payments.

 
Effingham Dept of Public Health

Information and Hotline from the Coastal Health District. 

GA Department of Public Health

For daily updates on COVID-19 Visit the GA DPH Website.

Effingham Resource Flyer

Provided by United Way of Effingham. Updated April 7, 2020.

Georgia Executive Orders Passed

Executive Orders passed by Governor Kemp for Georgia.  

COVID-19 Response in Georgia

Guidance on Preparing and Responding to COVID-19.

The City of Springfield will be making efforts to keep in our residents, customers and business operators updated as the regulations and guidelines are changing. Below you will find updates from the City of Springfield and the State of Georgia that will be relevant to customer and business operations. These updates will be posted a they are released in chronological order. Please read these updates fully and documents referenced within.

State Update – Georgia Updates Guidelines for Business Operations: Order 05.28.20.02

Operation Guidelines: Effective 6-1-2020 through 6-15-2020
Shelter in Place for High Risk Individuals: Effective through 6-12-2020

Executive Order by Governor Kemp stating the updated requirements for businesses that choose to operate between June 1 and June 15. These guidelines will expire on June 15 at 11:59 pm unless they are renewed. All businesses in Springfield must adhere to these guidelines until this time.

All residents are required to practice “Social Distancing” and refrain from “Gathering” as defined by the above order until June 15 at 11:59 pm. Please review the definitions of these terms as they have been updated since the previous order.

 The Shelter in Place guidelines for certain residents at high risk are listed and in effect until June 12 at 11:59 pm.

 View Order Here: https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/05282002/download

All orders can be viewed online here: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

State Update – Georgia Releases New Guidelines for Business Operations: Order 05.12.20.02

Operation Guidelines: Effective 5-14-2020 through 5-31-2020
Shelter in Place for High Risk Individuals: Effective through 6-12-2020

Executive Order by Governor Kemp stating the requirements for businesses that choose to operate between May 14 and May 31.  These guidelines will expire on May 31 at 11:59 pm unless they are renewed. All businesses in Springfield must adhere to these guidelines until this time.   

All residents are required to practice “Social Distancing” and refrain from “Gathering” as defined by the order until May 31 and 11:59 pm.  

The Shelter in Place guidelines for certain residents at high risk are listed and in effect until June 12 at 11:59 pm.  

 

View Order Here: https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/05122002/download

All orders can be viewed online here: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

 

State Update – Georgia Renews State of Emergency: Order 04.30.20.01

State of Emergency: Effective 5-13-2020 through 6-12-2020

Executive Order by Governor Kemp extending the State of Emergency declared on March 14, 2020 that was set to expire on May 13, 2020. The state of Emergency will be in place until June 12, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Section III of Order 4.23.20.02 regarding “Shelter-in-place” for certain residents is extended through 6-12-2020

View Order Here: https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04302001/download

All orders can be viewed online here: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

 

State Update – Georgia allows additional reopening of some businesses: Order 04.23.20.02 & 4.27.20.01

Effective through 5-13-2020

Executive Order by Governor Kemp that allows the reopening of Restaurants for Dine-in Services, Movie Theatres, Bowling Alleys that were previous ordered to cease operations. Procedures for operation are outlined for these and other business types to help minimize the exposure and spread of COVID-19. All business in Springfield should read these guidelines and implement them accordingly.

Link to Order 4.23.20.02: https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04232002/download

Link to Order 4.27.20.01: https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04272001/download  

All orders can be viewed online here: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

State Update – Georgia allows limited reopening of some businesses: Order 04.20.20.01

Effective 4-24-2020 through 5-13-2020

Executive Order by Governor Kemp that allows the reopening of Fitness Centers and Bowling Alleys as well as some Body Art, Estheticians, Hair Designers and Massage Therapy that were previous ordered to cease operations. Businesses listed in the new order may re-open to allow for Minimum Basic Operations as defined in the order and must following certain measures to minimize the exposure and spread of COVID-19.

 

Link to Order: https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04202001/download 

All orders can be viewed online here: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

 

 

 

State Update – Georgia Renews State of Emergency & Shelter-in-Place: Order 04.08.20.02

State of Emergency: Effective 4-13-2020 through 5-13-2020
Shelter-in-place: Effective 4-13-2020 through 4-30-2020

Executive Order by Governor Kemp extending the State of Emergency declared on March 14, 2020 that was set to expire on April 13, 2020. The state of Emergency will be in place until May 13, 2020 at 11:59bpm. (The State of Emergency has now been extended to June 12th via order 4.30.20.01)

Shelter-in-place Order that was to expire on April 13th is now extended to April 30th at 11:59 pm.

View Order Here: https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04082001/download

All orders can be viewed online here: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

 

Notice – Springfield Extends COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Ordinance & Enforces Executive Order 04.02.20.01

Effective 4-7-2020 through 4-30-2020

At a Meeting of the Mayor and City Council on April 7, 2020 Ordinance 2020-06 was approved. The ordinance is effective immediately and is a Declaration of A State of Emergency because of COVID-19 and takes immediate emergency measures to prevent further spread of this disease. This is an extension of now expired Ordinance 2020-05 passed on March 26, 2020. This ordinance also recognizes and further enforces State of Georgia Executive Order No. 04.02.20.01 issuing a Statewide Shelter-in-place. Links to this ordinance and order can be found below.

All residents and businesses operating in Springfield are encouraged to read this ordinance and order.

The full ordinance text can be found here: https://springfieldga.org/ordinance-2020-06

Executive Order can be found here: https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04022001/download

If you have any questions about how this ordinance will affect your business, please call City Hall at (912) 754-7617.

This ordinance takes effect immediately and will remain in effect until 11:59 pm on Thursday April 30, 2020.

State Update – Georgia Issues Statewide Shelter-in-Place: Order 04.02.20.01

Effective 4-3-2020 through 4-13-2020

Executive Order by Governor Kemp issuing a statewide Shelter-in-Place to stop the spread of COVID-19.

View Order Here: https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04022001/download

All orders can be viewed online here: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

This order is now epxpired but has been renewed until April 30th by Order No. 04.08.20.02

Notice – Springfield Implements Revised Work Schedule

Effective 3-31-2020 through 5-1-2020

Due to the continued risk of COVID-19 transmission, the City of Springfield staff will be implementing a revised work schedule. Staff will be in the office, but still closed to the public, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and teleworking on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.  You are encouraged to communicate with us via email on the teleworking days. Also, please allow 24 hours for the return of phone calls and the processing of payments during this time.

Staff emails can be found on our website.   Click Here to view staff contact emails

Payments can still be made online, mailed, or placed in the drop box. Click Here to make an online payment.

Notice – Springfield Passes COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Ordinance

Effective 3-26-2020 through 4-7-2020

At a Special Called Meeting of the Mayor and City Council on March 26, 2020 Ordinance 2020-05 was approved. The ordinance is effective immediately as a Declaration of A State of Emergency because of COVID-19 and takes immediate emergency measures to prevent further spread of this disease. All residents and businesses operating in Springfield are encouraged to read this ordinance.  The full ordinance text can be found here: https://springfieldga.org/ordinance-2020-05

If you have any questions about how this ordinance will affect your business, please call City Hall at (912) 754-7617.

This ordinance takes effect immediately and will remain in effect until 11:59 pm on Tuesday April 7, 2020.

This Ordinance is now expired, but has been renewed until April 30th by Ordinance 2020-06.