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Posted on: June 13, 2020

June 13, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from three COVID-19 positive individuals.

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

  • Thursday, June 4: Kearney Street Café at 1324 W Kearney around lunchtime for about 20 minutes (two infectious, one symptomatic, one not, neither masked)
  • Friday, June 5: Cedars West at 513 N West Bypass around 11:30 a.m. for about an hour and a half (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, June 6: Cedars West at 513 N West Bypass around 4 p.m. for about 20 minutes (two infectious, one symptomatic, one not, neither masked)

Anyone who was at these location 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.

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 health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus.  

For more information about COVID-19, visit our website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus.

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

For media requests, contact Kathryn Wall by phone at 417-874-1205 or email at kwall@springfieldmo.gov 

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