SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield city and health officials provided an update on the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic Monday morning.
As of Thursday Springfield is still listed in the “red zone.” A red zone means more than 25 COVID cases were reported in the last 14 days. Springfield now has a total of 22,078 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. There have been a total of 87,642 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Springfield.
As of Monday, six mass vaccination sites, including the site at the Eastfield Mall, will begin accepting walk-ins for vaccine doses. Springfield has also set up several neighborhood vaccination sites for residents to get vaccinated and walk-ins are also available at CVS and Walgreen’s pharmacies across the country.
“You can walk in now and get a shot and if you haven’t I urge you to do that,” Sarno said in the news conference.
Mayor Sarno joined with the following people at 10:15 a.m.
- 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