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Posted on: July 3, 2020

July 3, 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 four COVID-19 positive individuals.             

Prior to being diagnosed, three of these individuals (one of which is a case from another jurisdiction) went to the following locations:

  • Wednesday, June 24: Visited Genesis Health Club North at 1828 N Glenstone Ave. from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Thursday, June 25: Visited Sam’s Club at 745 W. El Camino Alto from 12:30- 1:00 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, June 27: Visited Genesis Health Club North at 1828 N Glenstone Ave. from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. for fitness class with participants spaced 6 feet apart (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, June 28: Visited Sam’s Club at 3660 E. Sunshine St. between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. for about 20 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Thursday, July 2: Visited Apple Market at 319 S. Main St. in Rogersville at 2:00 p.m. for about 20 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Thursday, July 2: Visited Walmart at 2021 E. Independence St. at 4 p.m. for about an hour (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

Prior to being diagnosed, a fourth individual worked at the Walmart at 2825 N Kansas Expressway during the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Infectious but not symptomatic, masked) 
  • Wednesday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Thursday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 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.

It is our responsibility to take steps to suppress COVID-19 in our community and interact with our environment carefully. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they need to stay home. We all need to practice physical distancing, proper hand hygiene and wear a face covering whenever possible. For information on how to properly wear a face covering and when to wear one, click here.

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

Three new positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Health Department today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 323.

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.

 Please note that the contact number for media inquiries has changed. Media may now contact the Health Department PIO Team by phone at 417-380-2556 or email at kwall@springfieldmo.gov.

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