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Posted on: June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

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

  • Thursday, June 18: Worked at Springfield Music at 3100 S Fremont from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Thursday, June 18: Visited Hobby Lobby at 1535 S Battlefield from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, June 20: Worked at Springfield Music at 3100 S Fremont from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, June 20: Visited Asian King Buffet at 3130 S Glenstone from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, June 20: Visited Aldi at 421 E Battlefield from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, June 20: Visited Macadoodles at 1455 E Independence from 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Tuesday, June 23: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3315 S Campbell from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Wednesday, June 24: Visited Walgreens at 2951 S Campbell from 1:45 p.m. to 2:05 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 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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