Springfield Mayor Dom Sarno is closing City Hall and all other municipal buildings to the public beginning tomorrow and extending to April 5th. The Mayor says he is taking the action in an abundance of caution.
The City of Springfield will adhere to all edicts of the governor including the closing of schools. In addition the Mayor has urged residents to abide by what has been commonly called social distancing guidelines and to wash hands.
At this time, all City of Springfield employees will continue to report to work as directed and under the discretion of their managers. Departments will remain open in a modified aspect.
The City Police and Fire Departments are business as usual. There is no disruption of service although there will be a dramatic reduction in the ability to walk into either a police or fire station across the city.
Residents are asked to conduct business remotely.
Mayor Sarno states, “ I want to reassure our residents and business community that city services will continue. All non-essential city services will continue to operate with limited crews. We encourage those looking to conduct city related business to do some remotely by utilizing alternative services such as our 311 Call Center, emails and website. Our Emergency services such as police, fire, health, building and code, and DPW will continue to operate. Our police and fire will continue to receive and respond to calls and DPW will continue to collect trash and recycling, and maintain our roads.”
“On behalf of the City of Springfield, we deeply appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during these extraordinary times. Again, our city team has been tested and true through a number of natural and man-made disasters.” Mayor Sarno added. “I cannot stress enough how important it is to follow and abide by the precautionary and recommended health measures that are being issued. It may seem simple and common sense, however these efforts will help meet and defeat this challenge before us. My administration will continue to provide the most recent updates and developments on what has or has not occurred and what we are proactively doing about it. As we have done before during challenging times, we will get through this together. We are Springfield strong. May God Bless you and your families.”