Greene County (in conjunction with the City of Springfield) has issued a “stay at home” order for residents except for what it considers “essential” businesses and tasks. The details are on the City of Springfield’s Facebook page here. (The Greene County Health Department’s Facebook page shared the release.)
“The order requires [residents] to stay at home except for “essential activities” as our community continues working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Springfield residents should stay home unless they are engaged in one of the essential activities specified in the order,” according to the Springfield press release.
More from the City of Springfield’s release about what is “essential:”
For purposes of this order, permissible “essential activities” means:
• To engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family and close personal acquaintances, such as, by way of example only and without limitation, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home;
• To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members, or close personal acquaintances, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, including food and household consumer products, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences;
• To assist in the preparation of food and drink for delivery and carry out, or to pick up food or drink for carry out.
• To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with physical distancing guidance, by way of example and without limitation, walking, biking, hiking, or running;
• To perform work providing essential products and services at an essential business or to otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this order;
• To care for a family member, close personal acquaintance, or pet in another household.