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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures


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 11: IHOP at 2647 N Kansas Expy from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friday, June 12: Longhorn Steakhouse at 3121 S Glenstone from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friday, June 12: Applebee’s Grill + Bar at 2430 N Glenstone from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, June 13: Worked in multiple areas at Walmart Supercenter in Marshfield from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Sunday, June 14: Hy-Vee at 1720 W Battlefield between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. for about one hour (infectious but not symptomatic, not 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.

These latest cases are 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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