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Posted on: May 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Health Department announces potential COVID-19 exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of several potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual. Our case visited the following locations while symptomatic: 

  • Saturday, May 2: Aldi at 2847 E. Sunshine around 4:15 pm 
  • Saturday, May 2: Walmart at 2021 E. Independence around 5 pm 
  • Monday, May 4: Dined in at Sugarfire Smokehouse at 1730 E. Republic Rd. between 5:30-6:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, May 5: Dined in at El Patron Mexican Grill at 595 W. Steel in Seymour, MO around 11:15 am
  • Tuesday, May 5: Price Cutter at 4228 S. National between 4:15-4:30 pm

This is an important reminder that we should all be staying at home while sick, especially as we take small steps to reopen our community. When we do go out, we should be interacting with our environment as if the people around us are sick—or better yet, we should be operating during this time as if we might be sick.

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. 

Anyone who was at one of the locations disclosed 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.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. 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 

If you do wish to visit in-person, contact your health care provider before you go to tell them about your symptoms.

For more information about COVID-19, visit our website athealth.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus, email coronavirus@springfieldmo.gov, or call 417-874-1211. 

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For media requests, contact Kathryn Wall by phone at 417-874-1205 or email at kwall@springfieldmo.gov

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