The City of Springfield is committed to the health and well-being of our community members. We’re working collaboratively with local and state public health officials to help raise awareness and limit the spread of illness. 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. 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.
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.
City Public Meetings & Events
Currently, Lane County is in Phase 1 Reopening and local gatherings are limited to 25 people with physical distancing. More information is available at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon#phase1.
When the State approves Lane County to move to Phase 2 Reopening, tentatively local gatherings will be limited to up to 100 people with physical distancing. More information is available at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon#phase2.
Guidance for Phase 3 Reopening is still to be determined by the State. More information will be available once finalized at https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon#phase3.
Overall, the Governor has prohibited large gatherings through September of this year. Large gatherings are defined as “social, spiritual, and recreational gatherings of 250 people or more” including, but is not limited to, “community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, and sporting events, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, and any other similar events or activities if a distance of at least six feet between individuals cannot be maintained.” More information is available at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19.
Due to the this, the City is 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.
If you are planning to apply for a Springfield special event permit go to the City’s Business Licensing page for additional details.