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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Republic Services announces temporary closure of Galena Transfer Station

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At Republic Services, the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities are a top priority. We recognize the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving rapidly, and we are continuously evaluating the situation to ensure we can continue t...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

City closes playgrounds in parks and skate park due to pandemic

In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and encourage social distancing within our community, the City of Joplin has closed Ewert Park skate park and all playgrounds at Joplin parks. This closure begins Tuesday, April 7 and continues thr...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Second positive case of COVID-19 announced in Joplin

The Joplin Health Department today announces the second positive case of COVID-19 in an adult within the city of Joplin. 

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided. As part of the regular pra...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City extends closure to April 30 during public health emergency

To lessen the spread of coronavirus-19 (COVID-19), throughout our community, City Hall and other City buildings will remain closed to the public through April 30, 2020, unless further action is needed to expand the closures. The closures include all City ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

WIC Program enrolling new participants; adjusts product lists due to COVID-19

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. The Joplin City WIC program will continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible du...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

City officials offer update during COVID-19 crisis

During the City’s Briefing today, Joplin Mayor Gary Shaw and other City officials provided information and reminders of key areas regarding the City’s operations and the health and safety of our citizens. Below is an abbreviated listin...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Council to meet April 6 via teleconferencing

The Joplin City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 6, however it will be conducted through audio teleconferencing. Mayor Gary Shaw will be seated at the dais in Chambers of City Hall along with City Manager Nick Edwards, Ci...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

FAQ: Recycling Center, Tree Limb Drop Off & Leaves/Compost

Question:       Why is the Recycling Center Closed?

Answer:         This was deemed a non-essential service during this extraordinary period of a global pandemic. Staff was asked to identify se...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City operations and services continue as modified during public health emergency

To protect the health of our staff and community and lessen the possible spread of the coronavirus-19, the following programs and city services have been closed or modified.  We will continue to provide essential services throughout this public h...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Joplin Parks and Recreation Launches “Virtual Recreation Center”

Are you staying home and bored? Joplin Parks and Recreation has created a Virtual Recreation Center to help area residents stay active, connected, and informed during this unprecedented time.

While the Department has postponed or cancelled several upcoming...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Building permits and inspections continue for our citizens

To protect the health of our staff and community and lessen the possible spread of the coronavirus-19,  some city services have been modified.  We will continue to provide essential services throughout this public health crisis. &nbs...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Health organizations partner to open drive-through COVID test site

With Missouri’s first cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) sparking concern in the community, the city of Joplin and Jasper County Health Departments, Freeman Health System and Mercy have opened Joplin’s first drive-through COVID-19 t...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Health Department advises returning travelers to self-quarantine

As residents return from spring break trips and other travel, it is the advice of the Joplin City Health Department that they self-quarantine for 14 days.

During that time, travelers returning from outside our region are advised to stay home, avoid contact...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Joplin Recycling Center is closed through April 4

Joplin Recycling Center is closed through April 4. At that time we will review the current status of the public health emergency. We encourage our citizens to please stay home if possible during this time. The Center will accept ALL of your items when we ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Republic Services outlines changes in residential trash service due to Coronavirus-19

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Republic Services’ number one priority is the safety of our employees, customers and communities we service.  Effective immediately, there will be some changes in the residential trash services due to the public health emergency caused ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City suspends utility disconnection during COVID-19 state of emergency

To assist our citizens who may be facing uncertainty and financial hardship during the rapidly evolving Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) public health emergency, water shut offs for non-payment of sewer bills has been suspended. The City of Joplin continues to t...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Missouri opens novel coronavirus information hotline

JEFFERSON CITY, MO –The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. At 8 a.m. today, the hotline opened an...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Citizens: 2020 Census invitations are in the mail

Every One Counts                   

Citizens in Joplin and surrounding area should receive their initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their ma...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Handwashing Best Protection Against Flu and Coronavirus

Increasing media coverage of the coronavirus outbreak that began in China is creating some questions in our community.  The Joplin City Health Department understands that citizens are concerned about the new coronavirus and have questions about h...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Annual residential trash rate and curbside recycling rate to increase 23 cents

The City of Joplin has a franchised contract with Republic Services for residential trash and curbside recycling services for all single-family houses and duplexes.  The contract allows for a 2% price increase on April 1, 2020. 

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Wastewater rate study indicates need for increase

In late 2019, City Council members reviewed a recent rate study for the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The study indicated the need for a rate increase in an effort to keep pace with the cost of the wastewater service for all customers on th...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Council names Edwards as City Manager

Picture of City's New City Manager Nick Edwards, announced Feb. 26, 2020

On behalf of the Joplin City Council, Mayor Gary Shaw is pleased to announce Joplin native Nick Edwards has been named as Joplin’s City Manager.

Edwards comes from Lee’s Summit, Mo., where he served in administrative positions for the p...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Census 2020 questionnaire hits mailboxes in first quarter of 2020

Every One Counts                   

2020 is the start of a new decade and is also a leap year, but did you know it’s the year that the U.S. Census takes pla...

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