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Posted on: July 6, 2020

July 6, 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 seven COVID-19 positive individuals.

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

  • Thursday, June 25: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 2825 N Kansas Expy from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Friday, June 26: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 2825 N Kansas Expy, time not known (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Friday, June 26: Visited Dollar Tree at 2654 N Kansas Expy, time not known (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Friday, June 26: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 1150 US 60 in Republic around 4:30 p.m. for about 20 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Monday, June 29: Visited Dollar General at 401 S Miller Rd in Willard between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Monday, June 29: Visited Apple Market at 500 Miller Rd in Willard between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Friday, July 3: Visited Lowe’s Home Improvement at 1225 US 60 in Republic from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Friday, July 3: Visited ALDI at 1434 US 60 in Republic from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Friday, July 3: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 2825 N Kansas Expy from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, July 4: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3520 W Sunshine St from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)

Prior to being diagnosed, three of our seven cases worked at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, June 23: Worked at La Hacienda Authentic Mexican Restaurant at 1370 S Glenstone Ave from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked – developed symptoms in the evening)
  • Friday, June 26: Worked at Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant and Bar at 900 N Old Towne Ave in Republic from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Wednesday, July 1: Worked at Mexican Villa West at 1100 W Sunshine St from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Thursday, July 2: Worked at Mexican Villa West at 1100 W Sunshine St from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not 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.      

35 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Health Department today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 372.

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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