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Posted on: August 8, 2020

August 8, 2020 - Health Department announces potential high-risk COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential high-risk community exposures from one COVID-19 positive individual.  

The person potentially exposed more than 300 people at the Dan Kinney Family Center at 2701 S. Blackman Rd. over the course of several days. The individual wore a mask while entering and exiting the building but was not masked while working out. They visited the location on the following dates:  

  • Friday, July 24: Worked out from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic)
  • Saturday, July 25: Worked out from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic)
  • Sunday, July 26: Worked out from 10:40 a.m. to 12:40 pm. (infectious and symptomatic)
  • Monday, July 27: Worked out from 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic)  
  • Tuesday, August 4: Worked out from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic) 

Anyone who was at this location on these dates is at an enhanced risk for contracting COVID-19 and should monitor for symptoms. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop.    

This exposure is considered high-risk due to the number of people that may have been exposed and the length of time the individual was at the facility.

The health department announced on July 17 that it would be suspending low-risk community exposure notices, but public notifications would continue to be made in cases of high-risk exposures. Read the July 17 news release.

We all play a critical role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Wear a face mask when in a public setting, practice physical distancing of at least six feet, practice proper hand hygiene and avoid large crowds as much as possible. 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. You can use virtual care options to seek medical treatment without exposing others to illness. Get more information about COVID testing.

For more information about COVID-19, visit our website at       


Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 Monday-Friday or by email at [email protected]. If COVID-19 symptoms develop and you need immediate assistance, contact a doctor.       

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 protected]  

Springfield-Greene County Health Department
“Helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.” | |       

227 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802

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