City of Springfield Alerts

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of Springfield is a committed to your health and well-being. We’re working collaboratively with local and state public health officials to help raise awareness and limit the spread of illness. We ask that you conduct business with the City by giving us a call, going online, or sending us an email whenever possible. This webpage will be updated to reflect current information about changes or impacts at the City. You will also find links to trusted sources of information.

At the City

The City has an existing emergency management and operations plan and we will continue to implement actions to maintain critical community services while supporting state and county health efforts. We appreciate the community’s understanding during this difficult time as we deliver services in a different way.

City Facilities

Effective March 26, 2020, Springfield City Hall is temporarily closed to visitors. This was done in an effort to minimize risk of spreading illness in our community. The City remains committed to serving the community while responding to health concerns about COVID-19. Community members are encouraged to conduct business with the City online, via email, or by appointment for certain services as noted below.

The Springfield Public Library and Springfield Museum is temporarily closed through April 28, 2020. Community members may keep their library materials through this closure. There will be no extended use fees charged during this time.

Community members may continue to access all online Library resources at www.wheremindsgrow.org and call the library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

City Public Meetings & Events

We are limiting in-person meetings and suspending large events. Physical distancing and other preventative measures will continue to be implemented for essential meetings that cannot be postponed. View the City’s Calendar and the Library’s Calendar for up-to-date meeting and event listings. Future updates will also be provided on the City’s social media sites. Community members without internet access may contact the City at 541.726.3700 for event/meeting information.

Courts
If you are sick, if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you feel otherwise unable to come to court, please contact your attorney or call the Springfield Municipal Court at 541.726.3748.

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Springfield Municipal Court is enacting the following docket changes in consideration of the guidelines issued by Oregon Chief Justice Martha Walters:

  • If you have a citation or notice that requires you to appear before the Springfield Municipal Court, and an attorney represents you, please contact your attorney for instructions. If an attorney does not represent you, contact the court prior to your required appearance date at 541.726.3748. You may be able to “appear by phone” or to log into our “virtual court” portal to appear by video-teleconference.
  • If you have a criminal trial pending in the Springfield Municipal Court, please contact your defense attorney for further instructions. If you have a traffic/violation trial pending in the Springfield Municipal Court, please call the court at 541.726.3748 for further instructions.
  • All jury and non-jury trials that are not time-sensitive are postponed to a date to be held after April 20, 2020.
  • All traffic/violation trials are postponed to a date to be held after April 20, 2020.
  • If you received a jury summons for a date prior to April 20, 2020, your jury service will be deferred to a later date.

Development and Public Works

To continue to offer services, we encourage community members to:

Review our TEMPORARY COVID-19 RESPONSE MEASURES – Permit Intake and Payment Changes

Customers can also visit the following City of Springfield web pages for additional information:

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Public Health Resources

Business Resources

We want to acknowledge the impact this is having on our business community. We encourage business owners to reach out to us with your concerns. We are working with economic development partners throughout the region and state to coordinate and advocate for resources responding to anticipated business community needs.

The City, in collaboration with Lane County and the City of Eugene, has created a Small Business Emergency Loan Fund to help our businesses weather COVID-19 related impacts. Interested business may apply starting at noon, Sunday, March 23 by visiting www.communitylendingworks.com. Please continue to support our local business by buying gift cards and ordering food to go.

A Business Resource hub is available at Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Businesses may also request to be added to the Chamber’s mail list at info@springfield-chamber.org 

Is my business an essential business and am I allowed to remain open?

Team Springfield Partners

In Springfield, we work closely with other public agencies to form TEAM Springfield. This TEAM includes Willamalane Park & Recreation District, Springfield Public Schools, and Springfield Utility Board. State recommendations for COVID-19 are being implemented locally and have affected some school and recreation services. Please check our partners’ websites for additional information:

Page last updated at 2:40 pm on 4-3-2020