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Pandemic Response

(Last updated 2:30 p.m. on April 8, 2020)

The City of Nixa has declared a state of emergency and has implemented precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including a STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. The Mayor, City Council, and the city administrator are closely following the latest developments and are working with Christian County CommissionersChristian County Emergency Management, and the Christian County Health Department to ensure the city has best practices in place for the general public.

Our number one priority is protecting the health and safety of our community, and all decisions are being made with the intent to minimize potential spread of the pandemic and minimize its impact on our community.

 

 

#NixaStrong

Learn about resources to help your family and your business survive and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts.

Stay-At-Home Order in effect through April 24

Have a question about the stay-at-home order?

See our FAQ page about the Stay-At-Home Order which is currently in place through 11:59 PM on April 24, 2020.

Want to know which city facilities and departments are continuing operations?

Visit our City Facilities Closures page for the latest updates from each city department.

COVID-19 Reported Cases in Christian County:

17 Christian County Residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

0 Deaths from COVID-19 in Christian County.

(This information updated as of 8:47 a.m. April 7, 2020 - provided by the Christian County Health Dept.)

Latest News:

April 8: The City of Nixa has created a new informational flyer explaining the updated stay-at-home order. Please note that essential businesses may only conduct essential business activities. Essential businesses should not be conducting non-essential business activity and should not distribute or sell products that are not included in the definition of an essential business.

April 8: An updated stay-at-home order was issued by the Christian County Commissioners which goes into effect effective 12:01 a.m. April 9, 2020 and will remain in effect for the duration of the county's emergency declaration. See the county's updated stay-at-home order here. This order is consistent with the orders in the City of Nixa, the City of Springfield, and Greene County.

April 7:
The updated stay-at-home order issued by Mayor Brian Steele goes into effect at 12:01 AM on Wednesday April 8, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 PM on Friday April 24 unless extended or revoked by order of the Mayor. The updates bring the Nixa order into agreement with the statewide stay-at-home order on certain points, while maintaining the same stricter provisions already in place by order of the Mayor since March 26th. This order maintains consistency with the Springfield and Greene County stay-at-home orders to reduce confusion across jurisdictional lines.

The two updates are:

1.     Any essential business engaged in retail sales to the public shall limit the number of customers in any particular retail location at any one time to a maximum of:

  • The result of the total square feet of the building at the retail location divided by 30
    • Times twenty-five (25) percent for a retail location with square footage of less than ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft2)
    • Times ten (10) percent for a retail location with square footage of ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft2) or more.

2.     Firearm repair has been added to the list of essential businesses and, pursuant to RSMo Section 44.101, the order shall not be construed to prohibit or restrict the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during the declared state of emergency.

April 6: A statewide stay-at-home order is in effect from April 6 through April 24th. See the order issued by Governor Parson and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. See the FAQ page on the Governor's website.

April 2: The City of Nixa has launched NixaStrong.com as a resource page where anyone can find links to information to meet needs they may have or to find opportunities to volunteer or donate to help their neighbors.

March 30: The Missouri Department of Health has reported to the Christian County Health Department that there are now 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Christian County. See the press release here.

March 27: The Missouri Department of Health has reported to the Christian County Health Department that another 3 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in our county, bringing the total number of cases to 7. We are asking people to minimize the number of trips they make to public places like the grocery store. Minimizing your exposure in public spaces will help minimize the spread of the disease. Read the press release here.

March 26: The Missouri Depatment of Health has reported to the Christian County Health Department that 2 more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in our county, bringing the total number of cases to 4. See the press release here.

March 25:
The City of Nixa (by order of Mayor Brian Steele) issued a stay-at-home order that goes into effect at 12:01 AM on Thursday March 26, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 PM on Friday April 24 unless extended or revoked by order of the Mayor. See the Mayor's order here.

March 25: Christian County presiding commissioner Ralph Phillips issued a countywide stay-at-home order that goes into effect at 12:01 AM on Thursday March 26, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 PM on Friday April 24 unless extended or revoked by order of the county commissioners. See the order here. See the Christian County press release here.

March 23: 
Nixa City Council passed an ordinance extending the declaration of emergency until further order of the Mayor or a vote of Council. The ordinance also gives authority to the Mayor to issue orders that would further restrict public gatherings and business operations during the declaration of emergency. Read the full ordinance here.

March 23: The Christian County Health Department issued a press release confirming a 2nd positive case of COVID-19 in Christian County. See the County Health Department's press release.

March 23: A statewide order has gone into effect which limits public gatherings to no more than 10 people and restricts restaurants to drive-thru, carry-out, and delivery only. See the Governor's press release.

March 20: The Christian County Health Department issued a press release confirming there is only 1 positive case of COVID-19 in Christian County. See the County Health Department's press release.

March 19: Nixa Mayor Brian Steele issued an order declaring it unlawful for any person to organize or attend a public gathering of ten (10) people or more in a single space or room.

  •  For the purposes of this order, a “public gathering” does not include the following:
    • Funeral homes
    • Educational institutions
    • Daycare facilities
    • Places of employment
    • Grocery stores
    • Retail stores
    • Any activity a court of competent jurisdiction holds cannot constitutionally be closed in these specific circumstances
    • Any gatherings where the organizer can demonstrate to the Mayor, City, County, and State health officials that sufficient mitigation plans for infectious disease are in place.
  • In addition, any person who organizes a gathering of nine (9) people or less shall take appropriate action to minimize risk to the greatest extent possible by implementing and enforcing mitigation measures, including but not limited to, social distancing, limiting the time period of gatherings, frequent cleaning of all surfaces and posting of signs.
  • Nothing in this order prohibits public food establishments from offering delivery, pickup, and drive-thru services.
  • Read the Mayor's order here.

March 19: Christian County presiding commissioner Ralph Phillips did issue an order declaring it unlawful for any person to organize or attend an intentional gathering of 10 people or more in a single space or room. Read the Presiding Commissioner's Order here.

March 18: Nixa City Council declared an emergency during its emergency meeting on March 18th, giving power to the Mayor to make orders to restrict public gatherings and enact regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A violation of an order of the Mayor would be considered a violation of city ordinance, punishable by fine.

March 18: Governor Parson announced that the April 7 municipal elections are postponed until June 2 in response to COVID-19. Learn more about the June 2 election here.

March 17: Christian County presiding commissioner Ralph Phillips issued an order prohibiting public gatherings of 50 people or more and made it unlawful for anyone to organize or attend gatherings exceeding that size. 

Other Important Information:

Updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Updates from the World Health Organization (WHO).

If you believe you may be infected with COVID-19, please contact your physician or a telemedicine provider immediately. IF a physician believes you may have the novel coronavirus, they may refer you to be tested or may recommend you be quarantined without being tested.