The City of Springfield has released the details of Phase 2 in its Road to Recovery plan in reopening the economy. A new order, effective May 23-June 22, will be reviewed prior to June 14 to see if changes are needed.
Springfield Mayor Ken McClure said the city urges caution and responsibility as it moves away from its 25-person limit on gatherings.
You can read the city’s new order by clicking here.
Starting Saturday, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, tap rooms, entertainment venues and museums will be allowed to operate as long as they limit their occupancy to 25 percent. There will be no counter seating or buffets allowed in Phase 2.
Other businesses will also have limited occupancy and are encouraged to follow the cleaning and social distancing recommendations of the CDC.
Playgrounds will be open Saturday, and so will indoor pools; the number of people allowed in those pools will be restricted as well.
No visitors will be allowed inside long-term care facilities for the foreseeable future.
In-person religious services, weddings and funerals will no longer have a 25 person cap; those events are allowed with 25% of the occupancy based on the square footage of the individual rooms and the facility, according to the order.
Regarding public gatherings, special events of more than 50 people on city property or streets requiring a permit are not allowed during Phase 2.