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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Roundabout at Connecticut and 44th Street to open next week

Christmas is coming early for residents in the southeast part of Joplin. Public Works officials report that the 44th Street and Connecticut Avenue roundabout will open to traffic by the middle of next week, on or around December 3. In addition, t...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Missouri Dept. of Health & Sr. Services offering free COVID testing December 5

The City of Joplin and Jasper County Health Departments announce a community COVID-19 testing site will be offered on Saturday, December 5 at Ozark Christian College, 1111 N. Main Street. This community testing event is for Missouri residents and...

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To register for Dec. 5 COVID Testing.... City News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving holiday closes City offices, alters residential trash schedule

In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City of Joplin offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.  This closing includes the Joplin Recycling Center, MAPS and the Sunshine Lamp Trolley services.  The...

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City News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Council passes mask ordinance in effort to reduce spread of COVID-19

At last night’s Special Council Meeting, the Joplin City Council passed an ordinance enacting a face mask requirement for those in Joplin. The ordinance states that all people over the age of 6 should wear a face covering when inside public faci...

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To view the ordinance.... City News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to this death. The 90-year-old female was a resident of a long-term care facility. This announcement brings t...

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City News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Mayor comments on healthcare providers' request of local legislators

Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley’s comments re:

Letter from area healthcare organizations requesting action of local legislators

 As Mayor, I recently received a letter from healthcare organizations and providers in southwest Missouri n...

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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of three Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to these deaths. All were residents of a long-term care facility, with two being males, age 69 and age ...

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City News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to these deaths. Both are females, with one being 58 years old, and the second female, age 83. was a resi...

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City News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin male residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. Ages of the residents were 80 years old and 97 years old. The 97-year-old male w...

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Walmart moves COVID-19 Testing Site to three new locations

Starting Friday, November 13, the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, supported by Walmart and Quest Diagnostics, in collaboration with state and local officials, will be available at three area Neighborhood Markets. The former location on West 7th...

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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. Residents included a 75-year-old female and an 87-year-old male. The male citizen was...

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City News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a 56-year-old male Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 38 deaths in Joplin. 

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City News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of an 86-year-old male Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 37 deaths in Joplin. 

City statistics...

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City News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Final Memorial Hall survey depicts future facility uses, asks community for comments

The Memorial Hall Study is near completion, and City staff appreciates everyone’s help with answering questions, providing input and attending the meetings to discuss the future of this historic building.

We are now at the FINAL Survey stage for ...

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Look what's possible for Memorial Hall's fut City News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

City partners with One Joplin to celebrate StoryWalk in Leonard Park on Thursday, Nov. 5

Everyone is invited to celebrate a new feature in Joplin that will be fun for the whole family. On Thursday, November 5, City and community members will join One Joplin team members to introduce a StoryWalk in Leonard Park, located at 4th and Turk Avenue....

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City News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

City begins Study to assess Parks and Recreation facilities and programs

Planning for the future is a key component to ensure a City parks system is positively addressing items to provide amenities for its citizens. In this effort, the Joplin Parks and Recreation has recently begun a Parks and Recreation Master Plan process to...

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City News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The individual is a 92-year-old female who was a resident in a Joplin long-term care facility. This announc...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The individual is a 98-year-old female who was a resident in a Joplin long-term care faci...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Health Dept. introduces updated dashboard with more statistics of COVID-19 cases in Joplin

With coronavirus numbers continuing to increase in our area, the Joplin Health Department has partnered with the University of Missouri “All Things Missouri” project for a more encompassing COVID-19 dashboard. This dashboard is similar...

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To view dashboard... City News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The individual is a 94-year-old female who was a resident in a Joplin long-term care facility. This announc...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. This includes a 63-year-old male and a 69-year-old female. The female individual was a resident of a lo...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of three Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. This includes a 68-year-old male and a 72-year-old female. The third person was a 68-year-old female ...

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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. Both individuals were male. One was 73 years old, and the other was 71 years old. This announcement bri...

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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual is an 80-year-old male resident in Joplin. This announcement brings the total count to 26 deat...

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City News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Council welcomes members of 2020-21 Youth Council

Interested in working with all ages in our community, the Joplin City Council welcomed eight members to this year’s Joplin Youth Council at its October 5, 2020 meeting. The Youth Council was created last year to increase civic awareness and expe...

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City News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

It is time to receive influenza vaccinations

Unfortunately, the flu is a common illness this time of year.  Both the flu and Covid-19 may be more severe in the elderly and those with underlying conditions, but the flu also affects children particularly hard, and is easily spread in schools....

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

City Manager promotes Talken to Joplin Health Director

City Manager Nick Edwards is pleased to announce that Ryan Talken has accepted the position of Joplin Health Director. Talken has served as the Assistant Health Director since January 2007 and has worked at the City for a total of 18 years. He worked for ...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual is a 69-year-old male resident in Joplin. This announcement brings the total...

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City News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual is a 91-year-old male resident at a long-term care facility in Joplin. This announcement bring...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual is a 79- year-old male. This announcement brings the total count to 23 deaths in Joplin.

The re...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual is an 89- year-old female. This announcement brings the total count to 22 deaths in Joplin.

The...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Lane shifts occur on East 26th Street for Missouri American Water work

Starting Tuesday, September 15, East 26th Street will experience lane shifts between Connecticut Avenue and Arizona Avenue. These lane shifts are occurring in order for Missouri American Water crews can make repairs/replacements to a water main along 26th...

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City News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Library Launches Initiative to Support Families with Virtual and At-Home Learning

The Joplin Public Library is excited to announce a library-wide initiative to support learning this fall. The Children and Teen Departments have developed several programs and resources to support parents and caregivers with schooling at home in whatever ...

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City News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

City allows mask mandate to expire; moves into Step 4 of Recovery Phase eliminating occupancy

During the August 17, 2020 meeting and after hearing from about two dozen citizens voicing opinions on the ordinance requiring them to wear masks in public, the Joplin City Council voted to hold to its expiration date of 11:59 p.m. that night. The ordinan...

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City News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Newsmakers program focuses on City Manager Edwards and his role in local government

QR code - listen tour survey

The upcoming Newsmakers interview program on KGCS-TV will introduce Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards to viewers. Show host Judy Stiles visits with Edwards to discuss his early days he spent in Joplin. Edwards graduated with a bachelor’s...

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City News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

City Manager Nick Edwards outlines 2021 in budget message

Stack of coins with clock in background representing budget discussions

Next year’s budget for the City of Joplin is an agenda item for upcoming Council work sessions. Learn more about the City’s financial plan and how funds are proposed to be used for public services and facilities for the upcoming year, ...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of six Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. All were female residents at Spring River Christian Village, a long-term care facility in Joplin. Ages o...

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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual was an 89-year-old female resident at Spring River Christian Village, a long-term care facilit...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual was an 85-year-old male resident at  Spring River Christian Village, a long-term car...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

City addresses FAQs about Mask Ordinance

When do I need to wear a face covering?

While in the City Joplin, persons will need to wear a face covering when:

  • inside public facilities or businesses that are open to the public,
  • riding in public transportation vehicles, or
  • outside when social distancing i...
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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

City changes email address for questions related to COVID-19

The City announces a new email address for citizens to use if they have questions about the coronavirus. Please send these to Covidquestions@joplinmo.org  This is a NEW address and replaces the former email address, which has been disengaged due ...

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City News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Council passes mask ordinance in effort to reduce spread of COVID-19

After hearing public testimony from more than 20 citizens and several healthcare officials related to recent spread of coronavirus in our area and whether masks were an effective tool to reduce the transmission of the virus,  Joplin City Council ...

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To view ordinance City News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of four Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The individuals were all females, with ages of 82, 89, 74, and 70 years old. All were residents of Spr...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports two death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of two Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The individuals were both females, one being 95 years old and the other being 86 years old. Both were re...

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City News
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports seventh death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual was a 81 year old male who was a resident of Spring River Christian Village, a long-term care ...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of four Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The four individuals were female, ages 91, 84, 81, and 76. All were residents of Spring River Christia...

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City News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The individuals were both female, with one being age 73 and the other age 87 and were residents of a lo...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City Council votes to stay in Step 2 of Phase 2 of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan

After hearing an update from Joplin Public Health Department, Joplin City Council voted unanimously to remain is Step 2 of Phase 2 in the City’s Recovery and Response Plan. Assistant Director of Health Department Ryan Talken provided recent numb...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

City’s weekly briefing moving to Monday starting Monday, June 15

During the public health pandemic, the City has held regular briefings to provide important updates for news media and the general public. City officials will continue to hold this news conference, although we are moving the weekly briefing to Mondays, st...

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More Info about Joplin's Response to COVID-19.. City News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Joplin Health Department announces five more positive cases of COVID-19 for total of 29

The Joplin Health Department today announces that there are five additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases to 29 within the city of Joplin.  Two individual adults reside in Joplin within Newton County and the other three per...

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City News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Residents need burn permit before burning yard debris

After cleaning the yard and gathering leaves and other yard debris, many plan to burn the piles. But before you light the match, remember – citizens need to get a Burn Permit for this chore.  Currently, burn permits are availab...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Joplin Municipal Court announces guidelines and restrictions due to Coronavirus-19

Due to the public health emergency of Coronavirus-19, Joplin’s Municipal Court hearings for defendants not in custody were postponed from mid- March until most recently. As hearings begin in Municipal Court, 303 East 3rd Street in Joplin, the pu...

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City News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Let’s Go For a Walk, Joplin!

Map of Cunningham Park  with the walking trail highlighted

Tired of staying at home? Well it’s fine to get outdoors and take a walk. Not sure where to go? Many of our parks have circular trails for everyone to enjoy.

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to highlight various trails and pathways ...

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City News
Posted on: April 5, 2020

Second positive case of COVID-19 announced in Joplin

The Joplin Health Department today announces the second positive case of COVID-19 in an adult within the city of Joplin. 

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided. As part of the regular pra...

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Additional Info... City News