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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Township Response to COVID-19

Springfield Township

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Springfield Township is making several significant changes to its operations in response to the developing Coronavirus.

Effective immediately, all ArtsConnect events and senior programs are cancelled through May 1, 2020.  This action is being taken to promote the safety of our community, especially seniors, who are an at-risk group for COVID-19 (Coronavirus.) Please check for rescheduling information once it’s available at and To further align with the social distancing recommendations, the Springfield Township Police and Fire Departments have cancelled all public appearances, activities, ride-alongs, and public programming until further notice.

 “The Board of Trustees and Township staff continue to be dedicated to providing essential services to Springfield Township throughout the evolving COVID-19 health emergency.  As a local government organization, our top priority is to protect the health and safety of this community.  We have taken significant actions both to our internal and external operational protocols aimed at limiting the exposure and spread of the virus.  We will continue to keep the public updated as we work to provide uninterrupted service to this community”.  – Christopher Gilbert, Township Administrator


Additional Springfield Township Response

  • Residents, contractors and vendors who have business with the Township are urged to do so by phone or email when possible.
  • Some township staff will work remotely from their home.
  • All non-essential meetings held on township property are postponed indefinitely.
  • Business travel for employees is restricted.
  • Police and Fire personnel have reviewed and are implementing response protocols that will ensure first responders are able to serve the community.
  • As conditions change, Springfield Township Police and Fire may modify call responses, adjust staffing or assignments based upon operational need.
  • In an effort to help prevent Springfield Township officers and medic staff from contracting an illness, all patrol officers and medics have been issued necessary supplies to help prevent them from being infected or spreading the virus. Officers and medics will disinfect vehicles as required. Officers will not wear masks as a routine matter.
  • Residents with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or new onset shortness of breath) who call for police and fire services will be asked questions regarding international travel and contact with others who have been exposed to COVID-19. Although we are not changing response assignments when a person with a possible infectious condition is indicated, first responders are changing the way they approach and interact with individuals on scene based on this information.

Springfield Township continues to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation with a focus on preparedness, prevention and response. The latest updates on closures and cancellations will be available on our website at Please stay safe and follow the recommendations of the CDC.

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