COVID-19 Case Update
Montgomery County and the County Department of Health is the primary entity responsible for administering local and regional response to the pandemic.
- As of January 22, 2021 there has been a total of 1,246 cases, including 92 deaths. Of the total number of cases previously stated, there have been 178 POSITIVE cases with 1 DEATHS within the last thirty (30) days. This figure will be updated frequently and based on the availability of County data.
All cases and deaths reported in Springfield Township come from data collected and distributed by Montgomery County. At this point in time, data pertaining to individual long-term care facilities cannot be shared. Please visit the County's COVID-19 Data Portal for all available data.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines are underway in accordance due Federal and State vaccination plans. Currently, there are three separate efforts underway in our area:
- Federal DHS distribution to senior living communities. These go to those in the medical unit and the employees. It is currently unknown if this covers the independent living residents yet.
- Federal DHS distribution to hospitals for their staff.
- County led phased distribution for the general public. The phases of the County's Vaccination Plan can be viewed by clicking the Vaccine Information Button at the top of the page.
Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) are in the process of vaccinating qualifying healthcare staff at a public vaccination clinic hosted by Montgomery County Community College. Due to the limited supply of vaccine at this time, only people in the CDC defined 1A category who live or work in Montgomery County will be given appointments. Appointment slots are limited and are available by reservation only. Walk-up registration is not accepted.
Registration Process: Healthcare offices and healthcare professionals who meet the criteria for 1A must complete a screening survey to request a vaccine appointment. OPH will review the responses and send a registration link to people that fit into the 1A category, which will take them to an appointment system. An appointment confirmation and a medical license, badge or paystub verifying employment will be required to receive a vaccination.
Montgomery County plans to continue vaccinating people who live or work in Montgomery County five days a week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. throughout January and February. As more vaccine doses become available, more appointment slots and vaccination clinics will be opened. Residents are encouraged to check the Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine page for updates.
No specifics dates have been provided for the vaccination of individuals beyond the 1A Vaccination Category.
Stay informed on the latest news and resources for the COVID-19 pandemic:
SERVICE PROVIDERS: click the links below to learn how service providers are easing the burden caused by COVID-19.
OUTDOOR DINING & RETAIL: One of the major features of the transition to the Yellow Phase is the reopening of outdoor dining and retail establishments. All dining and retail entities that would like to utilize outdoor areas other than what has existed and been used prior to the pandemic submit a simple plan outlining their proposed activity to the Township's Building & Zoning Department. Please note that this only applies to NEW areas of activity and would not be applicable to patios or other outdoor areas that have been used by establishments to serve customers in the past.
PET RESOURCES GUIDE: As concerns over COVID-19 and its impact on members of our community continues to grow, it’s important to keep our pets in mind as well. There is a quick guide on how we can care for our pets during this time CLICK HERE