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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures


The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals from the same family group.    

Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:

  • Sunday, June 7: Walmart Supercenter at 1150 US 60 in Republic around 6 p.m. (one family member, infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Monday, June 8: Walgreens at 1050 US 60 in Republic around 3 p.m. (two family members, both infectious and symptomatic, one masked, one not)
  • Monday, June 8: Price Cutter at 1013 US 60 in Republic around 4:30 p.m. (two family members, both infectious and symptomatic, both not masked)
  • Tuesday, June 9: Price Cutter at 4228 S. National Ave. around 3 p.m. (two family members, both infectious and symptomatic, both masked)

Anyone who was at any of these locations on these date 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.   

This latest case is yet another reminder for all of us to interact with our environment carefully. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they need to stay home.      

A timeline of all known potential community exposures in the last 14 days is available here. 

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.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea  

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  

For more information about COVID-19, visit our website at


Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at 

For media requests, contact Kathryn Wall by phone at 417-874-1205 or email at 

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