For the health and safety of employees and visitors, the Route 66 Springfield Information Center, 815 E. St. Louis St., will be closed until further notice beginning Thanksgiving Day. The closure is due to increases in coronavirus cases throughout the nation. The Convention & Visitors Bureau offices that are in the same building as the
Superheroes are on the job when it comes to keeping people healthy in Springfield, Missouri, during the current pandemic. The Masked Mandate and the Fabulous 6-Foot Woman star in a video created for the Convention & Visitors Bureau by Jeff Houghton, a local comedian and host of “The Mystery Hour,” a nationally broadcast, late-night talk
Many thanks to Jeff Houghton and team at “The Mystery Hour” for producing this video about the city’s masking ordinance for us. It’s a serious message shared in a funny way! The Masked Mandate Springfield MO Final from Chris Canote on Vimeo.
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has developed pandemic toolkits for businesses and for families for the Thanksgiving holiday. They include information about how to help prevent the spread of the virus, frequently asked questions, printable posters, what to do if you’ve been exposed to the virus, etc. We encourage our partners to review the information
U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), co-chairs of the Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus, introduced legislation Oct. 22 that will help improve tourism across the country by studying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry and identifying policy recommendations to assist the hard-hit industry. The Protecting Tourism
Here’s some fascinating information from Springfield-based H2R Market Research. It has been nearly seven months that the United States has been battling the coronavirus pandemic, and while many things have changed in these past seven months there is also a lot that has stayed the same. The desire for life to return to normal has
The CVB is conducting a fall advertising campaign designed to encourage travel to Springfield and emphasizing safety measures visitors should take to remain healthy. The theme of the campaign is “Give Yourself a Weekend” and shows people safely participating in activities to assist in normalizing wearing a mask to prevent virus spread. The multi-channel campaign
Join the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce virtually to hear from panelists directly involved in the Greene County CARES Act Relief Fund response effort as they provide direction and guidance on the small business funding application process to better educate applicants on this resource. The program is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 22. The Greene
Owners of small businesses in Greene County negatively affected financially by the pandemic have a second opportunity to apply for CARES Act relief grants. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30 The Greene County Commission and 30-member citizen CARES Advisory Council reopened the application process for businesses employing up to 80 people that closed Aug.
After being closed for nearly five months due to the pandemic, the Route 66 Springfield Visitors Center will reopen Thursday. Staff at the center at 815 E. St. Louis St. will take extra precautions for their safety and the safety of visitors, including: Checking temperatures of staff and visitors Cleaning and disinfecting frequently Wearing masks