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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reported 37 new positive COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 646.
The health department is also notifying the public of potential community exposures from seven COVID-19 positive individuals. Six cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.
Prior to being diagnosed, the individuals went to the following locations:
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.
A timeline of all known potential community exposures in the last 21 days is available here.
Beginning Thursday, July 16, everyone over the age of 11 in a public space in Springfield is required to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions. Specific information about the ordinance can be found here.
For information on how to properly wear a face covering, click here.
In addition to masking, we all need to practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they need to stay home.
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:
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.
Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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