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Posted on: June 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] June 17, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures


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

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

  • Friday, June 5: Ebbets Field at 1027 E Walnut from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked, sat outside)
  • Saturday, June 6: HomeGoods at 3333 S Glenstone from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, June 7: Two cases attended a candlelight vigil in downtown Springfield around 9 p.m. (both infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, June 9: Michelle Nails & Spa at 1550 E Battlefield from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Thursday, June 11: Walmart Supercenter at 3315 S Campbell between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Friday, June 12: Barnes & Noble at 3055 S Glenstone from 1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)

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.

These latest cases are yet another reminder for all of us to interact with our environment carefully. When we go out in public, we need to practice physical distancing and wear a mask whenever possible. 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 [email protected].

For media requests, contact Cora Scott by phone at 417-380-3352 or email at [email protected].

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