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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Health Department announces new confirmed COVID-19 cases, potential exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department saw an increase of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. We continue to investigate these cases, and will update the community on the circumstances as soon as we can. 

None of the new cases are clients of the Great Clips located at 1864 S. Glenstone, where two hair stylists recently tested positive for the virus. Testing has been offered to close contacts of those cases. We have received results for 42 clients so far, and are happy to report that all have come back negative. We are hopeful that this continues to be the case for future results.  

We hope to brief the media with the latest information on these latest cases on Friday.   

Based on what we know at this time, we are notifying the public of several potential exposures: 

  • Monday, May 18: Walmart Supercenter at 1150 US 60 in Republic between 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (symptomatic, not masked) 
  • Thursday, May 21: Walmart Supercenter at 2021 E. Independence around 6 p.m.  (infectious, not masked) 
  • Friday, May 22: Walmart Supercenter at 1150 US 60 in Republic around 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (infectious, not masked) 
  • Saturday, May 23: Burlington at 3860 W Washita St. between 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (infectious, not masked) 
  • Sunday, May 24: Aldi at 421 E. Battlefield around 1 p.m. (symptomatic, not masked) 
  • Sunday, May 24: Target at 1825 E. Primrose around 5 p.m. (infectious, not masked) 

These individuals visited these locations prior to being diagnosed.  

As we continue to take steps to reopen our community, it is even more important for all of us to interact with our environment carefully. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they should stay home. 

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another. 

Anyone who was at these locations on these dates is at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop.  

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:  

  • cough,
  • fever,
  • shortness of breath, 
  • chills,
  • muscle pain, 
  • sore throat 
  • and new loss of taste or smell.

If symptoms do develop, seek medical attention. 

If you are sick, you can use virtual care options to seek medical treatment without exposing others to illness. Links are available at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus

For more information about COVID-19, visit our website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus, email coronavirus@springfieldmo.gov, or call 417-874-1211.

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For media requests, contact Kathryn Wall by phone at 417-840-9768 or email at kwall@springfieldmo.gov

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