SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield city officials and health officials provided an update on the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Springfield is still listed as a high-risk community for the spread of COVID-19 and has a total of 21,813 positive cases since the start of the pandemic. Mayor Sarno said if the city wants to return to any sort of normalcy residents need to get vaccinated.
“You need to get vaccinated. There is no excuse anymore. There is plenty of opportunity to get vaccinated,” Sarno said in the news conference.
Mayor Sarno will announce additional local neighborhood vaccination clinics at a news conference Monday afternoon at 2:30.
Mayor Domenic Sarno will join with the following people at 10:15 a.m. 22News will be live streaming the news conference:
- Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris
- Superintendent of Schools Dan Warwick
- City Solicitor Ed Pikula
- Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood
- Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi
- Director of Human Resources William Mahoney
- CAFO TJ Plante
- Executive Director of PBRM Patrick Sullivan
- DPW Director Chris Cignoli
- CDO Tim Sheehan
- Baystate Health President and CEO Dr. Mark Keroack
- Mercy Medical Chief Medical Officer and Regional Chief, Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services Dr. Robert Roose