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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Health Department announces new COVID-19 cases, potential community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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: 

  • Saturday, July 4: Visited Bear Village Apartments pool at 840 S Roanoke Ave from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and in the evening (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited HyVee at 1720 W Battlefield Rd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Aldi at 421 E Battlefield Rd around 6:15 p.m. for about 15 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3315 S Campbell Ave from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Braum’s Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant at 2617 W Republic Rd around 7:20 p.m. for about 30 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Food 4 Less at 313 E Battlefield Rd from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, July 7: Visited Dollar Tree at 2759 W Republic Rd around 2:30 p.m. for about 20 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Wednesday, July 8: Visited Steak ‘n Shake at 1158 E St Louis St from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Wednesday, July 8: Visited Mexican Villa West at 1100 W Sunshine St from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, wore a mask upon arrival but took it off once inside)
  • Wednesday, July 8: Visited Target at 1825 E Primrose St around 7:50 p.m. for about 20 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Thursday, July 9: Visited Target at 1825 E Primrose St around 3:10 p.m. for about 15 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Friday, July 10: Visited Harbell’s at 315 Park Central West from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friday, July 10: Visited Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen at 1950 E Primrose St from 7-8 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked) 
  • Saturday, July 11: Visited George’s Family Restaurant at 339 S Glenstone Ave from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, July 11: Visited The Roost Bar & Grill at 4216 S Cox Rd from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, July 12: Visited Sam’s Club at 3660 E Sunshine St from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, July 12: Visited Walmart Neighborhood Market at 3720 E Sunshine St from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Monday, July 13: Visited Cracker Barrel at 2858 N Glenstone Ave from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, July 14: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3315 S Campbell Ave from 10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Tuesday, July 14: Visited Walmart Neighborhood Market at 444 W Grand St from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Tuesday, July 14: Visited Walgreens at 1155 E St Louis St from 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 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.

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:

  • 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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