The City of Joplin wants to make it as easy as possible for our residents to find information about the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak. We know this is a stressful time and our day-to-day lives have been disrupted in many ways. We want to assure you that the City will continue to offer essential services our residents rely on throughout this public health emergency.

Currently the city is working with area healthcare partners to provide COVID vaccinations as vaccine supply is available. Please also check with your pharmacy and other health providers also for vaccination opportunities. For more information about vaccinations or COVID testing, click below.

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Joplin’s mask mandate (Ordinance No. 2020-176) is no longer in effect, starting March 1, 2021. Although citizens are not required to wear masks, they are strongly encouraged to do so as a safety measure during the coronavirus pandemic.

The mask ordinance is a document independent of the City’s Response and Recovery Plan. On May 3, 2021 the Council voted unanimously to relax all restrictions in the exhibits and stated that businesses may still establish guidelines they find appropriate for their establishment. The Centers for Disease Control and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services continue to recommend good hygiene procedures, social distancing and wearing masks or face coverings in large group gatherings. 
This vote enacted the full implementation of Phase 3 of the Response and Recovery Plan that lifts all restrictions to individuals or businesses.                                                                                   

Hospitalization Info

Joplin Residents Hospitalized:  4

This number reflects to number of Joplin residents who are confirmed COVID-19 cases and are currently admitted for treatment in a hospital

Joplin Hospital Occupancy: 10

This number reflects the number of COVID-19 patients currently admitted in Joplin hospital systems (Freeman, Landmark, and Mercy) and includes residents outside of Joplin City limits

Information changes quickly and this page will be updated as new information becomes available. The images below link to various resources and information, including the City’s Health Department, current orders and directives, resources for businesses and job seekers, and impacts on City operations.

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Do you have questions about the City’s COVID-19 response? Please contact us. We’re here to help as we are all in this together.