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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

At Visit Joplin MO, the safety of the traveling public, our guests, and our employees is of the utmost importance. We are in daily contact with public health authorities and are acting on the most up-to-date information on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Using common-sense guidelines expressed by the Centers for Disease Control, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the City of Joplin Health Department, we encourage locals and visitors to support the restaurant, hospitality, and tourism industries as they are able. Most local businesses, attractions, and restaurants are open in some form, with healthy and preventative practices in place.

In Missouri, we are monitoring the spread of this virus and have implemented an aggressive public health response as well as a declaration of a state of emergency from Governor Mike Parson through December 30, 2020.


Currently, there is not mask ordinance in the city of Joplin, though our City Council sends a strong message that residents should mask to ensure health and safety. To view the Joplin Plan for Response and Recovery, click here. Joplin is currently in Phase 2 - Step 4.

The residents of and visitors to the city are encouraged to follow these guidelines:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
      • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
      • \Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth, and throw used tissues in a lined trash can. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow — not your hands. Wash your hands immediately.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when you are around others or go out in public.

For more information, visit the links below:

https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/

https://www.joplinmo.org/157/Health-Department

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

https://www.sos.mo.gov/library/reference/orders/2020/eo2


To find local health providers and hospitals, visit the links below:

https://www.freemanhealth.com/

https://www.mercy.net/practice/mercy-hospital-joplin/

We wish you all a happy and healthy visit to Joplin, Missouri!

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